METRO FM ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR THE 15th METRO FM MUSIC AWARDS

Legends dont stop, they ask whats next?

Johannesburg, Thursday 14 January 2016 The METRO FM Music Awards celebrate excellence in the music industry by honouring musicians who did exceedingly well in their field throughout the previous year. These musicians whose work enriched the lives of South African music lovers and listeners over the last 12 months were revealed in a spectacular ceremony in Johannesburg, as nominees for the 15th METRO FM Music Awards (MMA15).

Following an unforgettable musical year that saw the birth of new stars, the nominees announcement was filled with the countrys top talent. The slew of hits that kept music lovers thrilled this year will contest for the enviable Song of the Year

This years edition has introduced new ground breaking features to the prestigious awards ceremony. For the first time, winners in each respective category will receive R100 000 Cash Award to mark their musical merit. As South Africas largest commercial radio station, Metro FM is investing in musicians building wealth and benefiting financially from their trade over and above the artistic recognition that comes with the MMAs coveted statuette.

The awards have also introduced a New Pan-African Category. This new category will focus on celebrating African musical excellence by honouring musicians from across the continent that made it onto the Metro FM playlist hence contributing to the stations music offering.

To expand on the empowerment agenda of the awards, the MMA15 has added a music workshop, designed to empower up and coming artists. It will be hosted by renowned artists from the SA music industry with the aim to nurture, groom and help them to build sustainable and competitive careers in the music industry.

The road to the MMA15 will also include a comedy show component. This new element will showcase some of the big names in the South African comedy scene to bring light and laughter to the road to MMA15.

The road to the MMA15 ceremony will also feature a fashion show themed Music Meets Fashion. The MMAs have always had a fashion element as part of the Black Carpet Experience. The fashion show will acknowledge fashion and its place in the music industry. 

The SABC remains committed to delivering a world-class music extravaganza, which will be broadcast on Saturday 27 February 2016, on SABC 1.

 

The MMA15 Nominees and categories are as follows:

 

 

BEST AFRICAN POP ALBUM

 

NOMINEE

TITLE

1

Nathi

Buyelekhaya

2

Zahara

Country girl

3

Zonke

Work of Heart

4

Maleh

You make my heart go

5

Kabomo

Sekusile

BEST COMPILATION ALBUM

#

NOMINEE

TITLE

1

DJ Fresh

Fresh House Flava Vol 8

2

DJ Kanunu

Soul Meditation 2

3

Various Artists

It's Not A Party Without Us

4

999 music

Summer Ya Di Summer

BEST DANCE ALBUM

#

NOMINEE

TITLE

1

DJ Sphectacula & DJ Naves

Kings Of The Weekend

2

Black Coffee

Pieces of Me

3

Prince Kaybee

Better Days

4

Mobi Dixon

Tribal Soul Special Edition

5

Heavy K

Respect The Drumboss 2015

BEST FEMALE ALBUM

 

NOMINEE

TITLE

1

Maleh

You make my heart go

2

Zonke

Work of Heart

3

Zahara

Country Girl

4

Thiwe

Soul Therapy

5

Fifi Cooper

20FIFI

BEST DUO OR GROUP ALBUM

#

NOMINEE

TITLE

1

DBN Nyts

Believe

2

Deep Xcape

Pandora's Box

3

DJ Sphectacular & DJ Naves

Kings Of The Weekend

4

Junior Taurus & Lady Zamar

Cotton Candy

5

Mi Casa

Home Sweet Home

BEST HIT SINGLE

#

NOMINEE

TITLE

1

AKA ft Burnaboy, Khuli Chana, Yanga

Baddest

2

L-Tido

Dlala ka yona

3

Kwesta

Nomayini

4

WTF

Nomusa

5

Shekinah & Kyle Deutch

Back to the Beach

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

#

NOMINEE

TITLE

1

Da Les

P.A.I.D

2

Donald

What Goes Around

3

Emtee

Roll Up

4

DJ Sphectacula & DJ Naves

KOTW Anthem

5

Tumi ft Busiswa

Visa

BEST HIP HOP ALBUM

#

NOMINEE

TITLE

1

Cassper Nyovest

Refiloe

2

Ricky Rick

Family Values

3

Emtee

Avery

4

FiFi Cooper

20FIFI

5

Zakwe

Impande

BEST URBAN JAZZ ALBUM

#

NOMINEE

TITLE

1

Benjamin Jephta

Homecoming

2

Judith Sephuma

One World

3

Mpumi Dlamini

Mpumi Dlamini

4

Nduduzo Makhathini

Listening to the ground

5

Nomfundo Xaluva

From now on

BEST KWAITO ALBUM

#

NOMINEE

TITLE

1

Big Nuz

For The Fans

2

DBN Nyts

Believe

3

DJ Bongz

Game Changer

4

Kabelo Mabalane

Immortal Vol 3

BEST MALE ALBUM

#

NOMINEE

TITLE

1

Nathi

Buyelekaya

2

Black Coffee

Pieces Of Me

3

Cassper Nyovest

Refiloe

4

Prince Kaybee

Better Days

5

Ricky Rick

Family Values

BEST NEW ARTIST

#

NOMINEE

TITLE

1

Nathi

Buyelekhaya

2

Emtee

Avery

3

Ricky Rick

Family Values

4

Prince Kaybee

Better Days

5

Fifi Cooper

20FiFi

BEST R&B SINGLE

#

NOMINEE

TITLE

1

Zonke

Reach It

2

Nathi

Nomvula

3

Maleh

Feels so good

4

Cici

Runaway

5

Vincent Bones

My lady

BEST REMIX

#

NOMINEE

TITLE

1

Kelly Khumalo

Asine (Afrikan Soul Remix)

2

DJ Sliqe

Do like I do Remix

3

Emtee

Roll Up Re-Up

4

Tresor

Never let me go (Mobi Dixon Remix)

5

AKA

Baddest (Remix)

BEST URBAN GOSPEL ALBUM

#

NOMINEE

TITLE

1

Ntokozo Mbambo

Spirit and Life

2

Andile ka Majola

Chapter 7

3

Malusi Mbokazi

Ngisize Nkosi

4

Ayanda Ntazi

Udumo

5

Worship House

True Worship 2015 (Live)

SONG OF THE YEAR

#

NOMINEE

TITLE

1

Black Coffee

We Dance Again

2

Nathi

Nomvula

3

DJ Sphectacula & DJ Naves

Kings Of The Weekend Anthem

4

DBN Nyts

Shumaya

5

Heavy K

Umoya

6

DJ Ganyani

Talk To Me

7

Prince Kaybee

Wajelwa

8

Ricky Rick

Boss Zonke

9

DJ Shimza

Akulalwa

10

Prince Kaybee

Better Days

 BEST COLLABORATION

1

DJ Sphectacula & DJ Naves ft. Professor

Kings Of The Weekend Anthem

2

Heavy K FT. Professor & Mpumi

Umoya

3

Majour League DJs ft.Cassper Nyovest,Ricky Rick and MalumKoolkat

Slyza Tsotsi

4

AKA ft Burna Boy, Khuli Chana & Yanga

Baddest

5

DJ Sliqe ft JR, Okmalumkoolkat, WTF

iLife

 

Please Visit the Nominees Section of this website for all the Category Nominees.

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