Winners 2022

This year, we’ve welcomed many artists to the competition from allover the globe! We are immensely proud to be able to continue our journey and do what we set out to achieve. 

Watch the 2022 Award Ceremony

The ICMAs were presented live on Zoom by ICMA Founder and Executive Director Shahed Mohseni and actress-author-coach Karen Lorre, and the jury panel members. Each official Winner was invited to make a live acceptance speech by host of the Start Spot Merry. The ICon Award was sponsored and presented live by Beth Ann Hilton of Hilton Entertainment LLC, a Los Angeles-based communications firm.

2022 ICMA Winners

ICon Award Winner – $1000 Cash Prize

Heerraa

Malaysia

Joy Saliu

BEST OF AFRICA

“My Story” African Contemporary

Mercy Ngozi Alu

BEST OF AFRICA

“African Queen” – African Contemporary 

Rev T T Chivaviro

BEST OF AFRICA

“Kana Wakayambuka” – Sungura

Arif Paiman 

BEST OF ASIA

“Fantasi” – Asian Pop

Charu Suri 

BEST OF ASIA

“Raga Asavari” – Asian Jazz & Crossover

Samir Bodhi 

BEST OF ASIA

“Tranquility” – Hindustani

Santhosh Chandran

BEST OF ASIA

“Milestone” – Asian Rock

S. J. Jananiy

BEST OF ASIA

“Nalir Mani Neerum” – Asian Pop

d’Z & Vivian Veronique 

BEST OF EUROPE

“Sunlight” – European Jazz

Mane, Tobi Verheij, Thomas Pederson, Sarah Rose

BEST OF EUROPE

“Lay Your Love On Me (feat. Lex)” – European Electronic & Techno

Sara Reus

BEST OF EUROPE

“Si a mi lado tú estás” – European Pop/Rock

Sarah Rose

BEST OF EUROPE

“How To Love a Girl” – Country

Farid Hamedi

BEST OF MIDDLE EAST

“Betrayal in Retribution” – Art Music

Kayo Bracey & Marilena Catapano

BEST OF MIDDLE EAST

“Mi Havas Revon” – Middle Eastern Hip-Hop

T2 Tizzle

BEST OF NORTH AMERICA

“Money out the Bank” Hip Hop

Aashish Rego 

BEST OF NORTH AMERICA

“I See the Light” – Funk

Austin Hopkins

BEST OF NORTH AMERICA

“Crush” – Country

Charu Suri 

BEST OF NORTH AMERICA

“Keep Dreaming” – Jazz

Damian Wyldes

BEST OF NORTH AMERICA

“Still (feat. Kitt Wakeley)” – American Roots

Damon K. Clark 

BEST OF NORTH AMERICA

“Random Lover” – Pop

Girlie Vasallo 

BEST OF NORTH AMERICA

“HERE I Am (feat. Lalaine Enriquez)” – Gospel/Contemporary Christian

Heerraa 

BEST OF NORTH AMERICA

“Feel Alive” – Pop

Joe Barksdale

BEST OF NORTH AMERICA

“My Angel” – Blues

Kris Anders 

BEST OF NORTH AMERICA

“Shattered” – Rock

Kristina Murrell

BEST OF NORTH AMERICA

“Stronger” – R&B

Mo Dinka

BEST OF NORTH AMERICA

“Never Will I Be Alone” – Gospel/Contemporary Christian

MZZ Niesi, Tarzan, J.M.O

BEST OF NORTH AMERICA

“Black Lives Matter” – Pop

Shane The Crane 

BEST OF NORTH AMERICA

“Waking Up! (feat. Chandler Juliet)” – Pop

Suzanne Teng & Gilbert Levy

BEST OF NORTH AMERICA

“White Buffalo” Native American Music

Tracy Cruz

BEST OF NORTH AMERICA

“Find A Way” – R&B

Vanity Wyze, Sonny King, Kristina Murrell

BEST OF NORTH AMERICA

“Untouchable” – Rap

Yulia Petrova 

BEST OF NORTH AMERICA

“Perfect Love” – Jazz

Elci

BEST OF SOUTH AMERICA

“Domíname” – Salsa

Fucha Kid (Feds Boss)

