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19th Annual MTN South African Music Awards

Words: Zethu Gqola | Pictures: Jurgens Burger

May 13, 2013

The 19th annual SAMAs not only brought the finest local couture to the yellow carpet, but featured a few surprising and long-overdue wins. With an audience of 5000 people and a mind-blowing opening performance by Toya Delazy and Reason, the awards held at the Sun City Superbowl on Saturday could possibly be the best so far.

 

Toya Delazy and Khuli Chana were the biggest winners, scooping three MTN SAMAs each – with the Motswako protégé (Chana) being awarded his very first SAMA for best Male Artist, Best Rap Album and Album of the Year! The show also featured an endless list of guest presenters such as Gareth Cliff and Pearl Thusi as well as unique and iconic performances with collaborations by ChianoSky with DJ Zinhle and Busiswa, Bobby van Jaarsveld with Oskido and Candy and much more! See the full list of all the winners below!

 

GLAMOUR exclusive: Suzaan Heyns shares her exclusive behind-the-scenes moments in getting Toya Delazy and Reason’s outfits ready in the build up to the SAMAs!

 

Album of the Year
Khuli Chana – Lost in Time

MTN Record of the Year
Sfiso Ncwane – Kulungile Baba

Duo or Group of the Year

Freshlyground – Take Me to the Dance

Female Artist of the Year
Kelly Khumalo – The Past, The Present, The Future

Male Artist of the Year
Khuli Chana – Lost in Time

Newcomer of the Year

Toya Delazy – Due Drop Deluxe

Best Rock Album

Zebra & Giraffe – The Wisest Ones

Best Pop Album
Toya Delazy – Due Drop Deluxe

Best Adult Contemporary Album
Elvis Blue – Journey

Lifetime Achievement Awards
Johannes Kerkorrel (posthumously)
Sizwe Zako
Dr Thomas Chauke
 
Best R&B/Soul/Reggae Album

Khaya – For You
 

Best Rap Album
Khuli Chana – Lost in Time

Best Kwaito Album
Professor – The Orientation

Best Dance Album
Black Coffee – Africa Rising

Best Traditional Faith Music Album
Various – Sprit of Praise Vol.4

Best Contemporary Faith Music Album
Ntokozo Mbambo – Filled

Best Traditional Album
Soul Brothers – Isiphithiphithi

Best Maskandi Album
Ichwane Lebhaca – Inkunzi Yomthakathi

Best Jazz Album
Herbie Tsoaeli – African Time

Best Classic & Instrumental Album
CH2 CH 2 Guitar Duo Live with the University of Pretoria Symphony  Orchestra


Best Alternative Album

iScream & The Chocolate Stix The Paradox

Best Classic & Instrumental Album
CH2 – CH 2 Guitar Duo Live with the University of Pretoria Symphony Orchestra

 
Best Contemporary Faith Music Album

Ntokozo Mbambo – Filled

Best Producer

Jax Panik for Due Drop Deluxe by Toya Delazy

Best Engineer
Mark Beling for Strong by BlackByrd

Best Music Video of the Year
Claudio Pavan for ‘Honey Spiders’ by The Parlotones

Remix of the Year

DJ Kent for ‘Thinking about You’ Theo Kgosinkwe Ft. Zonke – DJ Kent Remix    

Best Live DVD
Lira – The Captured Tour Concert Film
 
Best Selling DVD
Joyous Celebration – Vol. 16 Live at Carnival City

Best Selling Album
Roeper – Theuns Jordaan
 
Best Selling Tru-Tone
‘Follow Me’ – DJ Cleo ft. Teddy Bears

Best Selling Ring-Back-Tone

‘Loliwe’ – Zahara

Best Selling Full-Track Download
‘You’re The Voice Shout/J23’ – Artists for a safer South Africa


SAMPRA AWARD

Heavenly Sent – Mi Casa

 

Suzaan Heyns shares her exclusive behind-the-scenes moments in getting Toya Delazy and Reason’s outfits ready in the build up to the SAMAs.

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