SAMAs 2016 (South African Music Awards) : Winners list

The 22nd edition of the South African Music Awards was held on June 4 2016 at the Durban ICC in Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

Winners are listed in BOLD. The biggest winners on the night included Black Coffee and Nathi.

The SAMAs 2016 winners are…

Amstel Record of the Year Emtee

Album of the Year Francois van Coke – Francois van Coke Emtee – Avery Nathi – Buyelekhaya Tresor – VII Black Coffee – Pieces of Me

Male Artist of the Year Nathi – Buyelekhaya Black Coffee – Pieces of Me Riky Rick – Family Values Emtee – Avery Francois van Coke – Francois van Coke

Female Artist of the Year Judith Sephuma – One Word Zahara – Country Girl Fifi Cooper – 20Fifi Karen Zoid – Drown Out the Noise Zonke – Work of Heart

Duo or Group of the Year Desmond & the Tutus – Enjoy Yourself Witness the Funk – Finding Nomusa Marcus Wyatt & the ZAR – One Night in the Sun Jazz Orchestra, Junior Taurus & Lady Zamar – Cotton Candy Big Nuz – For the Fans

Newcomer of the Year Riky Rick – Family Values Emtee – Avery Tresor – VII Fifi Cooper – 20Fifi Nathi – Buyelekhaya

Best Rap Album Emtee – Avery Kid X – 3 Quarter Pace Da L.E.S – North God Riky Rick – Family Values Zakwe – Impande

Best Rock Album Desmond & the Tutus – Enjoy Yourself Francois van Coke – Francois van Coke Shortstraw – Youthless Karen Zoid – Drown Out the Noise Saarkie – Reisiger

Life Time Achievement Award Black Coffee

International Achievement Award Roger Lucey Nana Coyete Bhekumuzi Luthuli

Best Pop Album Tresor – VII Lakota Silva – Pop: The Mix Tape Loki Rothman – The Way Back Can Skylark – Overdrive Vincent Bones – Shaded Soul

Beste Kontemporêre Musiek Album Elvis Blue – Êrens in die Middel van Nêrens Andriëtte – Pêrel vir ’n Kroon Neil Somers – Hierdie Hande Bok van Blerk – Sing Afrikaner Sing Stiaan Reynierse – Sonde

Best Kwaito Album Big Nuz – For the Fans Dbn Nyts – Believe Kabelo Mabalane – Immortal Vol. 3 Dj Bongz – Game Changer Mzansi – North Coast Vibe

Best Dance Album Black Coffee – Pieces of Me Mi Casa – Home Sweet Home Mobi Dixon – Tribal Soul Special Edition DJ Merlon – Original Copy Junior Taurus & Lady Zamar – Cotton Candy

Best Selling Digital Download Composers Award Sfiso Ncwane – Bayete Baba

Best Selling Music Download of the Year Sfiso Ncwane – Bayete Baba

Best Selling Music Download – Ring-Back-Tone Sfiso Ncwane – Bayete Baba

Best Maskandi Album Imithente – Ichakijana Thokozani Langa – Khuzeka Mshana Shwi no Mtekhala – Bazali Bami Buselaphi – Gabi Gabi Phuzekhemisi – Woze Durban

Best Selling Full-Track Download Nathi – Nomvula

Best Selling DVD of the Year Joyous Celebration (Back to the Cross)

Best Traditional Faith Music Album TYGC Family – The Journey Begins Worship House – Project 12 Praise Live Worship House – True Worship 2015 Dumi Mkokstad – Ukhona Uthixo Women in Praise – Various Artists

Best R&B/Soul/Reggae Album Nathi – Buyelekhaya Zonke – Work of Heart Olwethu – Imbewu Zahara – Country Girl The Muffinz – Do What You Love

Best Adult Contemporary Album Judith Sephuma – One Word Watershed – Watch the Rain Karen Zoid & Various – Republiek van Zoid Afrika Vol. 2 Kahn – Salt Josie Field & Laurie Levine – Tigerlily

Best African Adult Album Dizu Plaatjies & Friends – Ubuntu – The Common String Kabomo – Sekusile Thiwe – Soul Therapy L’wei Netshivhale – Mudzimu washu Jessica Mbangeni – Busisiwe – Tribute to the African Heroines

Beste Pop Album (Afrikaans) Karlien van Jaarsveld – My Hartjie Brendan Peyper – Stop, Wag, Bly Nog ’n Bietjie Vaughan Gardiner – Sit Vanaand op Herhaal Pierre Rossouw – In my Bloed Suzanne – Vuurbestand

Best Collaboration Dbn Nyts ft. Zinhle Ngidi & Trademark – Shumaya Shekinah x Kyle Deutsch – Back to the Beach AKA ft. Redsan, Burna Boy & Stoneboy – All Eyes on Me Major League DJz ft. Cassper Nyovest, Okmalumkoolkat, Riky Rick & Carpo – Sylza Tsotsi Khuli Chana ft. Patoranking – No Lie

Best Music Video of the Year Jack Parow & Freshly Ground – Army of One Riky Rick ft. Cassper Nyovest & Anatii – Fuseg Al Bairre & PH Fat – Caviar Dreams iFani – Ayadelela Monark – Negatives Deluxe

Best Remix of the Year DJ Sliqe – Do Like I Do Remix AKA – Baddest Remix Mobi Dixon – My Sugar Mobi Dixon – Never Let Me Go Remix The Fraternity – Bheka Mina Ngedwa Amplified

Best Produced Album of the Year Zahara – Country Girl Mi Casa – Home Sweet Home Sannie Fox – Serpente Masjien Mark Counihan – To the Brave Ones Zonke – Work of Heart

Best Engineered Album of the Year Black Coffee – Pieces of Me Brendan Peyper – Stop, Wag, Bly Nog ’n Bietjie Zonke – Work of Heart Mi Casa – Home Sweet Home Marcus Wyatt & the ZAR Jazz Orchestra – One Night in the Sun

Best Live Audiovisual Recording Jimmy Dludlu – Live at Emperors Palace Krone – Krone 2 Ntokozo Mbambo – Spirit and Life Neyi & Omega – Friends in Praise Benjamin Dube – Sanctified in His Presence

Best Classical and/or Instrumental Album Wouter Kellerman – Love Language Guy Buttery – Guy Buttery Deep South – Heartland Cape Consort – Christoph & Sebastian KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra – Mintirho ya SJ Khosa

Best Alternative Album Petite Noir – La Vie Est Belle/Life is Beautiful Sannie Fox – Serpente Masjien The Plastics – In Threes Moonchild Sanelly – Rabulapha! Die Heuwels Fantasties – Ja. Nee. Lekker (Deluxe)

Best Contemporary Faith Music Album Ntokozo Mbambo – Spirit and Life Mark Counihan – To the Brave Ones Mahalia Buchanan – Redeemed to Worship 24 Skies – Endless Anthem Benjamin Dube – Sanctified in His Presence

Best Jazz Album Marcus Wyatt & the ZAR Jazz Orchestra – One Night in the Sun Nduduzo Makhathini – Listening to the Ground Benjamin Jephta Quintet – Homecoming Amandla Freedom Ensemble – Bhekisiwe Bokani Dyer – World Music

SAMRO Highest Airplay Composer Award Dbn Nyts

SAMPRA Highest Airplay Award Dbn Nyts