:: US Album of the YearEminem - Recovery
:: UK Album of the Year
Three-way tie between:Magnetic Man - Magnetic Man / Pendulum - Immersion / Underworld - Barking
:: Album Title of the Year
Underworld - Barking. Works on three levels. I am writing this in case you do not live in the UK and maybe English is not your first language. Barking is a place in Essex, a county that is home to Underworld. Barking is the sound that dogs make, and 'barking' for some reason has become a popular description of a person deranged, as in' barking mad'. Or just 'barking'. This is as weird as calling someone 'mad as a box of frogs', but popular nevertheless. I suppose if you were one of a load of frogs crammed in a box you would get mad!
:: Single of the Year
Tie between:Tinie Tempah - Pass Out
Quite simply created that tingling buzz of excitement as soon as you heard it. A game changer, a bench marker and the beginning of a huge international career for Tinie. Magnetic Man - I Need Air
It was the song of the summer, of summer nights, probably upset a lot of dubstep purists, but do you want this genre to die on the vine? No!
Runners up: Redlight feat. Ms Dynamite - What You Talking About
Complete delight and marked the so refreshing return of Ms Dynamite
Cracks feat. Belle Humble - Freestylers ( Control Z Radio Edit)
:: Cover Version of the YearYou've Got The Love (originally by The Source feat. Candi Staton) Florence And The Machine
Its tough to cover a classic, but Flo and co made it their own. This former BBC Introducing band then became a huge success in the US charts with this song.
It's All Too Much (originally by The Beatles) by Primal Scream
Performed live at my Maida Vale night. They say they will never perform it again. Seven minutes of sustained glory.
Amphetamine Annie (originally by Canned Heat) by The Streets.
Again a one off, a tongue in cheek cheeky tribute to me! Well I hope it's tongue in cheek Mike!
:: Music Event Of the YearA Night With Annie Nightingale at Maida Vale studios
It has to be. I spent the summer planning this event, and I thank all the Maida Vale gang for cramming more perfomers and musicians into one studio than had ever been known. Nine different acts, including Tinchy Stryder, Bookashade, Freestylers, Primal Scream, Fatboy Slim, I Blame Coco, Freestylers, DC Breaks, Paul Weller, Kevin Shields, Sub Focus.
:: Remix of the YearTinie Tempah - Pass Out (DC Breaks mix)
Runner up: Wretch 32 - Traktor (Mike Delinquent mix):: Debut of the Year
Katy B. Such a voice, such a delightful person - we love you Katy!
:: Annie Nightingale Show Guest Mix of the Year
As so many genres feature it's not fair to choose one style over another . But all three of these are outstanding in different styles and have had huge props from the listeners. Thank you listeners for all your feedback over the year. The three outstanding guest mixes are from:
ExcisionBlameA Skills:: Tunes of the Year
1: Drumsound and Bassline Smith - Are You Ready
2: Wretch 32 - Traktor
3: The Prototypes - Cascade (Cutline mix):: Personal Favourite Festival Moment 2010
Our opening show at Glastonbury with Professor Green, Nero, DC Breaks, Drumsound and Bassline Smith. It was the very very best show we've ever done at Glastonbury, thanks to the brilliant performers, and the thousands who came to support it --- who literally stopped the show at one point. :: Tweeter of the Year
@CherylKerl thanks for hilarious tweets all through the last twelve weeks. There's even a book now called 'Cheryl Kerl: Woath It? Coase Ah Am. Pet', which may outsell Cheryl's own autobiography! ::Hero of the Year
Here's to another year of outstanding music and a personal special big up to BBC Radio 1Xtra
which is making such an impact on breaking new British music both in the UK and around the world.
Who are your winners of 2010? Any categories are welcome!
Merry Christmas, Annie