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It’s up to music loving South Africans to vote for the monster track that defined 2014.

The XXI Annual South African Music Awards has unveiled the 10 finalists for the KIA Record of the Year – and now it’s up to music loving South Africans to vote for the monster track that defined 2014.

The eagerly awaited shortlist of nominees for the coveted #KiaROTY title, the only awards category determined by a public poll, was announced Friday 13 March 2015.

The 10 nominees for the KIA Record of the Year are: Build it Up by Monark; Busa by Euphonik, Bob’Ezy and Mpumi; Caracara by K.O ft. Kid X; Congratulate by AKA; Easy to Love by Heavy K ft. Bucie; Pluto (Remember You) by DJ Clock ft. Beatenberg; Rafael by Beatenberg; Rainbow by Black Motion ft. Xoli M; Turn You On by Mi Casa; and Y Tjukutja by Uhuru ft. Professor, Oskido and DJ Bucks.

This year Beatenberg is the only act to receive two nominations, one of which is as a featured artist.

Voting lines are now open, and members of the public have until 21:00 on Sunday 19 April 2015, the night of the XXI Annual South African Music Awards, to cast their SMS vote for the most loved South African song of last year.

SMS the code for your favourite track (see below) to 33123, with a maximum of 10 votes permitted per mobile number. SMSes cost R1.50 and free SMSs do not apply.

The winner of the KIA Record of the Year Award will be announced during the awards ceremony at the Sun City Superbowl.

So, what are you waiting for? It’s the 21st year of South Africa’s democracy and the 21st year of the Annual South African Music Awards - don’t miss this chance to be part of true music democracy in action. The outcome of the KIA Record of the Year category depends on your vote, so get texting today and make your vote count.

Remember: The KIA Record of the Year is the ultimate accolade that a local tune can sport on its mantelpiece, since it’s determined by a popular vote. It’s in your hands!

Vote for the KIA Record of the Year by SMSing the keyword next to your favourite track (e.g. KIA 1) to 33123:

KIA 1  Build It Up – Monark
KIA 2  Busa – Euphonik, Bob’Ezy & Mpumi
KIA 3  Caracara – K.O ft. Kid X
KIA 4  Congratulate – AKA
KIA 5  Easy to Love –  Bucie ft Heavy K
KIA 6  Pluto (Remember You) – DJ Clock ft. Beatenberg
KIA 7  Rafael – Beatenberg
KIA 8  Rainbow - Black Motion ft. Xoli M
KIA 9  Turn You On – Mi Casa
KIA 10  Y Tjukutja – Uhuru ft. Professor, Oskido & DJ Bucks

For more information, visit www.samusicawards.co.za and find the nominated albums at iTunes.com/SAMA.