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ABMA (Afowzo birthday Music Awards) Nominee LIST

Its another Year y'all and it will be my birthday on Friday so i came up with this awards to give honor to whom honor is due (Last Year) and boy have i added so many more twists and turns to make this year more cut throat. More categories and many more nominees! trust me you'll get a kick outta this so check it out! plus the winners would be announced on Friday (the 12th of October) when yours truly would clock another year. Adele, Maroon 5 and beyonce led the wins last year so who will top the nominations list this year ant possibly take everything as far as my ears are concerned, you'll see


ABMA Nominees (2012)

1. rising star of the year

a. Azealia Banks
b. 2 Chainz
c. Rita Ora
d. One Direction
e. Katy B
f. Rebecca Ferguson
g. Emeli Sandé
h. Cher Lloyd
i. Ellie Goulding


2. best new artist

a. One Direction
b. Elle Varner
c. Fun.
d. Carly Rae Jepsen
e. Frank Ocean
f. Gotye
g. Karmin
h. Of Monsters and Men
i. Frank Ocean


3. female icon of the year

a. Rihanna
b. Katy Perry
c. Jennifer Lopez
d. Nicki Minaj
e. Lana Del Rey
f. Florence + The Machine
g. Madonna
h. Lady Gaga
i. Britney Spears


4. male icon of the year

a. Usher
b. Flo Rida
c. Kanye West
d. B.o.B
e. Calvin Harris
f. Lil Wayne
g. Adam Levine
h. Will.I.Am
i. John Mayer


5. best group/Band

a. The Gossip
b. One Direction
c. The Wanted
d. Coldplay
e. The Saturdays
f. Parade
g. Glee Cast
h. Fun.
i. Karmin



6. most promoted artist

a. Fun.
b. Justin Bieber
c. Beyoncé
d. Karmin
e. Nicki Minaj
f. Ciara
g. Brandy
h. Lindsay Lohan
i. Maroon 5


7. most anticipated act of the comming year

a. T.I.
b. Missy Elliott
c. Ke$ha
d. Solange
e. Stooshe
f. Bruno Mars
g. Mariah carey
h. Wiz Khalifa
i. Lady Gaga




8. Song-Writer/Producer of the year



a. Paul Epworth ["Shake It Out" Florence + The Machine]

                ["Life On The Nickel" Foster The People]

                ["Skyfall" Adele]

                ["No Light, No Light" Florence + The Machine]

                ["Rolling In The Deep" (Live) Adele]

                ["Bedroom Hymns" Florence + The Machine]

                ["Spectrum" Florence + The Machine]



b. Max Martin   ["Scream" Usher]

                ["One More Night" Maroon 5]

                ["With Ur Love" (Feat Mike Posner) Cher Lloyd]

                ["Domino" Jessie J]

                ["We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" Taylor Swift]

                ["Masquerade" Nicki Minaj]

                ["Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" Katy Perry]



c. Greg Kurstin ["The Keepers" Santigold]

                ["Radioactive" Rita Ora]

                ["Walk of Shame" P!nk]

                ["Power & Control" Marina And The Diamonds]

                ["Blow Me (One Last Kiss)" P!nk]

                ["Homewrecker" Sophie Ellis-Bextor]

                ["What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger)" Kelly Clarkson]




d. Benny Blanco ["Work Hard Play Hard" Wiz Khalifa]

                ["Diamonds" Rihanna]

                ["How To Be A Heartbreaker" Marina And The Diamonds]

                ["Die Young" Ke$ha]

                ["Masquerade" Nicki Minaj]

                ["Sleazy" (Remix) (feat Andre 3000) Ke$ha]

                ["Gold" (feat Tyga) Neon Hitch]



e. Rami Yacoub  ["White Lies" The Saturdays]

                ["What Makes You Beautiful" One Direction]

                ["Troublemaker" Taio Cruz]

                ["Live While We're Young" One Direction]

                ["Treatment" Labrinth]

                ["Starships" Nicki Minaj]

                ["One Thing" One Direction]



f. Pharell Williams  ["Sweet Life" Frank Ocean]

