SAMAs 2016: Winners List! (SA Music Awards)

The 22 edition of 2016 South African Music Awards (SAMAs) winners are finally here! #SAMA22

The big announcement was made tonight, Saturday (June 04) at the Durban ICC in Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal and it is hosted by Somizi Mhlongo and Thando Thabethe. 

We’ll be bringing you live updates from the awards ceremony.

Winners are listed in RED. The big list includes some of the categories nominees.

The SAMAs 2016 winners are…

Amstel Record of the Year
Emtee

Album of the Year
Francois van Coke – Francois van Coke
Emtee – Avery
Nathi – Buyelekhaya
Tresor – VII
Black Coffee – Pieces of Me 

Male Artist of the Year
Nathi – Buyelekhaya
Black Coffee – Pieces of Me
Riky Rick – Family Values
Emtee – Avery
Francois van Coke – Francois van Coke

Female Artist of the Year
Judith Sephuma – One Word
Zahara – Country Girl
Fifi Cooper – 20Fifi
Karen Zoid – Drown Out the Noise
Zonke – Work of Heart

Duo or Group of the Year
Desmond & the Tutus – Enjoy Yourself
Witness the Funk – Finding Nomusa
Marcus Wyatt & the ZAR – One Night in the Sun
Jazz Orchestra, Junior Taurus & Lady Zamar – Cotton Candy
Big Nuz – For the Fans

Newcomer of the Year
Riky Rick – Family Values
Emtee – Avery
Tresor – VII
Fifi Cooper – 20Fifi
Nathi – Buyelekhaya




Best Rap Album
Emtee – Avery
Kid X – 3 Quarter Pace
Da L.E.S – North God
Riky Rick – Family Values
Zakwe – Impande

Best Rock Album
Desmond & the Tutus – Enjoy Yourself 
Francois van Coke – Francois van Coke
Shortstraw – Youthless
Karen Zoid – Drown Out the Noise
Saarkie – Reisiger

Life Time Achievement Award
Black Coffee

International Achievement Award
Roger Lucey
Nana Coyete

Bhekumuzi Luthuli

Best Pop Album
Tresor – VII
Lakota Silva – Pop: The Mix Tape
Loki Rothman – The Way Back
Can Skylark – Overdrive
Vincent Bones – Shaded Soul

Beste Kontemporêre Musiek Album
Elvis Blue – Êrens in die Middel van Nêrens
Andriëtte – Pêrel vir ’n Kroon
Neil Somers – Hierdie Hande
Bok van Blerk – Sing Afrikaner Sing
Stiaan Reynierse – Sonde

Best Kwaito Album
Big Nuz – For the Fans
Dbn Nyts – Believe
Kabelo Mabalane – Immortal Vol. 3
Dj Bongz – Game Changer
Mzansi – North Coast Vibe

Best Dance Album
Black Coffee – Pieces of Me
Mi Casa – Home Sweet Home
Mobi Dixon – Tribal Soul Special Edition
DJ Merlon – Original Copy
Junior Taurus & Lady Zamar – Cotton Candy

Best Selling Digital Download Composers Award
Sfiso Ncwane – Bayete Baba

Best Selling Music Download of the Year
Sfiso Ncwane – Bayete Baba

Best Selling Music Download – Ring-Back-Tone
Sfiso Ncwane – Bayete Baba

Best Maskandi Album
Imithente – Ichakijana
Thokozani Langa – Khuzeka Mshana
Shwi no Mtekhala – Bazali Bami
Buselaphi – Gabi Gabi
Phuzekhemisi – Woze Durban

Best Selling Full-Track Download
Nathi – Nomvula

Best Selling DVD of the Year
Joyous Celebration (Back to the Cross)

Best Traditional Faith Music Album
TYGC Family – The Journey Begins
Worship House – Project 12 Praise Live
Worship House – True Worship 2015
Dumi Mkokstad – Ukhona Uthixo
Women in Praise – Various Artists

Best R&B/Soul/Reggae Album
Nathi – Buyelekhaya
Zonke – Work of Heart
Olwethu – Imbewu
Zahara – Country Girl
The Muffinz – Do What You Love

Best Adult Contemporary Album
Judith Sephuma – One Word
Watershed – Watch the Rain
Karen Zoid & Various – Republiek van Zoid Afrika Vol. 2
Kahn – Salt
Josie Field & Laurie Levine – Tigerlily




