The Urb­an Music Awards, the UK’s lead­ing cel­eb­ra­tion of urb­an music, cel­eb­rated its 19th anniversary last night in style. The event was held at the icon­ic O2 Arena, and was atten­ded by some of the biggest names in music, film, and tele­vi­sion.

The awards cere­mony was hos­ted by a star-stud­ded line-up, which included Louis Ther­oux, Chan­nel 4 News­read­er, Krish­nan Guru Murthy, R&B Super­star, Lemar, and How to Look Good Naked, TV presenter, Gok Wan. The night was filled with unfor­get­table per­form­ances and moments, and saw Bug­zy Malone take home the coveted Most Inspir­ing Artist award, while Billy Ocean received a Life­time Achieve­ment Award for his years of suc­cess in the music industry.

Chris Brown was one of the night’s biggest win­ners, tak­ing home two awards – Artist of the Year USA and Best Album for his latest release, ‘Breezy’. Sean Paul was also recog­nized for his con­tri­bu­tion to Carib­bean music, tak­ing home the pres­ti­gi­ous Artist of the Year Carib­bean award. In his accept­ance speech, Sean Paul expressed his grat­it­ude towards the Urb­an Music Awards, say­ing “I will like to thank the Urb­an Music Awards for sup­port­ing me through­out all these years. I really appre­ci­ate this award.”

Stan­ley Enow beat his fel­low Cameroon­i­an artist Libi­anca to win Artist of the Year Africa, while Karl Ben­jamin won the coveted Best R&B Act and New­comer act award. The event also saw per­form­ances from Sona Rele, Trini Boi Joucie, and many more.

Heart­less Crew, one of the UK’s long-stand­ing music out­fits, cel­eb­rated their 30th anniversary with an Out­stand­ing Con­tri­bu­tion to Music Award. The night was presen­ted by founder Jordan Kens­ing­ton, TV Presenter and VP of VooVix TV, Bella Grans­ville, and Singer/Rapper/Dancer/Choreographer Monique Aday.

The Urb­an Music Awards 19th anniversary was a tre­mend­ous suc­cess, with mil­lions of people shar­ing key moments on social media and Ins­tagram. The event was broad­cast live on VooVix TV, one of the world’s fast­est-grow­ing TV net­works that allow view­ers to start their chan­nels and broad­cast to mil­lions of viewers.Santa Ana, Dechavel, Mokingo, and VooVix TV were head­line spon­sors for the night. The Urb­an Music Awards con­tin­ues to cel­eb­rate the best of urb­an music, and we look for­ward to what the future holds for this ground-break­ing event.

Find Full list of win­ners below
Best Pro­du­cer
Steel Banglez

Best Col­lab­or­a­tion
Fire­boy DML & Ed Sheer­an – “Peru”

Artist of the Year (UK)
Cleo Sol

Best Grime Act
D Double E

Best Male Act
Karl Ben­jamin

Artist of the Year ( USA )
Chris Brown

Most Cre­at­ive Artist
Ivori­an Doll

Best Album
Chris Brown ‘Breezy’

Best Per­form­ance in a TV Show
Noeva – ‘A Woman’s Worth’ (The Voice)

Artist of the Year Africa
Stan­ley Enow (Cameroon)
Best HipHop Act

Best R&B Act
Karl Ben­jamin

Best Female Act

Best Music Video
Stormzy ‘Hide & Seek’

Best DJ
Kenny All­star

Best Record Label
Warner Records

Artist of the Year (Carib­bean)
Sean Paul

Best Jazz Act
Cam­illa George

Best Radio Sta­tion
BBC 1 Xtra

Artist of the Year (France)
Aya Nakamura

Artist of the Year (South Amer­ica)
Bad Bunny

Best Radio Show
Nadia Jae (BBC 1Xtra)

Best Enter­tain­er
Big Narstie

Artist of the Year Asia
Lee Hi (South Korea)

Best Pod­cast
Who We Be Talks

Best Group
D Block Europe

Best Single
Raye ‘The Thrill is Gone’

Best New­comer
Karl Ben­jamin

Best Singer/Songwriter
Shaé Uni­verse

Best Gos­pel Act

Best Online Music Plat­form
Tik Tok

Best Vir­al Break­through Song
Bay­anni – Ta Ta Ta

Best Drill Act
Russ Mil­lions

Most Inspir­ing Act
Bug­zy Malone

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.