uma_logoIn two days people will gather to celebrate R&B/HipHop/Soul music in New York City (Everything happens in New York), for the 7th Annual Urban Music Awards.   

Legendary HipHop artist, Chubb Rock takes on the role as host of this award show which will be held in the UK, Caribbean, Asia and the US.  

This year, the UMA’s is paying our own homage to Michael Jackson as well as awarding other UMA Living Legends. HipHop pioneers, Grandmasterflash, Naughty by Nature, KRS 1 and Slick Rick will all be honoured with UMA Living Legend awards for their outstanding contribution to the music scene. The 7th annual Urban Music Awards takes place at the Hammerstein Ballroom, Manhattan, in New York City.

Sponsors on board this year include: Levi’s (No.1 Jeans Company), Vitaminwater,, Awani Inc, (New Global mobile service) and more.

Unlike many award shows, the UMA’s is about what the fans like.  Music fans have been voting for several weeks on their website.  Allowing fans to vote is a great way to show them that they have a say in what’s hot and what’s not.  I only hope it doesn’t turn into a popularity contest.

The 7th annual Urban Music Awards  takes place on the 17th of July 2009 @ Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City. Tickets for this event are not available via any public outlets. To purchase tickets in advance. Contact: