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ESTONIAN MUSIC AWARDS ANNOUNCES THIS YEAR’S NOMINEES


The nominees for this year’s Estonian Music Awards have been announced! The awards will be distributed in a total of 19 categories, among them, the award for the ‘Contribution to Estonian Music’. Also, the ‘Artist of the Year’ will be determined via public VOTE.


This time rapper Nublu has collected the most nominations, including ‘Hip-Hop / Rap / R’n’B Artist of the Year’, ‘Debut Album of the Year’, ‘Male Artist of the Year’, ‘Music Video of the Year’, ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Best Song of The Year’ where he is nominated not for one, but two songs. He is followed by bands Lexsoul Dancemachine (‘Pop Artist of the Year’, ‘Ensemble of the Year’, ‘Music Video of the Year’ and ‘Album of the Year’), Miljardid (‘Rock Album of the Year’, ‘Ensemble of the Year’, ‘Best Song’ and ‘Best Album of the Year’) and Trad.Attack! (‘Ethno / Folk Album of the Year’, ‘Ensemble of the Year’, ‘Best Song of the Year’ and ‘Album of the Year’) each with four nominations. 

“In general, we can say that despite everything, the music year has been incredibly active. Tt shows the viability, creativity and flexibility of Estonian music landscape,” commented the jury member Maian Kärmas.

She added that the work of a jury member is always a challenge, as the emphasis of different categories can change dramatically from year to year – rap can be on an upward trend one year, folk the next, followed by pop music. 

“I very much hope that, although the award ceremony will take place in slightly different conditions than usual, the musicians will feel that the homage that the Estonian Music Awards is making to their efforts is as profound as in all previous years,” concluded Kärmas.

This year’s nominees were selected by a jury of more than 150 members, consisting of various people from different fields of music, including artists, phonogram producers, concert organizers, journalists and DJs.

The Estonian Music Awards 2021 gala will take place on January 28  and will be broadcast on Kanal 2.


Nominees


Jazz Album of the Year

  • Maria Faust Sacrum Facere – ORGAN
  • Mingo Rajandi Quintet – To Be!
  • Raivo Tafenau & Tallinn Chamber Orchestra – The Same Differences

Ethno / Folk Album of the Year

  • Duo Ruut – Tuule sõnad
  • Mari Kalkun – Õunaaia album / Apple Orchard Album Live
  • Trad.Attack! – Make Your Move

Song of the Year / Folk Album

  • Mari Jürjens – Omaenese ilus ja veas
  • Siiri Sisask – Enese veerel
  • Tõnis Mägi – AO valgus

Alternative / Indie Album of the Year

  • Erki Pärnoja – LEVA
  • Holy Motors – Horse
  • Jarek Kasar – K R I B U K R a B U

Metal Album of the Year

  • Juur – FLUX
  • Pedigree – Funeral Child
  • Taak – Põgenemiskatse

Electronic Music Album of the Year

  • Bert On Beats – Nine
  • Maarja Nuut & Ruum – World Inverted
  • Mart Avi – Vega Never Sets
  • Planeet – Hüperruum

Rock Album of the Year

  • Dramamama – Uphill Battle
  • Miljardid – Ma luban, et ma muutun
  • Sibyl Vane – Duchess
  • Terminaator – Maailm vs. Lilian

Pop Artist of the Year

  • Anett – Morning After
  • Lexsoul Dancemachine – Lexplosion II
  • Púr Múdd – On My Mind
  • Syn Cole

Hip-Hop / Rap / R’n’B Artist of the Year

  • 5MIINUST
  • nublu – Café Kosmos
  • Pluuto – Päripäeva

Debut Album of the Year

  • Duo Ruut – Tuule sõnad
  • jonas.f.k – buda.01
  • nublu – Café Kosmos

Female Artist of the Year

  • Anett – Morning After
  • Mari Jürjens – Omaenese ilus ja veas
  • Mari Kalkun – Õunaaia album

Male Artist of the Year

  • Erki Pärnoja – LEVA
  • NOËP
  • nublu – Café Kosmos

Ensemble of the Year

  • Lexsoul Dancemachine – Lexplosion II
  • Miljardid – Ma luban, et ma muutun
  • Trad.Attack! – Make Your Move

Music Video of the Year

  • Lexsoul Dancemachine – Carambola Jelly
  • NOËP – Young Boy
  • nublu x Mikael Gabriel – Universum

Best Song of the Year

  • Miljardid – Savi
  • NOËP – Young Boy
  • nublu – croissantid
  • nublu x Mikael Gabriel – Universum
  • Trad.Attack! – Armasta mind (feat. Vaiko Eplik)

Album of the Year


Nominees for Classic Music Album of the Year are the best of four categories:

Composition Album of the Year

Tõnu Kõrvits. You are Light and Morning
Performers: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conductor Risto Joost

Symphonic or Stage Music Album of the Year

Elgar. Violin Concerto. Stenhammar. Two Sentimental Romances Performers: Triin Ruubel, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Järvi

Chamber Music Album of the Year

Erkki-Sven Tüür. Lost Prayers
Performers: Harry Traksmann, Leho Karin, Marrit Gerretz-Traksmann, Florian Donderer, Tanja Tetzlaff, Signum Quartet

Choral Music Album of the Year

Cyrillus Kreek. The Suspended Harp of Babel
Performers: Vox Clamantis, Jaan-Eik Tulve, Anna-Liisa Eller, Angela Ambrosini, Marco Ambrosini

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