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Nominations for the 17th edition of the annual Urban Music Awards 2020

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London 19/12/2019, The UMA Academy earlier this morning announced the nominees for the 17th annual Urban Music Awards scheduled to take place on the 14th of February 2020 in London. The awards ceremony is back, bigger and better to celebrate what has been an amazing year for urban music. 2019 has seen homegrown talent dominating the charts, playlists and stages not only here in the UK but across several territories worldwide. 

Rising star, Mabel picks up a record three nods Artist of the Year (UK), Best Music Video for “Don’t Call me Up” and The Best Female Act which sees her go head to head with Ms Banks, Morgan Connie Smith, Hamza, Miraa May, Stefflon Don, Amelia Monet, Kara Marni, Dua Lipa, Koffee, Flohio, Jorja Smith, Taliwhoah, Kate Stewart, Alicai Harley and Amber Mark. 

Global superstar and past UMA winner Stormzy, who won the Best Male Artist award in 2015 receives a record x4 nods Best Single for “Vossi Bop”, Artist of the Year (UK), Best Grime Act, and Best Music Video for ‘Wiley Flow’. 

The International categories include ( USA, Asia, Africa & South America). Nominees for the Artist of the Year USA include; Chris Brown, DJ Khaled, Drake, Lil Nas, Ciara, Lizzo, Tyga E-40, Summer Walker, Megan Thee Stallion, A$AP Rocky and Blueface

Since 2003, the UMA’s historically through its UMA Academy was the first awards organisation to support, mentor, invest and promote British talent who are today’s household names. For 17 years, the awards show has opened up the nominations/voting process for music fans to nominate and vote for their favourites in all categories. For the 17th edition of the UMA’s, the UMA Academy has extended its categories to encompass an ever-growing industry. 

Jordan Kensington, Founder and Chairman of the Urban Music Awards commented “Urban Music in the UK has finally changed, the vision we set out to achieve over 17 years ago has happened. With 17th edition of the Urban Music Awards, there has to be a maturity that reflects the entire industry. There are a plethora of people who work behind the scenes to make artists successful. From managers to publicists, booking agents to producers, songwriters and many more and the UMA felt like it was integral at this level of growth in the industry to annually recognise and both celebrate their achievements each year and become the first Music awards ceremony to properly champion the front and backstage sector in one arena” 

The UMA academy received over 3.2 million music fans nominating online. The artists/producers/organisations with the highest nominations are automatically shortlisted and the public is given the chance to vote for the winners in all respective categories for the 17th annual Urban Music Awards sponsored by Dechavel.com, TribeAll, Godgiven talent, Santa Ana and Dechavel Watches. 

Here is the full list of nominees for the 17th annual Urban Music Awards : 

Here are the full list of nominees for the 17th annual Urban Music Awards :

Best Single sponsored by Santa Ana
Sonna Rele “Bad Bitch”
Imani Williams ‘Dumb’
AJ Tracey “Ladbroke Grove”
Mist ft. Fredo “So High”
Kida Kudz x Sons of Sonix ft. Teni “Money”
Wiley ft. Stefflon Don, Sean Paul, & Idris Elba “Boasty”
Stormzy “Vossi Bop”
Essie Gang “Pattern Chanel”
J Hus “Must Be”
Young T & Bugsey ft. Aitch “Strike a Pose”
Dave ft. Burna Boy “Location”
Hardy Caprio ft. Digdat “Guten Tag”
Rosalia ‘Fucking Money Man’

Best Newcomer
Simz the Kid
Aitch
Avelino
Skengdo
Celeste
Hamzaa
Miraa May
Lioness
Kara Marni
Loski
Slow Thai
Koffee
Octavian
M Huncho
DigDat
Tertia May

Best Female Act
Ms. Banks
Morgan Connie Smith
Hamzaa
Mabel
Miraa May
Stefflon Don
Amelia Monet
Kara Marni
Dua Lipa
Koffee
Flohio
Jorja Smith
Taliwhoah
Kate Stewart
Alicai Harley
Amber Mark

Artist of the Year (UK) sponsored by Dechavel
Mabel
Dua Lipa
Jorja Smith
Aitch
Slow Thai
Ed Sheeran
Stormzy
Not3s
D Double E
AJ Tracey
Mist

Best Grime Act
Jay Kae
Yizzy
Tempa T
Stormzy
Skepta
Blay Vision
Ghetts
Double S
Tommy B
Shorty
P Money

