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Spotify
will again honor some of the most creative minds in music at the second annual Secret Genius Awards. Hosted by NE-YO, the show will take place 11/16 at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles.

Presenters, performers and the recipient of the Legendary Genius Award will be announced at a later date. The 2017 Secret Genius Awards honored Rick Rubin as the Legendary Genius, Max Martin as producer of the year, J Kash as songwriter of the year and more with performances by Shawn Mendes, Halsey and PartyNextDoor. Find the 2018 nominees listed below.

In a separate announcement, beginning on 9/12, Joe Budden's influential hip-hop and rap culture podcast will be exclusively on Spotify. 

The Joe Budden Podcast will drop every Wednesday and Saturday of each week. Since its inception, the podcast has published over 175 weekly episodes and topped the podcast charts. 

Joe first became known to mainstream audiences with his self-titled 2003 debut album, which featured the Grammy-nominated hit, "Pump It Up." Leading up to his podcast, Budden developed his career as a broadcaster and media personality hosting Complex's Everyday Struggle and co-starring in VH1's Love & Hip-Hop: New York

The partnership adds to Spotify's commitment to providing exclusive original hip-hop content for its users.

 

2018 Secret Genius nominees:

SECRET GENIUS: SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Ali Tamposi
Brian Lee
Starrah
Justin Tranter 
Sarah Aarons 

SECRET GENIUS: PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Louis Bell
Frank Dukes
Andrew Watt 
Mike Will Made-It 
Steve Mac 

SECRET GENIUS: BREAKTHROUGH OF THE YEAR
Tank God 
6ix
David Park 
The Orphanage
Whiskey Water

SECRET GENIUS: POP
Ian Kirkpatrick 
Benny Blanco 
Caroline Ailin
Emily Warren 
Jason Evigan

SECRET GENIUS: HIP HOP
Murda Beatz
Boi-1da 
Tank God 
Cardo
Yung Exclusive

SECRET GENIUS: R&B
James Fauntleroy 
Christopher Brody Brown
The Stereotypes
Syk Sense
PartyNextDoor

SECRET GENIUS: DANCE
Jordan ‘DJ Swivel’ Young
Vincent Pontare & Salem Al Fakir 
Ed Drewett
RØMANS
Giorgio Tuinfort

SECRET GENIUS: LATIN
Gaby Music
Carlos Rivera
Torres & Rengifo
Adam Assad
Mohambi 

SECRET GENIUS: ROCK
Mattman & Robin
Joel Little
David Pramik
Jake Sinclair
Camille Purcell

SECRET GENIUS: COUNTRY
Ashley Gorley
David Garcia 
Jesse Frasure 
Shane McAnally
Josh Miller

SECRET GENIUS: SOCIAL MESSAGE
6ix, Andrew Taggart, Dylan Wiggins
Johnny McDaid, Steve Mac
Frank Dukes, Doc McKinney
Benj Paskek, Adam Gubman, Alex Lacamoire, Greg Wells, Justin Paul
Ludwig Goransson

SECRET GENIUS: ENGINEER
John Hanes
Rick Steel
Andres Restrepo
Kesha Lee
Steve Fitzmaurice

SECRET GENIUS: MIXING ENGINEER
Manny Marroquin
Serban Ghenea
Jaycen Joshua
Josh Gudwin
Leslie Brathwaite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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