Nominations for the 15th annual Urban Music Awards are announced

Lady Leshurr, Dizzee Rascal, Rita Ora, Stormzy , Wretch 32,  Jay-Z and Ed Sheeran lead the pack at this year’s 15th annual Urban Music Awards

London , 23/10/17-  Nominations for the 15th anniversary of the Urban Music Awards were announced today and the shortlist reflects what has been a truly successful year for British urban music. The UMA’s are scheduled to take place in London on the 30th of November 2017

Dizzee Rascal who last year attended and picked up an award is up for a record x4 nominations for; Best Album, Best Music Video, Best Male Act and Best Single.

The platinum selling recording artist Dizzee Rascal said “The Urban Music Awards recognised and supported my talent right from the beginning before anyone else did and i wouldn’t be where i am today without its continued support”.

Since 2003, the UMA’s historically were the first known music awards show to open up the nominations/voting process for music fans to nominate and vote for their favourites in all our categories. This year (2016), the academy received over 2.6 million music fans nominating online. The artists/producers/organisations with the highest nominations are automatically shortlisted and the public are given the chance to vote for the winners in all respective categories for the 15th annual Urban Music Awards sponsored by VooVix.

US recording HipHop artist Jay -Z added “The Urban Music Awards was the first awards ceremony that said hey you the music fans you tell us what is popular not some academy of judges”. 15 years later other awards ceremonies have followed suit giving the people the voice to both nominate and vote something that was never in existence before the Urban Music Awards. In a recent interview at the UMA office, British HipHop Artist Wretch 32 who won a record 4 awards in 2012 and is also nominated this year said “Most people don’t quite understand how much of an impact the UMA’s had on the scene today. The truth is without the Urban Music Awards, urban music will not be where it is today. At a time where no other organisation supported UK homegrown talent. The UMA’s stood strong in support of the talent who are now household names”.

For 15 years, the Urban Music Awards has not just changed the face of music worldwide as we know it. But, has changed lives, made unknown genres started in pirate stations, council estates, to become worldwide recognisable genres. From Garage to Dubstep, Sublow, to Drum & Bass, Grime, to Bassline, Reggae, to Afrobeat, the UMA’s has been through all the changes and more.  important is the future of young talent who need a platform to nurture their talent, learn the craft, study the inside outs of the business, learn about finance and most importantly learn about how to build a sustainable career in music.

For the first time in it’s history, the UMA’s has taken a more international feel with a celebration of urban artists from Asia, South America, USA , Africa and France with the renewed aim to  promote  a global  community of artists collaborating with one another.

 

Full List of the nominees for this year’s Urban Music Awards are:

Best Newcomer
Lotto Boyz
Mikel Ameen
J-Hus
Young Adz
Not3s
Taya
Rag N Bone Man
Hardy Caprio
Fredo
Offiah
Kelela
AJ Tracey
Bonzai
Tokio Myers

Artist of the Year (France)

MHD
Maître Gims
PNL
BOOBA
Niska
Youssoupha
Soprano
Franglish
Kendji Girac

Artist of the Year (Africa)

Mr. Eazi
Wizkid
Tiwa Savage
Lorine Chia
Tekno
Vanessa Mdee
Yemi Alade
Cassper Nyovest
Sauti Sol
Jupitar

Artist of the Year (USA)
Cardi B
French Montana
DJ Khaled
Joey Badass
Travis Scott
Pharrell Williams
Jason Derulo
Kendrick Lamar
Vince Mensa
Chris Brown

Artist of the Year (Asia)
Ammy Virk
Mumzy Stranger
Kisum
Mankirt Aulakh
Zico
Jay Park
Crush
Zack Knight
Rich Chigga
Paloalto

Artist of the Year (South America)

Luis Fonsi
Daddy Yankee
J Balvin
Yexian
Lola Club
Chris Jeday
C-Kan

Best Music Video

Dizzee Rascal – Space
Mist – ‘Hot Property’
Lady Leshurr – ‘Juice’
Fekky Feat. Ghetts – ‘Call Me Again’
Lethal Bizzle Feat. Skepta – ‘I Win’
Stormzy – ‘Big For Your Boots’
Jupitar ‘Clowns’

Artist of the Year (Caribbean)
Aidonia
Chronixx
Vybz Kartel
Alkaline
Mavado
Damien Marley
Popcaan
Timeka Marshall
Bunji Garlin

