American rapper Drake and Beyonce have topped the nomination list at the Urban Music Awards 2023.
The prestigious event is scheduled to take place on February 28, 2023, at the Porchester Hall in London. Drake, Beyonce and 21 Savage have bagged top award prizes.
The artists mentioned above have been nominated for the coveted Best Album prize for ‘Her Loss’ (with 21 Savage), ‘Renaissance’, and ‘This Is What I Mean’, respectively.
Little Simz’ ‘No Thank You’, Knucks’ ‘Alpha Place’, Kojey Radical’s ‘Reason to Smile’, Chris Brown’s ‘Breezy’, DJ Khaled’s ‘God Did’, Cleo Sol’s ‘Mother’, and Dave’s ‘We’re All Alone in This Together’ are also among those in contention for the award.
Artist of the Year (USA) will see Chris Brown, Beyonce, Lizzo, Drake, DJ Khaled, Cardi B, Coi Leray, GloRilla, Latto, 21 Savage, Megan Thee Stallion, Nicki Minaj, and Jack Harlow go head-to-head.
Speaking about the nominations, the founder and President of the UMA’s, Jordan Kensington, said: “The UMA’s at its core has always been about mentoring, nurturing and assisting the next generation of artists as well as celebrating the present class of amazing breakthrough talent. 2023 marks 19 years of tenacity, hard work, and perseverance. To see the aftermath of urban music becoming the newly popular genre worldwide is a huge dream we had 19 years ago. We are both excited and pleased that hard work and consistency paid off.” source” .