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Monday, May 4, 2009

2009 Urban Music Award Nominees Announced!


Ladies and gentlemen, this year’s Urban Music Award nominees have been announced so, of course, I had to share! We’ve got some great hip hoppers nominated this year. We’ve got Akon, Flo Rida, Lil Wayne, Timbaland, Busta Rhymes and so many more. They want you to vote for your favorite artists over the UMA vote page so make sure you cast your vote! Who will you be voting for?

Here’s a list of the nominees:

Artist of the Year 2009 (USA & UK)
Rihanna
The Dream
Rick Ross
Akon
Neyo
J. Holiday
Lil Wayne

Best Music Video 2009 (USA & UK)
Rihanna “Rehab”
Bobby V feat Lil Wayne “Ms Officer”
Day 26 ft. Young Joc & Diddy ‘Imma put it on her’
Akon ‘Beautiful’
Lady Gaga ‘Poker Face’
Ne-Yo ‘Ms Independent’

See the rest after the jump!

Best Album 2009 (USA & UK)
John Legend ‘Evolver’ (G.O.O.D/Columbia)
The Dream ‘Love VIS Money’ (RadioKilla /DefJam)
Kanye West ‘808’s & Heartbreak’ (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam)
Akon ‘Freedom’ (Konvict/Upfront/SRC/Universal Motown)
Seal ‘Soul’ (Warner Bros.)
Musiq Soulchild ‘On my Radio’ (Atlantic)
Keri Hilson ‘In a perfect world’ (Mosley/Zone4/Interscope)
JadaKiss ‘Last Kiss’ (Ruff Ryders/D-Block/Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam)
India Arie ‘Testimony: Vol2, Love & Politics’ (Soulbird/Universal Republic)

Best R&B Act 2009 (USA & UK)
Rihanna
Jazmine Sullivan
Robin Thicke
Bobby V
Keyshia Cole
J Holiday

Best DJ 2009 (USA & UK)
Green Lattern (USA)
Khaled (USA)
Tim Westwood (UK)
Fatman Scoop (USA)
Funkmaster Flex (USA)

Best TV Show (US only)
Making the Band – MTV
Bet 106 & Park – BET
American Idol – FOX
Rip the Runway – BET
Harlem Heights – BET

Best HipHop Act 2009 (USA & UK)
Lil Wayne
Giggs
Kanye West
Jay-Z
Lupe Fiasco
Kardinal Offishall

Best Magazine (Print & Online)
Yo Raps
Source
HipHop Weekly
Vibe
XXL

Best Male Act 2009 (UK & USA)
Flo’rida
Dizzee Rascal
Giggs
Kid Cudi
Ghetts
Bobby V
Day 26

Best Collaboration 2009 (USA & UK)
Kanye West ft Estelle ‘American Boy’
Taoi Cruz ft Sugababes & Busta Rhymes ‘Like a Star’
Jay Z ft Santagold ‘Brooklyn Go Hard’
T-Pain feat. Ludacris ‘Chopped & Screwed’
Sway feat. Akon ‘Silver & Gold’
Jim Jones & Ron Browz ft. Juelz Santana ‘Pop Champagne’
Musiq Soulchild ft. Mary J Blige ‘If U Leave’

Best Female Act 2009 (UK & USA)
Amy Winehouse
Estelle
Jazmine Sullivan
M.I.A
Chrisette Michelle
Rihanna
Keri Hilson

Best Producer 2009
Mark Ronson
Swiss Beatz
Timberland
Scott Storch
Ryan Leslie
Stargate

Best Single 2009 (USA & UK)
Tinchy Stryder feat Dappy ‘Number 1’
Busta Rhymes ft Diddy, T-Pain & more ‘Arab Money’
Ghetts ‘Sing for me’
T-Pain ‘Chopped & Screwed’
Eminem ft Dr. Dre & 50 Cent ‘Crack a bottle’
Kid Cudi ‘Day and Night’
Beyonce ‘Halo’

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