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J Hus, George The Poet and Little Simz are nominated for the fifth annual Rated Awards

The annual celebration of the best in Black British music returns for its fifth birthday

  • Jemima Skala
  • 6 September 2020
J Hus, George The Poet and Little Simz are nominated for the fifth annual Rated Awards

On Wednesday September 9 at 9pm BST, GRM Daily Rated Awards will livestream their virtual awards ceremony. This will be the awards’ fifth year of running.

The ceremony will be hosted by Mo Gilligan and Julie Adenuga, and will feature live performances from Kano, Dizzee Rascal, George The Poet, Ivorian Doll and Br3yna.

The time frame for nominations is between June 2019 and June 2020.

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This week, a full list of nominees was announced.

Cadet’s posthumous release ‘The Rated Legend’ is up for Album of the Year against Stormzy’s ‘Heavy Is The Head’ and J Hus’ ‘Big Conspiracy’; drill group OFB are nominated for Mixtape of the Year for their release ‘Frontstreet’; and popular dating podcast The Receipts Podcast, hosted by Milena Sanchez, Tolly T and Audrey, aka Ghana’s Finest, is nominated in the category for Personality of the Year.

See below for the full list of nominees, and tune in at 9pm on Wednesday September 9 on GRM’s Youtube channel or on their website to watch the virtual awards ceremony.


FULL LIST OF NOMINATIONS

Album of the Year

Ard Adz – Miakeen

Cadet – The Rated Legend

J Hus – Big Conspiracy

Jme – Grime MC

Kano – Hoodies All Summer

Krept & Konan- Revenge Is Sweet

MoStack – Stacko

Skepta, Chip & Young Adz – Insommnia

Sneakbo – 9 Lives

Stormzy – Heavy Is The Head

Track of the Year

Atich x AJ Tracey

Aitch – Taste (Make It Shake)

Darkoo - Gangsta (Ft. One Acen)

D-Block Europe - Home P*ssy

Headie One - Both

J Hus - Must Be

Mist - So High (Ft. Fredo)

Stormzy - Own It (Ft. Ed Sheeran & Burna Boy)

Tion Wayne - I Dunno (Ft. Stormzy & Dutachavelli)

Young T & Bugsey - Don't Rush (Ft. Headie One)

Mixtape of the Year

Aitch - AitcH2O

Blade Brown - Bags & Boxes 4

D-Block Europe - PTSD

DigDat - Ei8ht Mile

Headie One - Music x Road

K-Trap - No Magic

M Huncho - Huncholini The First

Nafe Smallz - Goat World

OFB - Frontstreet

Yxng Bane - Quarantime

Male Artist of the Year

AJ Tracey

Aitch

D-Block Europe

Fredo

Headie One

J Hus

Krept & Konan

M Huncho

Stormzy

Young T & Bugsey

Female Artist of the Year

Alicai Harley

Br3nya

Darkoo

Ivorian Doll

Lady Leshurr

Little Simz

Ms Banks

Shaybo

Stefflon Don

TeeZandos

Video of the Year

Aitch x AJ Tracey - Rain (Ft. Tay Keith)

B Young - Gucci Demon

DigDat x Aitch - Ei8ht Mile

Jme - Live (Ft. Merky Ace)

Kano - Trouble

Knucks - Home

K-Trap - Big Mood

M Huncho - Huncho For Mayor

Nines - Pride

Stormzy - Sounds of the Skeng

Personality of the Year

Alhan

Chunkz

Chuckie Online

Mo Gilligan

Poet

Receipts Podcast ( Ghana'a Finest, Tolly T & Milena Sanchez)

Stevo the Madman

Yung Filly

Zeze Millz

3 Shots Of Tequila (Marvin Abbey, Mr Exposed and Tazer Black)

Breakthrough of the Year

Darkoo

DigDat

Dutachavelli

JAY1

M24

Mastermind

Meekz

M1llionz

Bandokay & Double Lz

Poundz

Radio DJ of the Year

Charlie Sloth

DJ Target

Dotty

Henrie Kwushue

Kenny Allstar

Robert Bruce

Semtex

Snoochie Shy

Tiffany Calver

Yinka & Shayna Marie

Producer of the Year

Fred Again

Ghosty

Hargo

iLL BLU

JAE5

M1OnTheBeat

Nastylgia

QuincyTellEm

Rymez

TSB

Jemima Skala is Mixmag’s Weekend Editor. Follow her on Twitter

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