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4/20/2005

 
Winners Announced for the 2005 Detroit Music Awards

DETROIT, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Eminem, the White Stripes, Anita Baker and the Funk Brothers were among the top names receiving Detroit Music Awards in a ceremony Wednesday night at the State Theatre in downtown Detroit.

Eminem received the Outstanding National Major Label Album prize for 2004's "Encore," while Baker won the Outstanding National Single trophy for "You're My Everything." The White Stripes' clip for "Black Math" was the Outstanding Major Budget Video winner, and "The Best Of The Funk Brothers" was named Outstanding Anthology/Compilation/Reissue.

The top DMA recipient overall was singer-songwriter Beth Stalker, who won five awards -- for Outstanding Limited Budget Video and four Gospel/Christian categories. Also winning multiple awards were country singer Terrie Lea, the R&B outfit the Detroit Women, singer-songwriter Jill Jack, rapper Paradime, electronic artist Amp Fiddler and the R&B act Nadir & Distorted Soul.

The winners in 11 fields and 73 categories were chosen by votes from nearly 700 members of Detroit's professional music community.

Distinguished Achievement Awards were presented to outgoing Detroit Symphony Orchestra music director Neeme Jarvi, the late rockabilly star Don Rader, veteran trumpeter and bandleader Johnny Trudell and Grammy-winning producer and co-leader of the band Was (Not Was) Don Was.

In conjunction with the GreatStuff newsletter, the DMAs also conducted a GreatSounds public vote. Winners in that poll were: Beth Stalker (Favorite Artist); "The Best of the Funk Brothers" (Favorite Album); the State Theatre (Favorite Venue (Small)); the Fox Theatre (Favorite Venue (Large)); the DTE Energy Music Theatre (Favorite Outdoor Venue); and the Labor Day weekend Arts, Beats & Eats (Favorite Festival).

The full list of 2005 Detroit Music Awards winners includes:

URBAN/FUNK/HIP-HOP

OUTSTANDING HIP-HOP ARTIST/GROUP
BUDDHA FULLA RHYMEZ
PARADIME
OUTSTANDING HIP-HOP DJ
DJ HOUSESHOES
OUTSTANDING HIP-HOP MC
PARADIME
OUTSTANDING URBAN/FUNK ARTIST/GROUP
BLACK BOTTOM COLLECTIVE
OUTSTANDING URBAN/FUNK MUSICIAN
FREEMAN SPELLS, (BASS) - NADIR/DISTORTED SOUL
OUTSTANDING URBAN/FUNK SONGWRITER
NADIR
OUTSTANDING URBAN/FUNK VOCALIST
VALERIE BARRYMORE, (FOUNDATION OF FUNK)
OUTSTANDING URBAN/FUNK/HIP-HOP RECORDING
NADIR/DISTORTED SOUL, "DISTORTED SOUL 2.0"

Source: Motor City Music Foundation

CONTACT: Matt Lee of Motor City Music Foundation, +1-248-931-2443




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