Swizz Beatz, fresh off his 37th birthday, will make a big return to the public eye after it was announced today (Sept. 28) that the producer and philanthropist will host the fourth annual Global Spin Awards. The Global Spin Awards recognizes the industry’s top disc masters and celebrity DJs from around the world.
According to the press release from the GSA team, the nominees were named exclusively on-air by way of Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club morning show with DJ Envy, Angela Yee, and Charlamagne Tha God and aired on REVOLT.
More from the press release:
“The Global Spin Awards has quickly grown into a movement that celebrates and recognizes the enormous contributions DJs have made to both the music and entertainment industries,” said Shawn Prez, Founder of the Global Spin Awards. “DJs are not only the gatekeepers to what’s next in music but they are at the forefront of culture, serving as the tastemakers for our generation and generations to come. They are the driving force and influencers that impact diverse audiences globally and across various genres. We are honored to have Swizz Beatz host this year’s GSA and know that his unique expertise will allow him to set the shows tone and easily connect with his peers to the fans at home.”
Categories include DJ’s and producers from all regions, spanning all genres. Highlights of this year’s nominees are DJ Mustard, DJ Envy, and DJ Skrillex. DJ Khaled and Diplo were among the few nominated for the producer category, while DJ Esco and DJ Clue were among the few nominated for mixtape of the year. Jermaine Dupri, Lil Jon, DJ Daddy Kat (Wiz Khalifa) and Paris Hilton were nominated for top celebrity DJ’s while top album nominees included Calvin Harris and Funkmaster Flex to name a few.
“I am thrilled to host this year’s fourth annual Global Spin Awards,” said Swizz Beatz. “This award show gives talented DJs the overdue recognition they deserve. Every individual that has been nominated contributes to the culture and more importantly, the music. I am honored to serve as the host of the fourth annual award show and be a part of this universal team of phenomenal DJs.”
The Global Spin Awards will take place on Nov. 17th at the Best Buy Theatre in New York. The GSAs will take place over an entire weekend, with several featured events including the final McDonald’s Flavor Battle, which was won last year by Los Angeles’ DJ R-Tistic.
Learn more about the Global Spin Awards, visit this link.
Hit the following page to see the list of categories and the nominees.