South African Music Awards (SAMA) 2010 – Nominees

Album of the Year
Busi Mhlongo – Amakholwa Believers
BLK JKS – After Robots
Big Nuz – Undisputed
Teargas – Dark Or Blue
Selaelo Selota – Lapeng Laka

Best Duo / Group
Big Nuz – Undisputed
Teargas – Dark Or Blue
Joyous Celebration – Vol. 13 Live At The Mosaiek Theatre – JHB
aKING – Against All Odds
Jaziel Brothers – The Journey

Best Female Solo Artist
Busi Mhlongo – Amakholwa Believers
Louise Carver – The Home Tour – Live
Camagwini – Emandulo
Lira – Live In Concert : A Celebration
Thandiswa Mazwai – Ibokwe

Best Male Solo Artist
Chris Chameleon – Kyk Hoe Lyk Ons Nou
Benjamin Dube – 16 June Commemoration Live
Black Coffee – Home Brewed
Selaelo Selota – Lapeng Laka
Ntando – Inqubela

Best Newcomer
The South African Youth Choir – Birth of the Sun
Solly Mahlangu – Obrigado
Tshepo Mngoma – People And Places
Kyle Shepherd – FineART
Culoe De Song A – Giant Leap

Best Afrikaans Traditional Music Album
Die Teelepeltjies – Boeremusiek Op Sy Warmste
Hennie De Bruyn & Die Kitaarkerels – Vurige Snare
Klipwerf Orkes – Hantam Carnival
Mooiplaas Boere Orkes – Traditionele Boeremusiek
Zak Van Niekerk, Hennie De Bruyn & Die Kitaarkerels – Rig Jou Hande Na Bo

Best Adult Contemporary Album: Afrikaans
Bok Van Blerk – Afrikanerhart
Chris Chameleon – Kyk Hoe Lyk Ons Nou
Die Radio Kalahari Orkes – Heuningland
Romanz – Bly Getrou
Theuns Jordaan – Kouevuur

Best Afrikaans Gospel Album
Jan Hoogendyk – Ontskemer
Louis Brittz, Wanda Bam & Leza Liversage – Ons Draai Terug!
Retief Burger – Luidkeels Oorgegee
Rouchelle Liedemann – Nuwe Begin
Wanda Bam – Beloofde Land
Best Kiddies Album: Afrikaans
Carike Keuzenkamp – Carike En Ghoempie Kuier Saam Met Ghoeghoe In Kinderland 6

NAdine Blom – Supercool Vir Jesus
Ronell Erasmus – Kareltjie Kameelperd
Vaaljappie – Kanedoebadoe

Best Country Music Album
Billy Forrest & Bobby Angel – The Hits Of Foster & Allen
Cheree – In My Drome
Die Campbells – Keep It Country
Dozi – Voel So Reg
Ray Dylan – Goeie Ou Country

Best Rock Album: Afrikaans
Andries Botha – Welkom In Die Wêreld
Jan Blohm – 7 Jaar
Teerpad – Kry Rigting
Zinkplaat – Mooi Besoedeling

Best Alternative Music Album: Afrikaans
Die Heuwels Fantasties – Die Heuwels Fantasties
Gizelle – Begin
Sonsteek – Ons Ideale
Straatligkinders – Sweef Soos N Vuishou
Willim Welsyn – Maanplaas

Best Pop Album: Afrikaans
Bobby Van Jaarsveld – Net Vir Jou
Dewald Louw – Ek En Jy
Lianie May – Boeremeisie
Nicholis Louw – Energie
Snotkop – Francois Henning Was Hier
Best Sokkie Dans Album
Die Campbells – Mamma Maria
Kurt Darren Die – Beste Medisyne
Ruan De Waal – ‘N Bietjie Nader
Willem Botha – Se My Nou
Zak Van – Niekerk Fototjie

Best Afrikaans DVD
Juanita Du Plessis – 10 Jaar Platinum Treffers Live
Louis Brittz & Jean Marais – Daniel 09
Nicholis Louw – Intiem Met Nicholis Louw
Retief Burger – Luidkeels Oorgegee
Thys Die Bosveldklong – Kom Lag N Slag

Best Adult Contemporary Album: English
Blk Sonshine – Good Life
Dear Reader – Replace Why With Funny
Farryl Purkiss – Fruitbats & Crows
Laurie Levine – Living Room
Louise Carver – The Home Tour: Live

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
Kevin Knott – Worthy
Proxy – The Call
Rivers Live – Love Never Fails
Scintillate – Sleeper
The Plain Truth – Only One God

Best Kiddies Album: English
Gcina Mhlophe – Songs And Stories Of Africa
Graeme Sacks & Erika Strydom – Goggatjie Childrens Songs CD
Relebogile Mabotja & Erika Strydom – Stories From The Alphabet Tree Volume 1

