From: Fire Media UK
Published: Tue Oct 11 2005

There are only 3 days left until the inaugural "Best of British" urban music event at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire 15th October 2005.

Channel U viewers are voting for their favourite artists from the 30 nominees and the top 15 will perform at the event and receive a Best of British Award in recognition of their talents. The nominees were selected from the most popular played videos during the past year from September 2004 to August 2005.

The 30 nominations for the Channel U Best Of British Award are:

1. Lemar
2. Craig David
3. Akala
4. Bigz
5. Blak Twang
6. Bruza
7. Choong Family
8. Crazy Titch
9. Dizzee Rascal
10. Estelle
11. Fun-D-mental
12. Juggy D
13. Kano
14. Kevin Mark Trail
15. Lethal Bizzle
16. Mitchell Bros
17. Nathan
18. North Star
19. Nu Starr
20. Roll Deep
21. Rouge
22. Jay Sean
23. Sincere
24. SLK
25. Sway
26. Terri Walker
27. Lady Sovereign
28. L.O.C.
29. Craze 24
30. Christian Blaizer

Since the channel’s launch in 2003, Channel U has rapidly become synonymous with the raw cutting edge of the UK urban music scene. The plaudits have rained down from industry aficionados and artists alike with the likes of Mercury Music prize winner Dizzee Rascal publicly acknowledging the major contribution the channel has made to kick starting his career and Guy Moot (Head of UK and European publishing for EMI) recognizing the platform we have provided for new UK talent to break through.

Simon Webbe and Makosi Musambasi will be hosting the all-British event which is set to become the hottest ticket in the UK urban music calendar. To get your tickets to the Channel U Best of British visit Ticket Web or call 08700 600 100.

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