The countdown to the Metro Fm Awards has already begun and we cannot wait to see who the winners will be. The nominee list was announced on 22 January and we have to say, the competition looks really tough.
We are proud of House music duo Black Motion who got a nomination for ‘Best Dance Album’ among the likes of Nastee Nev, DJ QT, Donald and DJ Fisherman and the ‘Best Duo/Group Album’. The princess of house music Bucie also got a nomination for ‘Best Female Album’.
Beatenberg also got a nomination for their current hit single ‘Rafael’. The pop band rose to fame with the song ‘Pluto/Remember You’ on which they were featured by DJ Clock. The song was among the best house songs for 2014. Beatenberg also got nominated for ‘Best African Pop Album’ while DJ Clock received a nomination for ‘Best Collaboration’ with them.
Congratulations to Chymamusique as well for being nominated for best new artist among Dr Malinga, DJ Dimplez and others. Chymamusique released his debut album ‘Gift of Sound’ in 2014 on which he features the likes of Soulstar and Kaylow. We are rooting for the Limpopo-born DJ all the way!
It looks like the ‘Song of the Year’ category will be a highly contested one as the nominated songs vary mostly between Hip Hop and House music. It is absolutely no doubt that SA Hip Hop has been at its best last year, it will be interesting to see who will take this one.
See the full list of the Metro Fm nominations below:
Best African pop album
BeatenbergThe Hanging Gardens of Beatenberg AfrotractionFor The Lovers The SoilNostalgic Moments Naima KayNgiyavuma Kelly KhumaloBack to my Roots
Best compilation album
Soul CandiSessions 2015 Vinny da VinciDeep House Sounds vol 10 DJ TeranceMusic Box 7 EuphonikFor the Love of House vol 6 House AfrikaSessions 5
Best dance album
DJ QTQuantized vol 7 Black MotionFortune Teller Nastee Nev0808 Sweetsoul DJ FishermanEvolution 1.0 DonaldBlack and White
Best female album
Naima Kay Ngiyavuma BuciePrincess of House Unathi MsenganaAlive Lulu DikanaCame to Love MoneoaNdim Lo
Best duo/group album
BeatenbergThe Hanging Gardens of Beatenberg Black MotionFortune Teller Jabu Hlongwane & Mthunzi NambaFakaza The SoilNostalgic Moments TrompiesDelicious
Best hip hop album
Cassper NyovestTsholofelo AKALevels KOSkhanda Republic DuncanStreet Government DJ DimplezZeal
Best urban jazz album
Jonathan ButlerLiving My Dream Wanda BaloyiLove and Life Mpumi DlhaminiThe Culture Express vol 2 Thandi NtuliThe Offering Kyle SheperdDream State
Best kwaito album
ThebeThe Legend TrompiesDelicious Lvovo DerangoThe Boss
Best male album
Cassper NyovestTsholofelo AKALevels KOSkhanda Republic DonaldBlack and White AfrotractionFor the Lovers
Best urban gospel album
Rebecca MalopeAma VIP Khaya MthethwaThe Uprising Lundi TyamaraNew Testament DJ QTQuantized vol 7 Sfiso NcwaneBayede Baba
Best new artist
MusaThe Dream Dr MalingaFirst Injection DuncanStreet Government DJ DimplezZeal ChymamusiqueGift of Sound
Song of the year
AKACongratulate CassperNyovest Doc Shebeleza BeatenbergRafael The SoilSusan EuphonikBusa Cassper NyovestPhuma Kim Black MotionRainbow DJ DimplezYaya DJ FishermanCall Out Kelly KhumaloAsine
Best hit single
Cassper NyovestDoc Shebeleza DJ ClockPluto KOCaracara DJ Merlon featuring MondliKoze Kuse BeatenbergRafael
Best music video
AKACongratulate Cassper NyovestDoc Shebeleza AfrotractionAngeke DJ FishermanCall Out KOCaracara