#SAMA22 – full list of winners

Winners of the 22nd Annual South African Music Awards:

  • Album of the Year (served hot by Nescafe)

Black Coffee                             Pieces of Me

  • Duo or Group of the Year

Big Nuz                                        For the Fans

  • Female Artist of the Year (Brought to you by Metro FM)

Zonke                                          Work of Heart

  • Male Artist of the Year (Brought to you by Umhlobo Wenene FM)

Nathi                                            Buyelekhaya

  • Newcomer of the Year (Supported by Apple Music)

Nathi                                            Buyelekhaya

  • Best Rock Album          

Desmond & the Tutus                Enjoy Yourself

  • Best Pop Album   (Brought to you by 5FM)

Tresor                                           VII

#SAMA22 red carpet fashion pics

  • Beste Pop Album (Afrikaans) 

Karlien van Jaarsveld               My Hartjie

  • Best Adult Contemporary Album     

Judith Sephuma                                     One Word

  • Beste Kontemporêre Musiek Album

Elvis Blue                                     Êrens in die Middel van Nêrens

  • Best African Adult Album       

Dizu Plaatjies & Friends              Ubuntu – The Common String

  • Best Alternative Album           

Petite Noir                                   La Vie Est Belle/Life is Beautiful

  • Best R&B/Soul/Reggae Album          

Nathi                                             Buyelekhaya

  • Best Rap Album

Emtee                                          Avery

  • Best Kwaito Album        (Brought to you by Ukhozi FM)

Big Nuz                                        For the Fans

  • Best Dance Album       

Black Coffee                              Pieces of Me

  • Best Traditional Faith Music Album  

TYGC Family                               The Journey Begins

  • Best Contemporary Faith Music Album      

Ntokozo Mbambo                     Spirit and Life

  • Best Maskandi Album (Brought to you by Ukhozi FM and KUMISA)

Imithente                                     Ichakijana

  • Best Jazz Album          (Brought to you by Metro FM)

Marcus Wyatt & the ZAR          One Night in the Sun
Jazz Orchestra

  • Best Classical and/or Instrumental Album

Wouter Kellerman                     Love Language

  • Best Live Audiovisual Recording

Jimmy Dludlu                              Live at Emperors Palace

  • Best Collaboration

Dbn Nyts ft. Zinhle Ngidi                       Shumaya
& Trademark

  • Best Music Video of the Year

Jack Parow & Freshly Ground Army of One

  • Best Produced Album of the Year

Zahara                                        Country Girl

  • Best Engineered Album of the Year

Black Coffee                             Pieces of Me

  • Best Remix of the Year

DJ Sliqe                                        Do Like I Do Remix


  • International Achievement Award – Black Coffee
  •  Lifetime Achievement Awards (Brought to you by Telkom)– Nana Coyote (posthumous award), Bhekumuzi Luthuli (posthumous award), Roger Lucey


  • Best Selling Album – Nathi (Buyelekhaya)
  • Best Selling DVD – Joyous Celebration (Volume 19: Back to the Cross)
  • Best Selling Overall Music Download – Sfiso Ncwane (Bayede Baba)
  • Best Selling Music Download (Ring-back Tone) – Sfiso Ncwane (Bayede Baba)
  • Best Selling Full-track Music Download – Nathi (Nomvula)


  • Highest Radio Airplay of the Year – DBN Nyts (Shumaya)


  • Highest Radio Airplay Composers’ Award – Samkele Maphumulo, Kabelo Masekane, Cebo Ngcobo, Wanda Shabalala and Lwazi Yokwana for Shumaya by Dbn Nyts


  • Best Selling Digital Download Composers’ Award – Sfiso Ncwane (Bayede Baba)


  • Roll Up by Emtee

Author: Jason Von Berg

Digital content marketer. Mobile App Editor. Entertainment, travel and New York City lover. #Triathlete, #Ironman, health and wellness advocate, @Futurelifeza ambassador

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