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Winners of the 15th annual Urban Music Awards announced


The 15th anniversary of the Urban Music Awards took place on the 30th of November 2017 and it was a great success. The night kicked off at 6.30pm with a range of celebrities from the world of music, television, sports and film walking the red carpet. The awards show which celebrated 15 years of an awards show that was born to support 100% British talent and now has expanded with versions in the USA, Caribbean, and more saw four new categories included to showcase all the territories that had now grown a huge community of urban music fans. From South America all the way to Asia. Everyone, was represented.

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.

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.

The Official list of winners for this year’s 15th annual Urban Music Awards are;

Best Newcomer sponsored by WGA$ Official

Artist of the Year (France)

Artist of the Year (Africa)

Artist of the Year (USA)

Chris Brown

Artist of the Year (Asia)
Mumzy Stranger

Artist of the Year (South America)


Best Music Video sponsored by Hawkes & Brimble
Lady Leshurr – ‘Juice’

Artist of the Year (Caribbean)

Damien Marley

Artist of the Year (UK) sponsored by Hawkes & Brimble
Ed Sheeran

Best Album

Wretch 32 – Growing Over Life

Best Pop Act sponsored by VooVix


Best Entertainer sponsored by Bank Republic PR

Mo (The Comedian)

Best International Act

DJ Khaled

Best Producer sponsored by Dechavel Watches

The Fanatix

Best DJ sponsored by Sant Ana
Tiffany Calver

Best Radio Show
Ras Kwame ( Capital Xtra)

Best Grime Act


Best Gospel Act

Hope Dealers

Best Single

Sneakbo Feat. Giggs – ‘Active’

Best HipHop Act

Fekky (UK)

Best Male Act

Kojo Funds

Best Jazz Act
Ezra Collective

Best R&B Act sponsored by VooVix

Best Female Act

Lady Leshurr

Best Group
Krept & Konan

Best Record Label
Disturbing London

Best Radio Station

Capital Xtra

Lifetime Achievement Awards


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