                     ["Trespassing" Adam Lambert]

                     ["Shake Twist Drop" (Feat Tyga) Rye Rye]

                     ["Twisted" (feat Pharrell) Usher]

                     ["Inevitable" Scissor Sisters]

                     ["Celebrate" (feat Pharrell Williams) Mika]

                     ["Live Your Life" Yuna]



g. Diplo        ["Climax" Usher]

                ["Pirates In The Water" Santigold]

                ["Lies" Marina And The Diamonds]

                ["Twerkin!!!" (feat Diplo And Sissy Nobby) Kreayshawn]

                ["Slight Work" (feat Big Sean) Wale]

                ["Too Close" Alex Clare]

                ["F**k Up the Fun" Azealia Banks]




h. Calvin Harris ["Only the Horses" Scissor Sisters]

                 ["Call My Name" Cheryl Cole]

                 ["We Found Love" (feat Calvin Harris) Rihanna]

                 ["Feel So Close" Calvin Harris]

                 ["Off & on" Sophie Ellis-Bextor]

                 ["Let's Go" (feat Ne-Yo) Calvin Harris]

                 ["Sweet Nothing" (feat Florence Welch) Calvin Harris]




i. Lukasz Gottwald (Dr. Luke) ["Primadonna" Marina And The Diamonds]

                              ["Wide Awake" Katy Perry]

                              ["Out Of My Mind"  (feat Nicki Minaj) B.o.B]

                              ["Where Have You Been" Rihanna]

                              ["Domino" Jessie J]

                              ["Good Feeling" Flo Rida]

                              ["Die Young" Ke$ha]




9. Most Artistic Indevidual This year [Singer/Songwriter/Performer/Entertainer]

a. Sia
b. Maverick Sabre
c. Calvin Harris
d. Emeli Sandé
e. Lana Del Rey
f. Madonna
g. Florence Welch
h. Azealia Banks
i. Miguel


10. The Most With the Least (Inspired by Nnamdi Omesiete)

a. Beyonce      
[over-promoting "4" by making new videos for old songs and re-releasing old songs (just do a re-release with new songs and we'll call it a day)]


b. Ashanti    
 [trying to come back with below average records (your better than that as a writer, get more flavours with new age writers e.g. Frank Ocean, Emeli Sandé est.)]


c. Madonna      
[releasing a hurried-up record just to tour, pulling childish stunts on tour and taking a stab Lady Gaga 2 years after just to promote the MDNA]


d. Trey Songz  
 [there is no reason for him to be singing and selling records, no evolution, no art ... just sex, sex, sex and oh lets not forget nudity]


e. Ciara         [Not to knock your hustle but we hear so much coming our way soon and then you release "Sweat" (really?!!!) and "Sorry" (sorry is a good song but you need great songs dear)]


f. Rita Ora    
[... with all the hype, "ORA" is a colossal disappointment! the singles are very misleading cause they suck u into getting the massive disappointing record from this girl with great Vocal ability. With all the writers involved, its hard to comprehend why the songs sound so half-baked and repetitive. Rihanna would never release such a record so y'all know the difference btw Rihanna and Rita Ora)



g. Nelly Furtado
[I get the back to basics thing but to release such a highly disappointing record (The Spanish record is so much better and yet i don't Understand Spanish) after "Loose" is shocking cause say what you want about Loose being a sell out, its a classic album in my eyes. I get the i-want-to-write-all-the-songs thing but honey, it did not work. you need to re-release this album with help from DR. Luke, Calvin Harris, Max Martin, Timbaland, Diplo etc or else "The Spirit Indestructible" will be the next "Bionic")



Audio





1.iconic record of the year

a. "Call Me Maybe"                     Carly Rae Jepsen
b. "We Are Young"                      Fun., Janelle Monáe
c. "Somebody I Used To Know"           Gotye, Kimbra
d. "What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger)"  Kelly Clarkson
e. "Climax"                            Usher
f. "Shake It Out"                      Florence + The Machine
g. "Rumour Has It/Someone Like You"    Glee Cast
h. "Good Feeling"                      Flo Rida
i. "Black Heart"                       Stooshe