Best African Adult Album
Dizu Plaatjies & Friends – Ubuntu – The Common String
Kabomo – Sekusile
Thiwe – Soul Therapy
L’wei Netshivhale – Mudzimu washu
Jessica Mbangeni – Busisiwe – Tribute to the African Heroines

Beste Pop Album (Afrikaans)
Karlien van Jaarsveld – My Hartjie
Brendan Peyper – Stop, Wag, Bly Nog ’n Bietjie
Vaughan Gardiner – Sit Vanaand op Herhaal
Pierre Rossouw – In my Bloed
Suzanne – Vuurbestand

Best Collaboration
Dbn Nyts ft. Zinhle Ngidi & Trademark – Shumaya 
Shekinah x Kyle Deutsch – Back to the Beach
AKA ft. Redsan, Burna Boy & Stoneboy – All Eyes on Me
Major League DJz ft. Cassper Nyovest, Okmalumkoolkat, Riky Rick & Carpo – Sylza Tsotsi
Khuli Chana ft. Patoranking – No Lie

Best Music Video of the Year
Jack Parow & Freshly Ground – Army of One
Riky Rick ft. Cassper Nyovest & Anatii – Fuseg
Al Bairre & PH Fat – Caviar Dreams
iFani – Ayadelela
Monark – Negatives Deluxe

Best Remix of the Year
DJ Sliqe – Do Like I Do Remix
AKA – Baddest Remix
Mobi Dixon – My Sugar
Mobi Dixon – Never Let Me Go Remix
The Fraternity – Bheka Mina Ngedwa Amplified

Best Produced Album of the Year
Zahara – Country Girl
Mi Casa – Home Sweet Home
Sannie Fox – Serpente Masjien
Mark Counihan – To the Brave Ones
Zonke – Work of Heart

Best Engineered Album of the Year
Black Coffee – Pieces of Me
Brendan Peyper – Stop, Wag, Bly Nog ’n Bietjie
Zonke – Work of Heart
Mi Casa – Home Sweet Home
Marcus Wyatt & the ZAR Jazz Orchestra – One Night in the Sun

Best Live Audiovisual Recording
Jimmy Dludlu – Live at Emperors Palace

Krone – Krone 2
Ntokozo Mbambo – Spirit and Life
Neyi & Omega – Friends in Praise
Benjamin Dube – Sanctified in His Presence

Best Classical and/or Instrumental Album
Wouter Kellerman – Love Language

Guy Buttery – Guy Buttery
Deep South – Heartland
Cape Consort – Christoph & Sebastian
KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra – Mintirho ya SJ Khosa

Best Alternative Album
Petite Noir – La Vie Est Belle/Life is Beautiful

Sannie Fox – Serpente Masjien
The Plastics – In Threes
Moonchild Sanelly – Rabulapha!
Die Heuwels Fantasties – Ja. Nee. Lekker (Deluxe)

Best Contemporary Faith Music Album
Ntokozo Mbambo – Spirit and Life

Mark Counihan – To the Brave Ones
Mahalia Buchanan – Redeemed to Worship
24 Skies – Endless Anthem
Benjamin Dube – Sanctified in His Presence

Best Jazz Album
Marcus Wyatt & the ZAR Jazz Orchestra – One Night in the Sun

Nduduzo Makhathini – Listening to the Ground
Benjamin Jephta Quintet – Homecoming
Amandla Freedom Ensemble – Bhekisiwe
Bokani Dyer – World Music

SAMRO Highest Airplay Composer Award
Dbn Nyts

SAMPRA Highest Airplay Award
Dbn Nyts

4 thoughts on “SAMAs 2016: Winners List! (SA Music Awards)

  • June 6, 2016 at 1:50 pm
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    Again KOTW did not win?… I give up… Anyway that is not the end of the road guys.. Just pull up your socks and mybe nxt yer you will grab even 5 or more bcz you’re genius guys

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  • June 7, 2016 at 2:54 pm
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    AKA deserved an award for ALL EYES ON ME

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  • July 27, 2016 at 1:49 am
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    Riky dsrved one, in most of his tracks he talks sence, u cn actualy hear wat he talks abt and his hip-hop music is of his own kind.

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  • September 29, 2016 at 11:00 pm
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    Nasty c should have got a sama even without an album maybe he would have grabbed more than nathi [email protected] Jr nasty c…!

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