Nominees for the 20th Annual South African Music Awards

By Drum Digital
13 March 2014

SAMA nominees full list.

The nominees for SAMA 20 were announced amid great excitement and here's the full list.

Album of the Year

DJ Kent                                          TheWeekent

Mafikizolo                                       Reunited

Mi Casa                                          Su Casa

Naima Kay                                      Umsebenzi

NakhaneTouré                                 Brave Confusion

Duo or Group of the Year

Gangs of Ballet                               Yes/No/Grey

GoodLuck                                       Creatures of the Night

Mafikizolo                                       Reunited

Mi Casa                                          Su Casa

The Parlotones                                Stand Like Giants

Female Artist of the Year

Dear Reader                                    Rivonia

Judith Sephuma                              The Experience Live in Concert

Naima Kay                                      Umsebenzi

Rebecca                                         Bayos'Khomba

Zahara                                            Phendula

Male Artist of the Year

Connell Cruise                                 Connell Cruise

Kabomo                                         Memory Remains

Matthew Mole                                  The Home We Built

NakhaneTouré                                 Brave Confusion

VusiMahlasela                                 Sing to the People

Newcomer of the Year

Gangs Of Ballet                              Yes/No/Grey

IFani                                               I Believes in Me (1st Quadrant)

MuzArt                                            MuzArt

Naima Kay                                      Umsebenzi

NakhaneTouré                                 Brave Confusion

Best Rock Album

Gangs of Ballet                               Yes/No/Grey

Shadowclub                                    Goodbye Wild Child

The Black Cat Bones                       Beatipiller

The Parlotones                                Stand Like Giants

Van Coke Kartel                              Bloed, Sweet & Trane

Best Pop Album

Danny K                                         Good Look

GoodLuck                                       Creatures of the Night

LCNVL                                            Faster Longer Mixtape

Mafikizolo                                       Reunited

Matthew Mole                                  The Home We Built

Best Pop Album (Afrikaans)

4Werke                                           4 Harte

Charlize Berg                                   Charlize Berg

JAY                                                Dis Hoe OnsRol

Karlien van Jaarsveld                       Uitklophou

Kurt Darren                                     Seerower

Best Adult Contemporary Album

Connell Cruise                                 Connell Cruise

FarrylPurkiss                                   Home

Hinds Brothers                                Ocean of Milk

Michael Lowman                              Crayon Boxes

Shaun Jacobs                                 Love Can

BesteKontemporêreMusiek Album

Ampie                                             Niks en Niemand

Andriëtte                                         WatRym met Liefde

Bok van Blerk                                 Steek Die VureAan

Elvis Blue                                       Afrikaans

Jak de Priester                                N1 van My Hart

Best African Adult Album

Naima Kay                                      Umsebenzi

SelaeloSelota                                  The Promise

VusiMahlasela                                 Sing to the People

Zamajobe                                       ThulaMntwana

Zonke                                             Give and Take Live

Best Alternative Album

Chris Letcher                                   Hyperbalist

Dear Reader                                    Rivonia

Death by Misadventure                    dumb dumb

Die See                                          II

NakhaneTouré                                 Brave Confusion

Best R&B/Soul/Reggae Album

Kabomo                                         Memory Remains

MuzArt                                            MuzArt

The Soil                                          Reflections Live in Joburg

Vusi Nova                                       Walk into Light

Zahara                                            Phendula

Best Rap Album

AB Crazy                                        Home Coming

iFani                                               I Believes in Me (1st Quadrant)

Kwesta                                           DaKAR

L-Tido                                             All of Me

Molemi                                           A Sia

Best Kwaito Album

Alaska                                            The Revival

Big Nuz                                           Made in Africa

Character                                        Self-Control

Mandoza                                         Sgantsontso

Tzozo                                             Amabills

Best Dance Album

DJ Kent                                          TheWeekent

Lulo Café                                        Soul Africa

Mi Casa                                          Su Casa

Uhuru                                              Our Father

ZakesBantwini                                 The Fake Book & Real Book: My Music Bible