2.best collaboration

a. "We Are Young"                  Fun., Janelle Monáe
b. "Somebody I Used To Know"       Gotye, Kimbra
c. "Wild Ones"                     Flo Rida, Sia
d. "Payphone"                      Maroon 5, Wiz Khalifa
e. "Give Me All Your Luvin'"       Madonna, Nicki Minaj & M.I.A.
f. "Princess of China"             Coldplay Rihanna
g. "It All Belongs to Me"          Monica, Brandy
h. "Laserlight"                    Jessie J, David Guetta
i. "That Stupid Song"              Bez, Praiz


3.best comeback of the year

a. "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)"                     P!nk
b. "What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger)"            Kelly Clarkson
c. "Candy"                                       Robbie Williams
d. "Settle Down"                                 No Doubt
e. "Give Me All Your Luvin'"                     Madonna, Nicki Minaj & M.I.A.
f. "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"     Taylor Swift
g. "Enough Of No Love"                           Keyshia Cole, Lil Wayne
h. "Adorn"                                       Miguel
i. "Your Body"                                   Christina Aguilera


4.Ballad of the year

a. "Climax"                                 Usher
b. "Stay"                                   Sara Bareilles
c. "Set Fire To The Rain"                   Adele
d. "Antes de las Seis"                      Shakira
e. "Born to Die"                            Lana Del Rey
f. "Until It's Gone"                        Monica
g. "4 AM"                                   Melanie Fiona
h. "My Kind Of Love"                        Emeli Sandé
i. "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"    Glee Cast


5.song of the summer

a. "Call Me Maybe"                    Carly Rae Jepsen
b. "Scream"                           Usher
c. "Whistle"                          Flo Rida
d. "What Makes You Beautiful"         One Direction
e. "Where Have You Been"              Rihanna
f. "Wide Awake"                       Katy Perry
g. "Big Hoops (Bigger The Better)"    Nelly Furtado
h. "Give Your Heart a Break"          Demi Lovato
i. "Want U back"                      Cher Lloyd


6. pop song of the year

a. "Call Me Maybe"                       Carly Rae Jepsen
b. "Starships"                           Nicki Minaj
c. "You Da One"                          Rihanna
d. "How We Do (Party)"                   Rita Ora
e. "Payphone"                            Maroon 5, Wiz Khalifa
f. "What Makes You Beautiful"            One Direction
g. "What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger)"    Kelly Clarkson
h. "Marry The Night"                     Lady GaGa
i. "Domino"                              Jessie J


7. rap song of the year

a. "Beez In The Trap"                  Nicki Minaj, 2 Chainz
b. "Bad Girls"                         M.I.A.
c. "Mercy"                             Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T, 2 Chainz
d. "Rack City"                         Tyga
e. "Liquorice"                         Azealia Banks
f. "HYFR (Hell Ya Fuckin' Right)"      Drake, Lil Wayne
g. "Summer On Smash"                   Nas, Miguel & Swizz Beatz
h. "Sleazy Remix 2.0 - Get Sleazier"   Ke$ha, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, T.I., André 3000
i  "Mind Your Manners"                 Chiddy Bang, Icona Pop


8.Alt./Indie/Rock song of the year

a. "Charlie Brown"                  Coldplay
b. "Burn It Down"                   Linkin Park
c. "Little Talks"                   Of Monsters and Men
d. "Move In The Right Direction"    The Gossip
e. "No Light, No Light"             Florence + The Machine
f. "Gold On The Ceiling"            The Black Keys
g. "Lullaby"                        Nickelback
h. "Runaway Baby"                   Bruno Mars


9.R&B Song of the Year

a. "Refill"                             Elle Varner
b. "Thank You"                          Estelle
c. "Movin' Down The Line"               Raphael Saadiq
d. "Climax"                             Usher
e. "Put It Down"                        Brandy, Chris Brown
f. "Dance For You"                      Beyoncé
g. "Thinkin Bout You"                   Frank Ocean
i. "Dedication To My Ex (Miss That)"    Lloyd, Andre 3000 And Lil Wayne)


