Splice Awards 2021 celebrates the artists pushing the industry forward with new sounds, new approaches, and new milestones that keep us all listening.
This year’s winners are proof that the work it takes to turn making it into made it sounds as good as it feels. Below, we highlight a few of the many awards and winners—see our Splice Awards 2021 page for the full list.
Splice’s Producer of the Year is handed to an artist whose creativity is only matched by their consistency. And as 2021’s winner, Hit-Boy’s place as Producer of The Year has been well earned, more than once. His touch showed up all over the charts—Nas’ album King’s Disease II peaked at #1 on Billboard, Don Toliver’s “What You Need” pushed 45m Spotify streams, Kanye’s “Clique” feat. JAY-Z and Big Sean peaked at #12 on Billboard, and Lil Wayne’s “Drop the World” feat. Eminem went 4x Platinum. Proof of prowess is impossible to miss, and one thing that definitely isn’t in question is whether or not Hit-Boy lives up to his name.
The voice as an instrument is in a league of its own, and knowing what to do with it as a producer deserves special recognition. Splice’s Vocal Producer of the Year is singer, songwriter, and producer Jenna Andrews. As co-owner of publishing company Twentyseven Music, Andrews has developed her own finesse for hits, earning credits on over 300 songs including BENEE’s “Supalonely” and BTS’ latest chart-topping hit “Butter.” When it comes to having a voice in the music industry, Andrews’ is showing up everywhere.
Every music fan has a list of ‘no-skips’—albums that don’t miss a single beat from start to finish. Splice’s Best Produced Album honors an entire album and the producers who worked in tandem to make a single vision come to life. This year’s winners are Kenny Beats, Reske, Nils, Monte Booker, WahWah James, and Harper Gordon for their work on Vince Staples’ self-titled album. Absolutely no one’s surprised that when you put those names in the same room to work on the same thing, our list of no skips gets a new entry.
There’s more to celebrate
From the community fan favorite to milestone-achieving sample packs, there’s a lot more for us to celebrate with this year’s Splice Awards. See below for the full list of winners, and let us know your favorite artists, tracks, and sounds of the year in the comments below.
See the full list of artists, producers, tracks, and packs featured in this year’s Splice Awards:
November 30, 2021