Best Traditional Faith Music Album

AndileKaMajola                               Chapter 6 ujehovaungibiyele

Deborah                                         Umqhele

Lusanda Spiritual Group                  UhamboLwam

Rebecca                                         Bayos'Khomba

Worship House                               Project 10 Live in Limpopo, RSA

Best Contemporary Faith Music Album

Benjamin DubeRenewal in His Presence with BenjaminDube

Judith Sephuma                              The Experience Live in Concert

NqubekoMbatha                              Sentiments of a Worshiper

Soweto Gospel Choir                      Divine Decade& Friends

We Will Worship                              YHWH

Best Traditional Album

Hennie de Bruyn endieKitaarkêrels                KitaarKwêla

Joe ShirimaninaVanavaNdoda                      Hawu Ra Mina

PS. Manyike Na VatirhiVaHosi                     Taduma e Kerekeni

Sayicology                                                 Round 2

Dr. Thomas ChaukeNa Shinyori Sisters         Shimatsatsa No 32

Best Maskandi Album

Amabunjwa                                     X6

Buselaphi                                        GijimaNtuthwane

Khwelebhasini                                 Ngiyistress

Phuzekhemisi                                  KungakhoNilwaNodwa

ThokozaniLanga                              Inyakanyaka

Best Jazz Album

Marcus Wyatt Quartet                      One Life in the Sun

Shane Cooper                                 Oscillations

SisaSopazi                         Images & Figures

Tumi Mogorosi                                Project Elo

ZimNgqawana   Live at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival

Best Classical/Instrumental Album

Cape Consort                                  Claudio Monteverdi - Selected Madrigals

Guy Buttery                                     Live in KwaZulu

Ockie Vermeulen                             Obsession

Tygerberg Children's Choir               Glorious

ZanneStapelberg&               Soul of Fire

Kathleen Tagg

Best Live DVD

Nataniël                                          Factory

Skouspel 2013                                Skouspel 2013

The Soil                                          Reflections Live in Joburg

Unathi                                             An Intimate Night with Unathi

Zonke                                             Give and Take Live

Best Collaboration

DJ Kent Ft The Arrows                     Spin My World Around

LCNVL Ft Lakota Silva                     Closer

Mafikizolo Ft May D                        Happiness

The Parlotones, Khuli                       Sleepwalker

Chana & Jon Savage

Uhuru Ft Oskido, Professor &          Y-tjukutja

DJ Bucks

Best Music Video of the Year

Goldfish                                         One Million Views

Mi Casa                                          Jika

The MuffinzUmsebenziWendoda (An Ode to

Single Mothers)

The Parlotones, Khuli                       Sleepwalker

Chana & Jon Savage

ToyaDelazy                         Memoriam

Best Producer of the Year

Danny K                                         Good Look by Danny K

Darryl Torr                                       Yes/No/Grey by Gangs of Ballet

David Poole &                                Three Second Memory by Goldfish

Dominic Peters

Dan Roberts                                   Border Crossing by Laurie Levine

Shaun Jacobs                                 Love Can by Shaun Jacobs

Best Engineer of the Year

Peter Auret                                      Pimp My Piano by Charl du Plessis

Darryl Torr                                       Yes/No/Grey by Gangs of Ballet

Matthew Fink                                   The Home We Built by Matthew Mole

Matthew Fink                                   Goodbye Wild Child by Shadowclub

Shaun Jacobs                                 Love Can by Shaun Jacobs

Remix of the Year

Euphonik                                        Hallelujah Anyway

Khuli Chana                                     Hape (Part 2)

Mi Casa                                          Jika

Oskido                                           Tsa Ma Ndebele

Uhuru                                              Thath'isghubu

Category winners to be announced at the awards ceremony:

SPECIAL AWARDS

International Achievement Awards

BEST SELLING MOBILE MUSIC DOWNLOAD

•             Best Selling Album

•             Best Selling DVD

•             Best Selling Mobile Music Download

•             Best Selling True-Tone

•             Best Selling Ring-Back Tone

•             Best Selling Full-Track Download

SAMPRA AWARD

•             Highest Airplay of the Year

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