Crowded House is a rock group formed in Melbourne, Australia and led by New Zealand musician and singer-songwriter Neil Finn. Finn is widely recognised as the primary songwriter and creative direction of the band.
Singer-songwriter Bic Runga, originally from Christchurch, now lives and performs her music around the world. Her first album Drive, released in 1998, won numerous awards and was then the biggest-selling music recording by a New Zealander.
Scribe is the stage name of New Zealand rapper Malo Luafutu. His debut album, The Crusader, was released in 2003 in New Zealand and has so far gone five times platinum in that country, achieving two number one singles.
Keith Lionel Urban (born in Whangarei, New Zealand) is a country music singer, songwriter and guitarist whose commercial success has been mainly in the United States and Australia.
Although Daniel and Natasha Bedingfield are British singers, they were born in New Zealand.