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And the winner is…

2007-04-16 16:27
The only disappointment of the night was rowdy fans who were vocal when their favourite artist was not chosen, and DJ Sbu’s bitter comment when he accepted the Song Of The Year award for “Remember When It Rained”, after he lost out in other categories. “In case you didn’t know, this is the only category nominated by the people,” Sbu whipped.

The highlight of the evening was a Vusi Mahlasela and Cassette collaboration. The jazz musician and the rockers brought the crowd to its feet.

All in all the 2007 SAMAs is evidence that South African music is on the right track. See how our predictions compared. And the winners are…

Best Female Artist
Simphiwe Dana - The One Love Movement on Bantu Biko Street

Best Male Artist
Vusi Mahlasela - Naledi Ya Tsela

Best Duo/Group
Mafikizolo - Six Mabone

Best Newcomer
Siphokazi - Ubuntu Bam

Album of the Year
Simphiwe Dana - The One Love Movement on Bantu Biko Street

Best Mbhaqanga Album
Bhekumuzi Luthuli - Inkinga Ngu R7

Best Maskandi Album
Shwi No Mtekhala - Angimazi UBaba

Best Instrumental Album
Paul Hanmer - Accused No.1 Nelson Mandela

Best Contemporary Jazz Album
Simphiwe Dana - The One Love Movement on Bantu Biko Street

Best Instrumental Jazz Album
Bheki Khoza - Getting To Heaven Alive

Best Vocal Jazz Album
Simphiwe Dana - The One Love Movement on Bantu Biko Street

Best Adult Contemporary Album : English
Johnny Clegg - One Life

Best Adult Contemporary Album : Afrikaans
Chris Chameleon – 7de Hemel

Best Adult Contemporary Album : African
Siphokazi - Ubuntu Bam

Best Rock Album : English
Cassette - Welcome Back to Earth

Best Rock Album : Afrikaans
Fokofpolisiekar - Swanesang

Best Pop Album : English
Danny K - This is my Time

Best Pop Album : Afrikaans
Eden - Eden

Best Pop Album : African
Mafikizolo - Six Mabone

Best Urban Pop Album
Lesego – MyMusic

Best Dance Album : Afrikaans
Kurt Darren - Lekker Lekker

Best Urban Dance Album
Dj Cleo - Eskhaleni Zone 3

Best R&B/Soul Album
Claire Phillips - Say my Name

Best Rap Album
Flabba - Nkuli vs Flabba

Best Kwaito Album
Kabelo - Exodus

Best Music Video
Lara Hollis - Lira - Feel Good

Song Of The Year
DJ Sbu- Remember When It Rained

SAMAs in the news

SAMA official website
Who knew that Kabelo had such an amazing sense of humour? The 13th Annual MTN SAMA Awards’ host kept the audience entertained during a much-improved award ceremony.

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