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Urban Music Awards, UK Nominates Sarkodie, Kanye West, Shatta Wale For 2021 Edition

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The full nomination list of the 18th  edition of Urban Music Awards 2021 has been released. The Urban Music Awards which celebrates its 18th anniversary next month on the 20th of September in London, UK has Canadian rapper, Drake, Beyonce, Kanye West, Shatta Wale, Sarkodie and other top stars nominated for various categories.

Kanye West was nominated for breaking the Apple Music Livestream record and the creative marketing/pr campaign which has made a lot of success.

Sarkodie and Shatta Wale are repping the flag of Ghana high after securing one and three nominations respectively.

Below is the Full list of nomination:


Best Single

Lost Girl ft. Backroad Gee “Rockabye”
Backroad Gee ft. Nissi “Ready or Not”
A1 x J1 ft. Deno Driz “Baby”
Wes Nelson ft. Hardy Caprio “See Nobody”
Olakira “Maserati”
KSI “Don’t Play”
Jahmene “God’s Property”
Tion Wayne & Ross Millions “Body”
Drake “Wants and Needs’
Beyonce ft. Shatta Wale & Major Lazer “Already”
Curtis Roach “Bored in the House”
Dawn Richard “Bussifame”
Central Cee “Commitment Issues”
Stefflon Don feat. Ms. Banks “Dip

Best Newcomer

Backroad Gee
A1 & J1
Kofi Stone
Central Cee
French The Kid
Lex Amor
Jaz Karis
Pa Salieu
Ling Hussle

Best Female Act

Esperanza Spalding “Formwela 4”
Stefflon Don “Murda” (freestyle Badness)
Dua Lipa “Levitating”
Koffee “Switch it Up”
Jaz Karis “Mistake”
Beyonce “Already”
Shaybo “Mud”
Dawn Richard “Bussifame”
Bellah “Evil Eye”
Lianne La Havas “Lianne La Havas”

Artist of the Year (UK) sponsored by Dechavel

Ardee “Oliver Twist”
Dua Lipa “We’re Good”
Jorja Smith “Home”
Aitch “Learning Curve”
Deno “Drizzy”
Tion Wayne “Body”
Nafe Smallz “High and Lows”
Ed Sheeran “Visiting Hours”
Ghetts “Conflict of Interest”
Russ Millions “Body”

Best Grime Act

JayKae “Chop (Henry the 8th)”
Chip “Killer MC”
Meridian Dan “Joe Pesci”
Ghetts “Conflict of Interest”
D Double E “Double of Northing”
Norf Face “Baitest Sound”

Best Male Act sponsored by Tribe All

AJ Tracey
Headie One
Jay 1
Young T & Bugsey
M Huncho
Russ Millions

Best Album

AJ Tracey, “Flu Game”
Dave “We Are All Alone in This Together”
Grimba “African King”
Bugzy Malone “The Resurrection”
D Block Europe, “The Blueprint- Us Vs. Them”
Lianne La Havas “ Lianne La Havas”
Fredo “Money Can’t Buy Happiness”
Ghetts “Conflict of Interest”
DJ Khaled – “Khaled, Khaled”
Headie One “EDNA”
K Trap “Street Side Effects”
Loski “Music, Trial and Trauma: A Drill Story”
Sean Paul “Live N Livin”
Nas “King’s Disease”

Best Radio Show

Yasmin Evans (BBC 1Xtra)
Dotty (Apple Music)
Snoochie Shy (BBC 1Xtra)
Charlie Sloth (Beats 1)
DJ Edu – Destination Africa (BBC 1Xtra)
Tim Westwood ( Capital Xtra)
Yinka & Shayna Marie (Capital Xtra)
The Marcus Nasty Show (Rinse)
Ras Kwame (Reggae Recipe)
Kenny Allstar (BBC 1Xtra)
Robert Bruce ( Capital Xtra)
Reece Parkinson (BBC 1Xtra)
Tiffany Calver (BBC 1Xtra)

Best Producer

Steel Banglez
Ayo Beatz
Ragz Originale
Jax Jones
MK The Plug x M1 on the Beat
Fraser T

Best Entertainer

Yung Filly
Stevo The Madman
David Whiteley aka Sidemen
TY Logan
Big Narstie
Fumez the Engineer
Mo the Comedian
Chabuddy G
Very Vee Brown
White Yardie
Munya Chawawa

Artist of the Year Africa

Davido (Nigeria)
Rema (Nigeria)
Fally Ipupa (RDC)
Burna Boy (Nigeria)
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
Olakira (Nigeria)
Falz the Bahd Guy (Nigeria)
Sarkodie (Ghana)
Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania)
Joeboy (Nigeria)
Darina Victry (Cameroon)
Shatta Wale (Ghana)
Wizkid (Nigeria)

