Sho Madjozi’s explain here night as one of her proudest and happiest moment of her career so far, She was awarded NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR and BEST FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR.

Joyous Celebration scoop the first award of the night for Best selling digital artist. The Gospel group dedicated SAMA awards to their fans.

Here are the list of winners is as follows:

Night 1

  • : BEST ADULT CONTEMPORARY ALBUM: Ard Matthews – Impossible Machines
  • BEST AFRICAN ADULT CONTEMPORARY ALBUM: Nathi – Iphupha Labantu
  • BEST ALTERNATIVE ALBUM: Nakhane – You Will Not Die BEST R&B/SOUL ALBUM: Zonke – L.O.V.E
  • BEST REGGAE ALBUM: Black Dillinger – Mavara is King
  • BEST CONTEMPORARY FAITH MUSIC ALBUM: We Will Worship – Seasons Volume 1
  • BESTE KONTEMPORÊRE MUSIEK ALBUM: Coenie de Villiers – Pure Coenie
  • BEST JAZZ ALBUM: Bokani Dyer Trio – Neo Native
  • REST OF AFRICA AWARD: Diamond Platnumz – A Boy from Tandale
  • BEST LIVE AUDIOVISUAL RECORDING OF THE YEAR: Cassper Nyovest – Fill up Orlando Stadium – Robin Kohl
  • BEST COLLABORATION: Black Coffee feat. David Guetta and Delilah Montagu – Drive
  • MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR: Jeremy Loops – Gold by Robert Smith
  • BEST PRODUCED ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Nasty C – Strings and Bling by Nsikayesizwe David Junior Ngcobo, Sipho Dlamini and Collin Gayle
  • BEST ENGINEERED ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Vusi Nova – Manyan-nyan by Robin Walsh
  • REMIX OF THE YEAR: Zakwe – Sebentin by Cassper Nyovest, HHP, Blaklez, Kwesta and Musiholiq
  • BEST SELLING DVD: Joyous Celebration 22 All for You
  • BEST SELLING ARTIST: Joyous Celebration – Umoya Kulendawo
  • SAMRO/CAPASSO HIGHEST AIRPLAY COMPOSER’S AWARD: Lady Zamar -Collide

Night 2

  • BEST AFRO POP ALBUM: Sjava — Umqhele BEST KWAITO / GQOM / AMAPIANO ALBUM: Spikiri — King Don Father
  • BEST AFRICAN INDIGENOUS FAITH MUSIC ALBUM: Ithimba Le Africa — Sesiphunyukile
  • BEST TRADITIONAL FAITH MUSIC ALBUM: Spirit of Praise — Spirit of Praise Vol 7
  • SAMPRA HIGHEST AIRPLAY OF THE YEAR: Lady Zamar — Collide SAMRO/CAPASSO
  • BEST-SELLING DIGITAL ARTIST: Lindelani Mkhize, Mnqobi Nxumalo, Siphiwe Ngcobo — Thobeka Mahlangu
  • BEST HIP-HOP ALBUM: Nasty C — Strings N Bling
  • BEST ROCK ALBUM: Dan Patlansky — Perfection Kills
  • LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: – TKZEE – Mango Groove – HHP
  • BESTE POP ALBUM: Snotkop — Sous
  • BEST POP ALBUM: Tresor — Nostalgia
  • BEST DANCE ALBUM: Black Motion — Moya Wa Taola
  • BEST MASKANDI ALBUM: Sgwebo Sentambo — Yekani Umona
  • BEST TRADITIONAL ALBUM: Candy — Hupenyu Unenge Viri
  • NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR: Sho Madjozi — Limpopo Champions League
  • DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR: Black Motion — Moya Wa Taola
  • FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Sho Madjozi — Limpopo Champions League
  • MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Black Coffee — Music is King
  • ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Sjava — Umqhele
  • RECORD OF THE YEAR: Holly Rey — Deeper

We congratulate all the nominees & award-winners at this year’s South African Music Awards.