Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Headies 2012: Nominees List

Ladies and gentlemen, the official list of nominees for this year's HEADIES (formerly known as HipHop World Awards) has been released. There are no real surprises considering the time-frame used to determine the list (March 2011 – February 2012).
See the full list below.

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Best album (solo or group) in year under review, that meets judges ' requirements of excellence (in every realms: songwriting, production, rendition and promotion) and acceptability (sales, popularity).

Everybody Loves Ice Prince – Ice Prince
The Invasion – P-Square
Superstar – Wizkid
Super C Season – Naeto C

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
Most critically and commercially adjudged artiste in the year under review Overall most successful artiste for the year under review.

P-Square
Wizkid
Ice Prince
Naeto C
D'Banj.


SONG OF THE YEAR
Most popular song from an album in year under review. Decided by voting

Chop My Money – P-Square ft. Akon & May-D
Dami Duro – Davido
Oliver Twist – D'Banj
Gaga Crazy – Chuddy K
Kukere – Iyanya


RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Best single recording (on-air only or released) by artiste or group in year under review. Originality and production very essential

Stupid Song – Bez
Private Trips – Wande Coal
Ara – Brymo
I Love You – Praiz


PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
The individual responsible for producing the most acclaimed songs/album in the year under review. His CV for the year includes top-notch tracks and production credits no one can fault.

Cobhams – Stupid Song (Bez)
Tee-Y Mix – Super C Season (Naeto C)
Shizzy – Dami Duro (Davido)
Jay Sleek – Private Trips (Wande Coal)
Jesse Jagz – E.L.I (Ice Prince)


BEST MUSIC VIDEO (AWARD GOES TO DIRECTOR)
Best conceptualised, best edited, best picture, best directed and most exciting video in year under review as voted by fans and decided by thejury.

5 & 6 (Naeto C) – Clarence Peters
Chop My Money Remix (P-Square) – Jude Okoye
Ara (Brymo) – Aje Filmworks
Kosorombe (Dipp ft. Da Grin) – Mex


BEST R ' N ' B SINGLE
Best R&B single in year under review (by single individual or group)

Private Trips – Wande Coal
Stupid Song – Bez
Nawti – Olu Maintain
Soundtrack – May D
Love Me (3X) – Tiwa Savage


BEST POP SINGLE
Best pop single in year under review (by single individual or group)

Dami Duro – Davido
Oliver Twist – D'Banj
Gaga Crazy – Chuddy K
Chop My Money – P-Square
Kukere – Iyanya


BEST R ' N ' B/ POP ALBUM
Best R&B or pop album in year under review (by single individual or group)

Superstar – Wizkid
Super Sun – Bez
Versus – 9ice
The Invasion – P-Square


BEST RAP SINGLE
Best single released on-air recording of a rap song

Too Much Money – Iceberg Slim
Shutdown – Phyno
Angeli – Vector ft. 9ice
Oh My Gosh – Yung6ix
Young Erikina – Olamide


BEST RAP ALBUM
Best album by a rap artiste or group in year underreview

E.L.I – Ice Prince
The Dreamer Project – Show Dem Camp
Rapsodi – Olamide
Super C Season – Naeto C


LYRICIST ON THE ROLL
Rap Artiste with best lyrical depth and performance on a single song or album

Vector – Angeli
Yung6ix – Oh My Gosh
Iceberg Slim – Too Much Money
Phyno – Shutdown
Erigga – Mo Street Gan


BEST COLLABO
Best R&B, Pop or hip hop collaborative track (including cameos) in year under review

Chop My Money remix – P-Square ft. Akon & May-D
Angeli – Vector Ft. 9ice
Carolina – Sauce Kid Ft. Davido
Stupid Song – Bez Ft. Praiz
Orobo – Sound Sultan Ft. Excel & Flavour


BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (MALE)
S ingle male artiste with most outstanding vocal performance on a single song or album

Wande Coal – Private trips
Banky W – Low Key
Praiz – I Love You
Brymo – Ara
Bez – Stupid Song


BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)
Single female act with most outstanding vocal performance on a single song or album

Tiwa Savage – Love Me, Love, Love Me
Chidinma – Kedike
Ijeoma – Oloomi
Waje – Na The Way


AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
Non Nigerian category

Sarkodie (Ghana) – Azonto
Camp Mulla (Kenya) – Feel No Pain
D-Black (Ghana) – Get On The Dancefloor
Zahara (South Africa) – Loliwe


BEST STREET HOP
The most popular street-hop single in year under review

Kako Bi Chicken – Reminisce
Gaga Crazy – Chuddy K
Akpako – Terry G
Roll – Rayce
Mo Street Gan – Erigga


NEXT RATED
Most promising upcoming officially unreleased act in the year under review
Davido
Eva Alordiah
Praiz
Chuddy K


HIP HOP WORLD REVELATION OF THE YEAR
Best New artiste in the year under review
Wizkid
Ice Prince
Bez
Timi Dakolo
Olamide


HEADIES HALL OF FAME
Special recognition for excellence and outstandingimpact to the entertainment industry.

Femi Kuti.


Big ups to the nominees! Support you favorite artistes!
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