LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Kentucky musicians, DJs and others in the entertainment industry were honored at the Kentucky Urban Entertainment Awards in Louisville on Saturday.
The Elitegiance DJs hosted the awards to recognize those who are making their mark in the business across the state and nationwide. Awards were given in 32 categories, including best lyricist, favorite clothing line, music video of the year and many more.
Nominations were open to the public in May, then fans were able to vote for the nominees online. More than 3,500 votes were cast to determine the winners.
Louisville native Bryson Tiller was honored with the Static Major Award, in recognition of his worldwide success. Static Major's longtime friend and manager Dorian Washington presented the award, which was accepted by Tiller's uncle, Terry Cotton.
Living Legend Awards were given to rapper Hurra Season and engineer KY Finis.
DJ Slikk and DJ Empty Beats appeared on Weekend Sunrise on Saturday to present the Community Activist of the Year Award to Shaun King, a Franklin County native who now lives and works in New York. King is a columnist for New York Daily News and is very outspoken about civil rights and community justice.
The awards show, which took place at Coconut Beach Night Club, featured live performances by Jef Jon Sin, Erick Tandy, Jai and Breadboy. There was also a red carpet event for the nominees prior to the show.
The winners of the Kentucky Urban Entertainment Awards are listed below:
Community Activist of the Year: Shaun King
Photographer of the Year: Babacar Sambe
Graphic Designer of the Year: Kilo Designs
Videographer of the Year: Roman Lane Visuals
Media Outlet of the Year: B96.5
On-Air Personality of the Year: Big Homie
Model of the Year: Ladyy Tink
Clothing Line of the Year: DOH Lyfe
Retailer of the Year: Rebellious Kouture
Venue of the Year: Cole's Place
Party/Event of the Year: I-65's Boosie & Kevin Gates Concert
Teen Promoter of the Year: DJ Lil Carl
18 & Up Promoter of the Year: I-65
21 & Up Promoter of the Year: Dream Team
Smashing the Streets Louisville: C-Tez
Smashing the Streets Lexington: Eazy The DJ
Smashing the Streets Western KY: DJ Reezy
Grinder of the Year: B-Hen
Engineer of the Year: E-Slyk
Producer of the Year: Young Sears
KY's #1 Hip-Hop Artist: Chen-1
KY's #1 Female Hip-Hop Artist: Chi Candi
Lyricist of the Year: B-Lee
R&B Artist of the Year: Kori Black
Rookie of the Year: Lul Flex
DJ of the Year: DJ Lil Jerry
Mixtape DJ of the Year: DJ Murph
Hypeman of the Year: Hypeman Face
Hip-Hop Family/Crew of the Year: Family 1st
Mixtape of the Year: Kori Black & DJ Murph - All The Way Back
Album of the Year: Erick Tandy – Cadillac & A Dream
Song of the Year: C-Tez –Bow
Video of the Year: Flex Up Gang – Flexin'
Living Legend: Hurra Season
Living Legend: KY Finis
Static Major Award: Bryson Tiller