Afro-soul singer and songwriter Simphiwe Dana was the big winner at the 13th Annual SA Music Awards on Saturday, taking home a haul of four trophies.

Dana was named best female artist at the Sun City event, while her album, "The One Love Movement on Bantu Biko Street" (Gallo Record Company) earned the newly inaugurated title, album of the year. Dana also took out the best contemporary jazz album and best vocal jazz album categories.

Dana had previously won the best newcomer award for her debut "Zandisile," which was released through Warner Bros. internationally (ex-U.S.) in December 2006.

Siphokazi, another afro-soul artist, earned the best newcomer title for her album "Ubuntu Bam" (Native Rhythms Records), which was also named best adult contemporary album: African winner.

Vusi Mahlasela took home the best male artist tile for "Naledi Ya Tsela" (Sony BMG), an album released in March through ATO Records in the U.S. under the title "Guiding Star." It features collaborations with Dave Matthews, Jem and others. Mahlasela's producer and engineer on the album, Lloyd Ross, received the SAMA for best engineer.

Best rap album went to Flabba for "Nkuli vs Flabba" (EMI/CCP), Cassette's "Welcome Back To Earth" (Sony BMG) was named best rock album (English) while best pop album (English) went to Danny K for "This Is My Time" (Gallo).

For the first time, organizers the Recording Industry of South Africa (RiSA) gave hosting duties to an artist. Kwaito (a form of township house) veteran Kabelo hosted the televised event on April 14. His 2006 album "Exodus" (Groove Luv Productions) was named best kwaito album on the night.

The SAMAs was beamed live on national broadcaster SABC 1. It was split over two nights, with non-broadcast awards being handed out on April 13. In total, 43 awards were handed out.