Canadian Urban Music Awards 2005

Published: 2005-12-01
Two winners tied for most honours at this year's Canadian Urban Music Awards in Toronto, with k-os and Divine Brown taking home two awards a piece.

Jully Black took home Best Dance/Electronic Recording for a remix of her hit "Sweat of Your Brow," and urban director extraordinaire Mr. X took home Best Video for Keshia Chant╚'s "Does He Love Me."

Canadian Idol judge Farley Flex took home a special award for his contributions to the Canadian urban music industry.

The festivities took place over two nights in Toronto, with one show taking place November 28th at the TD Bank Tower and the second November 29th at the Kool Haus. The second show will be televised on Sun TV December 21st at 9 p.m.

The show was hosted by comedian Russell Peters, with all of the Canadian urban glitterati making appearances.

The full list of winners looks like this:

´ R&B Recording: Divine Brown - "Old Skool Love"
´ Hip-Hop Recording: K'naan - "Strugglin'"
´ Reggae Recording: Blessed - "Reggae Time"
´ Jazz Recording: Ranee Lee and Oliver Jones ˇ "Just You, Just Me"
´ New Artist: Divine Brown
´ Producer: Saukrates
´ Music Video: "Does He Love Me" (Keshia Chant╚) ˇ Directed by Mr. X
´ Special Achievement Award: Farley Flex
´ Lifetime Achievement Award: Archie Alleyne
´ Fans' Choice Award: k-os
´ Gospel Recording: Patricia Shirley - "Real Love"
´ Dance/Electronic Recording: Jully Black - "Sweat of Your Brow" (Tricky Moreira Remix)
´ Global Rhythms Recording: Fito Blanko - "Me Voy A Marchar"
´ Soca Recording: King Cosmos - "Island Girl"
´ Francophone Recording: Malik Shaheed featuring Impossible & Radical - "Qui Run Tings?"
´ Spoken Word Recording: Dwayne Morgan - "Mother I Understand"
´ Songwriter: k-os
´ DJ/DJ Crew: DJ Starting From Scratch
´ Media Personality: Farley Flex (Canadian Idol)
´ Publication: Pound
´ Website:
´ Concert Promoter/Booking Agent: Substance Group (Toronto)
´ Manager/Management Company: Chris Smith (Chris Smith Management)
´ Record Label: Universal Music
´ Community Service Award: UrbanAIDS (Towa Beer)

Writer: Michelle Garcia



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I'm proud to be Latino we finally received a CUMA!! MUCH RESPECT TO FITO BLANKO

Posted by: Anonymous on December 05, 2005
As part of the CUMA team, I worked with Fito and his people through show night rehearsals. They were one of the most down-to-earth and appreciative of the artists - a pleasure to meet and to listen to. I'm sure 'Anonymous' would be proud.
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