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These are the nominees for the SA Music Awards (and the Twitter responses)

The nominees for the 22nd annual South African Music Awards (SAMAs) are finally out and the announcement has had Twitter abuzz.

Among the major revelations, rapper Cassper Nyovest did not receive any individual nominations this year.

Tickets will go on sale on Friday 22 April 2016 for the popular award show, which will be held at the ICC in Durban on June 4th.

Here are the contenders competing in some of the hottest categories.

Best Collaboration

  • DBN Nyts: ‘Shumaya’

  • Kyle Deutsch and Shekinah: ‘Back to the beach’

  • AKA ft Burna Boy 'All eyes on me’

  • Major League DJz ft Cassper Nyovest , Riky Rick & Carpo: ‘Slyza Tsotsi’

  • Khuli Chana ft Patoranking: ‘Don’t Lie’

Best Remix

  • DJ Slique: ‘Do like I do remix’

  • AKA: ‘Baddest remix’

  • Mobi Dixon: ‘My Sugar’

  • Mobi Dixon: 'Never let me go’

  • The Fraternity 'Bheka mina ngedwa'

Best Album of the Year

  • Francois van Coke: 'Francois van Coke'

  • Emtee: 'Avery'

  • Nathi: 'Buyelekhaya'

  • Tresor: 'VII'

  • Black Coffee: 'Pieces of Me'

Duo or Group of the Year

  • Desmond & the Tutus: 'Enjoy Yourself'

  • Witness the Funk: 'Finding Nomusa'

  • Marcus Wyatt & the ZAR Jazz Orchestra: 'One Night in the Sun'

  • Junior Taurus & Lady Zamar: 'Cotton Candy'

  • Big Nuz: 'For the Fans'

Best Male Artist of the Year

  • Nathi: 'Buyelekhaya'

  • Black Coffee: 'Pieces of Me'

  • Riky Rick: 'Family Values'

  • Emtee: 'Avery'

  • Francois van Coke: 'Francois van Coke'

Best Female Artist of the Year

  • Judith Sephuma : 'One Word'

  • Zahara: 'Country Girl'

  • Fifi Cooper: '20Fifi'

  • Karen Zoid: 'Drown Out the Noise'

  • Zonke: 'Work of Heart'

Newcomer of the Year

  • Riky Rick: 'Family Values'

  • Emtee: 'Avery'

  • Tresor: 'VII'

  • Fifi Cooper: '20Fifi'

  • Nathi: 'Buyelekhaya'

The nominees of the prestigious 'Song of the Year' category will only be announced on Friday evening on SABC 1's LIVE AMP music show at 7:30pm.

Music fans on Twitter had some thoughts on the announcement, here are some responses:

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