2016 South African Music Awards nominees were announced on Thursday morning at the Soweto Theatre, and Amstel record of the year contenders were revealed on SABC1′s Live Amp on Friday night.

All the 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 Jazz Orchestra – One Night in the Sun
  • 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 – Vuurbestan  

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 Kontemporere 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 Orchestra  – Mintirho ya SJ KhosaOrchestra

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 & Trademark – Shumaya
  • Shekinah x Kyle Deutsch – Back to the Beach
  • AKA ft. Redsan, Burna Boy & Stoneboy – All Eyes on Me
  •  Major League DJz ft. Cassper Nyovest, Okmalumkoolkat, Riky Rick & Carpo – Sylza Tsotsi
  • Khuli Chana ft. Patoranking – No Lie

Best Music Video of the Year

  • Jack Parow & Freshly Ground – Army of One
  • Riky Rick ft. Cassper    Nyovest & Anatii – Fuseg
  • 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 Jazz Orchestra – One Night in the Sun

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 Downloads

  • 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

Amstel Record of the Year

 1.    AKA – All Eyes On Me (w/ Burna   Boy, Da Les & JR)
2.    Shekhinah & Kyle Deutsch – Back To The Beach
3.    AKA  – Baddest
4.    Prince Kaybee  – Better Days (w/ Audrey)
5.    Riky Rick – Boss Zonke
6.    DJ Fisherman & Naak Musiq – Call Out (w/ Dream Team, Danger & DJ SK)
7.    Mobi Dixon – City Rains
8.    DJ Kent – Don’t Let Go (w/ Mo-T)
9.    Four7 – J’Adore (w/ Tiffany)
10.  DJ Merlon – Koze Kuse (w/ Mondli Ngcobo)
11.  Nathi – Nomvula
12.  eMtee – Roll Up
13.  TiMO ODV – Save Me
14.  Dbn Nyts – Shumaya(w/ Zinhle Ngidi & Trade Mark)
15.  K.O – Skhanda Love (w/ Nandi Mngoma)
16.  Heavy K – Sweetie (w Nokwazi)
17.  Anatii – The Saga (w/ AKA)
18.  DJ Dimplez – Way Up (w/ Cassper Nyovest & JR)
19.  Black Coffee – We Dance Again (w/ Nakhane Toure)
20.  Mi Casa – Your Body

The 22nd edition of the South African Music Awards will take place at the Durban International Convention Centre on Saturday, 4 June 2016, and will be broadcast live on SABC1.

Ticket sales for the awards show will be open to the public on Friday, 22 April at 12:00. Tickets are R350 and available from Computicket.

 

 

 

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