The South African Music Awards 2019 took place at Sun City Resort on Saturday with all the nominees, invited guests and fans looking glamorous

An annual award show to recognize and award musicians and those involved in the industry for the year under review. This year’s show was hosted by Bob Mabena, Melanie Bala, Kuli Chana, Twasa, Mpho Popps and Nomzamo Mbatha.

The red carpet was blessed with celebrities in different styles for the night. Browse through our gallery for more images, and also the full list of winners below.

Here’s the full list of winners:

Album of the Year

Umqhele – Sjava 

Music is King – Black Coffee

Moya Wa Taola – Black Motion

Manyan-Nyan – Vusi Nova

L.O.V.E – Zonke

 

Male Artist of the Year

Black Coffee – Music is King

Anatii – IYEZA

Nakhane – You Will Not Die

Sjava – Umqhele

Thokozani Langa – Iyabuza Induna

 

Female Artist of the Year

Sho Madjozi – Limpopo Champions League

Busiswa – Summer Life

Kelly Khumalo – Unleashed

Lebo Sekgobela – Umusa

Zonke – L.O.V.E

 

Duo/Group of the Year

Black Motion – Moya Wa Taola

Tshwane Gospel Choir – The Next Reviva

Spirit of Praise – Spirit of Praise Vol. 7

Ofeleba – Ofeleba Hi & Low

Encore Segarona – Encore

 

Newcomer of the Year

Sho Madjozi – Limpopo Champions League

Mlindo The Vocalist – Emakhaya

Paxton – This Is Me

Tugela Fairy – Simmy

Sun-El Musician – Africa to the World

 

Best Jazz Album

Neo Native – Bokani Dyer Trio 

Closer to Home – Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane

Exiled – Thandi Ntuli

Afrika Grooves with the Tune Recreation Committee – Tune Recreation Committee

Somandla – Mandisi Dyantyis

 

Best Pop Album

Nostalgia – Tresor

Break the Rules – Jarrad Ricketts

This is me – Paxton

Majozi – Majozi

Tholwana – Tholwana

 

Beste Pop Album 

SOUS – Snotkop 

4 by 4 – 4 Werke

Sonskyn – The Rockets

Dis Nie Sonde Nie – Brendan Peyper

Lewe – Jan Bloukaas

 

Best Live Audio Visual Recording

Fill up Orlando Stadium – Cassper Nyovest 

Another Level of Worship – Neyi Zimu

Krone 5 – Krone Various Artists

Crosspower Experience 3 – Jabu Hlongwane

Spirit of Praise 7 – Spirit of Praise Vol 7

 

Best Maskandi Album

Yekani Umona – Sgwebo Sentambo

Iyabuza Induna – Thokozani Langa

Hi & Low – Ofeleba

Ungishiyelani – Mbuzeni

Imali Yesoso – Ichwane Lebhaca

 

Rest of Africa Artist

Diamond Platnumz – A Boy From Tandale

Kommanda Obbs – Kommanda Obbs

Mr Eazi – Lagos to London

Nixon – Who We Are

Oliver Mtukudzi – Hany’ga

 

Best Afro Pop Album

Umqhele – Sjava 

Unleashed – Kelly Khumalo

Emakhaya – Mlindo The Vocalist

Tugela Fairy – Simmy

Manyan-Nyan – Vusi Nova

 

Best Contemporary Music Album

Pure Coenie – Coenie de Villiers 

Maandag – Almero

Die Avontuur – Douvoordag

Die Liefde Album – Jan Blohm

Liefdegenerasie – Refentse

 

Best Reggae Album

Mavara is King – Black Dillinger 

The Meditators – Explosion

Diversion – Ras Vuyo

Game Changer – Botanist

Next Levels – Bongo Riot

 

Best Hip Hop Album

Strings and Bling – Nasty C 

Touch my Blood – AKA

DIY2 – Emtee

#FGTBB – Jabba X

Thank Da King – Kid X

 

Best Contemporary Faith Music Album

Seasons Volume 1 – We Will Worship 

The Next Revival – Tshwane Gospel Choir

All About Jesus – Khaya Mthethwa

Another Level of Worship – Neyi Zimu

Moments in Time – Ntokozo Mbambo

 

Best Dance Album

Moya Wa Taola – Black Motion

Mixwell Summer – DJ Fistaz

Africa to the World – Sun-El Musician

10 Steps Forward – Mobi Dixon

Music is King – Black Coffee

 

Best Traditional Faith Music Album

Umusa – Lebo Sekgobela 

Time of God Manifest – Paul K

Intimate Worship Season 3 – Sipho Ngwenya

Spirit of Praise Vol. 7 – Spirit of Praise

Alibuyi Lilambatha Izwi Lakho – Kholeka – Your Word

 

