Urban Music Awards USA - Rihanna, Bobby V, Akon, Kanye West, Kid Cudi, more

Rihanna, Bobby V, Jay-Z, Swizz Beatz, Akon, Enrique Iglesias, Kanye West, Grandmasterflash and Kid Cudi win big at the 7th annual Urban Music Awards USA!!


The Urban Music Awards celebrated its 7th anniversary with a successful 2nd return to the home of urban music New York City on the 17th of July 2009 at the prestigious Hammerstein Ballroom.

Rihanna won Best Music Video and Best Female Act whilst R&B superstar Akon took the gong for Artist of the Year.

Kanye West’s self acclaimed album, 808 & Heartbreak took the award for Best Album 2009 whilst Best International Latino Act went to Enrique Iglesias, new comer, Kid Cudi took home the Best Single for "Day & Night".

Bobby V stole the show with an electrifying 10 minute performance and taking home awards for Best R&B Act 2009 & Best Male Act.

UK rapper and Urban Music Awards USA nominee for Best Collaboration, Sway performed "Silver & Gold" which sees the UK previous UMA winner collaborate with another US superstar Akon. Sway’s performance got the whole New York audience dancing.

HipHop legend KRS 1 commented "Sway is on a league of his own, this is what the HipHop game needs and only the UMA could bring us to see performances like this".

The awards show sponsored by Levi’s, Vitamin Water, Proximity Blue, Awani Inc, and Invinciblemobile.com saw a host of exclusive performances, surprises and winners who all joined in the excitement for what was a truly a successful event.

The host of the Urban Music Awards 2009 came courtesy of renowned producer, Amadeus of Diddy’s camp, part of Diddy’s Hit making team, Bad Boy Entertainment who delivered a fantastic job.

Winner of the Best Producer category, Swizz Beatz said “The Urban Music Awards is one of the most exciting events I have been to in a long time and I want all the celebrities, artist, and sponsors to come and support the Urban Music Awards. If you love Urban Music like I do, then you have to love the Urban Music Awards”.

The Urban Music Awards USA has confirmed plans for next year’s awards show to be held in Los Angeles with a host of celebrities from Television, sports, and music world already lining up to attend.

Meanwhile, the United Kingdom version of the UMA’s returns on home turf on the 1st of November 2009.

Public can commenced nominating @ www.urbanmusicawards.net

Other winners for the 7th annual Urban Music Awards included:

Artist of the Year

Best Album
Kanye West ‘808’s & Heartbreak’

Best Gospel Act
Kirk Franklin

Best International Latino Act
Enrique Iglesias

Best Music Video
Rihanna ‘Rehab’

Best R&B Act
Bobby V

Best DJ 2009

Best Radio Station
Hot 97

Best TV show
Harlem Heights

Best HipHop Act
Jay Z

Best Magazine
HipHop Weekly

Best Male Act
Bobby V

Best Collaboration
Ron Browz ft. Jim Jones & Julez Santana ‘Pop Champagne’

Best Female Act

Best International Reggae Act

Best Producer
Swizz Beatz

Best Single
Kid Cudi for ‘Day & Night’

UMA Living Legend Award (1)

Lifetime Achievement Award

See pictures of the UMA 2009

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R&B on amazon.com

R&B on amazon.co.uk

For more information, go to:

Urban Music Awards Official Website

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