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The Acclaim All-Stars initiative has been created as a means for the fans and participants across the thriving local hip hop and R&B scene music to formally acknowledge and celebrate the next crop of emerging of Australian artists. 2022 sees the next iteration of All-Stars, an annual online event.

All-Stars is a production of Acclaim Magazine, Australia’s longest running media platform dedicated to hip hop music and culture.


The Acclaim All-Stars 2022 Team is to be voted by the public from a shortlist of 40 artists that has been devised by a panel of 100 music industry experts. The public will identify 9 of the most exciting emerging acts across hip-hop and R&B from Australia for 2022 with a 10th ‘Wildcard’ slot to be nominated by Acclaim and Soundcloud.

Voting for the Acclaim 2022 All-Stars commences on February 7th 2022 and closes on February 18th 2022. The 10 finalists will be announced in March via the unveiling of The 2022 Team digital cover.


The Acclaim 2022 All-Stars initiative would not be possible without the support of our partners JD Sports Australia, Soundcloud and Chivas Regal. Supporting partners include Roland, APRA, Sounds Australia, SoundWest, RODE, Studios301, Ableton, Complex AU, Love Police ATM,, Serenade and Nandos Australia.