HMB-UEMA 2020 CATEGORIES

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CATEGORY DEFINITIONS

ARTIST(S) OF THE YEAR
The Artiste of the Year is the Artiste(s) adjudged by the Board and the General Public as the artiste who released a hit single/album during the year under review and:  -Has a high audience appeal and popularity -Must be one of the artistes with the highest nominations in the year under review

REGGAE/DANCEHALL ARTIST(S) OF THE YEAR
The Reggae/Dancehall Artiste(s) of the Year is the Artiste(s) adjudged by the Board and the General Public as the Artiste(s) with the highest audience appeal and popularity in the Reggae/Dancehall genre. The Artiste(s) must have released a hit single/album in the year under review.

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
The New Artiste of the Year is the Artiste(s) adjudged by the Board and the General Public as the most promising and talented emerging artiste (s). The award goes to a relatively new artiste(s) who released a single/album that establishes the public identity of the artiste.

BEST COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
The Best Collaboration of the year is the song adjudged by the Board and the General Public as the song released through the collaboration/featuring of two or more Artistes. The song must have been released and generated the most excitement during the year under review

HIP HOP SONG OF THE YEAR
The Hip Hop song of the Year is the song adjudged by the Board and the General Public as the most popular Hip Hop song released in the year under review. The song must have generated the most excitement during the year.

GOSPEL SONG OF THE YEAR
The Gospel Song of the Year is the song adjudged by the Board and the General Public as the most popular Gospel Song released in the year under review. The song must have generated the most excitement during the year

REGGAE SONG OF THE YEAR
The Reggae song of the Year is the song adjudged by the Board and the General Public as the most popular Reggae song released in the year under review. The song must have generated the most excitement during the year

BEST FEMALE VOCAL ART
The Best Female vocal Act is adjudged by the Boards and general public as the Female artiste (solo) with the best vocal delivery/Performance on any musical presentation which was released during the year under review

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
The Music Video of the year is adjudged by the and Board and general public as the most creative and entertaining music video produced within the calendar year. The song for which the video has been produced, need not have been released in the year under review. The award goes to both Director and Artiste

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
The Album of the Year is adjudged by the Board and general public as the most outstanding compilation (either by the number of hit songs or the quality of production) of an album that was released during the year under review. It must have generated excitement during the year.

RECORD OF THE YEAR
The Record of the Year is adjudged by the Board as the most outstanding original song that was released during the year under review. It may not have enjoyed huge commercial success, but has quality artistic and production values

SOUND ENGINEER OF THE YEAR
The Sound Engineer of the Year is adjudged by the Board and general public to be the Sound Engineer(s) directly responsible for the recording, mixing and technical production of most hit songs during the year

TRADITIONAL MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
Traditional Musician ofthe year is an artistes adjudged by the General public as a Ghanaian from upper east region and does traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in music .

BEST GROUP OF THE YEAR
The Best Group of the Year is the Artistes adjudged by the Board and the General Public as the group with the highest audience appeal and popularity. They must comprise of at least 2 or more members and must have released a hit single/album during the year under review

BEST RAPPER OF THE YEAR
The Best Rapper of the year is adjudged by the Board and the General Public as the rap Artiste with the best word compositions, rhymes and rap dexterity on a popular song released in the year under review

MALE VOCAL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
The Best Male Vocal Artiste is adjudged by the Board and general public as the Male artiste (solo) with the best vocal delivery/Performance on any musical presentation which was released during the year under review

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