10.best techno song of the year

a. "Wild Ones"              Flo Rida, Sia
b. "Turn Up The Music"      Chris Brown
c. "Starships"              Nicki Minaj
d. "Feel So Close"          Calvin Harris
e. "Call My Name"           Cheryl Cole
f. "Girl Gone Wild"         Madonna
g. "Where Have You Been"    Rihanna
h. "Respect"                Melanie Amaro
i. "Laserlight"             Jessie J, David Guetta


11.best country song of the year

a. "Over"               Blake Shelton
b. "Safe & Sound"       Taylor Swift, The Civil Wars
c. "Good Girl"          Carrie Underwood
d. "Wanted You More"    Lady Antebellum
e. "Shadow Days"        John Mayer
f. "Jolene"             Glee Cast
g. "All Night Long"     Lionel Richie, Jimmy Buffett and Coral Reefer Band
h. "Endless Love"       Lionel Richie, Shania Twain

12. best Alternative Song of the year

a. "Smooth Criminal"           Glee Cast
b. "Express Yourself"          Labrinth
c. "Blue Eyes"                 Ladyhawke
d. "Settle Down"               No Doubt
e. "Shake It Out"              Florence + The Machine
f. "Beat Of My Drum"           Nicola Roberts  
g. "Disperate Youth"           Santigold
h. "Heaven"                    Emeli Sandé
i. "Black Heart"               Stooshe


13.best Non-English song

a. "Bimpe"                         Asa
b. "Elle Me Dit (She Tells me)"    Mika
c. "Antes de las Seis"             Shakira
d. "Gangnam Style"                 PSY
e. "Thoughts"                      Nelly Furtado, The Kenyan Boys Choir



14. Surprise Hit of the year

a. "What Makes You Beautiful"          One Direction
b. "Gangnam Style"                     PSY
c. "Lights"                            Ellie Goulding
d. "Sleazy Remix 2.0 - Get Sleazier"   Ke$ha, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, T.I., André 3000
e. "Antes de las Seis"                 Shakira
f. "Put Your Graffiti On Me"           Kat Graham
g. "Brighter Than The Sun"             Colbie Caillat
i. "Black Heart"                       Stooshe


15. best Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

a. "Breath Of Life"     Florence + The Machine         [Snow White & The Huntsman]
b. "Safe & Sound"       Taylor Swift, The Civil Wars   [The Hunger Game]
c. "Wide Awake"         Katy Perry                     [Katy Perry; Part of Me]
d. "It's All Over"      Glee Cast                      [Dreamgirl's]
e. "Skyfall"            Adele                          [James Bond: Skyfall]


16. best crossover song

a. "Addicted To You"          Shakira
b. "Follow The Leader"        Wisin & Yandel, Jennifer Lopez
c. "Glad You Came"            The Wanted
d. "Antes de las Seis"        Shakira
e. "Love Is In The Air"       Toya Delazy
f. "Party Don't Stop"         Camp Mulla
g. "That Stupid Song"         Bez, Praiz
i. "Gangnam Style"            PSY


17. African song of the Year

a. "Azonto"                 Fuse ODG
b. "Love Is In The Air"     Toya Delazy
c. "Party Don't Stop"       Camp Mulla
d. "Hula Hoop"              Stella Mwangi, Mohombi
e. "Shining Star"           Nneka
f. "Share My Blessings"     Naeto C, Asa
g. "Kedike"                 Chidimma
i. "That Stupid Song"       Bez, Praiz


18. Nigerian song of the Year

a. "5&6"                  Naeto C  
b. "Gaga Crazy"           Chuddy K  
c. "Kukere"               Iyanya
d. "Oliver Twist"         D'Banj
e. "Without My Heart"     Tiwa Savage, Don Jazzy
f. "Bottom Belle"         Omawumi, Flavour
g. "Don't Touch"          Goldie
i. "That Stupid Song"     Bez, Praiz

