Juanita still most popular

2011-07-20 07:39
Pauli van Wyk
Johannesburg - Juanita du Plessis was crowned most popular female artist for the seventh consecutive year at the annual Huisgenoot Tempo Awards on Tuesday.

Her album Engel van My Hart is also the top seller of the year.

The most popular male artist is Bobby van Jaarsveld.

About 108 000 votes were received in this year's competition, which is 48 000 more than last year.

Du Plessis, Jay, MoniQue and Die Heuwels Fantasties each walked away with two awards during Tuesday night's ceremony.

Pop group Eden's Jay is the winner in the categories pop album of the year with his album Solo, and most popular song, Melanie.

MoniQue’s debut album Ek val vir jou is the most popular party/dance album.

She also received an award for music video of the year together with kykNET and Snotkop for their version of Ek val vir jou.

Die Heuwels Fantasties' latest album, Wilder as die Wildtuin, was crowned mind shift album of the year.


  • ChloZen - 2011-07-20 10:40

    O my word... with 108 000 votes, in a country with millions of people? Don't even try and compare it to international music stars and standards.

  • Currie_Mafia - 2011-07-20 10:53

    Fantastic ! Homegrown talent..and not bad to look at as well.

  • Nico - 2011-07-20 11:48

    Just read the lyrics of her biggest hit, skarumba. Tasteless junk and I to think there's so many idiots listening to her.

      Currie_Mafia - 2011-07-20 12:30

      Ag, Nico...I like that song....very catchy tune.

      Rene Cornelius - 2013-07-25 09:19

      Nico That song is just another song without any meaning, that lifts your spirit and gives you that feeling to WANT to dance, unlike most cultures, the Afrikaaners enjoys dancing far more than head banging headache sort of movements. SkaRumba is just a plain song with meanless words thrown together to bring joy. The word 'Skarumba' isn't even a word we use. It is just a FUN song ??

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