Monday, January 25, 2016

LGBT Academy Of Recording Arts Presents 9th OUTmusic Awards Online


Last night, the LGBT Academy of Recording Arts (LARA) presented an online presentation of the nominees and winners of the 9th OUTmusic Awards on www.outmusicawards.com.

These are actually the winners of last year's awards, but the presentation was cancelled due to some financial issues. Those issues continue to be shrouded in secret for what has been deemed legal reasons.

Via press release:

The 9th OUTmusic Awards were scheduled for production on January 19th, 2015, but the ceremony was postponed due to the fact that OUTmusic Inc. the 501c3 non-profit organization was the victim of a substantial financial fraud crime.

“Unfortunately, we had to abruptly postpone our production of the 9th OUTmusic Awards due to the fact that our organization is the victim of Financial Fraud Crime which caused significant and astronomical damages we were not able to recover from as fast as we wanted to. Hence, we were not able to deliver the production of the 9th OUTmusic Awards months later as we were planning. I wanted to share this information with you sooner, but because this was a crime against our organization, I was advised to not disclose any details to ensure the best possibility for justice to prevail in our favor. I have taken the necessary steps with the proper authorities and have been working with some generous business, media, and creative industry professionals who stepped up to offer their support in our endeavor to recover.”


I've supported the OUTmusic Awards in the past as I'm a big believer in giving LGBT artists acknowledgement for their artistic achievements. Here's hoping OUTmusic's issues have been resolved and the organization can move forward in celebrating LGBT achievement in music.

Here's a complete list of the announced award winners:

THE 9th OMA THEME SONG
Gold Nation (Soundtrack To Freedom)
Sir Ari Gold with Bob Sandee, Zhana Roiya and Sophia Ramos

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
We Will Know
Omar Thomas

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
She (She4Me)
Jen Foster

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
The Other Side
Monifah Carter

HUMANITARIAN SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Be Strong (LGBT Youth)
MRF feat. Lisa Bello, Justin Waithe, and Sheree Dunwell

BEST COUNTRY/FOLK SONG
Something Great
Karmen Butler

BEST DANCE/EDM
Deja Vux
Jonte'

BEST RAP/HIP-HOP SONG
New York
Infinite feat. Sonny Lewis

BEST ROCK SONG
Hell In Gramercy
Derek Nicoletto

BEST POP SONG
Unexpected Love
Charice

BEST R&B/SOUL SONG
Ooh Damn (Like Ooh)
Reina Williams

BEST JAZZ/CABARET SONG
Our Love Is Here To Stay
Nhojj

BEST INTERNATIONAL SONG
Toya Delazy
Forbidden Fruit

BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL SONG
Come Bless The Lord With Me
The Relationship

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Aris

BEST ALTERNATIVE SONG
Bleed
Jess Godwin

BEST SONG ON A SOUNDTRACK
"Rebecca" from the webseries Producing Juliet
Rob Gokee

BEST NEW AGE/INSTRUMENTAL SONG
Forever With You
D'Lance Jones

BEST CLASSICAL RECORDING/PERFORMANCE
Since U Been Gone
Well Strung

BEST SPOKEN WORD
Tender
MRF feat. TJ Johnson, Clevland P. Jones

BEST CD COVER ARTWORK
We Will Know
Omar Thomas

BEST COMEDY RECORDING OR LIVE PERFORMANCE
It's Christmas Everyday
VonTanner

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