Malta Music Awards 2011

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The GO Malta Music Awards 2011 were announced during a TV show held at the MFCC in Ta' Qali on Saturday 26 November 2011. Aside from the presentation of awards to the winners in each category, the event showcased some of Malta’s most popular artists including Cruz, Mikaela, Claire Galea & Brendan Jackson, Dry Connections, Tenishia, Scream Daisy, K.O.I, Petra, Raquela, Kelly Schembri, and Glen Vella. Trinidad-born English Grammy Award winning pop star Billy Ocean performed some of his hits from the 1980s.

The Malta Music Awards are organized by Mega Music Malta.

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2011 Awards

Best Album: Minutes of a Lifetime - Airport Impressions

Best Group: Airport Impressions

Best Song: Freedom - Airport Impressions

Best Female Artiste: Mikaela

Best Male Artiste: Ivan Filletti

Best Upcoming Artiste: Dry Connections

Best New Talent: Cruz

Best Video: One Life - Glen Vella

Best Metal Band – Beheaded

Dance Production Recognition: Jewel Kid

Best Image: nosnow/noalps

Best CD cover: Romantik Politik - nosnow/noalps

Best Website:

Lifetime Achievement – Charles "City" Gatt

Malta's Export Artist Recognition: Mikaela

International Breakthrough Act: Tenishia

International Achievement Award: Marty Rivers

International Lifetime Achievement Award: Billy Ocean

2011 Nominees

The final nominees of the Malta Music Awards 2011 were announced on Tuesday 7 November 2011. A panel of judges with experience in the music industry sifted through all the preliminary nominations received and came up with a final list of the most deserving nominees per category. They met at the Grand Hotel Excelsior in Floriana. Michael Bugeja from the M3P Foundation served as independent observer on the shortlisting and voting process, replacing the customary presence of UKAM in previous editions.

To be eligible, bands and artists had to have produced a single, album and/or video between 1 October 2010 30 September 2011.

Best Video

Three Stops To China - The Courtney Effect

nosnow/noalps - Far Into the Night (Without You)

Glen Vella - One Life

Thomas Hedley - Back In Time

Best Heavy Metal Award

Norm Rejection

Frenzy Mono


Indigo Darkpsych

Best New Talent


The Crowns

Three Stops to China


Funk Initiative

Best Male Artist

Marty Rivers

Richard Edwards

Thomas Hedley

Ivan Filletti

Glen Vella

Best Image

Three Stops To China

Kelly Schembri



Best Female Artist


Kelly Schembri


Thea Garrett

Best CD Cover

Fabrizio Faniello - No Surrender

Airport Impressions - Minutes of a Lifetime

Mikaela - single

nosnow/noalps - Romantik Politik

Best Album

nosnow/noalps - Romantik Politik

Tenishia - Frozen Roads

Airport Impressions - Minutes of a Lifetime

Cable 35 - Louder

Best Website

Fabrizio Faniello

Airport Impressions

The Myth


Best Band

Red Electrick

Airport Impressions


Cable 35

Best Song

Red Electrick - Jail Bail

Airport Impressions - Freedom

Tenishia - Shores of Eden

Ivan Filletti - Sticks & Stones

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