Best Album
Kano “Hoodies All Summer”
Flowdan “Full Metal Jacket”
AJ Tracey “AJ Tracey”
Dave – ‘Psychodrama’
Giggs – ‘Big Bad…’
Slowthai – ‘Nothing Great About Britain’
Skepta – ‘Ignorance Is Bliss’
Krept & Konan – “Revenge is Sweet”
JME “Grime MC”
Michael Kiwanuka “Love & Hate”
Little Simz “Grey Area”


Best Male Act sponsored by Tribe All

AJ Tracey
Dave
Headie One
Jay 1
Sneakbo
Deno
Dappy
Jay Kae
Slow Thai
Donaeo
Not3s
DigDat
Che Lingo
One Acen

Best Radio Show
Dotty (BBC 1Xtra)
Snoochie Shy (BBC 1Xtra)
Jamz Supernova (BBC 1 Xtra)
Charlie Sloth (Beats 1)
DJ Edu – Destination Africa (BBC 1Xtra)
Nadia Jae (BBC 1 Xtra)
Afro B ( Capital Xtra)
Heartless Crew (BBC 1 Xtra)
Sideman (BBC 1 Xtra)
Shortee Blitz & DJ MK ( Kiss 100)
Swarzy ( Kiss)
Tinea (Kiss)
Lucian Jay (The Beat London)
Tim Westwood ( Capital Xtra)
Jay London (Capital Xtra)
Yinka & Shayna Marie (Capital Xtra)
The Marcus Nasty Show (Rinse)

Best Producer
Steel Banglez
Conducta
Preditah
Da Beatfreakz
EY
Tyrell 169
Earbuds
Ragz Originale
Jax Jones
JAE5
MK The Plug x M1 on the Beat
Carns Hill
JD Reid
169
5ive Beatz
iO
Nyge

Best Entertainer
Yung Filly
Chunkz
Stevo The Madman
David Whitely aka Sideman
Mikes Comedy
Spuddz
Big Narstie
Amelia Dimoldenberg
Mo the Comedian
Chabuddy G
Very Vee Brown
White Yardie
Munya Chawawa

Artist of the Year Africa – Sponsored by Godgiven Talent
Davido (Nigeria)
Rema (Nigeria)
Fally Ipupa (DRC)
Burna Boy (Nigeria)
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)
Aminux (Morocco)
Tamer Hosny (Egypt)
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
Aya Nakamura (Mali)
Kerozen (Cote d’Ivoire)
2Baba (Nigeria)
Sarkodie (Ghana)
Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane (South Africa)
Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania)
Joeboy (Nigeria)
The Big Hash (South Africa)
Nadia Nakai (South Africa)
Magasco (Cameroon)
The Ben (Rwanda)
Mr Eazi (Nigeria)
Aziz Sahmaoui (Morocco)

Best Hip hop Act
Young T & Bugsey
Flohio
Bakar
Fredo
Slow Thai
Kojaque
Master Peace
Just Banco
Versatile
Poundz
Jay 1
Anderson 100
Tion Wayne

Best Podcast
3 Shots of Tequila
Gasworks
The Receipts Podcast
In The Third Person
Dope Black Dads
Halfcast
Keepin it Grimy
Chicken Shop Date
The 90’s Baby Show

Best DJ
Tiffany Calver
DJ Policy
Kenny Allstar
DJ G-A-Z
Siobhan Bell
Smasherelly
DJ Angelo
DJ Charlesy
Shortee Blitz
DJ Tiiny
Flava D
Jax Jones
Charlotte Devaney
DJ Bluey
Afro B

Best Singer/Songwriter
Isaac Waddington
Deno
Miraa May
Sinead Harnett
Tiana Major9
Amelia Monet
Daniel Caesar
Jorja Smith
Taliwhoah
LayFullStop
Kate Stewart
Donae’O
Shakka
Ray Blk
Ama Lou

Best Record Label
Island Records
Disturbing London
Insanity Records
Decca Records
Big Dada
Merky Records
Relentless Records
Mavin Records
Since 93
Atlantic Records
Warner Records

Best Jazz Act
Jason Yarde
Camilla George
Joe Armon-Jones
Nubya Garcia
Poppy Ajudha
Ezra Collective
Yakul
Soweto Kinch
Zara McFarlane

Best Gospel Act
Sounds of New Wine
IDMC
The Kingdom Choir
Guvna B
Diana Hamilton
Sarah Teibo
Hope Dealers
The Pilgrims Gospel
Volney Morgan & New Ye

