EME Awards (Jamaica)

Posted: January 15, 2010 in charts, dancehall, Music, entertainment, playlist, radio, reggae, roots
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The Excellence In Music and Entertainment (EME)  Awards, non-profit venture, will b eheld on Thursday February 4, at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston.  The EME Awards is the brain child of radio dj Richard ‘Richie B’ Burgess.  The award show honors members of the Jamaican (local) music industry, past and present, for their work in creating and maintaining excellence within Jamaica’s music culture.

Since its beginnings in  2005, the Excellence In Music  and Entertainment (EME) Awards has grown to be one of Jaqmaica’s most eagerly anticipated events on the local scale.  The EME  Awards has  attracted coverage from local and international media such as Channel BETJ from America.  Over 85% of the awardees were in attendance for both the 2008 and 2009  staging and the organizers hope to improve on that this year. This is a clear indication of the respect the industry has for this event. 2010 promises to be even bigger and better.

CATEGORIES * NOMINEES * HONOUREES

EME AWARDS 2010

 

(for recordings and impact between October 01, 2008 – September  30, 2009)

*Note: more or less than six (6) nominations in a category is the result of ties



1) DJ OF THE YEAR  (MALE)

(for overall impact as a  solo vocal performer in the eligibility year)

VYBZ KARTEL

BEENIE MAN

BOUNTY KILLER

ELEPHANT MAN

BUSY SIGNAL

DING DONG

FLIPPA MAFIA

KIPRICH


2) DJ OF THE YEAR  (FEMALE)

(for overall impact as a solo vocal performer in the eligibility year)

MACKA DIAMOND

STACIOUS

TIFA

LADY SAW

SPICE

LADY G

PAMPUATTAE

LISA HYPE

3) VOCALIST OF THE YEAR   (MALE)

(for overall impact as a solo vocal performer in the eligibility)

ROMAINE VIRGO

JAH CURE

TARRUS RILEY

RICHIE SPICE

STEVIE FACE

DAVILLE

HEZRON


4) VOCALIST OF THE YEAR (FEMALE)

(for overall impact as a solo vocal performer in the eligibility year)

ETANA

SOPHIA BROWN

CHERINE ANDERSON

ALAINE

TAMI CHIN

PHYLLISIA

BARBEE


5) PRODUCER OF THE YEAR  (DANCE HALL)

(for overall impact as a record producer in this category in the eligibility year)

TARIQ ‘RUSSIAN JOHNSON – CHIMNEY RECORDS

STEPHEN MCGREGOR – BIG SHIP / DI GENIUS

D. & C. HARRINSINGH, C. MARSH –   DASECA

LINTON ‘TJ’ WHITE – TJ RECORDS

AINSLEY MORRIS – NOTNICE / ADDIJAHEIM

JASON HENRIQUES / SHAUN ANDERSON & MATTHEW GRAY – COPPER SHOT

ARIF COOPER – FRESH EAR

UNGA & WELCH – NOTICE

6) PRODUCER OF THE YEAR (REGGAE)

(for overall impact as a record producer in this category in the eligibility year)

KEMAR’DJ Flava’ Mc GREGOR – NO DOUBT RECORDS

DELMAR ‘Della’ DRUMMOND – DANGER ZONE

DONOVAN BENNETT – DON CORLEON LABEL

SLY & ROBBIE – TAXI LABEL

DONOVAN GERMAIN – PENTHOUSE RECORDS

LLOYD JAMES JNR. – JAM II LABEL

STEPHEN McGREGOR – BIG SHIP LABEL

7) BEST NEW ARTIST (MALE)

(award to an artist whose overall impact during the eligibility year establishes his public identity as a recording artist)

GEE-WHIZZ

RAS PENCO

WASP

ROMAINE VIRGO

CHASE CROSS

CHEVAUGHN

MERITAL


 

8 ) BEST NEW ARTIST (FEMALE)

(award to an artist whose overall impact during the eligibility year establishes her public identity)

STREAM

GAZA INDU

PHYLLISIA

RAINE SEVILLE

SOPHIA SQUIRE

GAZA KIM

LISA HYPE

TIMEKA MARSHALL


9) DUO/GROUP OF THE YEAR

(for overall impact as a vocal performer by established duos or groups in the eligibility year)

RDX

LUST

TOK

ANDREW & WADA BLOOD

BONAFIDE

VOICEMAIL

SUGAR ROY & CONRAD CRYSTAL

MERITAL


 

10) BIGGEST COMEBACK ARTIST

(award to an artist whose release(s) in the eligilibility year marked his/her ‘return’ to the charts after a long break)

