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The18th Annual MTN South African Music Awards Nominees

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Record Of The Year:

Amapansula Ajabulile – Kabelo Mabalane; Casanova – DJ Choice; Clap Your Hands – Zakes Bantwini Feat. Xolani Sithole;  Ex – Character;  Facebook – DJ Cleo; Get Over It – Bucie; I Wanna Love You – Lulo Café Feat. Nothende; Lengoma – DJ Sbu Feat. Zahara; Lento – Professor Feat. Speedy; Lighthouse – Elvis Blue; Loliwe – Zahara; Make It Easy – Lloyd Cele; Phakade – Lira; Settle For Less – Liquideep ; Taking It Easy – GoodLuck; These Streets – Mi Casa; Thinking About You – Theo; Kgosinkwe Feat. Zonke; Turning In My Sleep – Prime Circle; World of Mine – Loyiso Feat. Khuli Chana; You And I – Charlize Berg & Heinz Winckler

Album Of The Year:

Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Songs From The Farms
Mi Casa – Mi Casa Music
Zahara – Loliwe
Zakwe – Zakwe
Zonke – Ina Ethe

Duo or Group Of The Year:

Big Nuz – Pound For Pound
Goodluck – Goodluck
Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Songs From The Farms
Mi Casa – Mi Casa Music
Taxi Violence – Unplugged: Long Way From Home

Female Artist Of The Year:

Charlize Berg – Charlize Berg
Josie Field – 1984
Nomhle – Ikwezi (Morning Star)
Zahara – Loliwe
Zonke – Ina Ethe

Male Artist Of The Year:

AKA – Altar Ego
Bhekumuzi Luthuli – Isipho (Gift)
Jimmy Dludlu – Tonota
Lwanda Gogwana Songbook – Chapter 1
Zakwe – Zakwe

Newcomer Of The Year:

Lwanda Gogwana Songbook – Chapter 1
Mi Casa – Mi Casa Music
Shadowclub – Guns and Money
Zahara – Loliwe
Zakwe – Zakwe

Best Traditional:

Bhekumuzi Luthuli – Isipho (Gift)
Joe Shirimani Na Va Ndoda – Banana
Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Song From The Farms
Soul Brothers – Amaphutha
Zozo – Tshigotsha Nama

Best Classical and Instrumental:

Ben Schoeman – Liszt
CH2 – Ping!
Charl Du Plessis Trio – Shanghai Brunch
Derek Gripper – The Sound Of Water
Zoë Beyers – Mendelssohn

Best Jazz:

Adam Glasser – Mzansi
Jimmy Dludlu – Tonota
Lwanda Gogwana Songbook – Chapter 1
Marcus Wyatt – ZAR
Vusi Khumalo – Reasons For Seasons

Best Adult Contemporary Album:

Chris Chameleon – As Jy Weer Skryf
Coenie De Villiers – Hart Van Glas
Elvis Blue – Elvis Blue (2CD Special Edition)
Josie Field – 1984
Judith Sephuma – I Am A Living Testimony

Best Africa Adult:

Moreira Chonguica And Various – Khanimambo: Tributes To Legends Of Mozambique
Nomhle – Ikwezi(Morning Star)
Somizi – 9 Lives – My Genesis
Unathi – With Love
Zonke – Ina Ethe

Best Contemporary Faith Music:

Joe Niemand – Ek Sal Nie Bang Wees Nie
Martin PK – Man On A Mission
Swazi Dlamini – Gospel Meets Jazz Live In Durban
The Plain Truth – We Are The Shining Ones
We Will Worship – The MoveMEANT Begins

Best Traditional Faith Music:

Kgotso – New Dawn
Nqubeko Mbatha – Forever I’ll Worship
Sfiso Ncwane – Kulungile Baba
Solly Mahlangu – Mwamba Mwamba
Soweto Spiritual Singers – Open Heaven

Best Kiddies Album:

Carike Keuzenkamp – Carike & Ghoempie Kuier Saam Met Ghoeghoe In Kinderland 8
Helena Smith – Luidkiz 2 – U Naam Is Ons Kreet
Minki Burger & Alta Joubert – Lollos 3 Boem Boem, Ons Gaan Groen!
Riku Lätti – Janneman In Die Diereryk
Wendy Oldfield – Singalong Kidz Volume 2

Best Rock:

aKING – The Red Blooded Years
Shadowclub – Guns And Money
Taxi Violence – Unplugged: Long Way From Home
The Graeme Watkins Project – Corridors Of The Mind
Van Coke Kartel – Wies Bang

Best Alternative:

Ashtray Electric – Measured In Falls
Dear Reader – Idealistic Animals
Die Heuwels Fantasties – Wilder As Die Wildtuin
The Dirty Skirts – Lost In The Fall
Wrestlerish – Towns

Best Pop:

Brandon October – Brandon October
Charlize Berg – Charlize Berg
Hulle – Hulle
Jozi – Moving The City
Lloyd Cele – One

Best Dance:

G.Family – Deep House Chronicles 6
Ganyani Entertainment Family Presents The Family – 1st Gathering
Goodluck – Goodluck
Mi Casa – Mi Casa Music
Pascal & Pearce – Passport

Best Street Urban:

AKA – Altar Ego
HHP – Motswafrika
Jack Parow – Eksie Ou
L-Tido – All Or Nothing
Zakwe – Zakwe

Best Smooth Urban:

Afro’traction – Soulfully Yours
Kabomo – All Things Grey
Lira – Return To Love (Deluxe Edition)
Mckenzie – Poetic Genesis
Zahara – Loliwe

Best Maskandi:

Imithente – Mbibi
Mfiliseni Magubane – Amandla Ami
Phuzekhemisi – Amapasi
Sakhile Mfuphi – Ngikhanyisele
Thokozani Langa – I-Protection Order

Best Sokkie Dans:

Donovan Vallance – Rock My Wêreld
Gerrie Pretorius – Gister En Vandag
Izak Davel – Vreesloos
MarulaBoom – Dijam
Snotkop – Ek Laaik Van Jol

Best Kwaito:

Big Nuz – Pound For Pound
Brickz – Ruffcast
Character – Marathon
Kabelo Mabalane – Immortal Vol.1
Spikiri – King Don Father 2.5

Best Collaboration:

Character – The Marathon
Kabomo – All Things Grey
Lloyd Cele ft Loyiso Bala – Uthando
Spikiri – King Don Father 2.5
Zahara – Loliwe

Best Live DVD:

Concord – Live in Joburg
Simphiwe Dana – An Evening With Simphiwe Dana (Live In Concert)
Solly Mahlangu – Mwamba Mwamba
Various – Skouspel 2011
Various – Spirit Of Praise Vol.3

Best Video of the Year:

Goldfish – We Come Together
Locnville – Stars Above You
The Graeme Watkins Project – Music Affair
The Parlotones – Its Magic
Toby – My Dad

Best Producer:

Josie Field – 1984
Laurie Levine – Six Winters
Lira – Return To Love (Delux Edition)
Lloyd Cele – One
Nkulee Dube – My Way

Best Engineer:

Jimmy Dludlu – Tonota
Lira – Return To Love (Delux Edition)
Moreira Chonguica And Various – Khanimambo: A Tribute To The Legends Of Mozambique
Mpho-za – Dream To Reality
Zahara – Loliwe

Remix of the Year:
DJ Sbu ft Zahara – Lengoma
Lira ft Tebogo Moloto – Call Me
Merissa Guzzman / Black Coffee Mix – Time To Go
MXO – Zandiy’bone
Zakwe ft Zulu Boy & Danger – Bathi Ng’yachoma

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