There are 15 nomination categories
The nominees for the 2010 UK Asian Music Awards were announced in Birmingham on 2nd February at the Gatecrasher Nightclub at a special party.
After the global and local success of many UK based Asian artists, the time had come to recognise their efforts, hard work and determination to provide us with much loved Asian musical entertainment.
One name, making the headlines before the announcements was Jay Sean for his tremendous success in the USA. Being the first Brit-Asian artist to make it to number one in the US Billboard charts. Another artist who has reaped the support of music lovers is the Dutch Punjabi artist, Imran Khan who has had major hits such as ‘Amplifier’ from his album Unforgettable.
The night hosted by BBC Asian Network’s Bobby Friction also featured performances from Jaz Dhami, Mumzy Stranger, Punjabi MC and Karen David.
There are 15 nomination categories this year. You can vote for your favourite nominee using on-line voting the UK Asian Music Awards website – www.theukama.com.
You can vote for the artists in the 13 categories listed below, despite the voting window allowing you to vote for the categories ‘Outstanding Achievment’ and ‘Commitment to Scene’ as well. These categories do not present any options which is likely to mean that the winners of these categories will be decided by the AMMA panel.
Nominees for the nominations were announced throughout the party night. Here is the official list of nominees.
Des-C – First Flight
Imran Khan – Unforgettable
Jay Sean – All or Nothing
Jaz Dhami – JD
Sukshinder Shinda – Collaborations 2
BEST INTERNATIONAL ALBUM
Adnan Sami – Ek Ladki Deewani Si
Bohemia – Da Rap Star
Jaswinder Daghamia – Yaar Nai Labhde
Ms Pooja – Romantic Jatt
Outlandish – Sound of a Rebel
BEST DESI ACT
BEST MALE ACT
BEST FEMALE ACT
Natasha Khan (Bat for Lashes)
BEST URBAN ACT
BEST ALTERNATIVE ACT
Bat for Lashes
BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
(Late) Kaka Bhaniawala
Young Archie Assignment
BEST CLUB DJ
Punjabi By Nature
BEST RADIO SHOW
Bobby Friction – BBC Asian Network
Mr Kay – Buzz ASIA
Neev – Kiss 100
Nihal – Radio 1
Noreen Khan – BBC Asian Network
Imran Khan – Amplifier
Jay sean – Down
Mumzy Stranger – Showgirl
Sef ft Des C Dboy – Need A Hero remix
Sukhshinder Shinda – Ghum Sum
The awards ceremony will be held at the Royal Festival Hall on Thursday 11th March in London, UK.
Who do you think should win the 2010 AMMA BEST ALBUM award?
- Imran Khan - Unforgettable (60%)
- Jay Sean - All or Nothing (23%)
- Jaz Dhami - JD (8%)
- Sukshinder Shinda - Collaborations 2 (7%)
- Des-C - First Flight (2%)