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And the Nominees for the 15th Annual MTN South African Music Awards are.......

These are the ones. The final list of nominees for the 15th Annual MTN South African Music Awards containing the names of the artists who set the standard last year and proved that they have what it takes to go all the way and walk of with an MTN SAMA in Sun City on the first weekend of May. Congratulations to everybody on this list - you've kept Mzansi music's flag flying high and are all deserving of one of the highest accolades in South African music: an MTN SAMA. Or maybe even two, or three...

BEST AFRICAN TRADITIONAL GOSPEL ALBUM


Ncandweni Christ Ambassadors - Usuku Iwe Nkosi
Rebecca Malope - Ujehova Ungu' Madida
Solly Moholo - Oa Ntaela Moya
Veliswa - Umhlobo
Winnie Mashaba - Ke Rata Wena

BEST CONTEMPORARY JAZZ ALBUM


Hugh Masekela - Phola
Judith Sephuma - Change Is Here
The Moreira Project - Volume 2 Citizen Of The World
Zamajobe - Ndoni Yamanzi

BEST MASKANDI ALBUM


Bhekumuzi Luthuli - 1818
Imithente - Simqonda Ngqo
Ithwasa Langempela - Kuzethukele
Thokozani Langa - Wawuthini

BEST MUSIC VIDEO


Eban Olivier - We On Fire featuring Bongz & Maggz by Da L.E.S
Mike Scott - Soundtracks And Come Backs by GoldFish
Casey Bertie - This Is How It Goes by GoldFish
Pierre Smith - Today by Jesse Clegg
Claudio Pavin and Arri Reschke - Overexposed by The Parlotones

BEST SOKKIE DANS ALBUM


Arno Jordaan - Gee My
Elizma Theron - Gee My Meer
Juanita Du Plessis - 10 Jaar Platinum Treffers
Kurt Darren - Uit Die Diepte Van My Hart
Pieter Koen - 3 Susters

BEST URBAN DANCE ALBUM


Dj Cleo - Es' Khaleni Unit 5
Dj Clock - The First Tick
Dj Kent - Mixing Business With Pleasure: Reloaded
Rhythmic Elements - The Offering
Shana - Forever Yours

BEST POP ALBUM : ENGLISH


Chad Saaiman - Chasing Melodies
Jamali - 3rd Base
Jessika - Shout
Jody - Just Gonna Be Me
Lindsay McGuire - Taking Control

BEST URBAN POP ALBUM


Gang Of Instrumentals - Round 3
Kelly Khumalo - Simply Kelly
Lesego - Soulsation
Rus Nerwich - Under The Poetree
Unathi - In Honour

BEST POP ALBUM : AFRIKAANS


Eden - Knieë Lam
Gerrie Pretorius - Vriende Vir Altyd
Jakkie Louw - Marietjie Se Hoender
Nicholis Louw - Vergeet En Vergewe
Snotkop - So Damn Sexy

BEST POP ALBUM : AFRICAN


AfroSoul - UmAfrica
Aylos - Aylos
Imbokod - Qobosha
Malini - Ubumnandi
Theo Kgosinkwe I Am

BEST ROCK ALBUM : ENGLISH


Paul E. Flynn - Fields
Perez - Perez
Prime Circle - All Or Nothing
The Dirty Skirts - Daddy Don't Disco
Zebra & Giraffe - Collected Memories

BEST RAP ALBUM


Da L.E.S - Fresh2Def
jr - The Main Event
Nemza - The Future
Teargas - Wafa Wafa
Zuluboy - Inqolobane

BEST KWAITO ALBUM


Big Nuz - 2nd Round Knockout
Bricks - Stop Nonsense
Mzekezeke - Back By Popular Demand
Sanza Tabalaza"S - 35 Khonjenje
Thebe Black Diamond