Best Hip hop Act

Young T & Bugsey “Don’t Rush”
Polo G “Rapstar”
Fredo “Flowers & the Snow”
Slow Thai “Tyrone”
Cardi B “Up”
Dave “We’re All Alone In This Together”
Little Simz “Woman”
Nas “King’s Disease”
Kojey Radical “2Fs”
Ms Banks “YDK”

Best R&B Act

Scribz Riley “Mandy”
Lola Rae “Come and See”
Bellah “Something U Like”
Odeal “24/48”
Rebecca Garton “Take me Home”
Kwaku Asante “ODE”
Tora “Escape Room”
Pip Millett “Hard Life”

Best Podcast 2021

3 Shots of Tequila
Drink Champs
Pass the Meerkat
Seasoned Session
The Joe Budden Podcast
Hotboxin with Mike Tyson
The Receipts Podcast
Black Gals Livin’
Who We Be Talks

Best Music Video 2021

Avelino ft. Not3s & Young “Control”
Bruno Mars feat. Anderson Paak “Leave the Door Open”
Swarmz ft. Bugzy Malone & M24 “Payslips”
Keeya Keys “Haaland”
Shaybo ft Haile “Friendly”
Nafe Smallz “High and Lows”
Wes Nelson ft. Hardy Caprio “See Nobody”
Russ Millions x Tion Wayne “Body”
D Power Diesle x Skepta “Sniper”

Best DJ
Tiffany Calver
DJ Policy
Kenny Allstar
Angel & Dren
Mista Jam
DJ Charlesy
DJ Tiiny
DJ Envy

Best Singer/Songwriter
Kamille “Mirror Mirror”
Rachel Chinouriri “Give me a reason”
Alewya “Spirit X”
Jahmene “God’s Property”
Griff “Black Hole”
Dawn Richard “Bussifame”
H.E.R “Back of My Mind”
Kevin Davy White “With You”

Best Record Label

Island Records
EGA Music
Dave Neighbourhood
Merky Records
Republic Records
Atlantic Records
Warner Records

Best Jazz Act

Esperanza Spalding
Nubya Garcia
Ego Ella May
Poppy Ajudha
Moses Boyd joe
Yazmin Lacey
Tom Misch & Yusef Dayes

Best Gospel Act

The Kingdom Choir
Diana Hamilton
The Spirituals Choir
Called Out Music
Philippa Hanna
Lurine Cato
Carla Jane

Artist of the Year (Caribbean)

Koffee (Jamaica)
Beenie Man (Jamaica)
Bunji Garlin (Trinidad)
Romain Virgo (Jamaica)
Etana (Jamaica)
Erphaan Alves (Trinidad & Tobago)
Shenseea (Jamaica)
Yohan Marley (Jamaica)
Sean Paul (Jamaica)
Popcaan (Jamaica)

Artist of the Year (France)
Aya Nakamura
Kendji Girac
David Guetta
Camelia Jordana
Imen Es

Artist of the Year (Asia)

Gurj Sidhu
Sidhu Moosewala
Neha Kakkar
Jasmine Sandlas
Pak – Man
Karan Aujla

Artist of the Year (South America)

Los Angeles Azules “Cumbia La Gente”
Karol G “200 Copas”
Maluma “Agua de Jamaica”
Daddy Yankee
Anuel Aa
Bad Bunny

Best Radio Station
Kiss FM
Capital Xtra
BBC 1Xtra
Westside Radio
The Beat London
Kiss Fresh

Best Group

Krept & Konan
Young T and Bugsey
Lotto Boyzz
Reggie ‘n’ Bollie
Essie Gang
D Block Europe

Artist of the Year (USA)

DJ Khaled “Khaled Khaled”
Bruno Mars
Doja Cat
Soulja Boy
Busta Rhymes “Extinction Level Event 2 – The Wrath of God”
Anderson Paak “Leave the Door Open”
Nas “Kings Disease”
Megan Thee Stallion
Cardi B “Up”
Dawn Richard “Bussifame”
Polo G “Rapstar”
H.E.R “Back of My Mind”

Best Collaboration

Nicki Minaj, Drake & Lil Wayne “Seeing Green”
Doja Cat feat. SZA “Kiss Me More”
Busta Rhymes ft. Mariah Carey “Where I Belong”
Slowthai feat. Skepta — “CANCELLED”
Joel Corry feat. MNEK “Head & Heart”
Dappy feat. Abra Cadabra “Bolo”
Rachel Chinouriri feat. Hak Baker “November”
Beyonce feat. Shatta Wale & Major Lazer “Already”

Most Creative Artist 2021

Jason Derulo
Soulja Boy
Kanye West
Shae Universe

Best Online Music Platform

Apple Music
Tik Tok
YouTube Music
Audio Mack




Source: Ghanaontheglobe.com

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