GRM Daily Rated Awards: full list of nominations including Dave and Little Simz, how to vote and ceremony date

Voting is open for the 2022 awards up until the end of September

The Rated Awards were founded by music outlet GRM Daily, which has chronicled the UK rap and grime scene for more than a decade.

The awards are now in their seventh year, and this year’s event promises to be extra special as they will be the first live awards since the coronavirus pandemic.

Rapper Dave is leading the way at this year’s awards, with six nominations. The 24-year-old is up for male artist of the year. He’s also nominated for track of the year twice, along with two nods for video of the year.

Other artists with multiple nominations include Aitch, ArrDee, Cleo Sol, K-Trap, Knucks, Little Simz, M Huncho, and Tion Wayne.

GRM founder Post said: “I’m proud to be returning with our seventh Rated Awards and bringing an even more incredible show to screens this year.”

So, just what are the GRM Awards, who is on the full list of nominations, when is the awards ceremony and how can you watch it?

Here’s what you need to know.

Rapper Dave is leading the way at this years GRM Rated Daily Awards, with six nominations.Rapper Dave is leading the way at this years GRM Rated Daily Awards, with six nominations.
Rapper Dave is leading the way at this years GRM Rated Daily Awards, with six nominations.

What are the GRM Rated Awards?

The GRM Rated Awards are fan-voted awards, set up by urban music platform GRM Daily, which celebrate rap and grime music.

This year’s nominations recognise achievements artists have made between 1 June 2021, and 1 July 1 2022.

There are 10 categories, with 10 nominees in each category except for album of the year, where there are just eight nominees.

Who is on the full list of nominations?

Here’s the full list of nominations for the awards:

Album of the year

  • Cleo Sol – Mother
  • Dave – We’re All Alone in This Together
  • Fredo – Independence Day
  • Knucks – ALPHA PLACE
  • Kojey Radical – Reason to Smile
  • Little Simz – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert
  • M Huncho – Chasing Euphoria
  • Tion Wayne – Green With Envy

Track of the year

  • Aitch – “Baby” (feat. Ashanti)
  • ArrDee – “Flowers (Say My Name)”
  • Benzz – “Je M’appelle”
  • Central Cee – “Obsessed With You”
  • D-Block Europe – “Overseas” (feat. Central Cee)
  • Dave – “Starlight”
  • Dave – “Clash” (feat. Stormzy)
  • Potter Payper – “Gangsteritus”
  • Russ Millions – “Reggae & Calypso” (feat. Buni & YV)
  • SwitchOTR – “Coming for You” (feat. A1 x J1)

Video of the year

  • Aitch – “1989”
  • Aitch – “Learning Curve”
  • CASisDEAD – “Boys Will Be Boys”
  • Dave – “Verdansk”
  • Dave – “Clash” (feat. Stormzy)
  • Knucks – “Alpha House” / “Hide & Seek”
  • Little Simz – “Point and Kill” (feat. Obongjayar)
  • M Huncho – “Warzone” (feat. Headie One)
  • Pa Salieu – “Glidin’” (feat. slowthai)
  • Stefflon Don & Ms Banks – “Dip”

Female artist of the year

  • Cleo Sol
  • Darkoo
  • Dreya Mac
  • FLO
  • Ivorian Doll
  • Little Simz
  • Mahalia
  • Miraa May
  • Ms Banks
  • Stefflon Don

Male artist of the year

  • ArrDee
  • Central Cee
  • D-Block Europe
  • Dave
  • Digga D
  • K-Trap
  • M Huncho
  • Potter Payper
  • Russ Millions
  • Tion Wayne

Breakthrough of the year

  • A1 x J1
  • Arz
  • Bru-C
  • Clavish
  • Dreya Mac
  • Knucks
  • Nemzzz
  • Rimzee
  • Sainté
  • SwitchOTR

Mixtape of the year

  • ArrDee – Pier Pressure
  • Central Cee – 23
  • D-Block Europe – Home Alone 2
  • Digga D – Noughty by Nature
  • K-Trap – Trapo
  • K-Trap & Blade Brown – Joints
  • M1llionz – Provisional License
  • Potter Payper – Thanks for Waiting
  • Unknown T – Adolescence
  • Youngs Teflon – All Eyes on Me Against the World

How can I vote in the GRM Rated Awards?

Voting in the awards couldn’t be simpler.

All you have to do is go online and visit the GRM Daily website.

Voting is open now and will close on 21 September.

When will the awards ceremony be held?

The awards ceremony will take place in October at a location in central London which is yet to be announced.

The hosts and performances for the ceremony, which will be held in person this year for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic, are also yet to be announced.

How can I watch the awards ceremony?

The awards ceremony will be shown on E4 for the first time this year.

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