BEST SELLING ALBUM


Winner Announced on the Night

BEST SELLING DOWNLOAD OF THE YEAR


Winner Announced on the Night

BEST NEWCOMER


Andile Mseleku - Essence Of Joy
Babu - Up Roots
Jody - Just Gonna Be Me
The Voice Of Angels - The Voice Of Angels - Volume 1
Zebra & Giraffe - Collected Memories

BEST DUO/GROUP


340m l- Sorry For The Delay
Bala Brothers - Strome Van Seën
GoldFish - Perceptions of Pacha
Joyous Celebration - Joyous Celebration Vol. 12
Soweto Gospel Choir - Live At The Nelson Mandela Theatre

BEST FEMALE ARTIST


Josie Field - Leyland
Judith Sephuma - Change Is Here
Lira - Soul In Mind
Siphokazi - Ndinovuyo
Zamajobe - Ndoni Yamanzi

BEST MALE ARTIST


Abdullah Ibrahim - Senzo
Bhekumuzi Luthuli - 1818
Chris Chameleon - Klassieke Chameleon
Theo Kgosinkwe - I Am
Zuluboy - Inqolobane

MTN RECORD OF THE YEAR


DJ Clock - Umahamba Yedwa
Zebra & Giraffe - The Knife
Chris Chameleon - Sterredank
Jamali - Knowing Me Knowing You
340ml - Fairy Tales
Da L.E.S - We On Fire featuring Bongz and Maggz
Gang of Instrumentals - Woza December
Rhythmic Elements - 2 By 2
DJ Cleo - Hands Up
The Parlotones - I'll Be There
Loyiso - Blow Your Mind
Black Coffee - Lo Mhlaba
Prime Circle - She Always Gets What She Wants
Louise Carver - Didn't Mean To Call
Kurt Darren - Standing On The Edge
Big Nuz - Ubala
GoldFish - This Is How It Goes
Lira - Wa Mpaleha
Just Jinjer - What He Means
Jesse Clegg - Today

ALBUM OF THE YEAR


340ml - Sorry For The Delay
Chris Chameleon - Klassieke Chameleon
GoldFish - Perceptions of Pacha
Lira - Soul In Mind
Rhythmic Elements - The Offering

BEST TSONGA MUSIC ALBUM


George Maluleke - Na Van'Wanati Sisters No. 24 - Kuhanyeriwa I Vukosi
Themba Chauke - Shinyori De Jnr - Ntsena Volume Ntlhanu (5) - Couple
Thomas Chauke - Na Shinyori Sisters - Shimatsatsa No. 27 - Rejina

BEST AFRICAN TRADITIONAL A CAPELLA GOSPEL ALBUM


Amadodana Ase Wesile - Ha Le Mpotsa Tsepo Yaka
Enyonini Mission - Nonke Bazalwane
OoMama BaseWesile - YiSabatha Namhla Nkosi

BEST INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM


Babu - Up Roots
James Grace - Café Latino
Hester Beyers-Martin & Malané Hofmeyr-Burger African Rondo
Nibs Van Der Spuy - Autumn Light
Tonik - Visitor's Book

BEST TRADITIONAL JAZZ ALBUM


Abdullah Ibrahim - Senzo
Gavin Minter - I'll Be Seeing You
Norman Chauke - Jazz 'Dikas'
Sydney Ace - Mnisi 20 Years Celebration
Zim Ngqawana Zimology - In Concert (USA)

BEST PRODUCER


340ml - Sorry For The Delay by 340ml
Crighton Goodwill - Round 3 by Gang of Instrumentals
David Poole and Dominic Peters - Perceptions of Pacha by GoldFish
Kevin Leicher - Leyland by Josie Field
Moreira Chonguica - Volume 2 Citizen Of The World by The Moreira Project

BEST ENGINEER


Robin Kohl and Leroy Croft - Sorry For The Delay by 340ml
David Poole and Dominic Peters - Perceptions of Pacha by GoldFish
Charlie Hamilton - Just Gonna Be Me by Jody
Robin Kohl - Soul In Mind by Lira
Richard Mitchell - Qhubeka... by Ringo