Best Rock Album: English
aKING – Against All Odds
Cassette – Who Do You Trust
New Holland – Exploded Views
The Parlotones – Stardust Galaxies
Voodoo Child – Attack. Don’t Panic

Best Alternative Music Album: English
BLK JKS – After Robots
Hog Hoggidy – Hog Method To The Madness
Martin Rocka And The Sickshop – Its A Filthy Song But Someones Got To Sing It
Mix N Blend – Look Mom No Hands
The Black Hotels – Films For The Next Century

Best Pop Album: EnglishAxene – 16
Jerusha – Jerushalem
La Vuvuzela – In Stereo
Sasha-Lee – Sasha-Lee

Best Global Chart DVD
Dozi & Nianell – It Takes Two Live At The Silverstar Casino
Lira – Live In Concert: A Celebration
Prime Circle – All Or Nothing Live
The Plain Truth – Only One God

Best Popular Classical Album
Daniel Rowland And Stellenbosch University Camerata – Vivaldi / Piazzolla Seasons
James Grace – Sevilla Music Of Spain II
Sterling Electric Quartet – Nova
The South African Youth Choir – Birth Of The Sun
TwoPianists – Brahms, Lutoslawski, Arensky & Copland

Best Instrumental Album
Carol Thorns – Fireflies In The Rain
CH2 – Orange Guitar
Guy Buttery – Fox Hill Lane
Kidofdoom – My Faith In War
Steve Newman – Flavour

Best Traditional Jazz Album
Anna Davel – Linger Longer
Brian Thusi – Nomakunjalo
Kyle Shepherd – FineART
Tutu Puoane – Quiet Now
Jazzing & Jiving – The Cape Town Sessions

Best Contemporary Jazz Album
Adam – Glasser Free At First
Fundile Mdingi – Borrowed Gift
Ivan Mazuze – Maganda
Tammy – Just Jazz
Tshepo Mngoma – People And Places

Best Jazz/Instrumental/Popular Classical DVD
Kristel Birkholtz – The Sea In Spring
Ses Snare – Ses Snare Live @ The Performer Theatre
Wouter Kellerman – Colour Live In Concert

Best Music Video of the Year
Nicky Campos – Juju by Black Coffee Ft Zakes Bantwini
Morgan Dingle – Who Do You Trust by Cassette
Nick Roux – Gotta Keep It Going by Jozi
Brandon Oelofse – Double Cross by Psyfo
Francis Gavin & Jolyon Ellis – Push Me To The Floor by The Parlotones

Best Producer
Theo Crous – Kyk Hoe Lyk Ons Nou by Chris Chameleon
Brian O’Shea – Fruitbats & Crows by Farryl Purkiss
HHP & Steve Raphadu – Dumela by HHP
Mix n Blend – Look Mom No Hands by Mix N Blend
James Bassingthwaighte & Jaydine Baron – Love That Music by Timothy Moloi

Best Engineer
Johan van Schalkwyk & Crighton Goodwill f- Stripped Down Soul’d Out by Garth Taylor
Ishmael Morabe & DJ Swami – On The Edge by Ishmael
Marius Brouwer for – On The Run by Jason Hartman
Howard Butcher for – Flavour by Steve Newman
Robin Walsh for – Love That Music by Timothy Moloi

Remix Of The YearDJ Nutty Nys – K’zogo K’zogozogo (Summer Anthem) – Nutty Nys Remix by Deep Level
Protoculture – Cruising Through Goldfish
Black Coffee – This Is How It Goes by Goldfish
Bongani Fassie – Partytime by Jozi
DJ Hypnosis – 2 By 2 by Rhythmic Elements

Best Album PackagingMerwe Marchand le Roux – Against All Odds by aKING
Craig Wells – Who Do You Trust by Cassette
Heath Dyer – Live In Concert : A Celebration CD by Lira
Caroline Hillary – Ibokwe by Thandiswa Mazwai
Matt Edwards – Whole Worlds by Tumi

Best South Sotho Music (SeSotho) Album
Koete – Tharisa Ea Matsoapo No.4
Letsoalo – Letabohile Letsoalo
Masweti – Masweti No.2
Motsotuoa Mosenene – Lipabala Tsa Quthing No.4
Tau Ea Matsekha – Matsekha Grooves

Best Tsonga Music (XiTsonga) Album
Connie Chauke – Magevenga
George Maluleke – Siku Ramakumu
Hammy Chauke – Niwisisi
Mapfohlosela – Mr Hummer
Thomas Chauke – Shimatsatsa No 29

Best Venda Music (TshiVenda) Album
Ntshengedzeni Maligana – Mathada Vol. 2
Tshigomboza – Toduluso
Zozo & Sangere – Superbeat Mukovhe