CHUCKLE BERRY

ANTHONY RED ROZE

LLOYD LOVINDEER

RUFFIAN

SPANNER  BANNER

MIKEYLOUS

11) SONG OF THE YEAR  (DANCE HALL)

 (award to the artist and producer who score the biggest charting song in this category during the eligibility year)

COMPLETELY

MOCKING BIRD

I AM BLESSED

MIND PON MI MONEY

LIFE

FROM MAWNING

HOLIDAY

GOOD GIRL, GONE BAD

12) SONG OF THE YEAR (REGGAE)

(award to the artist and producer who score the biggest charting song in this category during the eligibility year)

SO IN LOVE  – Hezron

CALL ON ME – Jah Cure/Phillisia

A THOUSAND MILES AWAY – Ras Penco

CAAN SLEEP – Romaine Virgo

MAMA YOU ALONE – I-OCTANE

LIONESS ON THE RISE – QUEEN IFRICA

TELL IT LIKE IT IS – STEVIE FACE

ONE MORE NIGHT – BUSY SIGNAL

13) ALBUM OF THE YEAR

(award to artist(s) and producer(s) if different from artist(s) whose album had biggest impact in this category in the eligibility year)

 

UNIVERSAL CURE – Jah Cure

RASTA GOT SOUL – Buju Banton

MR BROOKS – A BETTER TOMORROW – Mavado
CONTAGIOUS – Tarrus Riley

MONTEGO BAY – Queen Ifrica

2 SIDES OF MY HEART – Gramps Morgan

MADE IN JAMAICA – Courtney “Yogi” John

IMPERIAL BLAZE – Sean Paul

14) RECORDING ARTIST OF THE YEAR

(award to the artist with the most charting hits in the eligibility year)

 

VYBZ KARTEL

MAVADO

ELEPHANT MAN

DING DONG

KONSHENS

QUEEN IFRICA

JAH CURE

TARRUS RILEY

15) CULTURAL /POSITIVE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

(award to artist with the best/biggest cultural/positive recording(s) in the eligibility year)

TARRUS RILEY

QUEEN IFRICA

RICHIE SPICE

JAH CURE

I – OCTANE

KONSHENS

LUTAN FYAH

 

16) BREAKTHRU ARTIST OF THE YEAR

(award to artist whose work attracted local and international attention, and who is seen as poised as a leader for the next generation of reggae/ dance hall stars)

CHINO

CHARLEY BLACK

BLACK RYNO

JAHVINCI

DING DONG

FLEXX

BRAMMA

TYRICAL

17) SONG WRITER/ LYRICIST OF THE YEAR

(award to artist whose writing skills on all ‘charting’ songs were of a consistently high standard )

 

VYBZ KARTEL

BUSY SIGNAL

MAVADO

KONSHENS

ASSASSIN

QUEEN IFRICA

WAYNE MARSHALL

DEMARCO

18) SINGJAY OF THE YEAR (MALE)

(award to the artist with the biggest overall impact in this category in the eligilibility year)

NESBETH

MAVADO

MR VEGAS

CHARLEY BLACK

I – OCTANE

CHINO

SERANI

KONSHENS

19) SINGJAY OF THE YEAR (FEMALE)

(award to the artist with the biggest overall impact in this category in the eligibility year)

 

CECILE

D’ANGEL

QUEEN IFRICA

TANYA STEVENS

BLACK QUEEN

RUFFIAN

ISHAWNA

20) COLLABO OF THE YEAR (DANCE HALL)

(for a collaborative vocal performance by artists who do not normally perform together)

 

COMPLETELY – VYBZ KARTEL & INDU

THINK BOUT MI – MACKA & UNICORN

UGLY SO – KIPRICH & BLACKER

GOOD GIRL, GONE BAD – TARRUS RILEY & KONSHENS

DIP AGAIN – ELEPHANT MAN & DING DONG

HOLIDAY  –  DING DONG & CHEVAUGHN

VERSITILITY – VYBZ KARTEL & INDU

DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY – VOICEMAIL & BUSY SIGNAL

21) COLLABO OF THE YEAR (REGGAE)

(for a collaborative vocal performance by artists who do not normally perform together)

CALL ON ME – JAH CURE Feat PHYLLISIA

DUMPLING SHOP – LLOYD LOVINDEER & MAMA TIA

PRESSURING THE POOR – SPRING-1 & RAS SHILOH

YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVING FEELING – NODDY VIRTUE & JODIAN PANTRY

