Sama nominees announced

Singer Tresor has bagged four nominations this year.

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JOHANNESBURG - The nominations for the 22nd South African Music Awards have been announced.

There were a few surprises at the Soweto Theatre this morning with Tresor leading with four nods while new kid on the hip-hop block Emtee also received a handful of nominations.

Other artists on the bill for the 'New Comer' award include Riky Rick and Fifi Cooper.

House sensation Black Coffee is up against François van Coke, Emtee and Nathi and Tresor for the big 'Album of the Year' award.

The ceremony will take place on 4 June in Durban.

NOMINEES FOR THE 22ND ANNUAL SOUTH AFRICAN MUSIC AWARDS

Album of the Year

Francois van Coke _Francois van Coke _

Emtee _ Avery_

Nathi _ Buyelekhaya_

Tresor VII

Black Coffee Pieces of Me

Duo or Group of the Year

Desmond & the Tutus _Enjoy Yourself _

Witness the Funk Finding Nomusa

Marcus Wyatt & the ZAR Jazz Orchestra _One Night in the Sun _

Junior Taurus & Lady Zamar Cotton Candy

Big Nuz _For the Fans _

Female Artist of the Year

Judith Sephuma _One Word _

Zahara _Country Girl _

Fifi Cooper _ 20Fifi _

Karen Zoid Drown Out the Noise

Zonke _Work of Heart _

Male Artist of the Year

Nathi _Buyelekhaya _

Black Coffee _Pieces of Me _

Riky Rick _Family Values _

Emtee _Avery _

Francois van Coke Francois van Coke

Newcomer of the Year

Riky Rick Family Values

Emtee _Avery _

Tresor _VII _

Fifi Cooper _20Fifi _

Nathi _Buyelekhaya _

Best Rock Album

Desmond & the Tutus Enjoy Yourself

Francois van Coke Francois van Coke

Shortstraw Youthless

Karen Zoid Drown Out the Noise

Saarkie _Reisiger _

Best Pop Album

Tresor _ VII_

Lakota Silva Pop: The Mix Tape

Loki Rothman The Way Back

Can Skylark _ Overdrive_

Vincent Bones Shaded Soul

Karlien van Jaarsveld My Hartjie

Brendan Peyper _ Stop, Wag, Bly Nog 'n Bietjie_

Vaughan Gardiner Sit Vanaand op Herhaal

Pierre Rossouw In my Bloed

Suzanne _ Vuurbestand_

Best Adult Contemporary Album

Judith Sephuma One Word

Watershed _ Watch the Rain_

Karen Zoid & Various Republiek van Zoid Afrika Vol. 2

Kahn _ Salt_

Josie Field & Laurie Levine Tigerlily

Beste Kontemporêre Musiek Album

Elvis Blue _ Êrens in die Middel van Nêrens_

Andriëtte _ Pêrel vir 'n Kroon _

Neil Somers Hierdie Hande

Bok van Blerk Sing Afrikaner Sing

Stiaan Reynierse Sonde

Best African Adult Album

Dizu Plaatjies & Friends Ubuntu - The Common String

Kabomo _ Sekusile_

Thiwe Soul Therapy

L'wei Netshivhale Mudzimu washu

Jessica Mbangeni Busisiwe - Tribute to the African Heroines

Best Alternative Album

Petite Noir _ La Vie Est Belle/Life is Beautiful_

Sannie Fox _ Serpente Masjien_

The Plastics _ In Threes_

Moonchild Sanelly _ Rabulapha!_

Die Heuwels Fantasties Ja. Nee. Lekker (Deluxe)

Best R&B/Soul/Reggae Album

Nathi _ Buyelekhaya _

Zonke Work of Heart

Olwethu _Imbewu _

Zahara _ Country Girl_

The Muffinz Do What You Love

Best Rap Album

Emtee _ Avery_

Kid X 3 Quarter Pace

Da L.E.S North God

Riky Rick _ Family Values_

Zakwe _ Impande_

Best Kwaito Album

Big Nuz For the Fans

Dbn Nyts _ Believe_

Kabelo Mabalane Immortal Vol. 3

Dj Bongz Game Changer

Mzansi North Coast Vibe

Best Dance Album

Black Coffee _ Pieces of Me_

Mi Casa Home Sweet Home

Mobi Dixon _ Tribal Soul Special Edition_

DJ Merlon Original Copy

Junior Taurus & Lady Zamar Cotton Candy

Best Traditional Faith Music Album

TYGC Family The Journey Begins

Worship House _ Project 12 Praise Live_

Worship House _ True Worship 2015_

Dumi Mkokstad _ Ukhona Uthixo_

Women in Praise _ Various Artists_

Best Contemporary Faith Music Album

Ntokozo Mbambo _ Spirit and Life_

Mark Counihan To the Brave Ones

Mahalia Buchanan Redeemed to Worship

24 Skies _Endless Anthem _

Benjamin Dube Sanctified in His Presence

Best Maskandi Album

Imithente Ichakijana

Thokozani Langa _ Khuzeka Mshana_

Shwi no Mtekhala Bazali Bami

Buselaphi Gabi Gabi

Phuzekhemisi Woze Durban

Best Jazz Album

Marcus Wyatt & the ZAR Jazz Orchestra _One Night in the Sun _

Nduduzo Makhathini Listening to the Ground

Benjamin Jephta Quintet _Homecoming _

Amandla Freedom Ensemble Bhekisiwe

Bokani Dyer World Music

Wouter Kellerman Love Language

Guy Buttery Guy Buttery

Deep South _ Heartland_

Cape Consort Christoph & Sebastian

KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra Mintirho ya SJ Khosa

Jimmy Dludlu Live at Emperors Palace

Krone _Krone 2 _

Ntokozo Mbambo Spirit and Life

Neyi & Omega Friends in Praise

Benjamin Dube _ Sanctified in His Presence_

Best Collaboration

Dbn Nyts ft. Zinhle Ngidi & Trademark _ Shumaya_

Shekinah x Kyle Deutsch _ Back to the Beach_

AKA ft. Redsan, Burna _ All Eyes on Me_

Boy & Stoneboy ,Major League DJz ft. Cassper Nyovest _Sylza Tsotsi _

Khuli Chana ft. Patoranking _ No Lie_

Jack Parow & Freshly Ground Army of One

Riky Rick ft. Cassper,Nyovest & Anatii _ Fuseg _

Al Bairre & PH Fat _ Caviar Dreams_

iFani Ayadelela

Monark _ Negatives Deluxe_

Best Produced Album of the Year

Zahara _ Country Girl_

Mi Casa _ Home Sweet Home_

Sannie Fox _ Serpente Masjien_

Mark Counihan To the Brave Ones

Zonke Work of Heart

Black Coffee _ Pieces of Me_

Brendan Peyper Stop, Wag, Bly Nog 'n Bietjie

Zonke Work of Heart

Mi Casa _ Home Sweet Home_

Marcus Wyatt & the ZAR Jazz Orchestra One Night in the Sun

Best Remix of the Year

DJ Sliqe Do Like I Do Remix

AKA Baddest Remix

Mobi Dixon My Sugar

Mobi Dixon Never Let Me Go Remix

The Fraternity _ Bheka Mina Ngedwa Amplified_