19. best New Single

a. "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"     Taylor Swift
b. "Treatment"                                   Labrinth
c. "Settle Down"                                 No Doubt
d. "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)"                     P!nk
e. "Diamonds"                                    Rihanna
f. "Your Body"                                   Christina Aguilera
g. "Girl on Fire"                                Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj
h. "Candy"                                       Robbie Williams
i. "Losing You"                                  Solange


20. best Inspirational Song of the year

a. "Try"                                 P!nk
b. "Hall of Fame"                        The Script, will.i.am
c. "The Fighter"                         Gym Class Heroes, Ryan Tedder
d. "What Makes You Beautiful"            One Direction
e. "What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger)"    Kelly Clarkson
f. "I Smile"                             Kirk Franklin
g. "Spirit Indestructible"               Nelly Furtado
h. "Masquerade"                          Nicki Minaj


21. best Remix

a. "Big Hoops (Bigger the Better)" [Demolition Crew Remix]          Nelly Furtado
b. "Cockiness (Love It)"                    [Remix]                 Rihanna, A$AP Rocky
c. "Celebrate"                      [Robbie Rivera Remix]           Mika
d. "Give Me All Your Luvin'"          [Party Rock Remix]            Madonna, LMFAO, Nicki Minaj
e. "Sail"                         [Dirty Plastic Hits Remix]        Macy Gray, Aaron Bruno
f. "Earthquake"                     [Benny Benassi Remix]           Labrinth, Tinie Tempah
g. "Brokenhearted"     [Mixin Marc & Tony Svejda Club Remix]        Karmin
h. "Turn Up The Music"                      [Remix]                 Chris Brown, Rihanna
i. "Tommie Sunshine's Megasix Smash-Up"                             Katy Perry
j. "Flesh and Bone"                [Jacques Lu Cont Remix]          The Killers
i. "F*** Yeah"                        [Seamus Haji Remix]           Scissor Sisters
k. "Never Will Be Mine"                  [R3hab Remix]              Rye Rye, Robyn





ALBUM





1.album of the year

a. "Ceremonials"                   Florence + The Machine
b. "Perfectly Imperfect"           Elle Varner
c. "Channel ORANGE"                Frank Ocean
d. "Talk That Talk"                Rihanna
e. "Our Version Of Events"         Emeli Sandé
f. "Born To Die"                   Lana Del Rey
g. "Electronic Earth"              Labrinth
h. "Pink Friday Roman Reloaded"    Nicki Minaj
i. "Tuskegee"                      Lionel Richie

2.Urban Album of the year

a. "Based On A T.R.U. Story"      2 Chainz
b. "Perfectly Imperfect"          Elle Varner
c. "Pink Friday Roman Reloaded"   Nicki Minaj
d. "Somethin 'Bout Kreay"         Kreayshawn
e. "Our Version Of Events"        Emeli Sandé
f. "Talk That Talk"               Rihanna
g. "On A MIssion"                 Katy B
h. "Breakfast"                    Chiddy Bang
i. "Back To Love"                 Anthony Hamilton


3.country/Alt. Album of the year

a. "Born and Raised"    John Mayer
b. "Red River Blue"     Blake Shelton
c. "Blown Away"         Carrie Underwood
d. "+"                  Ed Sheeran
e. "Tuskegee"           Lionel Richie


4.Pop Album of the year

a. "On Your Radar"                               The Saturdays
b. "Talk That Talk"                              Rihanna
c. "Trespassing"                                 Adam Lambert
d. "Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection"      Katy Perry
e. "Stronger"                                    Kelly Clarkson
f. "Some Nights"                                 Fun.
g. "Who You Are"                                 Jessie J
h. "Sticks & Stones"                             Cher Lloyd
i. "Electronic Earth"                            Labrinth



5.Alternative Album of the year

a. "A Joyful Noise"                  The Gossip
b. "Ceremonials"                     Florence + The Machine
c. "Born To Die"                     Lana Del Rey
d. "Master Of My Make- Believe"      Santigold
e. "Little Broken Hearts"            Norah Jones
f. "The Idler Wheel ..."             Fiona Apple
g. "Magic Hour"                      Scissor Sisters
h. "Electronic Earth"                Labrinth
i. "Breakfast"                       Chiddy Bang