Artist of the Year (UK)
Stormzy
Zayn
Ed Sheeran
Lethal Bizzle
Tokio Myers
J-Hus
Fuse ODG
Bugzy Malone
Rita Ora
Rag N Bone Man
Bonzai

Best Album
Dizzee Rascal – Raskit
J Hus – Common Sense
P Money – Live & Direct
Wretch 32 – Growing Over Life
Fekky – El Clasico
Nines – One Foot Out
Stormzy – Gang Signs And Prayer
Wiley – Godfather
Chip – League of my own 2
Tinie Tempah – Youth

Best Pop Act sponsored by VooVix
Rita Ora
Zayn
Dua Lipa
Rag N Bone Man
Bonzai
Jain

Best Entertainer
Mo (The Comedian)
Mim Shaikh
Chicken Connoisseur
Kurupt FM
Michael Dapaah
Aurie Styla

Best International Act
Bryson Tiller
Chris Brown
Mr. Eazi
DJ Khaled
Rita Ora
Zayn
Jay-Z
Khalid
Mysonne`11
Rich Chigga
ASAP Rocky
Remy Ma

Best Producer
Mura Masa
Steel Banglez
Prince Rapid
Sir Spyro
Fraser T
Davinche
Skrillex
The Fanatix

Best DJ
Manny Norte
DJ Target
Charlie Sloth
Tiffany Calver
Rude Kid
DJ Limelight
DJ Edu

Best Radio Show
Charlie Sloth (BBC 1Xtra)
Ras Kwame ( Capital Xtra)
Rickie, Melvin & Charlie (Kiss)
Remel (Capital Xtra)
Emerald (Rinse FM)
DJ Target (BBC 1 Xtra)
Yinka Bokinni (Capital Xtra)

Best Grime Act
Maxsta
King P Money
Stormzy
Farda Shell
Chip
Ghetts
Lethal Bizzle
Grim Sickers
Jaykae

Best Gospel Act
Volney Morgan & New Ye
The Reapers Choir
Purist Ogboi
Jane Bossia
Abimbola Oni
Brooks and the Company
Ekklesia
Hope Dealers
Philippa Hanna

Best Single

Wretch 32 ‘Whistle’ (feat. Donae’o & Kojo Funds)
J-Hus ‘Did You See’
Not3s ‘Addison Lee’
Krept & Konan – ‘Wo Wo Wo’
Stefflon Don ‘Hurtin’ Me (feat. French Montana)
Stylo G ‘Yu Zimme’ (feat. Chip)
Yungen ‘Bestie’ (feat. Yxng Bane)
Offiah ‘Run This Town’
Sneakbo Feat. Giggs – ‘Active’
Yxng Bane – ‘Rihanna’
Dizzee Rascal – Space

Best HipHop Act
AJ Tracey (UK)
Mysonne (USA)
Giggs (UK)
Wretch 32 (UK)
Yemi (Sweden)
YDizzy (Japan)
Dat Adam (Germany)
MHD (France)
Dave (UK)
Higher Brothers (China)
GKR (Iceland)
Sipho the Gift (South Africa)
Pharoah (Russia)
Fekky (UK)

Best Male Act
J-Hus
Bugzy Malone
Not3s
Kojo Funds
Dizzee Rascal
Krept & Konan
Wretch 32
Yungen
Donae’o
Chip
Maleek Berry

Best Jazz Act

Jamie Isaac
Roy Ayers
Camilla George
Tipitina
Georgia Mancio
Ezra Collective
Binker & Moses
Shabaka Hutchings
XamVolo

Best R&B Act sponsored by VooVix

Ray BLK
Kelela
Zayn
Rag N Bone Man
Jacob Banks
Angel
Wstrn

Best Female Act

Mabel
Taya
Nadia Rose
Rita Ora
Lady Leshurr
Cardi B
Stefflon don

Best Group

Wstrn
Ibeyi
Krept & Konan
Young T & Bugsey
Belly Squad
Rudimental

Best Record Label

Island
Disturbing London
Ministry of Sound
Decca Records
Big Dada
BBE
Jaguar Records

Best Radio Station
Kiss 100
Capital Xtra
BBC 1Xtra
Rinse FM
Colourful Radio
Pulse 88

Voting for the UMA’s starts online at www.urbanmusicawards.net/voting on the 25th of October 2017 . Winners will be announced at the annual ceremony on the 30th of November 2017 in London
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