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South African Music Awards 2016 | Winners List

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Album of the Year (served hot by Nescafe)
Black Coffee  – Pieces of Me

Duo or Group of the Year
Big Nuz – For the Fans

Female Artist of the Year (Brought to you by Metro FM)
Zonke – Work of Heart

Male Artist of the Year (Brought to you by Umhlobo Wenene FM)
Nathi – Buyelekhaya

Newcomer of the Year (Supported by Apple Music)
Nathi – Buyelekhaya

Best Rock Album       
Desmond & the Tutus – Enjoy Yourself

Best Pop Album  (Brought to you by 5FM)
Tresor – VII

Beste Pop Album (Afrikaans)
Karlien van Jaarsveld – My Hartjie

Best Adult Contemporary Album  
Judith Sephuma – One Word

Beste Kontemporêre Musiek Album
Elvis Blue – Êrens in die Middel van Nêrens

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Best African Adult Album      
Dizu Plaatjies & Friends – Ubuntu – The Common String

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

Best R&B/Soul/Reggae Album
Nathi – Buyelekhaya

Best Rap Album
Emtee – Avery

Best Kwaito Album (Brought to you by Ukhozi FM)
Big Nuz – For the Fans

Best Dance Album
Black Coffee – Pieces of Me

Best Traditional Faith Music Album 
TYGC Family – The Journey Begins

Best Contemporary Faith Music Album    
Ntokozo Mbambo – Spirit and Life

Best Maskandi Album (Brought to you by Ukhozi FM and KUMISA)
Imithente – Ichakijana

Best Jazz Album (Brought to you by Metro FM)
Marcus Wyatt & the ZAR – One Night in the Sun Jazz Orchestra

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

Best Live Audiovisual Recording
Jimmy Dludlu – Live at Emperors Palace

Best Collaboration
Dbn Nyts ft. Zinhle Ngidi – Shumaya & Trademark

Best Music Video of the Year
Jack Parow & Freshly Ground Army of One

Best Produced Album of the Year
Zahara – Country Girl

Best Engineered Album of the Year
Black Coffee – Pieces of Me

Best Remix of the Year
DJ Sliqe – Do Like I Do Remix

Special Awards
International Achievement Award – Black Coffee
Lifetime Achievement Awards (Brought to you by Telkom)– Nana Coyote (posthumous award), Bhekumuzi Luthuli (posthumous award), Roger Lucey

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Best Selling Albums and Music Downloads of the Year
Best Selling Album – Nathi (Buyelekhaya)
Best Selling DVD – Joyous Celebration (Volume 19: Back to the Cross)
Best Selling Overall Music Download – Sfiso Ncwane (Bayede Baba)
Best Selling Music Download (Ring-back Tone) – Sfiso Ncwane (Bayede Baba)
Best Selling Full-track Music Download – Nathi (Nomvula)

Sampra Award
Highest Radio Airplay of the Year – DBN Nyts (Shumaya)

Samro Award
Highest Radio Airplay Composers’ Award – Samkele Maphumulo, Kabelo Masekane, Cebo Ngcobo, Wanda Shabalala and Lwazi Yokwana for Shumaya by Dbn Nyts

Capasso Award
Best Selling Digital Download Composers’ Award – Sfiso Ncwane (Bayede Baba)

Amstel Record of the year
Roll Up by Emtee




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