6.Electronic Album of the year

a. "On Your Radar"            The Saturdays
b. "MDNA"                     Madonna
c. "Electra Heart"            Marina And The Diamonds
d. "Nothing but the Beat"     David Guetta
e. "TY.O"                     Taio Cruz
f. "Wild Ones"                Flo Rida
h. "Electronic Earth"         Labrinth



6.African Album of the year

a. "Super 'C' Season"          Naeto C
b. "The Invasion"              P-Square
c. "Super Sun"                 Bez
d. "Beautiful Imperfection"    Asa
e. "Double Dare"               Darey



7.most artistic Album of the year

a. "The Idler Wheel ..."             Fiona Apple
b. "Ceremonials"                     Florence + The Machine
c. "Master Of My Make- Believe"      Santigold
d. "Electronic Earth"                Labrinth
e. "Lonely Are the Brave"            Maverick Sabre
f. "How Do You Do"                   Mayer Hawthorne
g. "Some Nights"                     Fun.
h. "Tuskegee"                        Lionel Richie



8. Best New Album

a. "The Truth About Love"       P!nk
b. "Push and Shove"             No Doubt
c. "Babel"                      Mumford & Sons
d. "Kiss"                       Carly Rae Jepsen
e. "Cruel Summer"               G.O.O.D. Music
f. "Kaleidoscope Dream"         Miguel
g. "¡Uno!"                      Green Day
h. "Battle"                     The killers
i. "Based On A T.R.U. Story"    2 Chainz





VIDEO






1.Video of the Year

a. "Spectrum"               Florence + The Machine
b. "Bad Girls"              M.I.A.
c. "Let's Have a Kiki"      Scissor Sisters
d. "That Stupid Song"       Bez, Praiz
e. "Your Body"              Christina Aguilera
f. "Losing You"             Solange
h. "Turn Up The Music"      Chris Brown


2. best live performance (Short)

a. "I Want You"                Luke James          (BET Honours)
b. "The Half Time Show"        Madonna             (The SuperBowl)
c. "Wide Awake"                Katy Perry          (Peoples Choice Awards)
d. "Runaway Baby"              Bruno Mars          (Grammy's)
e. "We Are Young"              Fun., Janelle Monáe (MTV Movie Awards)
f. "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)"   P!nk                (Ellen)
g. "Perfect World"             The Gossip          (Le Grande)


3.best live performance (Long)

a. "MTV Presents Unplugged"            Florence + The Machine
b. "Looking 4 Myself (Live in UK)"     Usher
c. "Shakira: Live from Paris"          Shakira
d. "Live at Revel"                     Beyoncé
e. "MDNA Tour Live In Tel Aviv"        Madonna
f. "I Heart Radio Music Festival"      Various Artisits


3. best Choriographed video

a. "Where Have You Been"            Rihanna
b. "Dance For You"                  Beyoncé
c. "Put Your Graffiti On Me"        Kat Graham
d. "Somebody I Used To Know"        Gotye, Kimbra
e. "Losing You"                     Solange
f. "Give Me All Your Luvin'"        Madonna, Nicki Minaj & M.I.A.
h. "Turn Up The Music"              Chris Brown

7.most artistic Video

a. "Picking Up the Pieces"       Paloma Faith
b. "Wide Awake"                  Katy Perry
c. "That Stupid Song"            Bez, Praiz
d. "Losing You"                  Solange
e. "We Are Young"                Fun., Janelle Monáe
f. "Somebody I Used To Know"     Gotye, Kimbra
g. "Lights"                      Ellie Goulding
h. "Bad Girls"                   M.I.A.
i. "Don't Wake Me Up"            Chris Brown


4.Nigerian Video of the Year

a. "Kukere"               Iyanya
b. "Don't Touch"          Goldie
c. "Gaga Crazy"           Chuddy K
d. "Good Morning"         Brymo
e. "Ile Ijo"              May D
f. "That Stupid Song"     Bez, Praiz

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