With the announcement of the 2010 Huisgenoot Tempo Awards Afrikaans music lovers have again recognised their leading stars.
The awards function took place at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg, with comedian Alvin Bruinders and ever-chic media presenter Elana Afrika as MCs.
Only albums and music videos that were on the market between 1 May 2009 and 30 April 2010 were considered for the awards.
The winners of this year's Huisgenoot Liedjieskryfkompetisie were also announced at the function. This competition aims to uncover and nurture new Afrikaans songwriting talent.
"The unique sound of Afrikaans music and its development is close to Huisgenoot's heart," said editor Esmaré Weideman. "It speaks to the hearts and souls of hundreds of thousands of people countrywide - whether they enjoy dancing to it or just listening to it. Huisgenoot's involvement with the growth of Afrikaans music shows how strongly we feel about the development of local talent."
She continued: "This year's Huisgenoot Tempo entries and the newcomers who are in the spotlight thanks to our Liedjieskryfkompetisie are a success story we're particularly proud of. Congratulations to our winners and finalists and thank you to our readers for your continued support."
The Tempo Awards will be broadcasted op 3 September at 19:30 on kykNet.
This year's winners of the Huisgenoot Tempo Awards are:
Alternative Music Vdeo of the Year with MK: Jan Blohm - 7 Jaar
DVD of the Year: Juanita du Plessis - 10 Jaar Platinumtreffers
Music Video of the Year with kykNET: Lianie May - Toe Stop My Hart
Most popular Gospel Album: Romanz - Ek Sal Getuig
Most Popular Humour/Comedy Album: Sorina - Hoezit My Tjomma
Most Popular Children's Music Album: Carike Keuzenkamp - Carike En Ghoempie
Most Popular Contemporary Album: Rudi En Corlea - Drome
Most Popular Out-Of-The-Box Album: Willim Welsyn - Maanplaas
Most Popular Pop Album: Bobby Van Jaarsveld - Net Vir Jou
Most Popular Rock Album: Jan Blohm - 7 Jaar
Most Popular Sokkie Or Dance Album: Kurt Darren - Die Beste Medisyne
Most Popular Traditional Music Album: Die Penkoppe - Jeug-Erfenis
Most Popular Newcomer: Rudi en Corlea - Ons Lieflinge/Our Darlings
Most Popular Male Artist: Nicholis Louw
Most Popular Female Artist: Juanita du Plessis
Most Popular Song: Bobby Van Jaarsveld - Spieëltjie
Top seller of the Year: Bok van Blerk - Afrikanerhart
Huisgenoot Liedjieskryfkompetisie Winners:
Music and Lyrics Winner: Nikka - Baby, Baby, Baby
Music and Lyrics Winner (2nd place): Waldo Greeff - Is dit jy?
Music and Lyrics Winner (3rd place): Martiens Joubert - Bakgatboogie
Readers' Choice: Waldo Greeff - Is dit jy?
Lyrics: Dave Lubbe - Wense
For more information contact Vicki Rothman on 083-415-4232 or .