KING AND QUEEN – RICHIE SPICE & ALISON HINDS

FOREVERMORE – TARRUS RILEY/ ALAINE

TRY JAH LOVE – JOSIE MEL & SMOKEY BENZ

JAH JAH SEE DEM A COME – SUGAR ROY & CONRAD CRYSTAL

22) RHYTHM OF THE YEAR (REGGAE)

(award to the producer of the reggae rhythm with the biggest impact in the eligibility year)

 

CHANGES – DON CORLEON RECORDS

AUTOMATIC – PENTHOUSE RECORDS

SWEETNESS   – MAC D RECORDS

GOOD LOVE – JAM 2 RECORDS

SWEET RIDDIM – NO DOUBT RECORDS

KARMA – ARROWS RECORDING

23) RHYTHM OF THE YEAR (DANCE HALL)

(award to the producer/ label of the dance hall rhythm with the biggest impact in the eligibility year)

SET ME FREE – HEART OF LOVE PRODUCTION

MOVIE STAR – CHIMNEY RECORDS

STREET TEAM – FIRE LINKS MUSIC

GOOD LIFE  – LIV UP RECORDS

NATIONAL PRIDE –  FRESH EAR PRODUCTIONS

TRIPLE BOUNCE – CR0203 RECORDS

FITNESS – DI GENIUS MUSIC

GO GO CLUB – HEAD CONCUSSION

 

 

 

 

24) REGGAE // DANCE HALL COMPILATION OF THE YEAR – VARIOUS ARTISTES

(award to the distributor // licensor of the reggae/ dance hall compilation with the biggest impact in the eligibility year)

 

THE HIT LIST – VARIOUS ARTISTES/ TADS

REGGAE GOLD 2009 – VARIOUS ARTISTES/ VP

THE ULTIMATE REGGAE/DANCEHALL X-PERIENCE – VARIOUS ARTISTES/ TADS

NATIONAL PRIDE – VARIOUS ARTISTES/ TADS

GOOD LIFE RIDDIM – VARIOUS ARTISTES/ LIV UP

GREATEST REGGAE ONE DROP ANTHEMS (2009) –VARIOUS ARTISTES/ GREENSLEEVES

STRICTLY THE BEST VOL. 40/ 41- VARIOUS ARTISTES/ VP

25) MOST IMPROVED ARTIST

(award to a ‘next generation’ artist whose career improves most dramatically in all areas over the eligibility year)

 

CHINO

BLACK RYNO

JAHVINCHI

WASP

TIFA

ROMAINE VIRGO

KHAGO

FLEXX


26) GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR

(award to the gospel artist with the biggest impact in this category in the eligibility year)

GODDY GODDY

PRODIGAL SON

DJ NICHOLAS

OMARI

JUDITH GAYLE

RYAN MARK

CARLENE DAVIS

CHEVELLE FRANKLYN


27) INTERNATIONAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR

(award to the artist scoring the biggest charting International Hit during the eligibility year)

SEAN KINGSTON – (hit song) – FIRE BURNING

MAVADO – (hit song) I’M SO SPECIAL

SEAN PAUL – (hit song) SO FINE

SERANI – (hit song) NO GAMES

VYBZ KARTEL/ SPICE – (hit song)  ROMPING SHOP

CHERINE ANDERSON – (hit song) SAY HEY (I LOVE YOU) with Michael Franti & Spearhead

28) BEST ROOTS PLAY

 (award to the theatrical production with the biggest impact in the eligibility year)

BASHMENT GRANNY

BASHMENT GRANNY 2

DIANA

THE XTORTIONISTZ

ME AND MI CHUPSIE

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS :

29) VIDEO OF THE YEAR (REGGAE) ???

30) VIDEO OF THE YEAR (DANCEHALL) ???

31) PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR ???

32) BEST DRESSED ARTIST – Male/ Female ???

32) SHOW OF THE YEAR ???

33) DANCHALL TRENDSETTER OF THE YEAR ???

34) BEST ORIGINAL DANCE MOVE OF THE  YEAR ???

HONOR AWARDS :

35) ROLE MODEL OF THE YEAR AWARDEES:

(Jamaican Artist (s) of International Accclaim who’s led his/her life by example and have brought their offspring into the world of Reggae)

TOOTS HIBBERT

DENROY MORGAN

36) INTERNATIONAL FRIEND OF REGGAE AWARDEE(S)

( International. Super Star(s) will receive this Awards for his/her support of Reggae Music)

 

INDIA ARIE

MELANIE FIONA

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