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2016 SOUTH AFRICAN MUSIC AWARDS | FULL LIST OF WINNERS

SAMAs-2016
The South African Music Awards (SAMAs) took place Saturday night at the Durban International Convention Centre. Hosted by TV stars Somizi Mhlongo and Thando Thabethe, the 22nd annual show, #SAMA22, featured performances by Kwesta, Riky Rick, AKA, Nakhane Touré and more.
Here’s the full list of winners from the award ceremony below…
Album of the Year 
Black Coffee  – Pieces of Me
Duo or Group of the Year
Big Nuz – For the Fans
Female Artist of the Year 
Zonke – Work of Heart
Male Artist of the Year 
Nathi – Buyelekhaya
Newcomer of the Year 
Nathi – Buyelekhaya
Best Rock Album        
Desmond & the Tutus – Enjoy Yourself
Best Pop Album 
Tresor – VII
Beste Pop Album (Afrikaans) 
Karlien van Jaarsveld – My Hartjie
Best Adult Contemporary Album   
Judith Sephuma – One Word
Beste Kontemporêre Musiek Album
Elvis Blue – Êrens in die Middel van Nêrens
Best African Adult Album       
Dizu Plaatjies & Friends – Ubuntu – The Common String
Best Alternative Album 
Petite Noir – La Vie Est Belle/Life is Beautiful
Best R&B/Soul/Reggae Album
Nathi – Buyelekhaya
Best Rap Album
Emtee – Avery
Best Kwaito Album
Big Nuz – For the Fans
Best Dance Album
Black Coffee – Pieces of Me
Best Traditional Faith Music Album  
TYGC Family – The Journey Begins
Best Contemporary Faith Music Album     
Ntokozo Mbambo – Spirit and Life
Best Maskandi Album (Brought to you by Ukhozi FM and KUMISA)
Imithente – Ichakijana
Best Jazz Album (Brought to you by Metro FM)
Marcus Wyatt & the ZAR – One Night in the Sun Jazz Orchestra
Best Classical and/or Instrumental Album
Wouter Kellerman – Love Language
Best Live Audiovisual Recording
Jimmy Dludlu – Live at Emperors Palace
Best Collaboration
Dbn Nyts ft. Zinhle Ngidi – Shumaya & Trademark
Best Music Video of the Year
Jack Parow & Freshly Ground Army of One
Best Produced Album of the Year
Zahara – Country Girl
Best Engineered Album of the Year
Black Coffee – Pieces of Me
Best Remix of the Year
DJ Sliqe – Do Like I Do Remix
Special Awards
International Achievement Award – Black Coffee
Lifetime Achievement Awards (Brought to you by Telkom)– Nana Coyote (posthumous award), Bhekumuzi Luthuli (posthumous award), Roger Lucey
Best Selling Albums and Music Downloads of the Year
Best Selling Album – Nathi (Buyelekhaya)
Best Selling DVD – Joyous Celebration (Volume 19: Back to the Cross)
Best Selling Overall Music Download – Sfiso Ncwane (Bayede Baba)
Best Selling Music Download (Ring-back Tone) – Sfiso Ncwane (Bayede Baba)
Best Selling Full-track Music Download – Nathi (Nomvula)
Sampra Award 
Highest Radio Airplay of the Year – DBN Nyts (Shumaya)
Samro Award
Highest Radio Airplay Composers’ Award – Samkele Maphumulo, Kabelo Masekane, Cebo Ngcobo, Wanda Shabalala and Lwazi Yokwana for Shumaya by Dbn Nyts
Capasso Award
Best Selling Digital Download Composers’ Award – Sfiso Ncwane (Bayede Baba)