Winning an award is obviously a great feeling
RDB and Jay Sean won awards at the UK Urban Music Awards. The awards were held on 1st November 2009 in London, UK. The event was star studded affair with phenomenal performances by Sway, Brick and Lace and Candy Girl.
RDB being out of the UK most of the time were not at the awards ceremony but were overwhelmed by the news. RDB won the Best Asian Act category and were up against Jay Sean, M.I.A, Khiza and Talvin Singh. Without doubt they were recognised for their Bollywood work this year with Akshay Kumar, and especially, the collaboration with Snoop Dogg on Singh is Kinng and their other hits. A major achievement for a band originating in Bradford, UK.
Surj from RDB said after finding out they won, “It just shows how much love there is out there, we are totally honoured and happy to receive this award especially as this is the first year this category was introduced. Thanks to all our fans across the world, we will keep making good music and we hope everyone continues to support us.”
RDB have just finished completing the track ‘Paisa’ for Akshay Kumar’s forthcoming movie De Dana Dan.
Jay Sean won the Best Collaboration category for his USA number one song ‘Down’ with Lil Wayne. He beat Mr Hudson, Kanye West, N-Dubz and Tinchy Stryder to the winning spot.
N-Dubz, Calvin Harris, Jay Sean ft. Lil Wayne, JLS, Brick and Lace and RDB were some of the big winners on the night.
Awards were presented by BBC TV Comedian Rowland Rivron, Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace (Big Brother 7), former boxer Frank Bruno, Paul Danan (Reality TV, former Hollyoaks actor), British MP George Galloway, actress Linda Robson, Kele le Roc, Eastenders star, Shana Swash, Eddie Khadi and R&B group Cleopatra.
Here is the full winners list of the 7th annual Urban Music Awards (UK):
N-Dubz ‘Uncle B’
Best Dance Act
Jay Sean ft. Lil Wayne
Best Gospel Act
Best Hip-Hop Act
Best Jazz Act
Best Music Video
K.I.G Family ‘Heads , shoulders, knees and toes’
Best Radio Station
Best TV Station
Best R&B Act
Brick & Lace
Best Radio Show
Best UK Asian Act
Most Inspiring Act
Brick & Lace
Outstanding Contribution to the Community Award
The Urban Music Awards is the premier, number one, R&B, Hip-Hop, Soul and Dance Music awards ceremony in the world. The Urban Music awards ceremony is held annually in the USA, UK, France, Caribbean and Japan.
The Urban Music Awards was born out of the need to build a worldwide awards ceremony to recognise the achievement of urban based artists, producers, club nights, dj’s , radio stations, record labels and artist that are or were previously unrecognised within their country of origin and are a product of the current Dance/R&B, Hip-Hop, Neo Soul, Jazz, and dance music scene.
Past winners at the Urban Music Awards have included; Beyonce, Rhianna, Jay-Z, Nas, Omarion, Danity Kane, Amy Winehouse, Leona Lewis, Adele, Vybez Cartel, Goldie, Dizzee Rascal, Terri Walker, Sean Paul, Beverley Knight , Raghav, Erup, Lemar, Sway, Boyz2Men, Beenie Man, T.O.K, Craig David, Lethal Bizzle, Shakira, Papoose and many more.
Jordan Kensington, CEO, of Urban Music Awards and IMG added, “This year, we celebrate UK urban music going pop. There is no denying when we launched IMG in 1999 to support 100% UK acts, there was hardly any awards show or platform in support for UK music. We worked extremely hard to make sure UK urban music got it’s deserving place in pop culture and we are proud to see acts we gave coverage to via our magazines, radio, and the UMA’s 10 years ago make it top 10 in the charts and are now well known names in every single household.”