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Chronixx, Sean Paul and Major Lazer lead IRAWMA awards

Wednesday, September 03, 2014    

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INTERNATIONAL recording artiste Sean Paul, reggae sensation Chronixx and EDM outfit Major Lazer lead the field with four nominations in the 33rd International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) scheduled to take place at the Coral Spring Center for The Arts in Florida, on Saturday, October 4.

Sean Paul — who, along with Enrique Iglesias, is slated to perform on the finale of So You Think You Can Dance on Fox tonight — received the nods in the categories entertainer of the year, best crossover song, and best music video. Mavado, Busy Signal and Shaggy received three nominations each.

The event will see several artistes receiving special recognition from the organiser. Singer Bobby Aitkens, Mykal ‘Grammy’ Rose — formerly of Black Uhuru, and Dr Audley Rollens will be inducted in Hall of Fame. IRAWMA Award of Honour will be given to St Vincent-born Kevin Lyttle.

Below are some of the categories and nominees:

 

Bob Marley Award for Entertainer of the Year

 

Jimmy Cliff, Chronixx, Tessanne Chin, Sean Paul, Soja

 

Best Male Vocalist

 

Christopher Martin, Tarrus Riley, Chronixx, Luciano, Romain Virgo

 

Best Female Vocalist

 

Etana, Marcia Griffiths, Tessanne Chin, Ce’Cile, Patrice Roberts

 

Best Song

 

Smile Jamaica — Chronixx Differentology — Bunji Garlin Easy Love — Maxi Priest Fight The Feeling — Beres Hammond and Shaggy

 

Best Album/CD

 

Fly Rasta — Ziggy Marley The Sound — Pressure Busspipe Reggae Gold — VP Records

 

Out of Many One Music

 

— Shaggy and Friends Reggae Connection — Sly & Robbie and the Jam Masters

 

Best Crossover song

 

Give

It All To Me — Mavado ft Nicki Minaj Standing On the Sun — Beyoncé ft

Mr Vegas Rude — Magic She Makes Me Go — Arash ft Sean Paul Smoke The

Weed — Snoop Lion ft Collie Buddz

 

Watch Out for This (Bumaye) — Major Lazer, featuring Busy Signal

 

Gospel Oriented Song

 

Hosanna

— By Christafari You Make Me Stronger — Kevin Downswell Beautiful —

Jermaine Edwards I am A Warrior— Marvia Providence Bruk Down Jericho —

2nd Chance

 

Best Male Disc Jockey/Rapper

 

Konshens Mavado Shaggy I-Octane Bounty Killer Popcaan Beenie Man

 

Best Female Disc Jockey/Rapper

 

Spice Macka Diamond Tifa Queen Ifrika Lady Saw

 

Best New Entertainer

 

Daniel

Bambatta Marley — Jamaica MC Norman — Uganda, Africa Alkaline — Jamaica

DABO — Tanzania Kranium — Jamaica Shatta Wale — Ghana

 

Best Music Video

 

Bum Bum Remix –Timaya ft Sean Paul Personally — P-Square Here Comes Trouble — Chronixx

 

Watch Out For This Bumaye — Major Lazer ft Busy Signal Take It — Mavado ft Karian Sang

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