Rated Awards Announce Categories & Nominees

Joe Walker

3 years ago

By Joe Walker

Rated_Award-logo

Following the announcement of KA Drinks & GRM Daily’s inaugural Rated Awards just over a week ago, the award categories and nominations have now been revealed. As with all award shows, there are a number of contentious picks – the most common grumbling we’ve seen being that several of the Best Project nominated releases have barely been out for a fortnight – but generally speaking there is some deserved shine for a number of nationally unsung artists. Check the full list of award categories below (decided by public vote unless otherwise indicated):

Best Project
JME – Integrity>
Krept & Konan – The Long Way Home
Yungen – Red & Black
Bugzy Malone – Walk With Me
Youngs Teflon – Jungle Book
Lady Leshurr – QUeens Speech
Nines – One Foot In
J Spades – More Money More Pagans 3

Best Breakthrough
J Hus
Melissa Steel
Bugzy Malone
Novelist
Potter Payper
Bonkaz
MoStack
Section Boyz

Best Track
Skepta – Shutdown
JME – Man Don’t Care
Tinie Tempah – Not Letting Go
Stormzy – Know Me From
Yungen ft. Sneakbo – Ain’t On Nuttin
Lethal Bizzle – Fester Skank
Wretch 32 – 6 Words
Bonkaz – We Run The Block

Best Video
Blade Brown ft. Tiggs Da Author – Dealer (Directed by Posty)
Ghetts – Esco’s Spirit (Directed by Posty)
Krept & Konan ft. Jeremih – Freak of The Week (Directed by Carly Cussen)
JME ft. Giggs – Man Don’t Care (Directed by Matt Walker)
G FrSH ft. Stormzy & Tinie Tempah – Sometimes (Directed by Jak O’Hare)
Danny Seth – I Arise Because (Directed by Nick Walker)
Stormzy – Know Me From (Directed by Jaiden Ramgeet)
Nines – Can’t Blame Me (Directed by Vertex)

Producer of the Year
Heavytrakcerz
Rude Kid
Splurgeboys
ADP
Preditah
ZDot
Diztortion
Carns Hill

Best DJ
Charlie Sloth
Tim Westwood
Manny Norte
Sir Spyro
Target
Logan Sama
Mistajam
DJ Cameo

Personality of the Year
Big Narstie
Nathan & Gomez
KSI
Mikes Comedy
Mandem On The Wall
Ashley Inkz
Julie Adenuga
Kurupt FM
Poet & Vujanic
Lethal Bizzle

Artist of the Year [Industry Panel]
Little Simz
Skepta
JME
Stormzy
Lethal Bizzle
Giggs
Krept & Konan
Tinie Tempah
Chip
Fekky
Ghetts

KA Get Rated Award [Industry Panel]
Cyko Logic
Hardy Caprio
Reload
Amber the Poet
Jevon
Olivia Louise

GRM Legacy Award is chosen by an industry panel, and will be announced on the night.

Vote now at ratedawards.com. Rated Awards hits Clapham Grand on 17 September.