Rober Awards 2017 Music Poll: Complete List Of Winners


Kendrick Lamar and LCD Soundsystem are the biggest winners at this year’s Rober Awards. The rapper from Compton, recently shunned out of the biggest categories at the Grammys, was voted best male and hip-hop artist of the year, and his record DAMN. took home the honours for album of the year. James Murphy’s band unsurprisingly won in the category of comeback of the year, as well as being voted the best band and song of the year for the title track of their fourth album American Dream.

Among biggest surprises St. Vincent was voted best female artist over Lorde, the young Kiwi singer though reigned in the pop artist category. Radiohead‘s ‘OK Computer’ took over Prince‘s ‘Purple Rain,’which had been the frontrunner during the last few weeks, and Japanese veteran Ryuichi Sakamoto earned the award for best electronica. Cigarettes After Sex were voted breakthrough artists and Cardi B won the Sound Of 2018 trophy.

Frank Ocean, Father John Misty and The Black Madonna were among the rest of the winners in a scandal-stricken edition hampered by complaints of individual voting manipulation in the Best Live Category which were proved right. In the wake of which, the Academy decided the prize should be shared to honour the hundreds of fans of both Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers paying tribute to the late legend, and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds who genuinely voted and would have left in any case the rest of the contenders far behind.

Check the complete list of winners here:

ALBUM OF THE YEAR: KENDRICK LAMAR (DAMN.)
Runners-Up: LCD SOUNDSYSTEM (American Dream); LORDE (Melodrama)

SONG OF THE YEAR: LCD SOUNDSYSTEM (American Dream)
Runners-Up: LORDE (Supercut); FRANK OCEAN FEAT. JAY Z & TYLER, THE CREATOR (Biking)

BEST GROUP OR DUO: LCD SOUNDSYSTEM
Runners-Up: KING GIZZARD AND THE WIZARD LIZARD; RUN THE JEWELS

BEST MALE ARTIST: KENDRICK LAMAR
Runners-Up: TYLER, THE CREATOR; ARIEL PINK

BEST FEMALE ARTIST: ST. VINCENT
Runners-Up: LORDE; FEVER RAY

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST:CIGARETTES AFTER SEX
Runners-Up: SZA; KELELA

BEST POP ARTIST: LORDE
Runners-Up: CIGARETTES AFTER SEX; KING KRULE

BEST ROCK ARTIST: KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD
Runners-Up: SLOWDIVE; ARIEL PINK

BEST SONGWRITER: FATHER JOHN MISTY
Runners-Up: MOUNT EERIE; PERFUME GENIUS

BEST HIP HOP: KENDRICK LAMAR
Runners-Up: TYLER, THE CREATOR: RUN THE JEWELS

BEST ELECTRONICA : RYUICHI SAKAMOTO
Runners-Up: BJÖRK; FEVER RAY

BEST R&B: FRANK OCEAN
Runners-Up: SHARON JONES AND THE DAP-KINGS; THUNDERCAT

CUTTING EDGE: RICHARD DAWSON
Runners-Up: JLIN; LIL B

HISPANIC ARTIST: LOS PLANETAS
Runners-Up: ROSALÍA; JUANA MOLINA

SOUND OF 2018: CARDI B
Runners-Up: BAD GYAL; STEVE LACY

BEST COMPILATION OR ANTHOLOGY: HUSKER DÜ (Savage Young Dü)
Runners-Up: OST/VARIOUS (Twin Peaks: The Return): JOHN CARPENTER (Anthology: Movie Themes 1972-1998) (17%, 29 Votes)

BEST REISSUE: RADIOHEAD (OK Computer OKNOTOK 1997-2017);
Runners-Up: PRINCE (Purple Rain Deluxe: Expanded Edition); DAVID BOWIE (A New Career In A New Town Box-Set) (21%, 169 Votes)

BEST LIVE ARTIST: NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS;TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS
Runners-Up: QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE; LCD SOUNDSYSTEM

BEST E.P: KAMASI WASHINGTON (Harmony Of Difference)
Runners-Up: ANOHNI (Paradise); ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER (The French Press)

COMEBACK OF THE YEAR: LCD SOUNDSYSTEM
Runners-Up: QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE; SLOWDIVE

FLOORFILLER OF THE YEAR: THE BLACK MADONNA (He Is The Voice I Hear)
Runners-Up: CARDI B (Bodak Yellow – UIIQU3 Bootleg); CHARLI XCX FEAT. MØ (3 AM (Pull Up) )

COVER VERSION: LAMBCHOP (When You Were Mine) (Original by Prince)
Runners-Up: LOS PLANETAS (Islamabad) (Original by Yung Beef); ROSALÍA (I See A Darkness) (Original by Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy)

GUILTY PLEASURE: PARAMORE (Hard Times)
Runners-Up: DUA LIPA (New Rules – Initial Talk Remix); LUIS FONSI FEAT. JUSTIN BIEBER & DADDY YANKEE (Despacito)

BEST PROMO VIDEO : ST. VINCENT (Los Ageless)

Runners-Up: KENDRICK LAMAR (Humble); CHARLI XCS (Boys)

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