Chronixx, I-Octane top Linkage Awards
ROOTS sensation Chronixx and deejay I-Octane were the toast of the fifth Linkage Awards last Saturday, at Evander Child's High School in The Bronx, New York.
They each won three awards. Chronixx won for Culture Artist of the Year, Best New Artist and Entertainer of the Year.
The singer had an outstanding 2013, topping charts with the ballad Smile Jamaica and hard-hitting Here Comes Trouble.
I-Octane won the Male DJ of the Year, Male Recording Artist of the Year and Performer of the Year.
Singer Tessanne Chin won two awards. Winner of the fifth season of NBC's hit show The Voice, she won Female Recording Artist of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year.
Four persons (Lady Junie, Sister Nancy, Tony Rebel and Etana) received Lifetime Achievement Awards.
Other recipients of Linkage Awards were:
Lady Saw -- Female DJ of the Year
Tony Rebel -- Promoter of the Year for Rebel Salute
One Drop (QQ) -- Song of the Year
Steve Locke (Truck Back Records) -- Producer of the Year
Adrian Cunningham -- Gospel Artist of the Year
Ginjah -- Male Vocalist of the Year
Audrey Thomas (WVIP Radio) -- Best Legal Programme
VP Records -- Outstanding Contribution to Music
Beenie Man -- Outstanding Achievement in Music
Queen Ifrica -- Outstanding Achievement in Music
Ron Muschette (Irie FM) -- Radio Personality of the Year
Jamaica Red Hott Radio -- Radio Station of the Year
Ragashanti (Tambourine Radio) -- Radio Personality of the Year.