In the music industry there’s a high competition, as much as most would say they do music out of passion there’s no denying that making more money and gaining more recognition from it is the ultimate goal. Music Award ceremonies are established to show appreciation and admiration to musicians that do an outstanding job in music each year.
Having less or no awards doesn’t mean that other artists are less talented or their music isn’t loved it just that we live in a world where others will always be best compared to others. The best part about awards is that, fans are given the platform to vote for the acts they admire most among those nominated. Having more votes results in one gaining an award.
The biggest music awards ceremony in SA recently are SAMAs with the ceremony held late-April or May annually. Metro FM Music Awards that celebrates excellence in the South African music industry by honouring musicians who did exceedingly well in their field throughout the year. And the newly established Dance And Music Awards South Africa (DMASA) which also gives fans a chance to nominate and vote for their favourites musicians.
Listed Below are some of the many talented musicians who have won themselves a number of awards both locally and internationally.
1988 The Mayor’s Office of Los Angeles Award: For the promotion of racial harmony
1988 Le Victoire French Music Industry Award for biggest International record album sold in France between 1987 and 1988 (1.3 million albums)
1990-1991 French Music Industry Award for the biggest selling world music album in France
1994 Billboard Music Award Best World Music Album
1998 Kora Awards: Best African Group
1986 Scotty Award : Master Music Maker
1987 Communication Contribution Award
1987 The Autumn Harvest Music Personality Award
1988 OK TV Best Pop Music Award
1988 CCP Record Special Award : In recognition of exceptional achievement in promotion of South African music internationally
1989 Radio 5 – Loud & Proud Award – South African Music Ambassador of the Year
1990 FOYSA Award (Four Outstanding South Africans) Junior Chamber of Commerce
1999 Avanti Award – Best Music Video “Crocodile Love”
South African Music Award for Album of the Year- Loliwe, South African Music Award for Best Female Artist – Phendula, Loliwe, South African Music Award for Best Collaboration – Thetha Nami, Incwad’encane ft. Georgy
South African Music Award for Best Selling Ring-Back-Tone – Loliwe
South African Music Award for Best Newcomer- Loliwe
South African Music Award for Best Produced Album-Country Girl
South African Music Award for Best Smooth Urban Music Album-Loliwe
South African Music Award for Best Selling Album-Phendula, Loliwe
3.Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Grammy Award for Best World Music Album
2014 · Live: Singing for Peace Around The World
Grammy Award for Best Traditional World Music Album
2009, 2005 · Ilembe: Honoring Shaka Zulu, Raise Your Spirit Higher
Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album
1988 · Shaka Zulu
South African Music Award for International Achievement
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music in a Play
1993 · The Song of Jacob Zulu
South African Music Award for Lifetime Achievement
Last year Dr Tumi went home with six awards, collecting gongs for best gospel song and best gospel artist, best gospel album best gospel producer.
SAMA Best Urban Dance Album, South African Music Awards#12th South African Music Awards SAMA Best Male Artist, Metro FM Award for Best Produced Album,Metro FM Award for Best Dance Album, Channel O Award for Most Talented Male Artist,Sunday Times Generation NEXT Award for Coolest DJ, SAMA Best Dance Album, 2013 Sunday Times Generation NEXT Award For Coolest DJ, Sunday Times Generation Next Award for Coolest DJ, DJ Awards for Breakthrough DJ Of The Year, SAMA Best Dance Album,
Album Of The Year Best Engineered Album International Recognition, BET Award for Best International Act: Africa
DJ Awards Best Deep House DJ, 2017 DJ Awards Best Deep House DJ, 3 awards at the DMASA.
South African Music Award for Highest Airplay of the Year
2017 · Ngud’
South African Music Award for Best Rap Album
2017 · DaKAR II
South African Music Award for Album of the Year
2017 · DaKAR II
South African Music Award for Best Collaboration
2017 · Ngud’
South African Music Award for Male Artist of the Year
2017 · DaKAR II