2012 The Lava Lizard Awards: Winners!



    You voted, told your friends and voiced your opinions, and now it’s finally time to see if all your had work was successful. With thousands of votes submitted, the winners list of the 2012 The Lava Lizard Awards has been revealed as well as the recipient of the first ever Eternal Flame Award for lifetime achievement!

    JoJo ruled the lineup of The Lava Lizard Awards winners with three titles to her name, including Best The Lava Lizard Interview and Most Underrated Artist. Following closely behind were Miguel and Keyshia Cole, both of whom won a pair of titles, such as best Male Artist and Best Female Artist, respectively.

    Who was honored with the Eternal Flame Award? Check out the full list of winners at The Lava Lizard Awards below and find out:

    Album of the Year

    Leona Lewis – Glassheart (88%)

    Miguel – Kaleidoscope Dream (5%)

    Brandy – Two Eleven (4%)

    Bruno Mars – Unorthodox Jukebox (2%)

    Emeli Sande – Our Version of Events (2%)

    EP/Mixtape of the Year

    Dawn Richard – Armor On (39%)

    Azealia Banks – Fantasea (27%)

    Miguel – Art Dealer Chic Vol. 1-3 (17%)

    Chrisette Michele – Audrey Hepburn: An Audiovisual Presentation (8%)

    Daley – Those Who Wait (8%)

    Single of the Year

    Miguel – “Adorn” (37%)

    Rihanna – “Diamonds” (35%)

    Usher – “Climax” (11%)

    Frank Ocean – “Thinkin’ Bout You” (9%)

    Bruno Mars – “Locked Out of Heaven” (8%)

    Video of the Year

    Keyshia Cole – “Trust & Believe” (35%)

    Rihanna – “Where Have You Been” (27%)

    Pink – “Try” (21%)

    M.I.A. – “Bad Girls” (13%)

    Frank Ocean – “Pyramids” (5%)

    Best Album Track

    Christina Aguilera – “Blank Page” (32%)

    Melanie Fiona – “Wrong Side of a Love Song” (28%)

    Rihanna – “No Love Allowed” (16%)

    Brandy – “Scared of Beautiful” (15%)

    Miguel – “Use Me” (9%)

    Best Collaborative Single

    Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz – “Mercy” (43%)

    Kendrick Lamar – “Poetic Justice (Ft. Drake)” (19%)

    Usher – “Lemme See (Ft. Rick Ross)” (18%)

    Juicy J – “Bandz a Make Her Dance (Ft. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz)” (14%)

    Rick Ross – “Diced Pineapples (Ft. Wale & Drake)” (6%)

    Best New Artist

    Frank Ocean (37%)

    Emeli Sande (34%)

    Elle Varner (18%)

    The Weeknd (7%)

    Meek Mill (5%)

    Best Female Artist

    Keyshia Cole (37%)

    Rihanna (27%)

    Pink (16%)

    Emeli Sande (11%)

    Alicia Keys (9%)

    Best Male Artist

    Miguel (32%)

    Bruno Mars (24%)

    Frank Ocean (21%)

    Usher (15%)

    Kendrick Lamar (8%)

    Best Live Performance

    Pink – “Try ” (Live at the 2012 American Music Awards) (31%)

    Mariah Carey – “All I Want for Christmas is You” (Live on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’) (27%)

    Melanie Fiona – “Wrong Wrong Side of a Love Song” (Live at the 2012 BET Awards) (20%)

    Spice Girls – Medley (Live at the 2012 London Olympics Closing Ceremony) (16%)

    Yolanda Adams – “I Love the Lord” (Live at the 2012 NAACP Awards) (7%)

    Most Underrated Artist

    JoJo (52%)

    Leona Lewis (41%)

    Melanie Fiona (3%)

    Elle Varner (2%)

    Rebecca Ferguson (1%)

    Most Shocking Event

    The death of Whitney Houston (66%)

    Nicki Minaj & Mariah Carey’s ‘American Idol’ feud (11%)

    Tamar Braxton tops iTunes with ‘Love & War’ (10%)

    Frank Ocean admits sexuality (7%)

    Chris Brown & Rihanna reunite (6%)

    Worst Video of the Year

    Rihanna – “You da One” (29%)

    Brandy – “Wildest Dreams” (21%)

    Trey Songz – “Hail Mary (Ft. Young Jeez & Lil Wayne)” (19%)

    Melanie Amaro – “Don’t Fail Me Now” (19%)

    Leona Lewis – “Lovebird” (12%)

    The ‘Please Retire/Nobody is Here for You’ Award

    Kreashawn (34%)

    Cassie (28%)

    Bow Wow (26%)

    Brian McKnight (9%)

    Ginuwine (3%)

    Alert: You Need A New Team

    JoJo (42%)

    Ciara (31%)

    Brandy (17%)

    Melanie Fiona (5%)

    Teairra Mari (5%)

    Best The Lava Lizard Feature

    Music Minute (33%)

    Trini Trent TV (25%)

    Way Back Wednesday (16%)

    Boiling Points (12%)

    Interview (5%)

    Burning Up (3%)

    Flaming Feature (3%)

    Caribbean Heat (3%)

    Best The Lava Lizard Interview

    JoJo (77%)

    Tamia (8%)

    Rebecca Ferguson (7%)

    Chrisette Michele (5%)

    Daley (2%)

    Best Caribbean Heat Artist

    Lady Saw (64%)

    Machel Montano (12%)

    Denise Belfon (10%)

    Destra Garcia (7%)

    Kes the Band (6%)

    Favourite Trini Trent TV Episode

    Why R&B Artists Fail (32%)

    Say No to Nicki Minaj (20%)

    Beyonce; the Queen of Fools (19%)

    Nicki Minaj & Mariah Carey’s ‘American Idol’ Feud (16%)

    Rating Rihanna (14%)

    Most Anticipated Album of 2013

    Beyonce – TBA (45%)

    Mariah Carey – TBA (25%)

    Lady Gaga – ‘ARTPOP’ (12%)

    Missy Elliott – TBA (10%)

    Ciara – ‘One Woman Army’ (8%)

    The Eternal Flame Award

    Janet Jackson Control TheLavaLizard
    Janet Jackson

    When I first proposed the Eternal Flame Award for lifetime achievement to the rest of The Lava Lizard team, there was one artist’s name that immediately came to mind – Janet Jackson. Indeed, despite her enormous list of accomplishments and obvious influence on generations of performers, Janet’s impact is still grossly undervalued.

    Since, launching her recording career with her self-titled debut album in 1982, Janet has evolved from just another wannabe superstar sibling of her brother Michael to a true force of nature. She is the very definition of an icon, and countless entertainers, including as Beyonce, Usher, Ciara, Rihanna, Aaliyah and even Michael, have been inspired by her work.

    So, it is an honour to celebrate the 30-year career that Janet has enjoyed and a legacy that is upheld by the young acts who emulate her style. An eternal flame never fades and neither will the influence of Ms. Jackson!

    Watch Janet perform “Together Again” live at the 1997 American Music Awards below and think of all the artists who have been been inspired by her: