Ladi6

Ladi6 (born Karoline Tamati November 1982 in Christchurch, New Zealand) is a singer-songwriter/rapper of Samoan descent. She is currently based in New Zealand, although she spent six months living in Berlin and touring Europe in both 2010 and 2011. Her debut album "Time Is Not Much" debuted at number 4 on the New Zealand Top 40 Album chart. And her sophomore album "The Liberation Of..." debuted at number 6 and was certified gold. Her single "Like Water" was certified platinum in June 2011. She has won many awards, including Best Female Solo Artist and Best Urban Hip Hop Album at the 2011 New Zealand Music Awards and Best Urban/Hip Hop Album at the 2009 New Zealand Music Awards. The current line-up of the wider Ladi6 group is Ladi6, her partner Parks (a.k.a. Brent Park) and Julien Dyne. Ladi6 has been called "New Zealand's answer to Erykah Badu".