Matthew Mole wins Record of the Year at SAMAs


Nondwe Maqubela

51 days ago
Matthew Mole wins Record of the Year at SAMAs

The 27th Annual South African Music Awards were held virtually on Saturday 31 May 2021 due to the effects of COVID-19 lockdown and restrictions.
The awards were broadcast live on SABC 1 and you could also watch them on YouTube

Record of the Year

The Record of the Year went to singer-songwriter, Matthew Mole for 'Keep It Together'.
'Keep It Together' was Mole's third single from his third album 'Ghost'.

Watch the official video

Notable mentions

Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa walked away as the biggest winners for their collaborative work by bagging 3 awards.
They took Album of the Year for 'Once Upon A Time in Lockdown' along with Best Amapiano Album and Best Duo/Group for their combined efforts on the successful album.

The highly acclaimed Female Artist of the Year went to Sho Madjozi.

List of some of the winners

  • Album of the Year Once Upon A Time in Lockdown - Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa (Scorpion Kings)
  • Duo/Group of the Year Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa (Scorpion Kings)
  • Female Artist of the Year Sho Madjozi - What a Life
  • Male Artist of the Year Kabza De Small - I Am The King of Amapiano: Sweet & Dust
  • Newcomer of the Year Xolly Mncwango - Jesus Is Enough
  • Best Rock Album Orange Sunshine - Yum Yuck
  • Best Pop Album Tribes and Angles - Locnville
  • Best Pop Album Twintig20 - Brendan Peyper
  • Best Dance Album The Healers: The Last Chapter - Black Motion
  • Artist of the Year Blaq Diamond
  • Best Selling Artist Mlindo the Vocalist - Emakhaya
  • Most Streamed Song You're the One - Elaine

The show

Actress Bontle Moloi and actor Lawrence Maleka did a wonderful job hosted the virtual event. There were a few performances that were featured throughout the night which included Buhlebendalo, Azana, Big Zulu, Langa Mavuso and Boity, among others.

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