Artist of the Year (Caribbean)
Koffee (Jamaica)
Chronixx (Jamaica)
Chris Martin (Jamaica)
Bunji Garlin (Trinidad)
Romain Virgo (Jamaica)
Etana (Jamaica)
Erphaan Alves (Trinidad & Tobago)
Shemmy J ( St. Lucia)
Skinny Banton (Trinidad)
Sean Paul (Jamaica)
Lu City (St. Lucia)
Black Boy (St. Lucia)


Artist of the Year (France)

Aya Nakamura
Black M
PNL
Dadju
DJ Snake
M Pokora
Gims
Soprano
Vincenzo

Artist of the Year (Asia)
Arjun
B.Praak
Joy Crookes
Neha Kakkar
Jasmine Sandlas
Pak – Man
Ezu
Prophec
Zack Knight
Karan Aujla

Artist of the Year (South America)
Bad Bunny
Karol G
Joss Favela
Paulo Londra
Mariah Angeliq
Angela Aguilar (Mexico)
CimaFunk (Cuba)
Rombai
Farina (Colombia)
PJ Sin Suela (Puerto Rico)

Best Radio Station
Kiss FM
Rinse
Capital Xtra
BBC 1Xtra
Westside Radio
The Beat London
Kiss Fresh

Best Group
Krept & Konan
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
The Kingdom Choir
Lotto Boyzz
Belly Squad
House of Pharaohs
NSG
Essie Gang
D Block Europe
Kokoroko

Artist of the Year (USA)
Chris Brown
DJ Khaled
Drake
Lil Nas
Ciara
Lizzo
Tyga
E-40
Summer Walker
Megan Thee Stallion
A$AP Rocky
Blueface

Best Music Video
Unknown T “Homerton B”
Nines “Pride”
Yizzy ft Dizzee Rascal – Back It
Dave – Professor X
Snowy ft Jason Williamson – EFFED
Aitch – Taste (Make It Shake)
Kano ft D Double E and Ghetts – Class Of Deja
Stormzy – Wiley Flow
Kamakaze – Desi Shots
Dappy “Pantha”
Dua Lipa – “Don’t Start Now”
Mist ft. Fredo “So High”
AJ ft. Geko, Ard Adz & Koomz – “Bad & Boujie”
Mabel “Don’t Call me Up”

Best Nightclub
Ocean Beach Club (Ibiza)
Tape (London)
Sankeys (Manchester)
Drai’s ( Las Vegas)
Studio 338 (London)
Cubic (Macau)
Myst (Shanghai)
Cirque Le Soir (London)

Best Artist Manager
Andy Varley
Tobe Onwuka
Stuart Camp
Dumi Oburota
Alan Jewell
Ed Millett
Karen Williams

Best Music Festival
Roskilde Festival (Denmark)
Wireless Festival (UK)
Glastonbury Festival (UK)
Afro Nation (Portugal)
Exit Festival (Serbia)
Sziget Festival (Germany)
Pukkelpop (Belgium)

Best Publicist
Rachel Campbell (Wired PR)
Paul Guimaraes (Misfit Publicity)
Warren Higgins (Chuff Media)
James Passmore (Pluggedin PR)
Beth Drake (Toast Press)
Jenni Page (Chilli PR)
Louise Mayne (We care a Lot PR)
James Cunningham (s-414)
Moira Bellas (MBC PR)
Karen Williams (Big Sister)

 

Best Booking Agent
Alex Bruford (ATC Live)
Rebecca Prochnik (Earth Agency)
Ian Huffam (X-Ray Touring)
Dan Constable (United Talent)
Lucy Dickins (WME)
Solomon Parker (Paradigm)
Obi Asika (Echo Talent)
Paul Wilson (CAA)
Peter Elliott (Primary Talent )
Bradlee Banbury (CAA)

Best Online Music Platform
Spotify
Apple Music
Tik Tok
YouTube Music
Tidal
Google Play
Deezer
Shazam

Voting for the 17th annual Urban Music Awards is now live until the 10th of Feb. 2020 @ www.urbanmusicawards.co/voting

The prestigious awards take place on Valentines Day on the 14th of Feb. 2020 in London. Book your tickets now here: 

Social Media # : #UrbanMusicAwards2020 #ArtofLove #UMA2020 #LoveMusicLoveUMA 

Twitter: @UrbanMusicAward 

Facebook: @UrbanMusicAwards 

Instagram: @UrbanMusicAwards 

For Sponsorship/Partnership Opportunities: Contact: Sean Fuller Sean.fuller@urbanmusicawards.net 

For Media Accreditation: Contact: Bank Republic PR lisa.fuller@bankrepublic.co.uk 

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