BEST OF SOUTH AMERICA

“Do It Better” – Hip-Hop

Khrstvn

BEST OF SOUTH AMERICA

“247 X Stein” – Tropical

Polo Magaña 

BEST OF SOUTH AMERICA

“Amigo Licor” – Bolero

Sarmad

BEST OF SOUTH AMERICA

“Besos Suaves” – Latin Music

Devan Ekambaram

ABEST OF PANGAEA

“A Walk Through Brindavan (feat. Nel Bucktowar, Vijay Gopal) ” – World Music

Grayhawk 

BEST OF PANGAEA

“Peace Prayer (ft. Ofir Engel AKA Queen Ofir)” – New Age

John Gregorius 

BEST OF PANGAEA

“In Awe” – Ambient

Juan Sánchez 

BEST OF PANGAEA

“Blue Nights” – New Age

Kitt Wakeley 

BEST OF PANGAEA

“Conflicted (feat. Joe Satriani)” – New Age

Meg Pfeiffer & Luca Stricagnoli

BEST OF PANGAEA

“Change The World” – Singer/Songwriter

Michael Choi 

BEST OF PANGAEA

“Across the Ocean” – Soundtrack

Ronald Van Deurzen 

BEST OF PANGAEA

“Hopeful Bliss” – New Age

Seay 

BEST OF PANGAEA

“Beautiful Earth” – New Age

2022 Performance Category Winners

Anastasia Boldyreva & Stefano De Donato

 

BEST PRODUCTION

“Habanera”

Priya Litt

BEST PRODUCTION

“Om Mani Padme Hum (originally is a Healing Mantra)”

Robert Slap, Charles “Buddy” Smith, Audra Kubat, Larry Minne

BEST PRODUCTION

Covering “Why Can’t We Live Together?  by Timmy Thomas

 

Justin Man

BEST INSTRUMENTALIST

Covering “Polonaise in C# minor, Op.26 No.1″  by Frederic Chopin

 Neil Nayyar 

BEST INSTRUMENTALIST

Covering “Half pot of yarn” by Liu Ke Yi 

Óscar de Manuel

BEST INSTRUMENTALIST

Covering “La Flamenca Primavera” by Antonio Vivaldi

Crislyne

BEST VOCALIST

Covering “The Look of Love” by Dusty Springfield

 

 Max Rosado

BEST VOCALIST

Covering “Ribbon in the Sky” by Stevie Wonder

Continental Finalists

Africa

African Contemporary

African Pop

  • “Favored (ft. Jessica Honore)” by Lamasias – Tanzania

Afro Beats

Kwaito

Sungura

Asia

Asian Folk

Asian Hip Hop & Urban

Asian Jazz & Crossover

  • “Raga Asavari” by Charu Suri – United States
  • “Raga Jaunpuri (feat. Falsa) ” by Charu Suri – United States
  • “Sankarabaranam” by Charu Suri – United States

Asian Pop

Asian Rock

Bollywood Music

Hindustani

Europe

Country

  • “How To Love a Girl” by Sarah Rose – United Kingdom 

European Electronic & Techno

  • “Lay Your Love On Me (feat. Lex)” by Mane, Tobi Verheij, Thomas Pederson, Sarah Rose  – United Kingdom 

European Jazz

European Pop/Rock

  • “Final Mile” by Mag Dalé – Germany 
  • “Si a mi lado tú estás” by Sara Reus  – Spain 
  • “Volver a nacer” by Sara Reus  – Spain 

Flamenco

Middle East

Art Music

Middle Eastern Hip-Hop

Middle Eastern Pop

North America

Alternative

American Roots

Blues

Contemporary Instrumental

Country

Dance/Electronic

Folk

Funk

Gospel/Contemporary Christian

  • “Never Will I Be Alone” by Mo Dinka – United States
  • “Blessed Are” by Steve Harris – United States
  • “In the Bulrushes” by Steve Harris – United States
  • “Here I Am (feat. Lalaine Enriquez)” by Girlie Vasallo – Canada
  • “Thank the Lord” by Tyran Lee Ingram – United States 

