The first and the second Balkan Music Awards, organized by Balkanika Music Television, brought together all countries in the region. The music proved unquestionably that boarders between 143 million people do not exist. The events took place on Alexander I square in the Bulgarian capital, where some of the biggest stars on the Balkans performed on the remarkable stage in the presence of 30 000 excited viewers. Due to successful media partnerships, these special concerts were shown live, in all countries on the Balkan Peninsula.

The nominated and the winners in the first Balkan Music Awards are:
Award for exceptional contribution to the development and popularisation of the Balkan music /for 2009/ - Anna Vissi /Greece

Best Female Performer in the Balkans 2009
Nominated:
- Anna Vissi /Greece/
- Emina Jahovic /Serbia/
- Hadise /Turkey/
- Inna /Romania/
- Lepa Brena /Serbia/
The winner: Hadise /Turkey/

Best Male Performer in the Balkans 2009
Nominated:
- Dino Merlin /Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Murat Boz /Turkey/
- Zeljko Joksimovic /Serbia/
- Toni Cetinski /Croatia/
- Toni Storaro /Bulgaria/
The winner: Zeljko Joksimovic /Serbia/

Best Duet/Group in the Balkans 2009 
Nominated:
- Colonia /Croatia/
- Akcent /Romania/
- Hari Mata Hari /Bosnia and Herzegovina/
- Manga /Turkey/
-The winner: Akcent /Romania/

Best Video in the Balkans 2009 Nominated:
- "Stin Pira" - Anna Vissi, director: Christine  Crokos /Greece/ 
- "Shte se vozim li" - Alisia, director: Nikolai Nankov /Bulgaria/
- "Kraj" - Karolina Gocheva feat Sky Wikluh, director: Branislav Popovic /Macedonia/
- "Colors" - Morandi, director: Marius Moga & Giuliano Bekor /Romania/
- "Haljinka bolje Lila" - Severina, director: Darko Drinovic /Croatia/
The winner:"Stin Pira" performed by Anna Vissi, director: Christine  Crokos /Greece/

Best Song in the Balkans from Republic of Albania for 2009
Nominated:
- Play back - Flori 
- E - di - Mariza Ikonomi & Erik
- Elvana Gjata - Turn you on
- Zemer pa Kurdisur - Soni Malaj
- Si panter i zi - Genta
The winner: Play back - Flori

Best Song in the Balkans from Bosnia and Herzegovina for 2009
Nominated:
- Med - Dino Merlin and Emina Jahovic
- SMS - Dva svjeta 
- Gdje si ti - Armin Muzaferija 
- Sreca - Hario Mata Hari
- Jazz Ba - Crvena jabuka
The winner: - Med - Dino Merlin and Emina Jahovic

Best Song in the Balkans from Republic of Bulgaria for 2009
Nominated:
- Nishto ne znaesh - Emanuela and Krum
- Unikat - Toni Storaro
- Imame li vruzka - Alisia
- Ostavqsh sledi - Grafa
- Svetat e moi - Miro i Magi
The winner: Nishto ne znaesh - Emanuela and Krum

Best Song in the Balkans from Republic of Croatia for 2009
Nominated:
- Lazu oci moje - Colonia
- Zedjam - Gibonni
- Ne mogu ti reci sta je tuga - Hari Mata Hari i Nina Badric
- Nek se raduje - Toni Cetinski i Boris Novakovic
- Crna kutija - EN.I
The winner: Lazu oci moje - Colonia

Best Song in the Balkans from Republic of Greece for 2009
Nominated:
- Spase to hrono - Sakis Rouvas
- Tha'me alliios - Elena Paparizou
- Terma i istoria - Adonis Remos
- Hanome - Peggy Zina
- Varethika - Nikos Vertis
The winner: Spase to hrono - Sakis Rouvas

Best Song in the Balkans from F.Y.R. Macedonia for 2009
Nominated:
- Kraj - Karolina feat. Sky Wikluh
- Sonce ne me gree - Vlatko Lozanovski
- Dosta - Elena Ristevska
- FM - Slatkaristika
- Pazi se od mene - Vrcak i DNK
The winner: Kraj - Karolina feat. Sky Wikluh

Best Song in the Balkans from Republic of Montenegro for 2009
Nominated:
- Suzama kupices me - Nenad Ceranic
- Hej ti - Vlado Georgiev
- Pola moga svjeta - Sergej Cetkovic
- Istina za nas - Bojan Marovic
- Just get out of my life - Andrea Demirovic
The winner: Suzama kupices me - Nenad Ceranic

Best Song in the Balkans from Romania for 2009
Nominated:
- That's my name - Akcent
- Undeva-n Balkani - Puya i Gerge Hora
- Colors - Morandi
- Stereo love - Edward Maya
- Love - Inna
The winner: That's my name - Akcent

Best Song in the Balkans from Republic of Slovenia for 2009
Nominated:
- Pustil ti bom sanje - Jan Plestenjak
- S tabo - Tanja Zagar
- Zadnji dan - Alya in Rudi
- Pride prode dan - Jan Plestenjak
- Strup - Rebeka Dremelj & Natalija Verboten
The winner: S tabo - Tanja Zagar

Best Song in the Balkans from Republic of Serbia for 2009
Nominated:
- Gdje ljubav putuje - Tanja Savic
- Sta da zaboravim - Marija Serifovic
- Ljubavi - Zeljko Joksimovic
- Pile moje - Emina Jahovic
- Nemoj - Aleksandra Radovic
The winner: Ljubavi - Zeljko Joksimovic

Best Song in the Balkans from Republic of Turkey for 2009
Nominated:
- Dunyanın Sonunda Dogmushum - Manga
- Salla - Atiye
- Fast life - Hadise
-  Seviyorum Seviyorum - Nil Karaibrahimgil
- Sallana Sallana - Murat Boz
The winner: Fast life - Hadise

THE BEGINNING
On December 7th· 2009, Balkanika Music Television officially announced the start of the First Balkan Music Awards 2010.
The official launch event took place at Night Flight club in the presence of prominent guests from the musical business, embassy representatives from the Balkan countries, members of the Balkan Academy and others.
In a special video, many of the most notable figures in the music industry granted their support and commitment to the Balkan Music Awards.
Part of the Balkan's most famous performers arrived in Sofia to show their support and dedication to the significant international project. In a special addressed letter, the Minister of foreign affairs, Rumiana Jeleva, supports the initiative of Balkanika Music Television: "As a true fan and supporter of Balkan music, I am very excited that we will finally have the opportunity to enjoy our common Balkan musical culture, brought together under this unified platform. Music has always played an important role in our Bakan culture and identity. It serves as an instrument of friendship, understanding and harmony among nations with different past. Therefore, this project for a unified, cross-border platform for a musical manifestation on the Balkans is representative for our region specific European culture."