SAMA 20 – Nominees

This morning saw the official announcement for the 20th Annual SAMAs (South African Music Awards) take place.

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I have to say, this is an exciting year for music in South Africa if these nominations are anything to go by.. 😉

Congratulations to every single person/group nominated!

The SAMAs will take place on the 28th April 2014, at Sun City!

The complete list of nominees can be found below.

Nominees for the 20th Annual South African Music Awards:

• Album of the Year
DJ Kent – The Weekent
Mafikizolo – Reunited
Mi Casa – Su Casa
Naima Kay – Umsebenzi
Nakhane Touré – Brave Confusion

• Duo or Group of the Year
Gangs of Ballet – Yes/No/Grey
GoodLuck – Creatures of the Night
Mafikizolo – Reunited
Mi Casa – Su Casa
The Parlotones – Stand Like Giants

• Female Artist of the Year
Dear Reader – Rivonia
Judith Sephuma – The Experience Live in Concert
Naima Kay – Umsebenzi
Rebecca – Bayos’Khomba
Zahara – Phendula

• Male Artist of the Year
Connell Cruise – Connell Cruise
Kabomo – Memory Remains
Matthew Mole – The Home We Built
Nakhane Touré – Brave Confusion
Vusi Mahlasela – Sing to the People

• Newcomer of the Year
Gangs Of Ballet – Yes/No/Grey
IFani – I Believes in Me (1st Quadrant)
MuzArt – MuzArt
Naima Kay – Umsebenzi
Nakhane Touré – Brave Confusion

• Best Rock Album
Gangs of Ballet – Yes/No/Grey
Shadowclub – Goodbye Wild Child
The Black Cat Bones – Beatipiller
The Parlotones – Stand Like Giants
Van Coke Kartel – Bloed, Sweet & Trane

• Best Pop Album
Danny K – Good Look
GoodLuck – Creatures of the Night
LCNVL – Faster Longer Mixtape
Mafikizolo – Reunited
Matthew Mole – The Home We Built

• Beste Pop Album (Afrikaans)
4Werke – 4 Harte
Charlize Berg – Charlize Berg
JAY – Dis Hoe Ons Rol
Karlien van Jaarsveld – Uitklophou
Kurt Darren Seerower

• Best Adult Contemporary Album
Connell Cruise – Connell Cruise
Farryl Purkiss – Home
Hinds Brothers – Ocean of Milk
Michael Lowman – Crayon Boxes
Shaun Jacobs – Love Can

• Beste Kontemporêre Musiek Album
Ampie – Niks en Niemand
Andriëtte – Wat Rym met Liefde
Bok van Blerk – Steek Die Vure Aan
Elvis Blue – Afrikaans
Jak de Priester – N1 van My Hart

• Best African Adult Album
Naima Kay – Umsebenzi
Selaelo Selota – The Promise
Vusi Mahlasela – Sing to the People
Zamajobe – Thula Mntwana
Zonke – Give and Take Live

• Best Alternative Album
Chris Letcher – Hyperbalist
Dear Reader – Rivonia
Death by Misadventure – Dumb Dumb
Die See – II
Nakhane Touré – Brave Confusion

• Best R&B/Soul/Reggae Album
Kabomo – Memory Remains
MuzArt – MuzArt
The Soil – Reflections Live in Joburg
Vusi Nova – Walk into Light
Zahara – Phendula

• Best Rap Album
AB Crazy – Home Coming
iFani – I Believes in Me (1st Quadrant)
Kwesta – DaKAR
L-Tido – All of Me
Molemi – A Sia

• Best Kwaito Album
Alaska – The Revival
Big Nuz – Made in Africa
Character – Self-Control
Mandoza – Sgantsontso
Tzozo – Amabills

• Best Dance Album
DJ Kent – The Weekent
Lulo Café – Soul Africa
Mi Casa – Su Casa
Uhuru – Our Father
Zakes Bantwini – The Fake Book & Real Book: My Music Bible

