2010 SAMA Nominees

Some of South Africa's biggest stars took celebrations to another level with captivating live performances. Lira, DJ Cleo, Foto Na Dans, Brickz, Rhythmic Elements, Da L.E.S., Oskido and DJ Kent were among the stars who bewitched Mzansi's movers and shakers with their Proudly South African rhythms, keeping the party pumping into the early hours. But as much as it was a good excuse to get down, everyone was really there to find out who made the nominees list for the 16th Annual MTN SA Music Awards. And here they are:

Album of the Year
Big Nuz for Undisputed
BLK JKS for After Robots
Busi Mhlongo for Amakholwa Believers
Selaelo Selota for Lapeng Laka
Teargas for Dark Or Blue

Duo or Group of the Year
AKING for Against All Odds
Big Nuz for the album Undisputed
Jaziel Brothers for The Journey
Joyous Celebration for Volume 13 Live At The Mosaiek Theatre, Johannesburg
Teargas for Dark Or Blue

Female Artist of the Year
Busi Mhlongo for Amakholwa Believers
Camagwini for Emandulo
Lira for Live In Concert: A Celebration
Louise Carver for The Home Tour – Live
Thandiswa Mazwai for Ibokwe

Male Artist of the Year
Benjamin Dube for 16 June Commemoration Live
Black Coffee for Home Brewed
Chris Chameleon for Kyk Hoe Lyk Ons Nou
Ntando for Inqubela
Selaelo Selota for Lapeng Laka

Newcomer of the Year
Culoe de Song for A Giant Leap
Kyle Shepherd for Fine ART
Solly Mahlangu for the album Obrigado
The South African Youth Choir for the album Birth of the Sun
Tshepo Mngoma for People And Places

MTN Record of the Year
Change the World – Master Jam (w/ RJ Benjamin)
Consider Me – Prime Circle
Fairytale - Liquideep
Fort Knox - Goldfish
Free - Thembi Seete
Good Music - DJ Cleo
Heartbreak Street – Jesse Clegg
I Believe – Oskido
Ingoma - Thandiswa featuring Hugh Masekela
Juju – Black Coffee featuring Zakes Bantwini
Lesson Number 1 – Rhythmic Elements
Live my Life – Winnie Khumalo
Maybe - Loyiso
Mmatswale- Malaika
Mpitse - HHP
Nka Mo Dira – Nutty Nys (w/ Abe Molamu)
Nomalanga Mntakwethu – Zuluboy
Push me to the Floor - The Parlotones
Umlilo - Big Nuz featuring Tira
We Baba - Culoe De Song featuring Busi Mhlongo

Best Afrikaans Traditional Music Album
Die Teelepeltjies - Boeremusiek Op Sy Warmste
Hennie De Bruyn & Die Kitaarkerels - Vurige Snare
Klipwerf Orkes - Hantam Carnival
Mooiplaas Boere-Orkes - Traditionele Boeremusiek
Zak Van Niekerk, Hennie De Bruyn & Die Kitaarkerels - Rig Jou Hande Na Bo

Best Adult Contemporary Album: Afrikaans
Bok Van Blerk - Afrikanerhart
Chris Chameleon - Kyk Hoe Lyk Ons Nou
Die Radio Kalahari Orkes - Heuningland
Romanz - Bly Getrou
Theuns Jordaan - Kouevuur

Best Afrikaans Gospel Album
Jan Hoogendyk - Ontskemer
Louis Brittz, Wanda Bam & Leza Liversage - Ons Draai Terug!
Retief Burger - Luidkeels Oorgegee
Rouchelle Liedemann - Nuwe Begin
Wanda Bam - Beloofde Land

Best Kiddies Album: Afrikaans
Carike Keuzenkamp - Carike En Ghoempie Kuier Saam Met Ghoeghoe In Kinderland 6
Nedine Blom - Supercool Vir Jesus
Ronell Erasmus - Kareltjie Kameelperd
Vaaljappie - Kanedoebadoe

Best Country Music Album
Billy Forrest & Bobby Angel - The Hits Of Foster & Allen
Cheree - In My Drome
Die Campbells - Keep It Country
Dozi - Voel So Reg
Ray Dylan - Goeie Ou Country

Best Rock Album: Afrikaans
Andries Botha - Welkom In Die Wêreld
Jan Blohm - 7 Jaar
Teerpad - Kry Rigting
Zinkplaat - Mooi Besoedeling

Best Alternative Music Album: Afrikaans
Die Heuwels Fantasties - Die Heuwels Fantasties
Gizelle - Begin
Sonsteek - Ons Ideale
Straatligkinders - Sweef Soos N Vuishou
Willim Welsyn - Maanplaas

Best Pop Album: Afrikaans
Bobby Van Jaarsveld - Net Vir Jou
Dewald Louw - Ek En Jy
Lianie May - Boeremeisie
Nicholis Louw - Energie
Snotkop - Francois Henning Was Hier

