KA & GRM Daily Rated Awards 2017 Nominations

The KA & GRM Daily Awards is back for a third year running at the Roundhouse, London on October 24th 2017.

After a massive year in the UK scene and everybody firing at all angles we were excited to see the first-round nominations today. No surprise, Big Mike Stormzy has been nominated for four awards (Artist of the Year, Best Album, Best Track and Best Video) Drake for Best Track and Tinie Tempah for Best Video. Other legends such as Skepta have been nominated for best video alongside Giggs for Artist Of The Year & Dj Target , Charlie Sloth and Tim Westwood have been nominated for best DJ.

Personality Of The Year has a twist this year with boxer Anthony Joshua receiving a nomination alongside the likes of Arsenal Fan TV & Comedian, Michael Dapaah .

The winners of The KA & GRM Daily Rated Awards are voted for by fans with the exception of two industry determined categories, Artist of the Year and Best Video Producer. The awards pride themselves on giving power back to the people to honour the true heroes of the genre and voting opens on the afternoon of September 26th  via www.ratedawards.com

Adrian Troy, Marketing Director for KA Drinks says; ‘The success of the KA & GRM Daily Rated Awards over its first two years demonstrates that, with our partners GRM Daily, we have created a credible and authentic event recognising the high quality established talent in UK urban music. We are delighted that we can continue our support of British Urban music and excited to be a part of what’s set to be a bigger and better event for 2017.’

Take a look at the full list of nominations below :

Best Breakthrough sponsored by Urban Development

Tion Wayne

Harlem Spartans

Kojo Funds


Stefflon Don

Belly Squad

Yxng Bane

Lotto Boyz

Hardy Caprio


Young Adz


Personality of the Year

Michael Dapaah

Mo The Comedian

Arsenal Fan TV

Chicken Connoisseur

Julie Adenuga

Kurupt FM

Maya Jama

Poet & Vuj

Daniel Kaluuya

Anthony Joshua


Best Album

J Hus – Common Sense

Wretch 32 – Growing Over Life

Nines – One Foot Out

Stormzy – Gang Signs And Prayer

Wiley – Godfather

Fekky – El Clasico

Chip – League of my own 2

Dizzee Rascal – Raskit

P Money – Live & Direct


Best Track in association with PRS for Music

Kojo Funds ft. Abra Cadabra – Dun Talkin

Dave – Wanna Know

Drake – KMT ft. Giggs

J Hus – Did You See

Not3s – Aladdin

Dave ft J Hus – Samantha

SL – Gentlemen

Not3s – Addison Lee

Stormzy – Big For Your Boots

Yungen ft. Yxng Bane – Bestie


Best DJ

DJ Target

Kenny Allstar

DJ Semtex

Tim Westwood

Charlie Sloth

Manny Norte


Rude Kid

P Montana


Best Video

Mist – Hot Property

Skrapz – Not Like Me

AJ Tracey – Buster Cannon

J Hus – Common Sense

Nines – Trapper Of The Year

Stormzy – Big For Your Boots

Tinie Tempah – Lightwork

Skepta – No Security

Loyle Carner – The Isle of Arran


Best Mixtape

AJ Tracey – Lil Tracey EP

Dave – Six Paths EP

Fredo – Get Rich Or Get Recalled

MIST – M I S To The T

MoStack – High Street Kid

Stefflon Don – Real Ting

Bugzy Malone – King of the North EP

Tion Wayne – Transition

K Trap – The Last Whip

Suspect – Loading


Producer of the Year


Steel Banglez

Nana Rogues

Fraser T Smith



Sir Spyro



Best Video Director

Adam (P110)

Ade OG

Chas Appetti





Kaylum Dennis

Kevin Hudson




Ollie Jennings


Paul Whisper



B Dot

Rick Frost


Carly Cussen


Artist of the Year





J Hus

Kojo Funds






The KA Get Rated

To Be Announced

The GRM Legacy Award

To Be Announced