IARA AWARDS 2017 – Best Music Album

Best Music Album has a diverse range of nominees.


We begin with singer Izzy Bizu, who made her major debut with her first album titled ‘A Moment of Madness’ following from her first EP ‘Coolbeans’. Hits such as ‘White Tiger’ and ‘Diamond’ are included in the official tracklist.

Yemi Alade has finally released her second album that has a strong spirit of African sounds with contemporary beats. ‘Mama Africa’ bounces off from her first album ‘Kings & Queens’. Following from ‘Kings & Queens’ first release, the popular ‘afrobeat’ artist added six bonus tracks, which include her collaborations with AKA, Sauti Sol and Sardokie.

Shaun Escoffery makes a comeback with ‘Evergreen’, and has tracks with Joss Stone and Andreya Triana. His first two singles ‘When Love is Gone’ and ‘Love Shine Down’ have both been successful hits.

America’s Ro James had the music scene all buzzing with his debut single ‘Permission’ in 2015. ‘Eldorado’ is his first major release under Bystorm Entertainment/RCA Records.

Did anyone know that ‘50′ is Rick Astley’s eighth studio album? Well, it’s been over ten years since the British singer-songwriter has released new music material. Not only was the album nominated for the Album of the Year at the BBC Music Awards in 2016, it also reached No.1 in the UK album charts!

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