All year long, Charlotte magazine's staff of editors and writers scour the city for the best of the best—from dining to nightlife to culture to shopping, from pampering to pets to parks. We also ask you to vote for your favorites—which you do by the tens of thousands. Then, each May, we present the BOB Awards, recognizing Charlotte's Best of the Best. Every winner since 2011—Editor's Picks and Voters' Choice—is listed in this database, which is easily searchable. Consider this your ultimate guide to Charlotte's Best of the Best.

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BOB Awards Winner's Guide


  • Arts & Culture


The city’s bombastic hip-hop scene makes national headlines while going unnoticed in its own region. XXL and Pitchfork have cited Well$ as a major player from the area. The Congolese-American rapper’s 2016 LP, The Way I’m Living Makes My Mom Nervous, offers a surprising perspective on how African and American cultures collide in his life.


Best Musician in 2017

Additional Information:

Year Won: 2017
Pick: Editor's Pick
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