Rated Awards

Nominations for the KA & GRM Daily Rated Awards have just been announced and artists from the Echo Location roster feature heavily.

The Rated awards are one of the biggest fan-voted for awards in UK music with previous winners including the biggest names from across the UK music scene including Giggs, Stormzy and SKepta. This year there are 11 categories and some very talent artists have made the shortlist.

Let’s kick things off with B Young, who has been nominated for Breakthrough of the Year. In Personality of the Year Big Narstie is up against Michale Dapaah. While Album of the Year sees Narstie’s BDL Bipolar and A2 – Blue and Sneakbo – Brixton nominated.

Track of the Year is positively dominated by Echo Location artists with Not3s ft. Mabel – “My Lover”, Stefflon Don ft French Montanna – “Hurting Me”, B Young – “Jumanji”, AJ Tracey ft Not3s – “Butterflies” and Big Shaq – “Mans Not Hot” all receiving nominations.

Radio DJ of the Year sees DJ Target go up against Charlie Sloth while Mixtape of the Year sees Gigg’s – Wamp 2 Dem and Not3s – Take Not3s get the nod.

Finally a staggering four of our artists are nominated for Artist of the Year. Not3s, Yxng Bane, Stefflon Don and Hardy Caprio have all been given the well-earnt recognition for the top award this year.

The KA & GRM Daily Rated Awards will take place on 4th September, for the first time ever fans can get tickets to the event.

You can read the list of Echo Location talent nominations in full below and vote for your favourite here.


Breakthrough of the Year

B Young


Personality of the Year

Big Narstie

Michael Dapaah


Album of the Year

Sneakbo – brixton

A2 – Blue

Big Narstie – BDL Bipolar


Track of the Year

Not3s ft Mabel – “My Lover”

Stefflon Don ft french montana – “Hurting Me”

B Young – “Jumanji”

AJ Tracey ft. Not3s – “Butterflies”

Big Shaq – “Mans Not Hot”


Radio DJ of the Year

DJ Target

Charlie Sloth


Mixtape of the Year

Giggs – Wamp 2 Dem

Not3s – Take Not3s


Artist of the Year


Yxng Bane

Stefflon Don

Hardy Caprio