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Published on June 18th, 2010 | by Denny Armatrading

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Urban Music Awards – Vote Now – Best Asian Act

Tinie Tempah, Alexandra Burke, Rihanna, JLS, Chipmunk and Black Eyed Peas are just a few chart-toppers joining the list of nominees for the Urban Music Awards 2010.

LONDON, UK – June 1st, 2010; The Urban Music Awards today announced the nominees for this year’s 8th annual celebration. Tinie Tempah, Rihanna, Alexandra Burke, JLS, Professor Green, Plan B, Jay Sean, M.I.A, Roll Deep and Chipmunk are just a few chart-toppers who join a list of nominees for the biggest annual urban and dance music awards show. The much anticipated show will be held on the 18th of September 2010. UMA’s will recognise the achievements of artists, entertainers and media personalities in over 18 categories.

Recent chart topper, Tinie Tempah receives a record 4 nominations for Best Newcomer, Best Collaboration with his single ‘Pass Out’, Best HipHop Act and Best Music Video for the single ‘Frisky’. The South London rapper who recently signed a deal with EMI/Parlophone added “I am extremely excited to be nominated for this year. It’s like a dream come true. The Urban Music Awards has always been the breaking ground for artists worldwide and i have always wanted to be at the UMA’s. Thanks to all the fans who nominated me and i can’t wait till the show in September”. Other nominees this year include; M.I.A , Skepta, Willy Denzy from France, Aggro Santos for his collaboration with ex-Pussy cat Dolls star, Kimberly Wyatt and newcomer Mclean who scored a top 10 hit with his single ‘My Name’ earlier this year. The Street Dance Category which was first introduced in 2006 and won by Britain’s Got Talent stars, ‘Flawless’ makes a welcome return with nominees including; Diversity, Flawless, Plague, Status and Boyblue. Alexandra Burke continues her 2010 success by grabbing 3 nominations for Best Album, Best Collaboration and Best Music Video for her chart topping single ‘All night Long’ with US artists Pitbull.

The Urban Music Awards is one of the only mainstream music awards to recognise the importance and growing popularity of the ‘Asian Urban Scene’. This gives exposure to the nominated artists to people who may not have otherwise been aware of them. Vote for Steve Hoang, Imran Khan, Jay Sean, M.I.A, Jaz Dhami or Mumzy Stranger now by going to the urban music awards website.


Reena Sehdev backstage at The Brit Asia TV Awards speaking with Jaz Dhami.

Here is the full list of nominees for the 8th annual Urban Music Awards 2010;

Best Album 2010
Jay Sean ‘All or Northing’
Plan B ‘The Defamation of Strickland Banks’ (Atlantic)
Chipmunk ‘I am Chipmunk’
N-Dubz ‘Against all Odds’ (AATW/UMTV)
Alexandra Burke ‘Overcome’ (Syco Music)
JLS ‘jls’ [Epic]

Best Collaboration
Chipmunk ft. Esmee Denters ‘Until you were gone’ (Jive)
Taoi Cruz featuring Kesha ‘Dirty Picture’ (4th & Broadway)
Professor Green ft. Ed Drewett ‘I need you tonight’ [Virgin]
Alexandra Burke ft. Pitbull ‘All Night Long’
Tinie Tempah ft Labyrinth ‘Pass Out’ (Parlophone)
Roll Deep feat. Jodie Connor ‘Good Times’

Best Dance Act (Europe)
Faithless ‘Not Going Home’ [Nates Tunes]
Pendulum ‘Propane Nightmares’ [Warner Bros]
DJ Zinc ft. Ms. Dynamite ‘Wile Out’ [Zinc Music]
TC ‘Where’s my money’ [D Style]
Cascada [AATW/UMTV]
Calvin Harris [Columbia)

Best DJ 2010
Swerve [Kiss]
Semtex [1Xtra]
Masterstepz [Choice]
Shortee Blitz & DJ MK [Kiss]
MistaJam [1Xtra]
Manny Norte [Kiss]

Best Gospel Act 2010
Victizzle (Right Way Music Ltd)
Blush UK
Jahaziel
Muyiwa
London Community Gospel Choir
GK Real
DTWG

Best Group 2010 (Europe]
La Fouine [Jive/Epic France]
Roll Deep [Virgin]
GK Real
JLS (Epic)
N-Dubz
Pendulum (Earstorm}

Best European Act
Imro Select (Netherlands)
Thierry Cham (France)
La Fouine (Jive/Epic France]
Amel Bent (France)
Maika (France]
Tal (Sony Music France)
Ms. Platinum (Germany)

Best International Act
Nneka (Africa)
Black Eyed Peas (USA]
Iyaz [Reprise] Trinidad
Jason Derulo [Warner Bros.]
K’Naan [Africa]
BOB ft Bruno Mars (USA)
Rihanna (Barbados/USA]

Best Newcomer
Tinie Tempah
Mclean [Asylum]
Steve Hoang
Aggro Santos
Lady Ny
Professor Green

Best HipHop Act (Europe]
Ken Ring (Sweden]
Roots Manuva [UK]
Foreign Beggars (UK)
La Fouine (France]
Tinie Tempah (UK)
Professor Green (UK)

Best R&B Act (Europe)
Willy Denzy (France)
Amel Bent [France]
Jay Sean [UK]
JLS (UK]
Stevie Hoang [UK]
Tal (Sony Music France]

Best Music Video
Steve Hoang ‘No Coming Back’
Craig David ‘One more Lie’ ‘standing in the shadows’
Alexandra Burke ft. Pitbull ‘All Night Long’
Mclean ‘My Name’
Skepta ‘Badboy’
Tinie Tempah ft. Labyrinth ‘Frisky’


Best Street Dance Group 2010

Flawless
Diversity
Plague
Status
Boyblue

Best Asian Act 2010
Steve Hoang
Imran Khan
Jay Sean
M.I.A
Jaz Dhami
Mumzy Stranger

Best TV Station 2010
Flava TV
Channel AKA
4 Music
Kiss TV
Chart Show TV

Best Radio Station
Kiss 100
Capital fm
Choice fm
Galaxy Digital
1Xtra
Smooth Radio


Best Radio Show

Ricki & Melvin [Kiss]
DJ Swerve [Kiss]
Twin B [1Xtra]
Fabio & Grooverider [Radio 1]
Jenny Francis [Choice]
Max [1Xtra]

Best Producer (Europe)
Labyrinth (UK)
David Guetta (France)
Red 1 (Sweden)
Chase & Status (UK)
Fraser T Smith (UK)


Best Asian Act @ The UMA 2010

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About the Author

is a massive music fan and has been writing professionally about it since 2009. Graduating from University in Digital Arts & Design for Interactive Media, Denny has years of experience working online in various areas. Music is his passion and his work.


3 Responses to Urban Music Awards – Vote Now – Best Asian Act

  1. Kamal Manhas says:

    Wow this look like a sick event, can’t wait to hear more about it !!

  2. Ria says:

    Oooooohhhh not too mention hes sooooo hot!!

    I’m defintely gonna vote for him!! 🙂 xx

  3. Raj says:

    JAZ DHAMIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII – Gonna vote for him – Everyone vote for him – He sickkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk!!!!

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