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Colin Jackson CBE joins the list of celebrity presenters for the UMA 2014

by UMATeamon October 20, 2014
Colin Jackson, CBE  joins the list of celebrity guest presenters  at next month’s 12th annual Urban Music Awards. The  Welsh former sprint and hurdling athlete who specialised in the 110 metres hurdles has had a successful career in athletics and is an inspiration to many young athletes worldwide. Over his career representing Great Britain and […]


by UMATeamon October 14, 2014
PHARRELL WILLIAMS, NEON JUNGLE, M-NEK, CLEAN BANDIT, ED SHEERAN, WRETCH 32, FUSE ODG & KATY B are amongst the front runners for the 12th annual Urban Music Awards 2014 London, UK 13th of October 2014, Today the prestigious European Urban Music Awards & the UMA Academy announced the nominees for this year’s highly anticipated 12th annual […]
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UMA Alumini, Ed Sheeran reveals rise from the bottom story

by UMATeamon October 13, 2014
Ed Sheeran, is a previous Urban Music Awards winner and a current nominee for the #UMA2014. In an extract taken from his brand new book ‘A Visual Story’. Sheeran let’s the world know the challenges it takes to make it to the place he is today. Ed Sheeran has admitted that he slept rough for […]


10 things you did’nt know about M.I.A

by UMATeamon October 12, 2014
If you are a keen UMA fan you will know we have always championed female rapper, M.I.A for her creativity and never being afraid to stand out and be different. Why? cause she knows, no one on the any corner has swagger like us!!  Talking about swagger, here are 10 things you did’nt know about […]

Exclusive Interview: Throwback interview with UK artist, Example

by Charlie Simpsonon October 12, 2014
He is a past UMA nominee and has had countless hits in the charts. From global festivals, to national tours. Example is continously breaking new records. Watch our very own Karl Thompson (aka . DJ Carlos) interview UK artist Example as he explains his rise to fame and why Wretch 32 is his big inspiration!! […]

There is no stopping Lethal Bizzle!!

by Charlie Simpsonon October 12, 2014
It seems like there is no stopping Lethal Bizzle. From his early pirate station days with More Fire Crew to getting signed to Polydor and bringing hits such as ‘Oi’, ‘Pow’ and many more hits to the mainstream and his stint with Fire Camp working on the Urban Music Awards very own Invincible Radio in […]

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Old Skool legend LL Cool J releases new music video

by Charlie Simpsonon October 12, 2014
No, the man who took the ladies into the 90’s with hit after hit is back with new music for 2014. Yes, LL Cool J has teamed up with Raekwon, Murda Mook & Ron Browz  for new video ‘I’m Nice’ .  In his new video for ‘I’m Nice,’ he gives Raekwon and battle rapper Murder Mook […]

UMA Nominee Jhene Aiko and Childish Gambino release sexy new video

by Charlie Simpsonon October 12, 2014
Childish Gambino is a man on a mission and it seems like his leading lady Jhene Aiko  has certainly met her match. After releasing his ‘STN MTN/Kauai’ mixtape, Childish Gambino this week released a new video for ‘Telegraph Ave.,’ a song from his 2013 album ‘Because the Internet.’ The beautiful visual features picturesque views of […]
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Exclusive Interview: Usher talks August Alsina, Justin Bieber, Relationships, and his new tour

by Charlie Simpsonon October 11, 2014
Usher recently took onto New York station Hot 97 to talk about everything from relationships, music, his tour and reflecting on his career as a music icon and believe it or not mentor. Usher even tells a story of helping Kanye West, Trey Songz, Justin Bieber and many more artists get their first taste of […]



by Charlie Simpsonon October 11, 2014
A radio station in Houston (her hometown) has switched over to play the singer’s music 24 hours a day. Yes, that just happened. According to the Houston Chronicle, radio station KROI (92.1 FM) made the all-Beyonce switch on Tuesday (Oct. 7), after three years of being an all-news station. Unfortunately, the company’s new direction cost […]