The History of Voiceless Music Awards


The Voiceless Music Awards is the brainchild of Voiceless Music’s creator DJ Mainstream to honor the top viewers and artists promoted on Voiceless Music overall. Starting in 2013, the awards show, nicknamed the #IndieVMAs, has become a staple on the unsigned and independent scene! 


- January 2013 and January 2014: #IndieVMAs was more of a blogged release of winners via VoicelessMusic.com with 2013's winner being Mr2TheP and 2014's winner being Shawn Rock!


- November 3, 2015: DJ Mainstream holds the first live edition of the #IndieVMAs from Blackthorn 51 in Queens, New York with the winner being Bizzy Bee!


- November 20, 2016 and August 29, 2017: #IndieVMAs was live again, this time for two years straight at the Downtown Brooklyn, New York hot spot Amarachi Lounge with Kony Brooks winning in 2016 and Shemna winning in 2017!

August 19, 2018: Just 3 blocks from WVMR New York, the #IndieVMAs returned home to Queens as we were live at DOHA Nightclub with NeQuasia winning the big award!


See our history and the previous winners below.

#IndieVMAs by the numbers: 

Most Voiceless Music Awards nominations (individual/all-time): Shawn Rock (11)

Most Voiceless Music Award wins (individual/all-time): KONY Brooks (4) and NeQuasia (4)


Most Voiceless Music Awards nominations (individual/in one year)
Ju$$-B (7 - 2017) & NeQuasia (7 - 2018)


Most Voiceless Music Award nominations (label/group): SQMG (4)

Most Voiceless Music Award wins (label/group): Ei8th Productions (7)


Most consecutive Voiceless Music Award wins (all-time):  SQMG (3 - 2015 - 2017)

Most consecutive Voiceless Music Award wins (in one night): KONY Brooks (4 - 2016) and NeQuasia (4 - 2018)



2019 Winners
2019 Voiceless Music Artist of the Year: 
Vocalist of the Year: 
MC of the Year:
Best Rap/Hip-Hop Song of The Year: 
Best R&B/Pop Song of The Year: 
SQUAD of the Year: 
Peoples Choice:  
Video of the Year: 
Collab of the Year:
Radio Song of the Year: 
Best Female Artist: 
Live Performer of the Year:
BREAKOUT Artist of the Year: 
Compilation of the Year: 

2018 Winners


2018 Voiceless Music Artist of the Year: Nequasia


Vocalist of the Year: Ra[K]oon

MC of the Year: Meko Sky

Best Mainstream Song of The Year: Nequasia - "Sexii You" 



SQUAD of the Year: Ei8th Productions

Peoples Choice: Live Johnson




Video of the Year: Yung Low - "Forgive Me"

Collab of the Year: Meko Sky - "Throne Talk" ft. Nico Woods & Kwoat

WVMR Song of the Year: Millszy - "Benoit Beginnings (I'm Winnin')"

Best Female Artist: Nequasia

Live Performer of the Year: Saay Park


Best TV/Webseries Of The Year: Best Frenemies


BREAKOUT Artist of the Year: Nequasia

Freestyle on Wax!: Thot Boys - "Wild Thots"

Compilation of the Year: Saay Park - The Prelude


This is The REMIX! / Cover Of The Year: Thot Boys - "Back It Up"


2017 Winners



Artist of the Year: Shenna


Vocalist of the Year: Ra[K]oon

Video of the Year: Shenna - "So-Low"


Live Performer of the Year: Ra[K]oon


MC of the Year: Meko Sky


WVMR DJ of the Year: DJ Thunder of Left Lane Radio





Collab of the Year: Saay - "Bad" featuring Leon Marin & Tori Deal

Compilation of the Year: The Silent Celeb - The Silent Celebrity Project



WVMR Song of the Year: Ra[K]oon - "Ignite"


Freestyle on Wax!: Phenom & Oz - "Voiceless Music / So Phenomenal Cypher"

This is The REMIX! / Cover Of The Year: Taina - "No Players"


SQUAD of the Year: Star Qualified Music Group (SQMG)


BREAKOUT Artist of the Year: Saay Park

2016 Winners


Artist of the Year: KONY Brooks


Vocalist of the Year: JR (JustReal)

Video of the Year: Star Qualified - Round Here (feat. Motive)


Live Performer of the Year: Jus Write


MC of the Year: KONY Brooks



Live On-Air Freestyle of the Year: KONY Brooks

Collab of the Year: Zeke Jaye - Snow White (feat. Trev Mulah)

Compilation of the Year: Frank Knight - "Free Lunch"

Song of the Year: S-Rock - Haterz On My Back (Remix)


Freestyle on Wax! of the Year: Nikko Tesla - "Huntin' Season"

This is The REMIX! / Cover Of The Year: KONY Brooks - "R.I.C.O."




SQUAD of the Year: SQMG


BREAKOUT Artist of the Year: Special T

2015 Winners


Artist of the Year: Bizzy Bee

Video Of The Year: Frank Knight - "Welcome To Brooklyn"


SQUAD (Best Group/Label) of The Year: Star Qualified

Best Collab: B. Morgan – Poke It Out feat. Beano

Recorded Freestyle of The Year: Jae Duckets – Dark Horse Freestyle

Vocalist Of The Year: B. Morgan


Song Of The Year: Frank Knight – Welcome To Brooklyn

Live Performer: Bizzy Bee


MC Of The Year: Wolfgang Joc


Bradley Joseph Lifetime Achievement Award: Mickey Factz



2014 Winners

Artist of the Year: Shawn Rock

Video Of The Year: Shawn Rock - "I Like Girlz"
Best Compilation [Mixtape/Album]: Siano -  Yung Poets Summa
Breakout Artist: Rachael Hendricks
Radio Song Of The Year: Prince Smith - Love Antique
Collab Of The Year: G. Milano - Love Song featuring I-Vee of Purple Heart Club
Live Freestyle Of The Year: Juanito Jones
Recorded Freestyle of The Year: Firehowse Spittas - Heatwave Freestyle Vol.
Vocalist Of The Year: Prince Smith
Club Banger Of The Year: Kidd Upstairs & XO - Amanda Bynes
Song Of The Year: Purple Heart Club - Vitamin
Breakout Track Of The Year: Perrion - Remedies
Female Artist Of The Year: Shilpa Narayan


2013 Winners
Artist of the Year: Mr2TheP
Video Of The Year: Mr2TheP - "#Coolin"
Best Compilation [Mixtape/Album]: Drought Money Entertainment - The Famine
Best Producer: J. Cardim
Collab Of The Year: Goodswag Milano w/ Sha Mula & Creative Gold - Ciroc Vodka Henny
Freestyle Of The Year: Siano - Yano Bitch (Rack City Freestyle)
Vocalist Of The Year: Mel'vin Jaye
Club Banger Of The Year: Ariez Onasis - Lay It Down
Song (Formerly Sleeper) Of The Year: MBennz - Taste Of Love

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