Drake and Beyoncé are leading nominations at the 2023 Urban Music Awards alongside Stormzy and a host of other artists. The hip-hop/R&B/soul-centered event is happening on February 28th at the Porchester Hall in London. Given the ceremony’s focus on both U.S. and U.K. artists, there’s a lot of variety in these picks.
Starting with Album of the Year, nominees include Her Loss and RENAISSANCE from the aforementioned U.S. superstars. Another leading force was Stormzy, who’s also nominated in this category for This Is What I Mean. Other nominees include Little Simz’s NO THANK YOU, Knucks’s Alpha Place, and Kojey Radical’s Reason to Smile. The list continues with Chris Brown’s Breezy, DJ Khaled’s God Did, Cleo Sol’s Mother, and Dave’s We’re All Alone in This Together.
Also, they nominated both Drake and Beyoncé in the U.S. section of the Artist of the Year award. They face Chris Brown, Lizzo, DJ Khaled, Cardi B, Coi Leray, GloRilla, Latto, 21 Savage, Megan Thee Stallion, Nicki Minaj, and Jack Harlow.
Voting is now live and will remain open until February 20th. You can find the link to register and vote here