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The Urban Music Awards is a HipHop, R&B;, Dance and soul music awards ceremony launched in 2003 and now held in six countries annually. The awards ceremony is held annually by Invincible Media Group. The UMA's is now held in 6 countries annually. The US version of the award ceremony, the Urban Music Awards USA was launched on the 7th of July 2007 at Hammerstein Ballroom hosted by Foxy Brown and... Full Article At Wikipedia.org

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