Best Sokkie Dans Album
Die Campbells - Mamma Maria
Kurt Darren - Die Beste Medisyne
Ruan De Waal – ‘N Bietjie Nader
Willem Botha - Se My Nou
Zak Van Niekerk - Fototjie

Best Afrikaans DVD
Juanita Du Plessis - 10 Jaar Platinum Treffers Live
Louis Brittz & Jean Marais - Daniel 09
Nicholis Louw – Intiem Met Nicholis Louw
Retief Burger - Luidkeels Oorgegee
Thys Die Bosveldklong - Kom Lag ‘N Slag

Best Adult Contemporary Album: English
Blk Sonshine - Good Life
Dear Reader - Replace Why With Funny
Farryl Purkiss - Fruitbats & Crows
Laurie Levine - Living Room
Louise Carver - The Home Tour: Live

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
Kevin Knott - Worthy
Proxy - The Call
Rivers Live - Love Never Fails
Scintillate - Sleeper
The Plain Truth - Only One God
Best Kiddies Album: English
Gcina Mhlophe - Songs And Stories Of Africa
Graeme Sacks & Erika Strydom - Goggatjie Childrens Songs CD
Relebogile Mabotja & Erika Strydom - Stories From The Alphabet Tree Volume 1

Best Rock Album: English
aKING - Against All Odds
Cassette - Who Do You Trust
New Holland - Exploded Views
The Parlotones - Stardust Galaxies
Voodoo Child - Attack. Don’t Panic

Best Alternative Music Album: English
BLK JKS - After Robots
Hog Hoggidy Hog - Method To The Madness
Martin Rocka And The Sickshop - Its A Filthy Song But Someones Got To Sing It
Mix N Blend - Look Mom No Hands
The Black Hotels - Films For The Next Century

Best Pop Album: English
Axene – 16
Jerusha – Jerushalem
La Vuvuzela – In Stereo
Sasha-Lee – Sasha-Lee

Best Global Chart DVD
Dozi & Nianell - It Takes Two - Live At The Silverstar Casino
Lira - Live In Concert: A Celebration
Prime Circle - All Or Nothing Live
The Plain Truth - Only One God

Best Popular Classical Album
Daniel Rowland And Stellenbosch University Camerata - Vivaldi / Piazzolla Seasons
James Grace - Sevilla Music Of Spain II
Sterling Electric Quartet - Nova
The South African Youth Choir – Birth Of The Sun
TwoPianists - Brahms, Lutoslawski, Arensky & Copland

Best Instrumental Album
Carol Thorns - Fireflies In The Rain
CH2 - Orange Guitar
Guy Buttery - Fox Hill Lane
Kidofdoom - My Faith In War
Steve Newman – Flavour

Best Traditional Jazz Album
Anna Davel - Linger Longer
Brian Thusi - Nomakunjalo
Kyle Shepherd - FineART
Tutu Puoane - Quiet Now
Jazzing & Jiving – The Cape Town Sessions

Best Contemporary Jazz Album
Adam Glasser - Free At First
Fundile Mdingi - Borrowed Gift
Ivan Mazuze - Maganda
Tammy - Just Jazz
Tshepo Mngoma - People And Places

Best Jazz/Instrumental/Popular Classical DVD
Kristel Birkholtz - The Sea In Spring
Ses Snare - Ses Snare Live @ The Performer Theatre
Wouter Kellerman - Colour Live In Concert

Best Music Video of the Year

Nicky Campos for Juju by Black Coffee Ft Zakes Bantwini
Morgan Dingle for Who Do You Trust by Cassette
Nick Roux for Gotta Keep It Going by Jozi
Brandon Oelofse for Double Cross by Psyfo
Francis Gavin & Jolyon Ellis for Push Me To The Floor by The Parlotones

Best Producer
Theo Crous for Kyk Hoe Lyk Ons Nou by Chris Chameleon
Brian O’Shea for Fruitbats & Crows by Farryl Purkiss
HHP & Steve Raphadu for Dumela by HHP
Mix n Blend for Look Mom No Hands by Mix N Blend
James Bassingthwaighte & Jaydine Baron for Love That Music by Timothy Moloi

Best Engineer
Johan van Schalkwyk & Crighton Goodwill for Stripped Down Soul’d Out by Garth Taylor
Ishmael Morabe & DJ Swami for On The Edge by Ishmael
Marius Brouwer for On The Run by Jason Hartman
Howard Butcher for Flavour by Steve Newman
Robin Walsh for Love That Music by Timothy Moloi

Remix Of The Year
DJ Nutty Nys for K’zogo K’zogozogo (Summer Anthem) – Nutty Nys Remix by Deep Level
Protoculture for Cruising Through - Protoculture Mix by Goldfish
Black Coffee for This Is How It Goes - Black Coffee Remix by Goldfish
Bongani Fassie Partytime by Jozi
DJ Hypnosis for 2 By 2 by Rhythmic Elements
Best Album Packaging
Merwe Marchand le Roux for Against All Odds by aKING
Craig Wells for Who Do You Trust by Cassette
Heath Dyer for Live In Concert: A Celebration CD by Lira
Caroline Hillary for Ibokwe by Thandiswa Mazwai
Matt Edwards for Whole Worlds by Tumi

