Sama awards honour those behind the scenes
Back for a second year after being a hosting favourite in 2012, comedian Tumi Morake said everything she shouldn't but kept the momentum of the show going at a constant yet thrilling pace.
Guest presenters included personalities such as Penny Lebyane, Ben Maitsapo, Kgomotso KG Moeketsi, Khetha Gwala, James Shikwambana, Amor Vittone, Michelle Constant, Lerato Sengadi and Jared Orlin.
Former Idols winner, Elvis Blue led the tribute to the late Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Johannes Kerkorrel by singing his hit songs Hillbrow and Halala Afrika.
The esteemed Lifetime Achievement Awards were presented by last year's recipients Vusi Mahlasela and Ray Phiri to Dr Thomas Chauke, Sizwe Zako and Kerkorrel.
One year after winning Idols, a Metro FM award and Clash of the Choirs, newcomer and two-time nominee this year, Khaya Mthethwa walked away with the Best R&B/Soul/Reggae Album award.
Songbird Lira's The Captured Tour Concert Film scooped the Best Live DVD award from under other nominees in the category, which were DJ Black Coffee for Africa Rising, The Parlotones' Dragonflies and Astronauts, Huisgenoot Skouspel – Huisgenoot Skouspel 2012 and Zahara for The Beginning Live.
Jax Panik received the Best Producer award for their work on Toya Delazy's Due Drop Deluxe while Mark Beling was chosen as the Best Engineer for his work on the country singing trio BlackByrd's album, Strong.
List of Winners:
Lifetime Achievement Awards
Dr Thomas Chauke
Best R&B/Soul/Reggae Album
Khaya Mthethwa - For You
Best Alternative Album
iScream & The Chocolate Stix - The Paradox
Best Classic & Instrumental Album
CH2 CH 2 Guitar Duo Live with the University of Pretoria Symphony - Orchestra
Best Contemporary Faith Music Album
Ntokozo Mbambo - Filled
Jax Panik - Due Drop Deluxe (Toya Delazy)
Mark Beling - Strong (BlackByrd)
Best Music Video of the Year
Claudio Pavan - Honey Spiders (The Parlotones)
Remix of the Year
DJ Kent - Thinking about You Ft. Zonke DJ Kent Remix (Theo Kgosinkwe)
Best Live DVD
Lira - The Captured Tour Concert Film
Best Selling DVD
Joyous Celebration - Vol. 16 Live at Carnival City
Best Selling Album
Theuns Jordaan - Roeper
Best Selling Tru-Tone
DJ Cleo ft. Teddy Bears - Follow Me
Best Selling Ring-Back-Tone
Zahara - Loliwe
Best Selling Full-Track Download
Shout/J23 - Artists for a safer South Africa You're The Voice
Micasa - Heavenly Sent