Best Mbhaqanga Album
Abafana BakaMolo – Intombi Yegenge
Impumelelo – Isikweletu
Mthoko Thambo – Lami Leqolo
Oflende – Pajero
Umashwabana – Ithemba Lami

Best Maskandi Album
Izingane Zoma – Obama
Phuzikhemisi – Izindaba Zakho
Shabalala Rhythm – Isikweletu
Thokozani Langa – Inganekwane
Umgqumeni – I SMS

Best Traditional A Capella Album
African Cream Freedom Choir – Freedom Songs
King Star Brothers – Abanini Bemizi
Ladysmith – Abafana Bezamanani Ngane Yami
Thulani Shabalala – Izimpande Unity Is The Power
Usuthu – Halala 2010

Best Adult Contemporary Album: African
Bhudaza – Likhomo
Busi Mhlongo – Amakholwa Believers
Camagwini – Emandulo
Selaelo Selota – Lapeng Laka
Thandiswa Mazwai – Ibokwe

Best African Contemporary Gospel Album
Benjamin Dube – 16 June Commemoration Live
Jay Worship – Unlimited Vol.1
Joyous Celebration – Vol. 13 Live At The Mosaiek Theatre
Solly Mahlangu – Obrigado
Spirit of Praise – Spirit Of Praise Vol 2

Best African Traditional Gospel Album
Hlengiwe Mhlaba – Hlala Kuye
Sechaba Mangihamba – Nawe
Sipho Makhabane – Ebenezer
Winnie Mashaba – Joang Kapa Joang
Worship House – Ikhaya Lami

Best Traditional African A Capella Gospel Album
Abalindi – Nguwe Nguwe
Amadodana Ase Postile – Ngihole Jehovah
Amadodana Ase Wesile – Jesu Wena Ungu Mhlobo
In Zion Of Julesburg Apostolic Faith Assembly In Zion – Se Ndzi Dyohile (Forgive Us Lord)
Thina Zion 1 – Phuthumani

Best Alternative Music Album: African
Candy – Siki (Five Cents)
Joe Nina – Unchained
KB – Ke Mosadi
Oliver Mtukudzi – Dairai

Best Traditional/African Adult Contemporary African DVD
Benjamin Dube – 16 June Commemoration Live
Joyous Celebration – Vol. 13 : Live At The Mosaiek Theatre, jhb
Solly Mahlangu – Obrigado
Spirit Of Praise – Spirit of Praise Vol 2
Worship House – Ikhaya Lami

Best Urban Gospel Album
Bongi & Collin – Makadunyiswe
Charisma – My Journey
Keke – In The Holy Of Holies
Kgotso – In The Beginning
Neville D – Songs Of Deliverence

Best Pop Album: African
Deborah – Uthando
Jaziel Brothers – The Journey
Maduvha – Africa
Malaika – Mmatswale
Ntando – Inqubela

Best Urban Pop Album
DJ Sox – House Party
Jozi – Wild Life
Kwela Tebza – Made In South Africa
Mxo – Sounds In Motion
Urban Reign – When It Rains It Pours

Best Urban Dance Album
Black Coffee – Home Brewed
Culoe De Song – A Giant Leap
DJ Cleo – Es’khaleni 6
Liquideep – Oscillation
Oskido Oskido’s – Church Grooves 8 & 9th Commandment

Best R&B/Neo-Soul Album
Brian Temba – Something Better
Byron Clarke – Self Inflicted
Ishmael – On The Edge
Mario Ogle – Can’t Stop Loving You
Nash Reed – Mercurial

Best Rap Album
HHP – Dumela
JR – Colourfull
Khuli Chana – The MotswakOriginator
Teargas – Dark Or Blue
Tumi – Whole Worlds

Best Kwaito Album
Big Nuz – Undisputed
Mzambiya – Still I Rise
Spikiri – Taking A Walk On The Wild Side
TKZee – Coming Home
Zola – Impepho

Change the World – Master Jam (w/ RJ Benjamin)
Consider Me – Prime Circle
Fairytale – Liquideep
Fort Knox – Goldfish
Free – Thembi Seete
Good Music – DJ Cleo
Heartbreak Street – Jesse Clegg
I Believe – Oskido
Ingoma – Thandiswa featuring Hugh Masekela
Juju – Black Coffee featuring Zakes Bantwini
Lesson Number 1 – Rhythmic Elements
Live my Life – Winnie Khumalo
Maybe – Loyiso
Mmatswale- Malaika
Mpitse – HHP
Nka Mo Dira – Nutty Nys (w/ Abe Molamu)
Nomalanga Mntakwethu – Zuluboy
Push me to the Floor – The Parlotones
Umlilo – Big Nuz featuring Tira
We Baba – Culoe De Song featuring Busi Mhlongo

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