Since its inception on November 19th, 2012, Shawn Prez’s The Global Spin Awards, (affectionately known as the Grammy’s for DJs) has become the most respected and recognized award show, focused exclusively on acknowledging and celebrating the work and contribution to music culture of the most influential and talented DJs in the entertainment industry. The 2018 Global Spin Awards has not dissapointed.
From early innovators to today’s cutting edge trendsetters, the best of the best are honored by their peers and the music industry professionals that make up voting committee known as “The DJ Bureau”; they create the categories and nominate the candidates they feel embody the spirit of the awards.
The invite only formal event, hosted by none other than Snoop Dogg, took place on Thursday, February 15th, 2018 at the NOVO at LA Live and will be aired at 9:00 PM EST/6:00 PM PST, on February 22nd, on REVOLT TV (check local listings).
Some of the 2018 GSA Winners and Presenters
Snoop Dogg is not only this year’s host but he was also a nominee in the Celebrity DJ category, as DJ Snoopadelic, though that award went to Swizz Beatz. Nonetheless, word has it that getting Snoop to host was no problem at all, as he really wanted to do it.
Timbaland and Jermaine Dupri are among the industry giants that started out as DJs and both earned big awards. Timbaland was given The Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by Usher and Dupri was given the Breaking Barriers Award, presented by Pharrell.
For a third time, Female DJ of the Year went to Southern California native and influential supporter of Hip Hop lifestyle brand Young California, DJ Carisma
Another big winner this year was Miami producer DJ Khaled with both Hip Hop DJ of The Year and DJ Entrepreneur of The Year awards.
Over 25 other awards were handed out, including Turntablist of the Year, various Regional Club DJ awards, Mixshow DJ awards and Latin DJ of the Year Award.
Here is a promo video of the airing we’ll see on February the 22nd:
For a full list of the 2018 winners, visit: 2018 GSA Winners