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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