|Presented by||Estonian Association of the Phonogram Producers|
The Estonian Music Awards (Estonian : Eesti Muusikaauhinnad) are the annual Estonian pop music awards. The awards began in 1998, when the Estonian Association of the Phonogram Producers first awarded the Golden Record (Estonian : Kuldne Plaat) to the most successful artists. The award ceremony was pre-recorded by Eesti Televisioon on 29 December 1998 and aired two days later in the last day of the year.
The Estonian language is the official language of Estonia, spoken natively by about 1.1 million people: 922,000 people in Estonia and 160,000 outside Estonia. It is a Southern Finnic language and is the second most spoken language among all the Finnic languages.
Pop music is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the United States and United Kingdom during the mid-1950s. The terms "popular music" and "pop music" are often used interchangeably, although the former describes all music that is popular and includes many diverse styles. "Pop" and "rock" were roughly synonymous terms until the late 1960s, when they became increasingly differentiated from each other.
Eesti Televisioon (ETV) is the free-to-air national public television station of Estonia. It made its first broadcast on 19 July 1955.
|No.||Ceremony||Date||Female Artist of the Year||Male Artist of the Year||Ensemble of the Year||Album of the Year||Music Video of the Year|
|1||1998||29 December 1998||Maarja – Kaua veel||Mati Nuude – Tulipunased roosid||Terminaator – Kuld||Terminaator – Kuld||Cool D – Kas sa kuuled?|
|2||1999||3 March 2000||Mati Nuude – Viva šampanja||Caater – Millennium: The Best of Caater||Caater – Millennium: The Best of Caater||Evelin Samuel & Camille – Diamond of Night|
|3||2000||3 March 2001||Ines – Here For Your Love||Riho Sibul – Poeet külmetab klaasmäel||Claire's Birthday – Venus||Genialistid – Haiguste vältimine nende ennetamise teel|
|4||2001||3 March 2002||Hedvig Hanson – Tule mu juurde||Dave Benton – From Monday to Sunday||2 Quick Start – Ühega miljoneist||BetoonKing – Chillout Squad|
|5||2003||15 March 2003||Liisi Koikson – The Gemini Diaries||Karl Madis – Tantsud vihmas||Dagö – Toiduklubi||Alternature – Over The Water Blue|
|6||2004||3 March 2004||Hedvig Hanson – What Colour Is Love?||Chalice – Ühendatud inimesed||Dagö – Hiired tuules||Chupacabra – Tere Kertu|
|7||2005||2 March 2005||Ines – 15 magamata ööd||Cool D – Seenioride vabakava||Toe Tag – Legendaarne||Ines – 15 magamata ööd||Skazo – Gde respect?|
|8||2006||19 March 2006||Liisi Koikson – Väike Järv||Cool D – Tütar üksi kodus||Tanel Padar & The Sun – The Greatest Hits||Tanel Padar & The Sun – The Greatest Hits||Toe Tag – Pankrot|
|9||2007||18 March 2007||Maarja – Läbi jäätund klaasi||Allan Vainola – Unenäopüüdjad||Tanel Padar & The Sun – 100% rock’n’roll||Tanel Padar & The Sun – 100% rock’n’roll||Cool D – Aitäh elu eest|
|10||2008||1 April 2008||Laura – Muusa||Chalice – Taevas ja perse||Vaiko Eplik & Eliit – Vaiko Eplik & Eliit 2||Laura – Muusa||Under Marie – That Dance|
|11||2009||19 March 2009||Kerli – Love Is Dead||Chalice – Supervõimed||HU? – Film||HU? – Film||Kerli – Walking on Air|
|12||2010||25 February 2010||Birgit Õigemeel – Teineteisel pool||Vaiko Eplik – Neljas||Popidiot – Antenna of Love||Röövel Ööbik – Ringrada||Popidiot – Hanging on Friday|
|13||2011||17 February 2011||Lenna – Lenna||Orelipoiss – Õnn||Ultima Thule – Jälgede jälgedes||Ultima Thule – Jälgede jälgedes||Kerli – Tea Party|
|14||2012||2 February 2012||Liis Lemsalu – Liis Lemsalu||Ott Lepland – Laulan ma sind||Ewert and The Two Dragons – Good Man Down||Ewert and The Two Dragons – Good Man Down||Ewert and The Two Dragons – Good Man Down|
|15||2013||14 February 2013||Iiris – The Magic Gift Box||Ott Lepland – Öö mu kannul käib||Põhja-Tallinn – Per Aspera ad Astra||Vaiko Eplik – 6 Varielu||Kerli – Zero Gravity|
|16||2014||30 January 2014||Birgit Õigemeel – Uus algus||Leslie Da Bass – Times New Roman||Kõrsikud – Heli jälgedes||Lenna – Teine||Iiris – Tigerhead|
|17||2015||15 January 2015||Maria Minerva – Histrionic||Karl-Erik Taukar – Vääramatu jõud||Curly Strings – Üle ilma||Curly Strings – Üle ilma||Trad.Attack! – Kuukene|
|18||2016||29 January 2016||Elina Born – Elina Born||Jüri Pootsmann – Jüri Pootsmann||Trad.Attack! – Ah!||Trad.Attack! – Ah!||Karl-Erik Taukar – Segased lood|
|19||2017||26 January 2017||Kadri Voorand – Armupurjus||Karl-Erik Taukar – Kaks||Elephants From Neptune – Oh No||Karl-Erik Taukar – Kaks||Tommy Cash – Winaloto|
|20||2018||27 January 2018||Liis Lemsalu – +1||Erki Pärnoja – Efterglow||Trad.Attack! – Kullakarva||Miljardid – Kunagi läänes||Tommy Cash – Surf|
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