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SAMA 2011 winners

The SAMA organisers have congratulated the winners at the 17th MTN South African Music Awards, held recently at Montecasino. Over 5000 guests and members of the public attended the ceremony and the performances were broadcast live on SABC1, as well as by a live webcast backstage show.

As a marketing platform for the recording industry and artists of South Africa, MTN SAMA 17 achieved a number of milestones of which it is particularly proud. In addition to the live TV broadcast to an audience of millions on SABC1, extended feeds on radio from 5FM and Metro FM, amongst others, and more than 11 OB vans at the event. For the first time, the MTN SAMA's were web-streamed live on both Friday and Saturday nights and logged active viewers across the feeds into over 127 countries, showcasing SA music talent to a global audience.

SAMA 2011 winners
SAMA 2011 winners
SAMA 2011 winners

Over 40 000 dedicated live streams and more than 150 000 viewer minutes of the webcast took place hosted by Disco Dave.

The MTN SAMA Official Facebook fan page reached a record 275 000 page views and Twitter reaching more than 2 million "Tweets" by the time the show started. Over 35 000 people visited the official SAMA website over the weekend and the YouTube page had new content, including the "SAMA Sessions" and "Making of SAMA", attracting more than 25 000 YouTube views.

The Winners

Album Of The Year
Liquideep - Fabrics Of The Heart

Newcomer Of The Year
Locnville - Sun In My Pocket

Duo Or Group Of The Year
Liquideep - Fabrics In The Heart

Male Artist Of The Year
Professor - University Of Kalawa Jazmee

Female Artist Of The Year
Thandiswa Mazwai - Dance of The Forgotten Free - Live In Concert

MTN Record Of The Year
Professor - Imoto

Best Music Best Music Video Of The Year
The Parlotones - The Stars Fall Down

International Achievement Award
Die Antwoord

Lifetime Achievement Award
Lance James, Sipho Gumede

Best Maskandi Album
Bhekumuzi Luthuli - "Imali Yabelungu"

Best Contemporary Jazz Album
Ological Studies - "OS Freedome"

Best Urban Pop Album
Kwela Tebza - "Gauteng Made In South Africa/Mzansi"

Best Pop Album:African
Theo Kgosinkwe - "Grateful"

Best Pop Album: English
Jax Panik - "I Am Jax Panik"

Best Pop Album: Afrikaans
Juanita du Plessis - "Engel Van My Hart"

Best Rock Album: English
Prime Circle - "Jeckyl & Hyde"

Best Sokkie Dans Album
Kurt Darren - "Die Beste Medisyne"

Best Urban Dance Album
DJ Kent - "I Can't Survive"

Best Rap Album
Amu - "The Principle"

Best Kwaito Album
Professor - "University Of Kalawa Jazzmee"

Best Traditional Jazz Album
Tutu Puoane - "Mama Africa"

Best Instrumental Album
Wouter Kellerman - " Two Voices"

Best Popular Classical Album
Peter Martens & Luis Magalhães - "Beethoven Cello Sonatas"

Best Jazz/Instrumental/Popular Classic DVD
SterlingEQ - Live in Concert

Best R&B/Neo-Soul Album
Leanne - "The Journey"

Best Urban Gospel Album
Patrick Duncan- "Worship in Colour"

Best Urban DVD
Thandiswa - Dance of the Forgotten Free

MTN Best-Selling Mobile Music Download
DJ Mzi ft. DJ Cleo - Nababantwana

Best Reggae Album
Jah Seed - "No Retreat No Surrender"

Best Producer
Sipho Dlamini, Alexis Faku & Michael Manitshana for: Leanne - "The Journey"

Best Engineer
Keith Farqharson for: Freshlyground - Radio Africa

Best Album Packing Packing
Rasheed Ferguson and Nic Smal for: Versus the Wolf - Uncovering Faces

Remix Of The Year
Black Coffee for: Stimela - Turn on the Sun

Best Adult Adult Contemporary Album
Steve Hofmeyr - "Duisend en Een"

Best Rock Album: Afrikaans
Van Coke Kartel - "Skop, Skiet En Donner"

Best Country Music Album
Manie Jackson - "Manie Jackson"

Best Afrikaans Gospel Music Album
Willie Joubert - "Ek Wil Jubel"

Best Afrikaans Traditional Music Album
Mooiplaas Boere Orkes - "Boere Lekkerky"

Best Afrikaans DVD
Romanz - Treffers Live

Best Alternative Music Album: Afrikaans
Bittereinder - "'N Ware Verhaal"

Best Kiddies Album: Afrikaans
Alta Joubert and Minkie Burger - "Lollos 2 - Bons Dat Dit Gons"

Best Adult Contemporary Album: English
Freshlyground - Radio Africa

Best Alternative Music Album: English
Yoav - A Foolproof Escape Plan

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
CRC Radiation - "With all My Heart"

Best Global Chart DVD
The Parlotones - Live Design

Best Kiddies Album: English
African Treehouse - "African Numbers"

Best Global Dance Album
Goldfish - Get Busy Living

Best Multi-Artist Live DVD
Huisgenoot Skouspel 2010 - Huisgenoot Skouspel 2010

Best-Selling True-Tone Download
Nababantwana - DJ Mzi ft. DJ Cleo

Ring-Back-Tone Of The Year
ababantwana - DJ Mzi ft. DJ Cleo

Full-Track Download Of The Year
Shout - Artists for a Safer South Africa

Best-Selling DVD
The Parlotones - Live Design

Best South Sotho Music Album (Sesotho)
Morusu - "Morusu Vol 2"

Best Tsongo Music (Xitsonga) Album
Thomas Chauke - "Shimatsatsa No 30"

Best Venda Music (Tshivenda) Album
Zozo Sangere - "Tshelede"

Best Alternative Music Album: African
Nomsa Mazwai - "Nomisupa"

Best Mbaqanga Album
Soul Brothers - "Thul' Ubheke"

Best Adult Contemporary Album: African
Stimela - "A Lifetime"

Best African Contemporary Gospel Album
Mthunzi Namba - "Mercy Live in Durban"

Best Traditional African Acapella Gospel Album
Amadodana Ase Wesile - "Ke Dumetse Ho Morena"

Best Traditional/African Adult Contemporary African DVD
Stimela - Live in Concert 30 years

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