BEST AFRIKAANS DVD


Chris Chameleon - Klassieke Chameleon
Luidkidz - Luidkidz
Karin Hougaard - Hartstukke
Kurt Darren - Treffers Live
Theuns Jordaan & Juanita Du Plessis - Bring Jou Hart

BEST TRADITIONAL/AFRICAN ADULT CONTEMPORARY DVD


Jabu Hlongwane - The Crosspower Experience
Joyous Celebration - Joyous Celebration Vol. 12 Live At The Grand West Arena - Cape Town
Oliver Mtukudzi - Live At The Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2002
Soweto Gospel Choir - Live At The Nelson Mandela Theatre
Spirit of Praise - Vol. 1

BEST GLOBAL CHART DVD


Andre De Villiers - Life
Freshlyground - Live! South African Tour
The Parlotones - Unplugged
The Plain Truth - God Above The Universe
Steve Hofmeyr - Sings Kris Kristofferson

BEST SELLING DVD


Awarded on The Night

BEST SELLING MOBILE MUSIC RING TUNE


Awarded on The Night

BEST SELLING MOBILE MUSIC FULL TRACK


Awarded on The Night

BEST SELLING MOBILE MUSIC VIDEO


Awarded on The Night

BEST KIDDIES ALBUM : AFRIKAANS


Luidkidz - Luidkidz
Manuel Escórcio - Jesus Het Kinders Lief
Nedine Blom - Supercool
Son-Isha - Vaderland Prison Earth

BEST KIDDIES ALBUM : ENGLISH


Ed Jordan And Alan Glass - Beautiful Bedtime
Ed Jordan And Alan Glass - Beautiful Creatures Of The Sea
Manuel Escórcio - Jesus Loves Kids
Tina Schouw - The Goodnight Songs
Wendy Oldfield Singalong Kidz

BEST AFRIKAANS TRADITIONAL MUSIC ALBUM


Deon Van Der Merwe - Kitaarjolyt
Deon Van Der Merwe & Die Boeremusketier - Kitaar Met Oemf
Hennie De Bruyn, Zak Van Niekerk En Die Kitaarkêrels - Umfaan-Skoffel
Klipwerf Orkes - Hantam Toeka
Snaar Van Tonder - Speel Afrikaanse Kitaar Treffers!

BEST COUNTRY MUSIC ALBUM


Billy Forrest - "Go With Me"
Bobby Angel - Somebody Like You
Jeffrey De Bruyn - Golden Gospel Country
Fredi Nest - Vrystaat Limousine
Ray Dylan - Breek Die Ys

BEST POP/ROCK GOSPEL ALBUM


Kriss Tel - Made To Be Loved
Mark Counihan - Closer To You
MIC Goodnight... - God Bless.
Singletrack - Singletrack
Tiro - Speak To Me

BEST AFRIKAANS GOSPEL ALBUM


Bala Brothers - Strome Van Seën
Hessel Van Der Walt n Simfonie Van Lof
Cornel Driessen + Louis Brittz Duisende Daniëls Aanbid
Vertikaal Stil
Willie Joubert God Van Wonders

BEST AFRICAN CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL ALBUM


Hlengiwe Mhlaba - Live At The Durban Playhouse
Joyous Celebration - Vol 12: Live At The Grand West Arena
Soweto Gospel Choir - Live At The Nelson Mandela Theatre
Various Spirit of Praise - Vol. 1
Vicky Vilakazi - Zion-Jerusalem

BEST ROCK ALBUM : AFRIKAANS


Albert De Wet - 3 Jaar
Die Kaalkop Waarheid - Woestyn Se Rivier
Ef-El - Net Om Die Geraas In Te Asem
Van Coke Kartel - Waaksaam & Wakker
Willim Welsyn En Die Sunrise Toffies - Kompos En Kraai