Best South Sotho Music (SeSotho) Album
Koete - Tharisa Ea Matsoapo No.4
Letsoalo - Letabohile Letsoalo
Masweti - Masweti No.2 Re Kopa Khotso
Motsotuoa Mosenene - Lipabala Tsa Quthing No.4
Tau Ea Matsekha - Matsekha Grooves

Best Tsonga Music (XiTsonga) Album
Connie Chauke - Magevenga
George Maluleke - Siku Ramakumu
Hammy Chauke – Niwisisi
Mapfohlosela - Mr Hummer
Thomas Chauke - Shimatsatsa No 29

Best Venda Music (TshiVenda) Album
Ntshengedzeni Maligana – Mathada Vol. 2
Tshigomboza - Toduluso
Zozo & Sangere Superbeat - Mukovhe

Best Mbhaqanga Album
Abafana BakaMolo - Intombi Yegenge
Impumelelo - Isikweletu
Mthoko - Thambo Lami Leqolo
Oflende - Pajero
Umashwabana - Ithemba Lami

Best Maskandi Album
Izingane Zoma – Obama
Phuzekhemisi - Izindaba Zakho
Shabalala Rhythm - Isikweletu
Thokozani Langa - Inganekwane
Umgqumeni – I SMS

Best Traditional A Capella Album
African Cream Freedom Choir - Freedom Songs
King Star Brothers - Abanini Bemizi
Ladysmith Abafana Bezamanani - Ngane Yami
Thulani Shabalala Izimpande - Unity Is The Power
Usuthu - Halala 2010

Best Adult Contemporary Album: African
Bhudaza - Likhomo
Busi Mhlongo - Amakholwa Believers
Camagwini - Emandulo
Selaelo Selota - Lapeng Laka
Thandiswa Mazwai - Ibokwe

Best African Contemporary Gospel Album
Benjamin Dube - 16 June Commemoration Live
Jay - Worship Unlimited Vol. 1
Joyous Celebration - Vol. 13 Live At The Mosaiek Theatre, JHB
Solly Mahlangu - Obrigado
Spirit of Praise - Spirit Of Praise Vol 2

Best African Traditional Gospel Album
Hlengiwe Mhlaba - Hlala Kuye
Sechaba - Mangihamba Nawe
Sipho Makhabane - Ebenezer
Winnie Mashaba - Joang Kapa Joang
Worship House - Ikhaya Lami

Best Traditional African A Capella Gospel Album
Abalindi - Nguwe Nguwe
Amadodana Ase Postile - Ngihole Jehovah
Amadodana Ase Wesile - Jesu Wena Ungu Mhlobo
In Zion Of Julesburg Apostolic Faith Assembly In Zion - Se Ndzi Dyohile (Forgive Us Lord)
Thina Zion 1 - Phuthumani

Best Alternative Music Album: African
Candy - Siki (Five Cents)
Joe Nina - Unchained
KB - Ke Mosadi
Oliver Mtukudzi - Dairai

Best Traditional/African Adult Contemporary African DVD
Benjamin Dube - 16 June Commemoration Live
Joyous Celebration - Vol. 13 : Live At The Mosaiek Theatre, JHB
Solly Mahlangu - Obrigado
Spirit Of Praise – Spirit of Praise Vol 2
Worship House - Ikhaya Lami

Best Urban Gospel Album
Bongi & Collin - Makadunyiswe
Charisma - My Journey
Keke - In The Holy Of Holies
Kgotso - In The Beginning
Neville D - Songs Of Deliverance

Best Pop Album: African
Deborah - Uthando
Jaziel Brothers - The Journey
Maduvha - Africa
Malaika - Mmatswale
Ntando - Inqubela

Best Urban Pop Album
DJ Sox - House Party
Jozi - Wild Life
Kwela Tebza - Made In South Africa
Mxo - Sounds In Motion
Urban Reign - When It Rains It Pours

Best Urban Dance Album
Black Coffee - Home Brewed
Culoe De Song - A Giant Leap
DJ Cleo – Es’khaleni 6
Liquideep - Oscillation
Oskido – Oskido’s Church Grooves 8 & 9th Commandment

Best R&B/Neo-Soul Album
Brian Temba - Something Better
Byron Clarke - Self Inflicted
Ishmael - On The Edge
Mario Ogle – Can’t Stop Loving You
Nash Reed - Mercurial

Best Rap Album
HHP - Dumela
JR - Colourfull
Khuli Chana - The MotswakOriginator
Teargas - Dark Or Blue
Tumi - Whole Worlds

Best Kwaito Album
Big Nuz - Undisputed
Mzambiya - Still I Rise
Spikiri - Taking A Walk On The Wild Side
TKZee - Coming Home
Zola - Impepho

So, what do you think? Any surprise omissions? Post your comments below.

The 2010 SAMAs take place at Sun City on April 16 and 17.

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