The nominations for this year’s A2IM Libera Awards Nominations are now revealed! The awards will take place June 15th at Town Hall in New York City. Congratulations to The Orchard’s distributed labels and partners on more than 20 nominations!
Björk (One Little Independent) received two nominations among the A2IM Humanitarian Award and Best Pop Record categories. Her album Fossora, contains lyrics that have “urged the listener to accept a lack of control as an opportunity,” says Pitchfork.
For the Best Hip-Hop/Rap Record category, Saba (Pivot Gang LLC) received a nomination for his album Few Good Things. The Chicago-born artist/producer and Pivot Gang co-founder solidified his mark in the rap genre with this album through countless collaborations, profound artistry, and a visually stunning short film directed by C.T. Robert.
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs’ (Nice Age) When the Lights Go and Rita Wilson’s Rita Wilson Now & Forever: Duets both received nominations for Self-Released Record of the Year.
Jack White (Third Man Records) received a nomination for Best Rock Record for his album Fear of the Dawn.
Find the full list of A2IM Libera nominees here and The Orchard distributed nominees below.
Label of the Year (5 or fewer employees)
Oh Boy Records
Label of the Year (6-14 employees)
Label of the Year (15 or more employees)
Third Man Records
A2IM Humanitarian Award
Björk (One Little Independent/MRI)
Best American Roots Record
Charley Crockett – The Man From Waco (Son of Davy/Thirty Tigers)
Best Blues Record
Delbert McClinton – Outdated Emotion (Hot Shot Records/Thirty Tigers)
G. Love – Philadelphia Mississippi (Philadelphonic Records/Thirty Tigers)
Best Country Record
Colter Wall – Cypress Hills and the Big Country (La Honda Records/Thirty Tigers)
Best Heavy Record
Beartooth – Riptide (Red Bull Records)
Best Hip-Hop/Rap Record presented by Virgin Music
Saba – Few Good Things (Pivot Gang LLC)
Best Latin Record
Silvana Estrada – Marchita (Glassnote Records)
Best Outlier Record
Matisyahu – Matisyahu (Fallen Sparks Records/Thirty Tigers)
Best Pop Record
Björk – Fossora (One Little Independent/MRI)
Karen Dalton – In My Own Time, 50th Anniversary Edition (Light In The Attic Records)
Nancy Sinatra – Nancy & Lee (Boots Enterprises / Light In The Attic Records)
Best Rock Record
Jack White – Fear of the Dawn (Third Man Records)
Self-Released Record of the Year
Jessie Baylin – Jersey Girl (Missing Piece Records/The Orchard)
Rita Wilson – Rita Wilson Now & Forever: Duets (Sing it Loud)
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – When the Lights Go (Nice Age)
Best Spiritual Record
Brent Cobb – And Now, Let’s Turn to Page… (Ol’ Buddy Records/Thirty Tigers)
Jack White – 2022 Collectors’ Set (Third Man Records)