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM : ENGLISH


340ml - Sorry For The Delay
Jane Rademeyer - I Think A Halo
MaxNormal.Tv - Good Morning South Africa
New Academics - The Apple
The Sick Leaves - Stone The Crow

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM : AFRIKAANS


Emile Minnie - Nagmusiek
Foto Na Dans - Pantomime Op Herwinbare Klanke
Gerald Clark - Sweepslag
Klopjag - Musiek Vir Die Agtergrond
Laurinda Hofmeyr - Reis Na Die Suide

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM : AFRICAN


3rd Generation Azumah Cultural Group Marimba Magic
The Dizu Plaatjies Ibuyambo Ensemble - African Kings
Native Intelligence - Segusile 'The Dawn'
Inyosi Umdletshe - Wena We Ndlovu Bayede!

BEST ADULT CONTEMPORARY ALBUM : ENGLISH


Cofield Mundi - The Big Question
Ernie Smith - Everything Around Me
Josie Field - Leyland
Lira - Soul In Mind
Watershed - Staring At The Ceiling

BEST ADULT CONTEMPORARY ALBUM : AFRIKAANS


Amanda Strydom Kerse - Teen Die Donker
Chris Chameleon - Klassieke Chameleon
Coenie De Villiers - Weerlig Oor Die See
Lize Beekman - Sit 'n Bietjie Langs My
Valiant Swart - Vrydagaand / Saterdagaand

BEST ADULT CONTEMPORARY ALBUM : AFRICAN


Andile Mseleku - Essence Of Joy
Malatji - The First Prince
Ringo - Qhubeka…
Siphokazi - Ndinovuyo
Thembisile - My Journey

BEST R&B/NEO-SOUL ALBUM


Bryce Anderson - Undescribable
Tamarsha - I Ain't Givin Up
Thandi Soni - This Is My Time

BEST VENDA MUSIC ALBUM


Jonah Moyo and Devera Ngwena - Jazz Band Vol. 33 Shango Ndi Lashu
Victor Ndhlovu - Zwa Hashu Vol. 3
Zozo & Sangere Super Beat - Vol. 10 Mudi Wagoswi

BEST ALBUM PACKAGING


Amaryoni - The Journey - Marabi Moments
Rus Nerwich - Under The Poetree
The Moreira Project - Volume 2 Citizen Of The World
Various - The Great South African Trip
Zebra & Giraffe - Collected Memories

BEST REMIX OF THE YEAR


Dj Master Jam Ft. RJ Benjamin - Change The World
Gang Of Instrumentals - My Number 1 Dub Mix
Jaziel Brothers - Gumba Faya Remix featuring Bleksem
Lira - Feel Good - Jazzworx Remix
Slikour - Umsindo Remix featuring Selwyn, Bricks, Kwela Tebza, T'Do, Bleksem, Shugasmakx

BEST MULTI ARTIST LIVE DVD


Various Loftus For Jesus 08
Various Ramfest Alternative Music Festival
Various Carnival Symphonic Pops (2007)
Various Deuriemikke Karnaval Loftus 2008
Various Huisgenoot Skouspel 2008

BEST CLASSICAL CROSSOVER ALBUM


Eclips - Lekker Klassieke Treffers
Heavenly Organ - The King of Instruments
Rian Swanepoel - Verf Die Classics Rooi
The Voice Of Angels - The Voice Of Angels Volume 1


Ntate Samora - Mafube A Nyoloha Matsieng No. 2
Ruthla Masupha - Ruthla Masupha No. 24
Toka Letlaka Moeti Oa Makhoarane No. 5 - Etsang Ka Pele

BEST DANCE ALBUM


1st Project - Percussive House Grooves
Flash Republic - Danger
GoldFish - Perceptions of Pacha
Iridium Project - Stroboscope
Mono T - A Mono Sound

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