- The 2019 South African Music Awards (SAMAs) were a huge success this year, with many top SA artists taking home wins
- Sho Madjozi made fans proud by taking home the win for Newcomer of the Year as well as Female Artist of the Year
- The event marked the 25th anniversary of the prestigious awards occasion
The South African Music Awards (SAMAs) is always an exciting event and the 2019 edition of the ceremony was no exception.
This year’s event marked the 25th anniversary of the SAMAs and was held at Sun City Resort.
For the first night of the occasion, gospel group, Joyous Celebration, were stand-outs of the show, achieving the first award of the night, The South African reported.
Sho Madjozi cleaned up on the second night of the event, winning two massive awards.
Fans were blown away by her quick rise to the top and her well-deserved recognition at the SAMAs.
The full list of winners is as follows:
BEST ADULT CONTEMPORARY ALBUM: Ard Matthews – Impossible Machines
BEST AFRICAN ADULT CONTEMPORARY ALBUM: Nathi – Iphupha Labantu
BEST ALTERNATIVE ALBUM: Nakhane – You Will Not Die
BEST R&B/SOUL ALBUM: Zonke – L.O.V.E
BEST REGGAE ALBUM: Black Dillinger – Mavara is King
BEST CONTEMPORARY FAITH MUSIC ALBUM: We Will Worship – Seasons Volume 1
BESTE KONTEMPORÊRE MUSIEK ALBUM: Coenie de Villiers – Pure Coenie
BEST JAZZ ALBUM: Bokani Dyer Trio – Neo Native
REST OF AFRICA AWARD: Diamond Platnumz – A Boy from Tandale
BEST LIVE AUDIOVISUAL RECORDING OF THE YEAR: Cassper Nyovest – Fill up Orlando Stadium – Robin Kohl
BEST COLLABORATION: Black Coffee feat. David Guetta and Delilah Montagu – Drive
MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR: Jeremy Loops – Gold by Robert Smith
BEST PRODUCED ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Nasty C – Strings and Bling by Nsikayesizwe David Junior Ngcobo, Sipho Dlamini and Collin Gayle
BEST ENGINEERED ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Vusi Nova – Manyan-nyan by Robin Walsh
REMIX OF THE YEAR: Zakwe – Sebentin by Cassper Nyovest, HHP, Blaklez, Kwesta and Musiholiq
BEST SELLING DVD: Joyous Celebration 22 All for You
BEST SELLING ARTIST: Joyous Celebration – Umoya Kulendawo
SAMRO/CAPASSO HIGHEST AIRPLAY COMPOSER’S AWARD: Lady Zamar -Collide
BEST AFRO POP ALBUM: Sjava — Umqhele
BEST KWAITO / GQOM / AMAPIANO ALBUM: Spikiri — King Don Father
BEST AFRICAN INDIGENOUS FAITH MUSIC ALBUM: Ithimba Le Africa — Sesiphunyukile
BEST TRADITIONAL FAITH MUSIC ALBUM: Spirit of Praise — Spirit of Praise Vol 7
SAMPRA HIGHEST AIRPLAY OF THE YEAR: Lady Zamar — Collide
SAMRO/CAPASSO BEST-SELLING DIGITAL ARTIST: Lindelani Mkhize, Mnqobi Nxumalo, Siphiwe Ngcobo — Thobeka Mahlangu
BEST HIP-HOP ALBUM: Nasty C — Strings N Bling
BEST ROCK ALBUM: Dan Patlansky — Perfection Kills
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD:
- Mango Groove
BESTE POP ALBUM: Snotkop — Sous
BEST POP ALBUM: Tresor — Nostalgia
BEST DANCE ALBUM: Black Motion — Moya Wa Taola
BEST MASKANDI ALBUM: Sgwebo Sentambo — Yekani Umona
BEST TRADITIONAL ALBUM: Candy — Hupenyu Unenge Viri
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR: Sho Madjozi — Limpopo Champions League
DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR: Black Motion — Moya Wa Taola
FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Sho Madjozi — Limpopo Champions League
MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Black Coffee — Music is King
ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Sjava — Umqhele
RECORD OF THE YEAR: Holly Rey — Deeper
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