THE RATED AWARDS 2018 are taking place tonight at the Hammersmith Apollo.
The annual awards are now a staple on the UK black music calendar, and tonight we can expect big moments onstage and of course great speeches.
JASMINE AT LAST YEARS RATED AWARDS WITH GRM CEO POSTY, STEFLONDON, BIG SHAQ AKA MICHAEL DAPAAH AND KREPT & KONAN ON THE YELLOW CARPET.
JOHN BOYEGA, DANIEL KALUUYA, WILEY, WRETCH 32, GIGGS, LETITIA WRIGHT, BIG NARSTIE AND STEFFLON DON RECEIVE NOMINATIONS
The biggest celebration in the British urban music scene is back for its fourth year as The KA & GRM Daily Rated Awards announce the full first-round nominations list for this year’s ceremony at legendary music venue, Eventim Apollo on September 4th 2018.
For the first time ever, fans can now get tickets to watch the show. Attendees can expect to see live performances from some of the biggest and brightest names in music, as well as watch 11 winners take home their KA and GRM Daily Rated Awards trophies. Previous performers and winners include Giggs, Big Shaq, Lethal Bizzle, Stefflon Don, Stormzy and many, many more.
YOU CAN WATCH THE SHOW LIVE ON CHANNEL 4’S YOUTUBE PAGE TONIGHT, AND THE HIGHLIGHTS AGAIN THIS FRIDAY ON CHANNEL 4 AT 11PM!
The full list of first-round nominations revealed with lead nominees including grime heavyweight Big Narstie who has been nominated in both the Album of the Year, alongside Wretch 32, and Personality of the Year in which he is up against celebrity heavyweights Anthony Joshua, John Boyega, Letitia Wright and Daniel Kaluuya. Meanwhile, grime mainstays Krept and Konan are nominated for Mixtape of the Year for 7 Days/7 Nights, alongside Giggs for the seminal Wamp 2 Dem.
Big Shaq’s surprise hit of last year, Mans Not Hot, is upfor Track of the Year facing competition from Stefflon Don’s Hurtin Me and B Young’s Jumanji.
DJ Target, Charlie Sloth and Tim Westwood are all up for Radio DJ of the Year award for the second year in a row with new nominee A Dot, who has become a household name over the past year, presenting Sounds Like Friday Night with Greg James.
The awards, now in their fourth year, continue to be supported by prestigious partners who share GRM Daily’s passion for promoting the British urban music scene, with long-time partner KA Drinks returning to sponsor this year’s awards.
The KA & GRM Daily Rated Awards pride themselves on giving power back to the people, honouring the true heroes of the genre, with all winners voted for by fans. And, in a KA & GRM Daily Rated Awards first, tickets are available for fans to attend the event. Voting opens to the public on the afternoon of 1st August via www.ratedawards.com
British urban music continues to have significant influence in the music industry and the nominations reflect the impact their success and achievements have had.
JASMINE AT LAST YEARS RATED AWARDS WITH JULIE ADENUGA, STORMZY, MAYA JAMA, BIG NARSTIE AND LETHAL B.
The full list of nominations is:
Breakthrough of the Year (Public Vote)
Personality of the Year (Public Vote)
Mo The Comedian
Album of the Year (Public Vote)
Nines – Crop Circle
Skrapz – Different Cloth
Wiley – Godfather II
Sneakbo – Brixton
Wretch 32 – FR32
Jorja Smith – Lost And Found
A2 – Blue
Big Narstie – BDL Bipolar
Track of the Year (Public Vote)
Ramz – Barking
Dave ft. MoStack – No Words
Not3s ft. Mabel – My Lover
Stefflon Don ft. French Montana – Hurtin Me
EO – German
B Young – Jumanji
AJ Tracey ft. Not3s – Butterflies
Kojo Funds ft. Raye – Check
Big Shaq – Mans Not Hot
Headie One x RV – Know Better
Radio DJ of the Year (Public Vote)
Video of the Year (Public Vote)
Jaykae – Moscow
SL – Tropical
A$AP Rocky ft. Skepta – Praise the Lord (Da Shine)
Mist ft. Jessie Ware- Wish Me Well
Fekky – Cappin On The Net
Nines – I See You Shining
MoStack – What I Wanna
J Hus – Bouff Daddy
Rapman – Shiros Story Pt. 1
Chip – Darth Vader
Mixtape of the Year (Public Vote)
Dave – Game Over
Krept & Konan – 7 Days/7 Nights
K Trap – The Re Up
Giggs – Wamp 2 Dem
Headie One – The One Two
Mist – Diamond In The Dirt
Fredo – Tables Turn
Loski – Call Me Loose
Not3s – Take Notes
AJ Tracey – Secure The Bag
Producer of the Year (Public Vote)
MK The Plug
Artist of the Year (Public Vote)
D Block Europe
Krept and Konan
The KA Get Rated Award (Public Vote)
Lil KayG5 & Lynch (Group)
The GRM Legacy Award
To Be Announced