Music Eyz 2015 Awards

Music Eyz 2015 Awards

As eyes descend on Big Ben and across the globe for the end of another year it is customary to take a look back.  The year has been a mixed one.  An election, terrorist atrocities, war, the 1D split/break and the loss of several well known people close to all of us.  We have also had some great new acts emerge (see our 2016 Ones To Watch) and some great music in general.

So, we are no different.  Our 2015 Awards are here to celebrate (and poke a little fun) at what happened in music in 2015.  Have a quick read and let us know your views.  There is one award which has yet to be decided and thats where the fans come in.

Each category will show the full nominees and our winner will be highlighted and of course have a pic to show their award

Best Solo Female

This is a tough category with many great female vocalists both established an emerging.  The return of Adele, the bright lights of newcomers Izzy Bizu and Andra Day.

Rihanna

Charli XCX

Izzy Bizu

Adele

Ellie Goulding

Andra Day

Taylor Swift

Adele Best Female Music Eyz Awards 2015

Adele Best Female Music Eyz Awards 2015

There has to be only one winner though. Congratulations on a fantastic comeback – Adele

 

Best Solo Male

The male category has a whole mix of different artists, with the standard RnB singers, some rappers and of course a former teen favourite, this is potentially the most eclectic category.

Kendrick Lamar

Justin Bieber

Chris Brown

Stormzy

Adam Lambert

Zayn Malik

Kendrick Lamar Best Male Music Eyz Awards 2015

Kendrick Lamar Best Male Music Eyz Awards 2015

The winner has to be Kendrick Lamar for a fantastic year including great festival performances and an incredible album

Best Group

This category, like always is dominated by boy bands, but fear not, there are a couple of others in there to mix things up a little.

One Direction

Little Mix

Dr Meaker

5SOS

The Vamps

Fifth Harmony

Little Mix Best Group Music Eyz Awards 2015

Little Mix Best Group Music Eyz Awards 2015

The winner is of course the lovely Little Mix.  The girls have come out of everything with some great new music, despite some of the distractions in their personal lives.  They seem to have matured and offer themselves as credible role models for young girls

 

Best Hip Hop Artist

Regular readers of Music Eyz will know we have a big love for all things urban and specifically, Hip Hop, so this one is tough. With the UK emerging through the grime scene and getting heat overseas who will come out on top?

Kendrick Lamar

Stormzy

JME

Rick Ross

Krept & Konan

Schoolboy Q

Skepta

As he won the best male, beating several mainstream people, there had to be only one name for this category, yes you guessed it. Kendrick Lamar wins again

 

Best Pop Act

This category is where the money is.  We have limited this to the real mainstream pop though that the younger readers would buy. These are the ones who have armies that literally know everything about them.

Taylor Swift

Little Mix

One Direction

Justin Bieber

5SOS

Ellie Goulding

Taylor Swift Best Pop Act Music Eyz 2015 Awards

Taylor Swift Best Pop Act Music Eyz 2015 Awards

The winner is – Taylor Swift. She has had ridiculous success over the past year and has toured with a Whos who of famous friends, guests and faces.

 

Best Rock/Indie Act

If you like your music laced with guitars either delicately played with good rhythm in the drums or ear splitting screeching of electronic axes, this is the category for you

Wolf Alice

Royal Blood

Alabama Shakes

The Black Keys

The 1975

Vampire Weekend

The 1975 Best Rock Music Eyz 2015 Awards

The 1975 Best Rock Music Eyz 2015 Awards

A tough call as each act is quite different so tough to call.  However The 1975 are our narrow winners here. They provide a full feel to their music and are great ambassadors for real UK music.  Watch out for the new album due for release early 2016

 

Best Album

Many industry experts claim that the album is dead.  However it is still a genuine reflection on an artists ability and an album can be the difference between flash in the pan and some longevity. Who nailed it in 2015?

Get Weird – Little Mix

25 – Adele

To Pimp A Butterfly – Kendrick Lamar

Black Market – Rick Ross

Made in the AM – One Direction

Growing Pains – Maria Mena

This was a two-horse race in my humble opinion.  The box office smash of Adele and the incredible offer from Kendrick.  Both were great collections of music, but Kendrick Lamar our man of the year is the winner.  Big mention for Maria Mena though, Growing Pains is a great album

 

Best Track

There has been some amazing tracks out in 2015 and to create a shortlist was virtually impossible. But we have done our best, hopefully you all agree with our list.

Hotline Bling – Drake

i – Kendrick Lamar

White Tiger – Izzy Bizu

Hello – Adele

Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars

Hold Back the River – James Bay

Black Magic – Little Mix

Our winner, after much deliberation is Hotline Bling by Drake. It may not be the most popular, it may not be the track with most longevity, but if you hear this in a club or on the radio you see an immediate reaction. Even writing this, I can’t stop singing it, Drake you are our winner.

 

Best Music Video

Videos are part and parcel of the music industry.  Some go for the full big screen effect and others take a more gritty real effect. As music is now a mainstay of youtube the video is more important then ever

Bad Blood – Taylor Swift ft Kendrick Lamar

I Really Like You – Carly Rae Jepson

Margarita – Mas Ysa

L$D – A$AP Rocky

Elastic Heart – Sia

Borders – MIA

Alright – Kendrick Lamar

For sheer brilliance in its creative execution and relating visuals to a great song, the winner of the Best Video Category is L$D by A$AP Rocky

Best Fans of 2015

Who has the best fans? This one is over to you, whether we get one vote or a million, you will decide

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Best Newcomer

We have already ear marked our Ones To Watch for 2016 but who was the best of the newcomers for 2015.

Stormzy

Novelist

Rae Morris

Wolf Alice

James Bay

Years and Years

Stormzy Best Newcomer Music Eyz 2015 Awards

Stormzy Best Newcomer Music Eyz 2015 Awards

Up until recently, we would have probably made Rae Morris our winner for this one.  Really breaking through after featuring on the boohoo summer ad, she has gone onwards and upwards. But one man has taken over and even had a (failed) campaign for Christmas number one.  But Stormzy is our winner for best newcomer in 2015.

Let us know what you think to our awards. Get talking about it and remember still time to vote in our best fans category.

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