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Toya Delazy, Khuli Chana win big at SAMAs


Toya Delazy and Khuli Chana were the big winners at the 19th Annual MTN South African Music Awards (SAMA19) at the Sun City Superbowl on Saturday.

SamasAfter kicking off the evening with an energetic performance alongside rapper Reason, Toya Delazy walked away with the Newcomer of the Year and Best Pop Album awards. Jax Panix also scooped the Best Producer award on Friday night for his work on Toya’s breakout 2012 debut album Due Drop Deluxe.

Former Motswako protégé Khuli Chana took home the coveted Best Male Artist, Best Rap Album and Album of the Year awards.

Freshlyground scooped up the Group of the Year award while songbird Kelly Khumalo walked away as Female Artist of the Year.

The almost three hour long show which was broadcast on SABC1 witnessed some unique collaborations such as Zonke and Kabomo, ChianoSky with DJ Zinhle ft. Busiswa, Bobby van Jaarsveld with Oskido ft. Candy and Zozo & Sangere Superbeat.

Guest presenters for the evening included Rapulana Seiphemo, Tsholo Monedi, Gareth Cliff, Zahara, Loyiso Bala, Tailor and Pearl Thusi amongst others.

Major highlight

An emotional tribute to artists and other industry players that have passed on during the last year was movingly performed by Bongeziwe Mabandla, Nina Schumann, Steve Dyer, Herbie Tsoaeli and CH2 over a visual montage of these fallen icons.

A major highlight was the Album of the Year medley as Khuli Chana, Kelly Khumalo, Maleh, Ntokozo Mbambo and The Muffinz took to the stage and left the over 5 000-strong crowd in rapturous applause.

Menzi Ngubane and Sophie Ndaba closed off the night and presented the coveted Album of the Year to Khuli Chana.

The full list of winners of SAMA19:

Album of the Year 
Khuli Chana –  Lost in Time

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

Beste Kontemporêre Musiek Album
Theuns Jordaan – Roeper

Best African Adult Album 
Maleh – Step Child

Best Alternative Album 
iScream & The Chocolate Stix – The Paradox

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 – Spirit 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 – CH2 Guitar Duo Live with the University of Pretoria Symphony  Orchestra

Best Live DVD 
The Captured Tour Concert Film – Lira

Best Collaboration
Riot Feat. Zahara – Thetha Nami

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

Best Producer 
Jax Panik for Due Drop Deluxe by Toya Delazy

Best Engineer 
Mark Beling for Strong by BlackByrd

Remix of the Year 
DJ Kent for Thinking about You Ft. Zonke  DJ Kent Remix (Theo Kgosinkwe)

Best Selling DVD 
Vol. 16 Live at Carnival City – Joyous Celebration

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

Heavenly Sent – Mi Casa

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