Pa Salieu, who is up for several awards including breakthrough artist and track of the year, recently denied charges of wounding with intent and violent disorder. He is currently on conditional bail ahead of his next court appearance, due in January 2022.
The awards, founded by GRM Daily and now in their sixth year, aim to highlight a broad range of up-and-coming artists as well as established stars.
In the album category, Tracey is nominated for Flu Game, while Headie One is nominated for EDNA.
They will be up against Bugzy Malone for The Resurrection, D Block Europe for The Blueprint – Us Vs Them, Fredo for Money Can’t Buy Happiness, Ghetts for Conflict Of Interest, Slowthai for Tyron, K Trap for Street Side Effects, Loski for Music, Trial And Trauma: A Drill Story, and Nines for Crabs In A Bucket.