Chris Brown wins big at 2023 Urban Music Awards

Chris Brown has won big at the 2023 Urban Music Awards (UMA).

The US rapper was named Artist of the Year (USA) and star-studded 2022 at the 19th edition of the live-broadcast ceremony held at Porsche Star Hall in London on Tuesday night (28.02.23) I brought home the best of LP ‘Breezy’. on VooVix TV.

He beat out Beyoncé, Lizzo, Drake, DJ Khaled, Cardi B, Coi Riley, Glorilla, Rat, 21 Savage, Megan Thee Stallion, Nicki Minaj, and Jack Harlow.

Dancehall legend Sean Paul wins Artist of the Year (Caribbean) award.

In his acceptance speech, he said: [would] Thank you Urban Music Awards for supporting me over the years. I am very grateful for this award. ”

Bugzy Malone won the Most Inspiring Artist Award and Billy Ocean won the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Elsewhere, British band The Heartless Crew received an Outstanding Contribution to Music award on their 30th anniversary.

Documentary maker Luis Theroux, DJ and presenter Ngoc Wang, and 2000s R+B star Lemar were among those who worked as hosts at the bash.

This year, VooVix TV relaunched its flagship reality show, ‘Britain’s Next Urban Superstar’.

Jordan Kensington, Founder and President of UMA, commented: 2023 marks his 19 years of tenacity, hard work and perseverance. Seeing the aftermath of urban music become a new hot genre around the world was our big dream 19 years ago. We are thrilled and delighted that our hard work and consistency have paid off. ”

Here is the full winner list:

best producer

steel bangle

best collaboration

Fireboy DML and Ed Sheeran – “Peru”

Artist of the Year (UK)

Cleo Sol

Best grime act

D Double E

best male act

carl benjamin

Artist of the Year (USA)

Chris Brown

most creative artist

ivory doll

Best album

Chris Brown “Breezy”

best performance in a tv show

Noeva – ‘A Woman’s Worth’ (The Voice)

Artist of the Year Africa

Stanley Enow (Cameroon)

best hip hop act


Best R+B Act

carl benjamin

best female act

Love BB

best music video

Stormzy “Hide and Seek”

Best DJ

kenny all star

best record label

warner records

Artist of the Year (Caribbean)

Sean Paul

best jazz act

Camilla George

best radio station

BBC 1 Extra

Artist of the Year (France)

Aya Nakamura

Artist of the Year (South America)

bad bunny

best radio show

Nadia Je (BBC 1Xtra)

best entertainer

Big Nasty

Artist of the Year Asia

Lee Hi (Korea)

the best podcast

Who We Be Talks

best group

D Block Europe

best single

Ray “The Thrill Is Gone”

Best Newcomer Award

carl benjamin

best singer-songwriter

shea universe

Best gospel act


best online music platform

tick tock

Best viral breakthrough song

Information – Ta Ta Ta

best drill act

Las Millions

the most moving act

Bugsy Malone

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