Our deepest intention at Swerve is to be a catalyst in moving the culture of urban music forward, and that is why we are bringing you the first annual Swerve Awards. We have taken the time out to highlight and narrow down what we feel to be the best of the best in music this past year, and we want to allow you, the public, to choose the winner of each.

Below you will find 9 musical categories with 4 nominees each. We are asking YOU, the fans of these artists, to thoroughly review our selections, and participate in our Twitter voting process taking place from 1/12 – 1/16.

The winners will be announced throughout our social media pages on Tuesday 1/17/17. Without further ado, the categories and nominees are:


Album of the Year

[ Best album of 2016 ]

Video of the Year

[ Best video of 2016 ]

Cover of the Year

[ Best album cover of 2016 ]

Most Slept-on Album

[ Most slept-on album of 2016 ]

R&B Song of the Year

[ Best R&B song of 2016 ]

Hip-Hop Song of the Year

[ Best Hip-Hop song of 2016 ]

Verse of the year

[ Best verse of 2016 ]

Next Up

[ who's got next in 2017? ]


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