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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