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22nd Annual South African Music Awards Nominees

By Faeza
21 April 2016

Nominees for the 22nd Annual South African Music Awards:

Album of the Year

Francois van Coke                       Francois van Coke

Emtee                                             Avery

Nathi                                              Buyelekhaya

Tresor                                             VII

Black Coffee                                  Pieces of Me

Duo or Group of the Year

Desmond & the Tutus                   Enjoy Yourself

Witness the Funk                           Finding Nomusa

Marcus Wyatt & the ZAR             One Night in the Sun

Jazz Orchestra

Junior Taurus &                            Cotton Candy

Lady Zamar

Big Nuz                                            For the Fans

Female Artist of the Year

Judith Sephuma                          One Word

Zahara                                           Country Girl

Fifi Cooper                                    20Fifi

Karen Zoid                                    Drown Out the Noise

Zonke                                             Work of Heart

Male Artist of the Year  

Nathi                                            Buyelekhaya

Black Coffee                                Pieces of Me

Riky Rick                                     Family Values

Emtee                                           Avery

Francois van Coke                      Francois van Coke

Newcomer of the Year

Riky Rick                                      Family Values

Emtee                                            Avery

Tresor                                            VII

Fifi Cooper                                    20Fifi

Nathi                                             Buyelekhaya

Best Rock Album     

Desmond & the Tutus                  Enjoy Yourself

Francois van Coke                        Francois van Coke

Shortstraw                                     Youthless

Karen Zoid                                    Drown Out the Noise

Saarkie                                           Reisiger

Best Pop Album 

Tresor                                             VII

Lakota Silva                                   Pop: The Mix Tape

Loki Rothman                               The Way Back

Can Skylark                                   Overdrive

Vincent Bones                               Shaded Soul

Beste Pop Album (Afrikaans)   

Karlien van Jaarsveld                   My Hartjie

Brendan Peyper                             Stop, Wag, Bly Nog ’n Bietjie

Vaughan Gardiner                         Sit Vanaand op Herhaal

Pierre Rossouw                              In my Bloed

Suzanne                                           Vuurbestand

Best Adult Contemporary Album   

Judith Sephuma                            One Word

Watershed                                       Watch the Rain

Karen Zoid & Various                   Republiek van Zoid Afrika Vol. 2

Kahn                                                 Salt

Josie Field & Laurie Levine         Tigerlily

Beste Kontemporêre Musiek Album 

Elvis Blue                                       Êrens in die Middel van Nêrens

Andriëtte                                        Pêrel vir ’n Kroon

Neil Somers                                   Hierdie Hande

Bok van Blerk                                Sing Afrikaner Sing

Stiaan Reynierse                           Sonde

Best African Adult Album  

Dizu Plaatjies & Friends          Ubuntu – The Common String

Kabomo                                       Sekusile

Thiwe                                           Soul Therapy

L’wei Netshivhale                         Mudzimu washu

Jessica Mbangeni                         Busisiwe – Tribute to the African Heroines

Best Alternative Album 

Petite Noir                                     La Vie Est Belle/Life is Beautiful

Sannie Fox                                     Serpente Masjien

The Plastics                                    In Threes

Moonchild Sanelly                        Rabulapha!

Die Heuwels Fantasties                Ja. Nee. Lekker (Deluxe)

Best R&B/Soul/Reggae Album

Nathi                                              Buyelekhaya

Zonke                                            Work of Heart

Olwethu                                         Imbewu

Zahara                                           Country Girl

The Muffinz                                   Do What You Love

Best Rap Album 

Emtee                                           Avery

Kid X                                            3 Quarter Pace

Da L.E.S                                      North God

Riky Rick                                     Family Values

Zakwe                                           Impande

Best Kwaito Album  

Big Nuz                                           For the Fans

Dbn Nyts                                        Believe

Kabelo Mabalane                          Immortal Vol. 3

Dj Bongz                                        Game Changer

Mzansi                                           North Coast Vibe

Best Dance Album 

Black Coffee                                      Pieces of Me

Mi Casa                                              Home Sweet Home

Mobi Dixon                                       Tribal Soul Special Edition

DJ Merlon                                         Original Copy

Junior Taurus & Lady Zamar        Cotton Candy

Best Traditional Faith Music Album

TYGC Family                                 The Journey Begins

Worship House                              Project 12 Praise Live

Worship House                              True Worship 2015

Dumi Mkokstad                             Ukhona Uthixo

Women in Praise                           Various Artists

Best Contemporary Faith Music Album 

Ntokozo Mbambo                       Spirit and Life

Mark Counihan                            To the Brave Ones

Mahalia Buchanan                        Redeemed to Worship

24 Skies                                           Endless Anthem

Benjamin Dube                              Sanctified in His Presence

Best Maskandi Album

Imithente                                       Ichakijana

Thokozani Langa                         Khuzeka Mshana

Shwi no Mtekhala                         Bazali Bami

Buselaphi                                     Gabi Gabi

Phuzekhemisi                              Woze Durban

Best Jazz Album

Marcus Wyatt & the ZAR

Jazz Orchestra                                 One Night in the Sun

Nduduzo Makhathini                      Listening to the Ground

Benjamin Jephta Quintet               Homecoming

Amandla Freedom Ensemble        Bhekisiwe

Bokani Dyer                                      World Music

Best Classical and/or Instrumental Album

Wouter Kellerman                         Love Language

Guy Buttery                                     Guy Buttery

Deep South                                      Heartland

Cape Consort                                   Christoph & Sebastian

KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic      Mintirho ya SJ Khosa

Orchestra

Best Live Audiovisual Recording

Jimmy Dludlu                                Live at Emperors Palace

Krone                                               Krone 2

Ntokozo Mbambo                         Spirit and Life

Neyi & Omega                                Friends in Praise

Benjamin Dube                             Sanctified in His Presence

Best Collaboration

Dbn Nyts ft. Zinhle Ngidi              Shumaya

& Trademark

Shekinah x Kyle Deutsch               Back to the Beach

AKA ft. Redsan, Burna                   All Eyes on Me

Boy & Stoneboy

Major League DJz ft.                      Sylza Tsotsi

Cassper Nyovest,

Okmalumkoolkat, Riky

Rick & Carpo

Khuli Chana ft.                                 No Lie

Patoranking

Best Music Video of the Year

Jack Parow & Freshly Ground       Army of One

Riky Rick ft. Cassper                        Fuseg

Nyovest & Anatii

Al Bairre & PH Fat                            Caviar Dreams

iFani                                                     Ayadelela

Monark                                               Negatives Deluxe

Best Produced Album of the Year

Zahara                                           Country Girl

Mi Casa                                          Home Sweet Home

Sannie Fox                                     Serpente Masjien

Mark Counihan                             To the Brave Ones

Zonke                                              Work of Heart

Best Engineered Album of the Year

Black Coffee                                Pieces of Me

Brendan Peyper                          Stop, Wag, Bly Nog ’n Bietjie

Zonke                                           Work of Heart

Mi Casa                                        Home Sweet Home

Marcus Wyatt & the ZAR         One Night in the Sun

Jazz Orchestra

Best Remix of the Year

DJ Sliqe                                           Do Like I Do Remix

AKA                                                  Baddest Remix

Mobi Dixon                                    My Sugar

Mobi Dixon                                    Never Let Me Go Remix

The Fraternity                               Bheka Mina Ngedwa Amplified

Category winners to be announced at the awards ceremony:

SPECIAL AWARDS

International and Lifetime 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