Dancehall artiste Mr Vegas is nominated in six categories for the International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) which takes place on May 4 at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Nominations were announced last Wednesday in South Florida.
Damian Marley is nominated in five categories while Sean Paul, Konshens, Romain Virgo and Third World earned four.
Jimmy Cliff, Marcia Griffiths, Tarrus Riley and Busy Signal each have three nominations.
Vegas released his double album Sweet Jamaica last year to mark Jamaica's 50th anniversary as an independent country.
It has been nominated for Best Album, while the title track is nominated for Best Song.
Bruk It Down, another song from Sweet Jamaica, is nominated for Best Song, Best Crossover Song and Best Music Video.
Marley and his brother Stephen are among seven candidates in the Bob Marley Entertainer of the Year category. The other contenders are Jimmy Cliff, Third World, Roman Virgo, Sean Paul and Tarrus Riley.
The 2013 Lifetime/Hall of Famers are former music producer and Jamaica, Prime Minister Edward Seaga, Derrick 'Ducky' Simpson of Black Uhuru, disc jockey Denver 'Jamusa' Silvera, producer Lloyd 'Joe Fraser' Campbell and the Inner Circle band.
The Martin's International-IRAWMA Award of Honour will be presented to producer Donovan Germain, events marketing specialist Carson 'Eddy' Edwards, broadcaster Bevan 'Duke of Earle' Earle and promoter Arthur Lugisse.
South Florida-based producer Willie Lindo, and publicists/promoters Winsome Charlton and Vonnie McGowan will be recognised for more than 40 years contribution to the music industry.
There are 39 categories at this year's International Reggae and World Music Awards.