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BEYONCE,  DAVE, SOULJA BOY, DRAKE & GHETTS make the list of winners at this year’s 18th annual Urban Music Awards.

United Kingdom, London (14/02/22)marked the 18th anniversary of the Urban Music Awards which took place at the Porchester Hall in London, W2. The successful evening which was themed as Valentine’s Day Takeover was attended by a plethora of VIPs from the UK with international artists joining virtually to add to the excitement.
Over 2.7 million music fans voted this year via the official UMA website. Beyonce, took home the award for Best Collaboration for the track ‘Already’ featuring Shatta Wale and Major Lazer. Whilst Ed Sheeran was voted Artist of the Year (UK) beating off stiff competition. UMA Alumni, Ghetts who has been making waves in the charts recently bagged the prestigious award for Best Album for ‘Conflict of Interest’.  Viral sensation ‘Soulja Boy’ won Most Creative Artist and he commented via video “I am so happy right now and i want to thank the Urban Music Awards for its continued support for my music and all the music fans worldwide”.
The legend, Sean Paul was also voted Artist of the Year Caribbean. The Hitmaker added“The UMA’s have always been a great supporter to my music and I am thrilled with this award. Happy 18th anniversary to the Urban Music Awards”
The Urban Music Awards is the biggest celebration of Hip-hop, R&B, Soul, Reggae, EDM, Gospel, Afrobeat, and EDM music in the world. Launched 18 years ago, the award show now has annual versions in North America, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, and Europe.
Click for Video from Sean Paul  (UMA 2022 winner)
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Click for Video from Soulja Boy  (UMA 2022 winner)
Full list of winners for the 2022 Urban Music Awards: 
Best Producer
Steel Banglez
Best Collaboration 2022
Beyonce feat. Shatta Wale & Major Lazer “Already”
Artist of the Year (UK)  2022
Best Grime Act 2022
D Double E “Double of Northing”
Best Male Act 2022
Artist of the Year ( USA )
Most Creative Artist 2022
Soulja Boy
Best Album 2022
Ghetts   “Conflict of Interest”
Artist of the Year Africa 2022
Wizkid (Nigeria)
Best HipHop Act 2022
Nas  “King’s Disease”
Best R&B Act
Rebecca Garton“Take me Home”

Best Female Act 2022

Jaz Karis
Best Music Video 2022
Avelino ft. Not3s & Young   “Control”

Best DJ 2022

Kenny Allstar
Best Record Label 2022
Artist of the Year (Caribbean)
Sean Paul
Best Jazz Act 2022
Esperanza Spalding

Best Radio Station 2022

BBC  1Xtra
Artist of the Year (France)
Tay C
Artist of the Year (South America)
Daddy Yankee
Best Radio Show 2022
The Marcus Nasty Show

 Best Entertainer 2022

Stevo the Madman

Artist of the Year Asia 2022


Best Podcast 2022

Who We Be Talks

Best Group  2022

D Block Europe
Best Single 2022
Olakira ‘Maserati’
Best Newcomer 2022
Backroad Gee

Best Singer/Songwriter 2022

Kevin Davy White  “With You”
Best Gospel Act 2022
Lurine Cato
Best Online Music Platform
Tik Tok