Hip Hop

  • “Money out the Bank ” by T2 Tizzle – Canada

Jazz

Jewish song

Musical Theater

Native American Music

Pop

R&B

Rap

Reggae

Rock

  • “Hunter” by Meg Pfeiffer & Luca Stricagnoli – United States
  • “Like The Crow” by Roadkiller & Phillipa Marshall – United States
  • “Night Rider” by Roadkiller & Phillipa Marshall – United States
  • “Diamond Hearts ” by QuAnthem – Canada
  • “Shattered” by Kris Anders – Canada
  • “These Four Walls” by Lisa Mitts – United States
  • “Hyperdrive” by Trytone – United States

South America

Bolero

Hip-Hop

Latin Music

  • “Hypnosis” by Katiria – United States 
  • “Quizás” by Elci – Cuba 
  • “Besos Suaves” by Sarmad – Mexico 

Latin Pop/Rock

Salsa

  • “Domíname” by Elci – Cuba 
  • “Nostalgia por mi Cuba” by Elci – Cuba 

Tropical

  • “247 X Stein” by Khrstvn – United States 

Pangaea

Ambient

Classical

New Age

Singer/Songwriter

Soundtrack

World Music

  • “A Walk Through Brindavan (ft. Nel Bucktowar, Vijay Gopal)” by Devan Ekambaram – India
  • ”Believe In You” by S. J. Jananiy – India

Performance Categories

Best Production

  • “Habanera” by Anastasia Boldyreva – United States
  • “Green Tara (originally is a Healing Mantra)” by Priya Litt – Canada
  • “La Flamenca Primavera” by Óscar de Manuel  – United States
  • “Little Wing (originally by Jimi Hendrix)” cover by DR. J. B. BLUES – Germany
  • “Om Mani Padme Hum (originally is a Healing Mantra)” by Priya Litt – Canada
  • “The Lark (originally by Glinka-Balakirev)” cover by Justin Man – United Kingdom
  • “Why Can’t We Live Together? (originally by Timmy Thomas)” cover by Robert Slap – United States

Best Instrumentalists

  • “Amsterdam (originally by Jacques Brel)” cover by Stefanie Rummel – Germany
  • “Apparition (originally by Charles Cacioppo)” cover by Bruce Leto Jr. – United States
  • “Chopin Ballade 3 (originally by Frederic Chopin)” cover by Bruce Leto Jr. – United States
  • “Half pot of yarn (originally by Liu Ke Yi )” cover by Neil Nayyar – United States
  • “La Flamenca Primavera (originally by Antonio Vivaldi)” cover by Óscar de Manuel – Spain
  • “Little Wing (originally by Jimi Hendrix)” cover by DR. J. B. BLUES – Germany
  • “Patience (originally by Take That)” cover by Justin Man– United Kingdom
  • “Polonaise in C# minor, Op.26 No.1 (originally by Frederic Chopin)” cover by Justin Man– United Kingdom
  • “The Lark (originally by Glinka-Balakirev)” cover by Justin Man – United Kingdom
  • “Why Can’t We Live Together? (originally by Timmy Thomas)” cover by Robert Slap – United States

Best Vocalists

  • “Amsterdam (originally by Jacques Brel)” cover by Stefanie Rummel – Germany
  • “I Wish You Love” by Crislyne – Canada
  • “And I am telling you (originally by Jennifer Holliday)” cover by Dana Kennedy – Mexico
  • “This Girl is on Fire (originally by Alicia Keys)” cover by Dana Kennedy – Mexico
  • “Daylight” by Lyia Meta – Malaysia
  • “This One’s For You” by Lyia Meta – Malaysia
  • “The Look of Love (originally by Dusty Springfield)” cover by Crislyne – Canada
  • “Ribbon in the Sky (originally by Stevie Wonder)” cover by Max Rosado – United States
  • “Something to Believe in  (originally by Linda Eder)” cover by Miss Freddye – United States

2022 Finalists

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