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Urban Music Awards 2009

This year the UMAs will be held 1st November 2009. The venue is yet to be announced.

Full list of nominees for the UMAs 2009 include:

Best Album 2009
Dizzee Rascal ‘Tongue & Cheek’ (UK)
Daniel Merriweather ‘Love & War’ (UK)
Basement Jaxx ‘Scars’ (UK)
Tinchy Stryder ‘Catch 22’ (UK)
Beverley Knight ‘100 Percent’ (UK)
David Guetta ‘One Love’ (France)
N-Dubz ‘Uncle B’ (UK)

Best Dance Act 2009 (UK & France)
David Guetta (France)
Donaeo (UK)
K.I.G Family (UK)
King Kuduro (France)
Calvin Harris (UK)
Egypt (UK)

Best DJ (UK & France)
David Guetta (France)
Sarah Love (1Xtra)
Jigs (Choice)
Ronnie Herrel (1Xtra)
Swerve (Kiss)
Manny Norte (Kiss)
Masterstepz (Choice)

Best Group (UK & France)
Brick & Lace
The Noisettes

Best TV Station
Flava TV
E4 Music
Channel Aka

Best Collaboration
Tinchy Stryder feat. N-Dubz- Number 1
Jay Sean ft. Lil Wayne ‘Down’
Tinchy Stryder feat. Amelle ‘Never Leave You’
Chipmunk ft. Emeli Sande ‘Diamond rings’
Mr Hudson ft. Kanye West ‘Supernova’
Lazee ft. Neverstore ‘Hold On’

Best Hip Hop Act
Wretch 32
Speech Debelle

Best Music Video
N-Dubz ‘Wouldn’t You’
BBE ‘Too Many Mans’
K.I.G ‘Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes’
Taio Cruz ‘Break your heart’
Dizzee Rascal ‘Holiday’
Alexander Burke ft Flo rida ‘Badboys’

Best Radio Station (UK & France)
1 Xtra (UK)
Radio Nova 101.5 (France)
Radio 1 (UK)
Kiss (UK)
NRJ (France)
Choice (UK)

Best UK Asian Act
Jay Sean
Mumzy Stranger
Khiza Music
Talvin Singh

Best Entrepreneur Category
Tim Campbell
Levi Roots
Corey Johnson
T. Oyelola
Nii Sackey
Jamie Binns

Best Newcomer sponsored by INVINCIBLE
Mr Hudson
Alexandra Burke
VV Brown

Best R&B Act
Brick & Lace
Mr. Hudson
Daniel Merriweather
Alexandra Burke
Taio Cruz

Most Inspiring Act 2009
Brick & Lace
Yolanda Brown
VV Brown
Princess Nyah
The Noisettes

Best Jazz Act
Yolanda Brown
Gary Crosby
Lizz Wright
Dave Holland

Best Gospel Act
29th Chapter
Guvna B
New Direction Crew
Sons of Light

Best Producer
Calvin Harris
Blessed Beats
Mark Ronson
Chase & Status

Best Radio Show
Rickie & Melvin (Kiss)
Trevor Nelson & Gemma (1Xtra)
279 (Choice fm)
Ace & Vis (1Xtra)
James Meritt (Kiss)

Ah bwoy, what do we have here? Brick and Lace? How much they paying then? No MTV Base nomination? Is that because UMAs went around saying they had them as sponsors before being outed on Twitter and threatened with legal action?

Explain this Most Inspirational Act category to me. I'm left slightly (I say slightly but I really mean completely) baffled about the possible criteria. Dealt with Brick and attach it to a Lace then dash it in a river. But Princess Nyah? Bahahahahahahha *inhales* aahahahahhahahaha. VV Brown? The Noisettes? You've got to be 'aving me on. I hope the "presenter" of the award will open the envelope then look in to camera B before saying "SYKE". LOLZ all around

Lol @ UMAs really thinking they will have a crowd. This needs to be held in a lesuire centre or someones house with Ustream or even a shed. I really cannot see this working after the much-publicised stabbing last year. In fact, Form 696 should just save the awards embarrassment and cancel it.

FAO organiser of UMA's: write a letter to the Form 696 people. May gain some sympathy. Failing that, hold it in a living room, have a couple bredrins in the back sharing a big bowl of fufu, playing dominoes (reppin the Yardman and Africans) & pick the winners from a dutch pot.

Ratings for what you tried last year still. It was going alright for an alternative, no frills version of MOBOs, but mm mm (said quickly = disaproval) this nah mek it. Surry barsss (sorry boss).


  1. You know what? As I read them nominations my eyebrows had a frenzy.... They went up and down so often I'm thinking I may as well audition for the next Cadbury's advert!!

    I would go through each category and point out the flaws but I'd be writing another blog post myself but I will say this: I hope you copied and pasted this list because 'BBE' - Too Many Man?? Well I wonder what that's supposed to mean? Boy Better Eat? Boy Better Educate? Who knows!?

    But I agree, after last year, UMA should just put their awards in a cabinet cause I surely won't be attending!! (Who with half a brain cell and lack of a death wish would?)

    Where is this Form 696 when we need it!!??

  2. wow, it makes the mobos look positively sane.


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