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22nd South African Music Awards: The Winners

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It’s no secret that I am a huge lover and advocate of South African music but, as luck would have it, I’m away on holiday while the 22nd South African Music Awards are taking place in Durban this evening. Despite this, I’m glued to the live-stream on YouTube and social media to be a part of this year’s action. It was another exciting year for South African music. We’ve had some huge hits come out of the year and tonight, these artists were celebrated.

Big winners of the night included DBN Nyts, Nathi, Black Coffee and TRESOR. The show was hosted by Somizi and Thando Thabethe who did a fantastic job and, naturally, the show included some incredible performances.

It’s been another year of amazing South African music. Here is the full list of winners from tonight’s show:

Record of the Year
Emtee – Roll Up

Album of the Year
Black Coffee – Pieces of Me

Duo or Group of the Year
Big Nuz – For the Fans

Female Artist of the Year
Zonke – Work of Heart

Male Artist of the Year  
Emtee – Avery

Newcomer of the Year
Nathi – Buyelekhaya

Best Rock Album    
Desmond & the Tutus – Enjoy Yourself

Best Pop Album  
Tresor – VII

Beste Pop Album (Afrikaans)    
Karlien van Jaarsveld – My Hartjie

Best Adult Contemporary Album    
Judith Sephuma – One Word

Beste Kontemporêre Musiek Album  
Elvis Blue – Êrens in die Middel van Nêrens

Best African Adult Album    
Dizu Plaatjies & Friends – Ubuntu – The Common String

Best Alternative Album  
Petite Noir – La Vie Est Belle/Life is Beautiful

Best R&B/Soul/Reggae Album    
Nathi – Buyelekhaya

Best Rap Album
Emtee – Avery

Best Kwaito Album    
Big Nuz – For the Fans

Best Dance Album  
Black Coffee – Pieces of Me

Best Traditional Faith Music Album    
TYGC Family – The Journey Begins

Best Contemporary Faith Music Album    
Ntokozo Mbambo – Spirit and Life

Best Maskandi Album
Imithente – Ichakijana

Best Jazz Album
Marcus Wyatt & the ZAR Jazz Orchestra – One Night in the Sun

Best Classical and/or Instrumental Album
Wouter Kellerman – Love Language

Best Live Audiovisual Recording
Jimmy Dludlu – Live at Emperors Palace

Best Collaboration
Dbn Nyts ft. Zinhle Ngidi & Trademark – Shumaya

Best Music Video of the Year
Jack Parow & Freshly Ground – Army of One

Best Produced Album of the Year
Zahara – Country Girl (Producer: Robbie Malinga)

Best Engineered Album of the Year
Black Coffee – Pieces of Me

Best Remix of the Year
DJ Sliqe – Do Like I Do Remix

Special Awards:

International Achievement Award
Black Coffee

Lifetime Achievement Award
Roger Lucey
Nana Coyote
Bhekumuzi Luthuli

Best Selling Mobile Music Downloads

Best Selling Album
Nathi – Buyelekhaya

Best Selling DVD
Joyous Celebration – Vol. 19: Back to the Cross

Best Selling Music Download of the Year
Sfiso Ncwane – Bayede Baba

Best Selling Ring-Back Tone
Sfiso Ncwane – Bayede Baba

Best Selling Full-Track Download
Nathi – Nomvula

Sampra Highest Airplay of the Year Award
Dbn Nyts ft. Zinhle Ngidi & Trademark – Shumaya

Sampra Highest Airplay Composers Award
Dbn Nyts ft. Zinhle Ngidi & Trademark – Shumaya

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