Kartel takes home four awards

Sunday, March 13, 2011    

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AFTER leading the pack of nominees with a total of six nominations, deejay Vybz Kartel was the real winner at the Excellence in Music and Entertainment (EME) Awards at Devon House last night.

The deejay walked away with the trophies for Deejay of the Year, Song of the Year (Dancehall) — Clarks, Album of the Year, and Collaboration of the Year — Clarks, featuring Popcaan and Gaza Slim.

The night’s other big winner was conscious crusader I-Octane who scored in the categories — Breakthrough Artiste of the Year, Sinjay of the Year and Song of the Year (Reggae) — My Life.

Here is a full list of last night’s winners:

Deejay of the Year — Male: Vybz Kartel

Deejay of the Year — Female: Tifa

Vocalist of the Year — Male: Tarrus Riley

Vocalist of the Year — Female: Etana

Producer/Label of the Year — Dancehall: Ainsley ‘Notnice’ Morris

Producer of the Year — Reggae: Donovan ‘Don Corleon’ Bennett

Best New Artiste — Male: Popcaan

Best New Artiste — Female: Denyque

Duo/Group of the Year: Voicemail

Biggest Comeback Artiste: Future Fambo

Song of the Year — Dancehall: Clarks

Song of the Year — Reggae: My Life— I-Octane

Album of the Year: Pon di Gaza 2.0— Vybz Kartel

Cultural Artiste of the Year: Tarrus Riley

Breakthrough Artiste of the Year: I-Octane

Singjay of the Year — Male: I-Octane

Collaboration of the Year: Clarks— Vybz Kartel, Popcaan and Gaza Slim

Riddim of the Year — Reggae: Pleasure— Cash Flow Records

Riddim of the Year — Dancehall: One Day— Seanizzle Records

Most Improved Artiste Nicky B

Gospel Artiste of the Year: Prodigal Son

International Artiste of the Year: Gyptian

Best Theatrical Production: GhettOut

Best Instrumental Group with vocals: Live Wyaa

Video of the Year — Reggae: Unconditional Love— Jah Cure and Phyllisia

Video of the Year — Dancehall: For Ur Eyes Only— Shaggy and Alaine

Performance of the Year: Beenie Man and Bounty Killer — Arthur Guinness Celebration

Best Dressed Artiste: Beenie Man

Show of the Year: Arthur Guinness Celebration

Best Original Dancer of the Year: Dance Xpressionz

Gospel Song of the Year: Drinking from my Saucer— Jabez

International Friend of Reggae Awardees: Eve, Trina

Artiste of the Decade: Beenie Man, Shaggy

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