• Best Traditional Faith Music Album
Andile KaMajola – Chapter 6 ujehova ungibiyele
Deborah – Umqhele
Lusanda Spiritual Group – Uhambo Lwam
Rebecca – Bayos’Khomba
Worship House – Project 10 Live in Limpopo, RSA

• Best Contemporary Faith Music Album
Benjamin Dube – Renewal in His Presence with Benjamin Dube
Judith Sephuma – The Experience Live in Concert
Nqubeko Mbatha – Sentiments of a Worshiper
Soweto Gospel Choir – Divine Decade & Friends
We Will Worship – YHWH

• Best Traditional Album
Hennie de Bruyn en Kitaar Kwêla die Kitaarkêrels
Joe Shirimani na Vana Hawu Ra Mina
va Ndoda
PS. Manyike Na Vatirhi Taduma e Kerekeni
Va Hosi
Sayicology Round 2
Dr. Thomas Chauke Shimatsatsa No 32
Na Shinyori Sisters

• Best Maskandi Album
Amabunjwa – X6
Buselaphi – Gijima Ntuthwane
Khwelebhasini – Ngiyistress
Phuzekhemisi – Kungakho Nilwa Nodwa
Thokozani Langa – Inyakanyaka

• Best Jazz Album
Marcus Wyatt Quartet – One Life in the Sun
Shane Cooper – Oscillations
Sisa Sopazi – Images & Figures
Tumi Mogorosi – Project Elo
Zim Ngqawana – Live at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival

• Best Classical and/or Instrumental Album
Cape Consort – Claudio Monteverdi – Selected Madrigals
Guy Buttery – Live in KwaZulu
Ockie Vermeulen – Obsession
Tygerberg Children’s Choir – Glorious
Zanne Stapelberg & Soul of Fire
Kathleen Tagg

• Best Live DVD
Nataniël Factory
Skouspel 2013 Skouspel 2013
The Soil Reflections Live in Joburg
Unathi An Intimate Night with Unathi
Zonke Give and Take Live

• Best Collaboration
DJ Kent Ft The Arrows – Spin My World Around
LCNVL Ft Lakota Silva – Closer
Mafikizolo Ft May D – Happiness
The Parlotones, Khuli Chana & Jon Savage – Sleepwalker
Uhuru Ft Oskido, Professor & Y-tjukutja
DJ Bucks

• Best Music Video of the Year
Goldfish – One Million Views
Mi Casa – Jika
The Muffinz – Umsebenzi Wendoda (An Ode to Single Mothers)
The Parlotones, Khuli Chana & Jon Savage – Sleepwalker
Toya Delazy – Memoriam

• Best Producer of the Year
Danny K – Good Look by Danny K
Darryl Torr – Yes/No/Grey by Gangs of Ballet
David Poole & Dominic Peters – Three Second Memory by Goldfish
Dan Roberts – Border Crossing by Laurie Levine
Shaun Jacobs – Love Can by Shaun Jacobs

• Best Engineer of the Year
Peter Auret – Pimp My Piano by Charl du Plessis
Darryl Torr – Yes/No/Grey by Gangs of Ballet
Matthew Fink – The Home We Built by Matthew Mole
Matthew Fink – Goodbye Wild Child by Shadowclub
Shaun Jacobs – Love Can by Shaun Jacobs

• Remix of the Year
Euphonik – Hallelujah Anyway
Khuli Chana – Hape (Part 2)
Mi Casa – Jika
Oskido – Tsa Ma Ndebele
Uhuru – Thath’isghubu

Category winners to be announced at the awards ceremony:

SPECIAL AWARDS
• International Achievement Awards

BEST SELLING MOBILE MUSIC DOWNLOAD
• Best Selling Album
• Best Selling DVD
• Best Selling Mobile Music Download
• Best Selling True-Tone
• Best Selling Ring-Back Tone
• Best Selling Full-Track Download

SAMPRA AWARD
• Highest Airplay of the Year

Record of the Year category, which is determined by a public vote. The nominees for this award will be announced shortly, after which fans will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite song and artist of 2013. Prepare for a thrilling contest!

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The Annual South African Music Awards are organised by the Recording Industry of South Africa (RISA), a trade association of recording companies operating in South Africa.

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