Best African Adult Contemporary Album

Iphupha Labantu – Nathi 

IYEZA – Anatii

Segarona – Encore

The Anniversary Project – Ntokozo Mbambo and Nqubeko Mbatha

The journey – Tabia

 

Best R&B/Soul Album

L.O.V.E – Zonke 

All Things Red – Kabomo

A Day For The Universe – Mlu

Love.Life.Complicated – Lady X

Therapy – Nicksoul

 

Best Kwaito/Gqom/Amapiano

King Don Father – Spikiri 

Summer Life – Busiswa

It Was All A Dream – Distruction Boyz

Gqom Wave Vol.2 – DJ Maphorisa

Limpopo Champions League – Sho Madjozi

 

Best Rock Album

Perfection Kills – Dan Patlansky

Headlights – CrashCarBurn

The Hex and the Healer – Hellcats

Here is a Knife – The Black Cat Bones

China – The Parlotones

 

Best Traditional Album

Hupenyu Unenge Viri – Candy 

Tshianda Nguvhoni – Vhavhenda Cultural Group

Africa Tivule – University of Limpopo Choristers & Kwazulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra

Motho Wa Me – Tswelelang Cultural Dancers

Nqoba Izitha – Mzimkhulu Happy Boys

 

Best Alternative Album

You Will Not Die – Nakhane 

Ruth Ave – Breindy and Matt

Goddess of Creation – Gabi Motuba-Tefiti

Critical As Water – Jeremy Loops

My Soul Got Stranger – Sannie Fox

 

Best Adult Contemporary Album

Impossible Machines – Ard Matthews 

Harbour – Watershed

Whiskey to my Soul – Roan Ash

The Dog Show – Georgetown

Like never before – 8 Misses Croon

 

Best African Indigenous Faith Album

Sesiphunyukile – Ithimba Le-Africa 

Elami Igama – Trust in Christ Ministries

Amen Ezulwini – The General Isitimela

Izinyembezi – In Zion of Christ

Nkosi Ngiyakuthanda – Christ Worshippers Mass Choir

 

Best Engineered Album of the Year

Manyan-nyan – Vusi Nova – Robin Walsh

Starstruck – CH2 – Corneille Hutten; Michael ‘Nomad’ Ripoll; Steven A Williams

Strings and Bling – Nasty C – Michael Themba Manitshana

Umqhele – Sjava – Mfanafuthi Ruff Nkosi

The Hex and the Healer – Hellcats – Paul Douglas Norwood, Craig Michael Hawkins, Richard Staub.

 

Remix of the Year

‘Sebentin’ – Zakwe ft Refiloe Maele Phoolo, Jabulani Tsambo, Lesego Moiloa,  Senzo Mfundo Vilakazi and Ncazelo Mtolo 

‘Skebe Dep Dep’ – DJ Capital ft Kwesta, Kid X, Reason, Youngsta CPT and Stogie T

‘Club Controller’ – Prince Kaybee ft Kabelo Motsamai

‘Bhampa’ – SPHEctacula ft DJ Naves and DJ Regal Amapiano Remix

‘Bang Bang Bang’ – Zakes Bantwini ft Kossi Emmanuel

 

Collaboration of the Year

‘Drive’ –  Black Coffee ft David Guetta and Delilah Montagu 

‘Sonini’ – Sun-El Musician ft Simphiwe Nhlangulela

‘Ntaba Ezikude’ – Sun-El Musician ft Simphiwe Nhlangulela

‘Monate Mpolaye’ – DJ Sumbody ft Casper Nyovest, Thebe and Vettis

‘Wish You Were Here’ – Black Coffee ft Asanda Lusaseni-Mvana

 

Music Video of the Year

‘Gold’ – Jeremy Loops

‘Bawo Wam’ – Bongeziwe Mabandla ft  Spoek Mathambo

‘Mazuva Akanaka’ – Mafikizolo ft Jah Prayzah

‘Huku’ – Sho Madjozi

‘Beautiful Life’ – The Parlotones

 

Best Produced Album

String and Bling – Nasty C

Touch my Blood – AKA

Your Word – Alibuyi Lilambatha Izwi Lakho

Emakhaya – Mlindo The Vocalist

L.O.V.E – Zonke

 

Best Selling DVD

All for You – Joyous Celebration 22

Best Selling Artist

Joyous Celebration – Umoya Kulendawo

 

SAMRO/CAPASSO Highest Airplay Composer’s Award

Collide – Lady Zamar

 

Record of the Year

Holly Rey

 

Lifetime Achievement Awards

TKZee

Mango Groove

HHP

 

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