The South African Music Awards

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Season 16

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SABC1 17 Apr 2010 17 Apr 2010 Saturday, 20h00 - 23h00 1

Season 16

The 16th Annual South African Music Awards took place on Saturday 17 April 2010. The ceremony was broadcast live on SABC1 from 20h00-22h30.

Bigger and better, the SAMAs in 2010 expanded on the platform based on a philosophy of inclusiveness that recognises, celebrates and rewards excellence in South Africa's diverse and colourful recording industry.

For the first time ever fans could log onto the SAMA website or the SAMA facebook fan page at 8pm on Saturday 17 April for an all exclusive backstage live webcast experience.

The Webcast Digital Hosts entertained as the cream of the industry took their seats backstage for an array of interview sessions.

2010 Winners

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

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
Nedine 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: English

Axene - 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 for Juju by Black Coffee Ft Zakes Bantwini
Morgan Dingle for Who Do You Trust by Cassette
Nick Roux for Gotta Keep It Going by Jozi
Brandon Oelofse for Double Cross by Psyfo
Francis Gavin & Jolyon Ellis for Push Me To The Floor by The Parlotones

Best Producer

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

Best Engineer

Johan van Schalkwyk & Crighton Goodwill for Stripped Down Soul’d Out by Garth Taylor
Ishmael Morabe & DJ Swami for 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 Year

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

Best Album Packaging

Merwe Marchand le Roux for Against All Odds by aKING
Craig Wells for Who Do You Trust by Cassette
Heath Dyer for Live In Concert : A Celebration CD by Lira
Caroline Hillary for Ibokwe by Thandiswa Mazwai
Matt Edwards for 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 Hlungwani - 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

MTN Record of the Year

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

Lifetime Achievement Award

Carike Keuzenkamp & Jabu Khanyile

International Achievement Award

Soweto Gospel Choir

Season 16 Cast

Host - Himself

Digital Host - Himself

Digital Host - Himself

Digital Host - Herself


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