Rebecca Jade tops list of San Diego Music Awards nominees with 5

Rebecca Jade, who leads the San Diego Music Awards nominees with five. Photo credit: Screenshot, Peter Sprague, via YouTube

Singer Rebecca Jade leads the nominees for the 31st edition San Diego Music Awards with five nods, followed by rockers Mrs Henry with four.

Jade was nominated as a Solo Artist in the Song of the Year category, along with Best Video and R&B Funk or Soul Song for “What’s It Gonna Be.” In fact, she’s been nominated three times in the latter category; she performed as a featured artist on the nominated songs “Toes in the Sand” by Jas Miller and “When the Battle is Over” by the Sully Band.

Ms. Henry received nominations for Album of the Year, Rock Album of the Year, Best Rock Artist and Best Video.

Other top nominated artists include:

  • Crhymes – Hip-Hop/Rap Song, Best Hip-Hop/Rap Artist, World Music Album (Collaboration)
  • Riston Diggs – Album of the Year, Best Hip-Hop/Rap Artist, Hip-Hop/Rap Album
  • Nights Like Thieves – Best Video, Rock Album, Best Rock Artist
  • Sara Petite – Album of the Year, Best Country or American Artist, Country or American Album
  • The Petty Saints – Best Video, Independent/Alternative Album, Best Independent/Alternative Artist
  • The Verigolds – Album of the Year, Pop Album, Best Pop Artist

The annual awards ceremony is scheduled for April 19 on the outdoor concert stage at Humphreys by the Bay. Public vote for the awards, open now onlinewill continue until 5 p.m. on March 15.

Since the show’s inception in 1991, proceeds from the San Diego Music Awards have been used to support music programs at local K-12 schools through San Diego Music’s Guitars for Schools program. Foundation.

Nearly $700,000 in proceeds were donated to the cause, with instruments going to more than 100 county public schools.

A selection of the 2022 San Diego Music Awards nominees (for the full list, see the awards website):

album of the year

  • Mrs. Henry – Keep Rising – Act I: Sex Sells, Likes Drugs, Rock N Roll Society
  • Patrick Yandall – Chasing the Lights
  • Sara Petite – Rare Bird
  • Sonido de la Frontera – Sonidero Guerrillero
  • Riston Digg – 35
  • Tamar Berk – The Restless Dreams of Youth
  • The Verigolds – Take the sun
  • Angels and waves – Euphoria
  • Jason Mraz – Be where your feet are
  • Rebecca Jade – What’s It Gonna Be
  • Slightly Stoopid – Everyday Life, Ordinary People
  • Switchfoot – I need you (to cheat me)
  • You sacred souls – Will I see you again
  • Wavves – Help is on the way

Best New Artist

  • A lens in the sun
  • Satellite Lords
  • PLOSIVES
  • Slack Key Ohana
  • Smoke + Mirrors sound system
  • Son of Kane
  • The Fazes

best video

  • MDRN HSTRY – Holiday Hate
  • Mrs. Henry – Peace, Love Rock n Roll
  • Nights Like Thieves – Follow the Light
  • Rebecca Jade – What’s It Gonna Be
  • Shane Hall – Life in Place
  • The Petty Saints – Clean Hands and Guilt
  • The Tourmaliners – Point Break

Best Local Recording

  • A lens towards the sun – s/t
  • Atom Orr – Today’s Edge
  • Jordan Krimston – Bushwhacking
  • Nicey Nice World – Non Sectarian
  • What a mess ! – Dinner for wrecks
  • Sluka – Understand
  • Sue Palmer and her Motel Swing Orchestra – Movin’ Along

Best R&B, Funk or Soul Album

  • Chauncey Maynor – Masterpiece
  • DevLord – Death
  • Jehlad Hickson – A Wonderful Life
  • Kogee Soul Reprise – Silver Lining
  • Laser Rot – FunkTonic
  • Scoobert Doobert – Big hug
  • Tonya Jae & Carlo V. – Sweet Talk

Best World Music Album

  • Crucial Blend – Cruel World
  • Ginger Roots and The Protectors – Don’t Stop the Groove
  • KBong – Let love guide you
  • Marujah con Crymes – Blind American
  • Sankoh & The Rockaway Kings – I Can’t Touch Myself
  • Slack Key Ohana – s/t
  • Sonido de la Frontera – Sonido Guerrillero

Best Independent/Alternative Album

  • The Evening Empire – Alive For Us
  • Imagery Machine – Reflections of reality
  • King Whisker – Relaxing with Aunt Janine
  • Machine Politik – s/t
  • Subsurfer – Subversive
  • Little Saints – Long Way Home
  • Urethane – In pursuit of horizons

best rock album

  • Dewey beats Truman – The way you break
  • Hiroshima Mockingbirds – 2
  • Elektric Voodoo – Telescope
  • Monarch – Future Shock
  • Mrs. Henry – Keep On Rising – Act I: Sex Sells, Loves Drugs, Rock N Roll Society
  • Nathan Raney – Season of Serenity
  • Nights Like Thieves – Better Late Than Never

Best Pop Album

  • Bart Mendoza – 66/68
  • Bella Kaye – Learning To Be
  • Calen Lucas – Young
  • Kieler Avery – Punch
  • Paige Koehler – Sorry I’m Late
  • Tamar Berk – The Restless Dreams of Youth
  • The Verigolds – Take the sun

Best Hip Hop/Rap Album

  • Bizzy Balboa – Cleansing
  • Bloodstone the Street Preacher – My Testimony #2
  • DND – Destroy Never Dies
  • Riston Digg – 35
  • Sham Blak – The Evolution of Sham Blak: As Lucc Would Have It
  • The Toven – Walk of Fame 2
  • Twomps – Pawns or Kings

Best Country or American Album

  • Clinton Davis – If I live and don’t get killed
  • Coral Bells – Always Be Home
  • MohaviSoul – Stories and Memories
  • Sandé Lollis – Human Being
  • Sara Petite – Rare bird
  • The Cedar Shakers – Signs
  • The Sea Monks – Lost Again

Best Jazz or Blues Album

  • Chickenbone Slim – Serve it Hot
  • Chunky Hustle Brass Band – ChuBB
  • Ira B. Liss Big Band – Mazel Tov Kocktail!
  • Ghost Jazz Trio – Level
  • Patrick Yandall – In pursuit of light
  • Peter Sprague – Miles Blue Guy
  • Steve Nichols – The Guitar Sounds of Steve Nichols

Best Folk or Acoustic Album

  • Amanda Munro – Clean Slate
  • Blossom & Bloom – Songs to sing along to
  • Bobo Czarnowski – The man I hope to be
  • Dave Preston – Tehachapi Line
  • Jefferson Jay – Welcome
  • Maya Rosenbaum – House of Cards
  • Whiskey and Burlap – Around the Bend







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