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Urban Music Awards

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Location  London, England, United Kingdom, Europe; France, Europe; New York City, United States of America; Africa; Asia
Official website  http://urbanmusicawards.net/
Network  Invincible Entertainment Group

The Urban Music Awards (UMA) is a hip-hop, R&B, dance and soul music awards ceremony launched by Jordan Kensington in 2003 and now held in six countries annually by Invincible Media Group.


The US version of the award ceremony, the Urban Music Awards USA, was launched on 7 July 2007 at Hammerstein Ballroom, hosted by Foxy Brown and Spragga Benz, with award winners including Adele, Danity Kane, Jay Z, Grandmaster Flash, Sean Paul, Beyoncé, Bobby V, Enrique Iglesias, Rihanna, Lupe Fiasco, Mary Mary, Amy Winehouse, Leona Lewis Chip and more.


The Urban Music Awards recognise the achievement of urban-based artists, producers, club nights, DJs, radio stations, record labels and artist from the current R&B, hip hop, neo soul, jazz, and dance music scene. The awards ceremony is held annually by Invincible Media Group. The UMAs are now held in six countries.

The winners are selected by a public vote.

The Urban Music Awards in USA

The 2009 Urban Music Awards were held on 17 July 2009 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City and returning to London on 1 November for the UK version of the show. The 2009 return was covered by major international press, including OK! Magazine, the Daily Express, and the Insider. 2009 also saw the launch of the Best Asian Act category to celebrate artists and musicians of Asian origin, which was widely covered within the Asian media worldwide.

And the winners were...

2003: 1st Year

The awards took place in Hammersmith Palais.


The awards took place at the Barbican.


The venue was Wembley Arena


The awards took place in the Grand Connaught Rooms.


The awards took place in the Grand Connaught Rooms.


Venue: 02 Arena


Location: Wembley Arena


Location: Grand Connaught


Location: Porchester


Location: Grand Connaught


Location: Grand Connaught


Winners for the Urban Music Awards 2014 included:

  • Best Female Act 2014 : Neon Jungle
  • Best Group 2014 : Neon Jungle
  • Best Newcomer 2014 : Stephanie McCourt
  • Best Single 2014 : Nico & Vinz "Am I Wrong"
  • Best Crossover Pop Act 2014 : Nico & Vinz
  • Best Male Artist 2014  : Ghetts
  • Best R&B/Soul Act : Debra Debs
  • Best Hip Hop Act 2014 : Giggs
  • Best Radio Show 2014  : Kojo & Jade (Capital Xtra in the Morning)
  • Best Collaboration 2014 : Brookes Brothers ft. Chrom 3 "Carry Me On"
  • Best Grime Act 2014 : Big Narstie
  • Best Producer 2014 : Splurge Boys
  • Best International Artist 2014 : Pharrell Williams
  • Best DJ 2014  : Shortee Blitz
  • Best Album 2014 : Ghetts Rebel with a Cause
  • Best African/Afro Beats Act 2014 : Mista Silva
  • Best Gospel Act 2014 : ACM Gospel Choir
  • Best Reggae Act 2014 : Stylo G
  • Best Electronic/ Dance Act 2014 : Clean Bandit
  • Best Music Video 2014 : Nico & Vinz "Am I Wrong"
  • Best Music Channel 2014 : Channel AKA
  • Best Clothing Brand 2014 : Money Clothing
  • Best Music PR Company 2014 : Impressive PR
  • Best Radio Station 2014 : Kiss
  • 2015

    In 2015 the UMA events returned in London. Over 770,000 votes were received online. The show was hosted by founder, Jordan Kensington and singer/songwriter, Kiera Weathers . The awards included performances from Big Narstie, Kid Army, Kym Mazell, Rough Copy, Kelvin Jones, Chos3n and Young Kings. The UMA official house band, the Dominos provided the backdrop to music performed on stage by Macklemoore and a collaboration of "Ready or Not" by Fugees featuring the hosts. Lady Leshurr won record three awards for UMA Best Music Video 2015, Best Female Act 2015, and Best HipHop Act 2015.

    The winners of the 13th annual Urban Music Awards

  • Best Newcomer 2015: Kelvin Jones
  • Best Music Video 2015 : Lady Leshurr ‘Queen Speech 4’
  • Best Female Act 2015 : Lady Leshurr
  • Best Male Act 2015  : Stormzy
  • Best Single 2015 : Wstrn ‘In2’
  • Best Grime Act 2015 : Big Narstie
  • Best R&B / Soul Act 2015  : Shakka
  • Best HipHop Act 2015: Lady Leshurr
  • Best African Act 2015 : Moe Logo
  • Best Reggae Act 2015 : Stylo G
  • Best Jazz Act 2015: Zara McFarlane
  • Best Gospel Act 2015: Chos3n
  • Best Group 2015  : Rudimental
  • Best Radio Show 2015 : Neev ‘Kisstory’ (Kiss)
  • Best Collaboration 2015: Shakka feat. JME ‘Say Nada’
  • Best Producer 2015: Diztortion
  • Best International Artist 2015: Drake
  • Best DJ 2015: Shortee Blitz
  • Best Music Channel 2015: Channel AKA
  • Best Clothing Brand 2015 : Dench
  • Best Music PR Company 2015: Ditto Music
  • Best Radio Station: Colourful Radio
  • References

    Urban Music Awards Wikipedia