Following the announcement of GRM Daily & KA’s Rated Awards, the differnet categories and nominees for each one have been announced…
Awards to be given out on 17th September at the Clapham Grand include, Best Track, Best Project, Best Breakthrough, Artist of the Year, Best Video, Best Producer, the KA Get Rated Award and the GRM Legacy Award. This award will be presented to an individual who has well and truly cemented their position as a real stalwart of the scene, whose back catalogue and previous success proves they are nothing short of legendary.
Boy Better Know’s JME leads the way in terms of nominations with a total of four. He has been nominated for Best Track, Best Video, Artist of the Year and Best Project for Integrity>, which earlier this year peaked at number 11 in the UK album charts independently. Krept & Konan have received three nominations for Artist of the Year, Best Video and Best Project, whilst relative newcomers Bugzy Malone and Bonkaz managed to rack up two nominations each, which levelled them off with some of the scenes heavyweights including Tinie Tempah, Skepta and Ghetts who also received two nominations each.
As well as all of the fan voted categories, a select industry panel will be choosing the winner of the Artist of the Year category, based on their achievements in the past year. A few nominees for this category include Ghetts, Stormzy, Skepta, Lethal Bizzle and Fekky.
The winner of the KA Get Rated Award will also be voted for by a select industry panel. This award is in relation to the ‘Get Rated’ artist competition run by KA & GRM Daily this year. It offered entrants the opportunity to ‘Get Seen, Get Heard and Get Rated.’ Over 500 applicants entered the competition, with six finalists selected – all of whom will be recognised at the awards ceremony.
Voting is now open for this years Rated Awards and fans can do so by heading over to www.ratedawards.com. All entrants aged over 18 will also automatically be entered into a competition to win tickets to the star studded awards ceremony held on 17th September at the Clapham Grand.
Acts previously announced to be performing at the awards ceremony are Kano, Ghetts, Fekky and Bonkaz, with a whole host of other artists still be to be released. There’s also set to be special guest appearances, exclusive collaborations, award hosts and presenters all to be announced in the coming weeks, so keep your eyes peeled for that.