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LATVIAN MUSIC AWARDS ANNOUNCES THIS YEAR’S NOMINEES


The nominees for this year’s Latvian Music Awards have been announced! The awards will be distributed in a total of 18 categories, among them – ‘Best New Artist’, ‘Electronic Album of The Year’ and a new nomination, the award for the ‘Best Album Design’. 


This year 561 entries were received for the award, which is a significantly higher number than before. Although, this time there are no clear leaders among the candidates. Aija Andrejeva has been nominated in three categories – with her album ”Es iešu tālāk” for ”Pop Album of the Year”, as well the collaboration with Agnese Rakovska and Kristīne Pāže ”Laime šī” has been nominated for ”Song of the year” and ”Electrum Song of the Year”. Performers such as Kārlis Kazāks, Ozols, Carnival Youth, Dons, Triana Parks, Tautumeitas, Liepaja Symphony Orchestra, Laura Polence (Tutas lietas), Jānis Ruņģis and Ūga have been nominated twice.

“Despite the challenging times, we are very happy for the active work musicians have done during the past year. The number of applications reached new heights, brightly supplementing the cultural page of our country with great and unique compositions” says Liene Grīna, the Executive of Latvian Performers and Producers Association (LaIPA)

Nominees in 18 categories are determined by a jury of 44 industry experts. The only category in which listeners can take part is the “Elektrum Song of the Year” through VOTING online.

The Latvian Music Awards 2021 gala will take place on March 16  and will be broadcasted on TV3 and TV3play.lv


Nominees


Alternative and Experimental Album of the Year

  • Balta Gaisma – Waterflower
  • Ilgais ceļš kapos – Imants Daksis
  • Mausoleum – Pamirt
  • searching for buried pleasures – careless afterlife
  • Yggdrasil – Jānis Ruņģis

Jazz / Funk Album of the Year

  • Identities – Kārlis Vanags, Latvian Radio Big Band
  • Koncertprogramma Pa Apli – Very Cool People feat. Edavārdi, ansis un Kristīne Prauliņa
  • Lick Attack – B.H.A.D. Company
  • The Maze – Kārlis Auziņš, Matīss Čudars, Ivars Arutyunyan
  • Then and Now – Krists Saržants

Electronic Album of the Year

  • Apspēlēts – Kārlis Kazāks un Kaspars Tobis
  • Blaumaņa Laika Mašīna – Oriole / Oriole
  • Cheasy Rider – KODEK
  • Dialogue – Kasetes
  • Insulin – BRIMSTONE

Hip-hop Album of the Year

  • Y A U D A – OZOLS
  • Krasta FM – Kreisais Krasts
  • Lavīna – Arturs Skutelis
  • LG ir HH – ŪGA
  • Liela māksla – ansis

Indie Album of the Year

  • Bauda – Martas Asinis
  • Dzīvojumi – Jāņa Ruņģa Klātbūtne
  • Renesanse – Goran Gora
  • Šākātā – Alise Joste
  • Uz karstām oglēm zem degošām zvaigznēm – Baložu Pilni Pagalmi

Pop Album of the Year

  • Distance – Chris Noah
  • Es iešu tālāk – Aija Andrejeva
  • Kompozīcijas – Triānas Parks
  • Lietas, kas notiek manā galvā – MARTA
  • Tūrists – Dons

Rock Album of the Year

  • Ak dievs, ko par mums teiks citplanētieši – Krāsa
  • Aplī – ARTURS
  • Kovārņu mazbērniem – Židrūns
  • Vismaz 9 reizes – Nova Koma, piedalās Edavārdi, Idus Abra
  • We’re all connected – So Lucid Electric Feel

Song of the Year

  • Antidepresanti – Zebrene & Ozols
  • Daudz par daudz – Patrisha
  • Dejot Vienatnē – Rīgas Modes
  • Dzeguzes balss – Carnival Youth
  • Laime šī – Aija Andrejeva, Kristīne Pāže, Agnese Rakovska

Debut Album of the Year

  • Ieroči – Loreta Reide
  • Lai noskan klusums – Evija Smagare
  • LG ir HH – ŪGA
  • Runa nav par naudu – Audiokvartāls
  • The Lighthouse Trilogy – audrú

Video of the Year

  • Atkal jau – Rolands Če
  • Bez gaismiņas nedzīvošu – Auļi, RTU Vektors, Laima Jansone
  • Bambaleo – Singapūras Satīns
  • Blingi – Singapūras Satīns
  • Kaut Kaili – Kautkaili
  • Šis ir mans laiks – Aminata

Album Design of the Year

  • Balta Gaisma – Waterflower
  • Control – Tesa
  • Kompozīcijas – Triana Park
  • Kovārņu mazbērniem – Židrūns
  • Pie mums ir brīnumjauki – Ķekavas kultūras nama bērnu vokālais ansamblis “Cīrulītis”

Instrumental Album of the Year

  • Ezera skaņas – The Bad Tones, Ukko Heinonen, Dzintars Vīksna
  • Gaisma Krīt – Jolanta Gulbe-Paškeviča
  • igo/hermanis/dziesmas – Igo, Aivars Hermanis
  • Mans Mīļākais Karš – Kārlis Auzāns
  • Zeme – Reinis Jaunais

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