Grm daily announces their annual award show, the Grm rated awards 2021. The show is set to take place in September in partnership with Youtube music and will be a celebration of the best in black British music.
Grm hosted their first rated awards in 2015 in partnership with Ka and offered the British black music scene a chance to gain recognition and awards for their work, with large award shows such as the Brits ignoring the black British music scene at the time.
The 6 years has seen the award show go from an event held in a 900 capacity hall to the last in-person awards being held at the 3.5 thousand seater Evetim apollo. Artists such as Strormzy, Dave, Jhus and Headie one are all winners of rated awards and as the black British music scene begins to strengthen and grow the winners and nominees are not just the biggest artist in the black British music scene but the biggest artists in the country.
The show will cover 10 categories, Album of the year, female artist of the year, Male artist of the year, breakthrough of the year, personality of the year, track of the year, video of the year, mixtape of the year, radio DJ of the year and producer of the year.
The nominees for these awards were announced yesterday evening and are as follows;
Album of the Year: AJ Tracey – Flu Game, Bugzy Malone – The Resurrection, D Block Europe – The Blueprint- Us Vs. Them, Fredo – Money Can’t Buy Happiness, Ghetts – Conflict of Interest, Headie One – EDNA, K Trap – Street Side Effects, Loski – Music, Trial and Trauma: A Drill Story, Nines – Crabs In A Bucket, Slowthai – TYRON
Female Artist of the Year:Bree Runway, Darkoo, ENNY, Ivorian Doll, Jorja Smith, Lady Leshurr, Ms Banks, Shaybo, Stefflon Don, Midas The Jagaban
Male Artist of the Year: AJ Tracey, Abra Cadabra, Central Cee, Chip, Digga D, Fredo, Ghetts,Headie One, Potter Payper, Tion Wayne
Breakthrough of the Year : ArrDee, BackRoad Gee, ENNY, Central Cee, French The Kid, Jordan, Shaybo, SR, Pa Salieu, Wewantwraiths
Personality of the Year: Big Zuu, Chunkz, Harry Pinero, Nella Rose, Michael Dapaah, Mo Gilligan, Munya Chawawa, Niko Omilana, Yung Filly, ZeZe Mills
Track of the Year: A1 & J1 – Latest Trends, Abra Cadabra – On Deck, Central Cee – Loading, Digga D – Woi, ENNY – Peng Black Girls (ft Amia Brave), Headie One, Stormzy and AJ Tracey – Ain’t It Different, Nines – Airplane Mode (ft NSG), Pa Salieu – My Family (ft BackRoad Gee), Potter Payper – Purpose,Russ & Tion Wayne – Body
Video of the Year : Aitch – Safe To Say, AJ Tracey – Little More Love, Ghetts – Skengman Mode (ft. Stormzy), Headie One – Princess Cuts (ft. Young T & Bugsey), Little Simz – Introvert, Meekz – Respect The Come Up, Nines – Clout, Pa Salieu – My Family (ft. BackRoad Gee), Russ & Tion Wayne – Body, Slowthai, Skepta – Cancelled
Mixtape of the Year: Abra Cadabra – Product of My Environment, Central Cee – Wild West, Chip – Snakes and Ladders, Digga D – Made In The Pyrex, Giggs – Now Or Never, M Huncho & Nafe Smallz – DNA, NSG – Roots, Pa Salieu – Send Them To Coventry, Potter Payper – Training Day 3, Unknown T – Rise Above Hate
Radio DJ of the Year: Charlie Sloth, DJ Target, Dotty, Henrie Kwushue, Kenny Allstar, Robert Bruce, Reece Parkinson, Snoochie Shy, Tiffany Calver, Yinka & Shayna Marie
Producer of the Year: 169, 5ive Beatz, Chris Rich, Ghosty, Gotcha, Hargo, M1OnTheBeat, P2J, R14, TSB
The voting for the awards are open to the public and available here.