37TH IRAWMA CATEGORIES AND WINNERS

37TH IRAWMA CATEGORIES AND WINNERS

CATEGORIES:

  • Entertainer of the Year – POPCAAN
  • Best Male Vocalist – CHRONNIX
  • Best Female Vocalist – KOFFEE
  • Best Song – “UNDER WATER” – VYBZ KARTEL
  • Best Album/CD – “FOREVER” – POPCAAN
  • Best Crossover Song – “AFRICA AND JAMAICA” – MORGAN HERITAGE, FEATURING DIAMOND PLATINUM & STONE BWOY
  • Best Gospel Song – “GLORY TO GOD” – WAYNE MARSHALL, FEATURING TESSANNE CHIN & RYAN MARK
  • Best Male DJ/Rapper – Vybz Kartel
  • Best Female DJ/Rapper – Spice
  • Best New Entertainer – Koffee
  • Best Calypso/Soca Entertainer – Farmer Nappy – Trinidad
  • Best Latin Entertainer – Bad Bunny – Puerto Rico
  • Best Afrobeat Entertainer –  shatta wale
  • Best Soukous Entertainer – Akothee – kenya
  • Best R&B/Hip Hop Collaborated Song- “i like it” – cardi b, featuring   bad bunny & J. Balvin
  • Best Reggae Rock Song – “Don’t Make Me Wait” – Shaggy & Sting
  • Best Young Entertainer (18 years and under) – Koffee
  • Best Music Video – “Gringo” – Shatta Wale
  • Mutabaruka Award for – Best Poet/Spoken Word Entertainer – Cherry Natural
  • Most Cultural/Educational Entertainer – Chronixx
  • Most Outstanding Show Band/Group – Morgan Heritage
  • Most Consistent Entertainer – Freddie McGregor (Reggae) and Calypso Rose (Calypso/Soca)
  • Most Promising Entertainer – Fancy Gadam – Ghana
  • Best Instrumentalist – Dean Fraser
  • Best Sound System/DJ – Stone Love
  • Concert of the Year – Reggae Sumfest
  • Most Outstanding Dance Group – 4 Bent – Ghana
  • Best Haitian Artist/Group – D’Jakout #1
  • Best Caribbean Entertainer – Beenie Man
  • Recording Producer of the Year – Notnice
  • Comedian of the Year – Chris Daley
  • Marcus Garvey Humanitarian Award – Shaggy

SPECIAL AWARDS WITH LABEL ATTACHED

SPECIAL AWARDS WITH LABEL ATTACHED

  • Inductee (s) IRAWMA Hall of Fame/Lifetime Achievement Award                     
    • Alan Hope, aka. – IRAWMA Lifetime Award given on this 11th day of May, 2019
    • Boris GardIner – IRAWMA Lifetime Award given on this 11th day of May, 2019
    • Tony Rebel  – IRAWMA Lifetime Award given on this 11th day of May, 2019
  • Martin’s International/IRAWMA Reggae/Jamaica Person of the Year 2018
    • Hon. Olivia “Babsy” Grange – IRAWMA’S Reggae/Jamaica person of the Year given this 11th day of May, 2019
  • Special Freedom Fighter Honor
    • Martin’s International/ IRAWMA “Freedom Fighter Award” to Rev. Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr .for over 50 years of extra -ordinary Global Contributions to Humanity”,given this 11th day of May 2019.
  • Special Emperor of Reggae and World Music Honor:
    • Martin’s International and IRAWMA posthumously, bestow the title of “Emperor of Reggae and World Music”, on the late great Robert “Nesta Marley” – O.M. Confer on this 11th day of May 2019 – Kingston, Jamaica
  • Special Award for Exceptional Media Contribution to Reggae Over the Years
    • Balford Henry – Special Award for Exceptional Media Contributions to Reggae
    • Barry G. – Special Award for Exceptional Media Contributions to Reggae
    • Ka’bu – Special Award for Exceptional Media Contributions to Reggae
    • Dennis Howard – Special Award for Exceptional Media Contributions to Reggae
    • Norma Brown – Special Award for Exceptional Media Contributions to Reggae
    • Winford Williams  – Special Award for Exceptional Media Contributions to Reggae
  • SPECIAL:  IRAWMA ENTREPRENEUR AWARD
    • Josef Bogdanovich – IRAWMA Entrepreneur Award for Economic Contributions to the Development of Reggae in Jamaica
  •  SPECIAL:  IRAWMA REGGAE LOVERS ROCK LEGEND AWARD
    • IRAWMA Lover Rock Legend Award for Most Consistent in Mastering the Soul of Reggae over 40 years – Given to Beres “Beresford” Hammond this 11th of May 2019
  • SPECIAL:  IRAWMA REGGAE CULTURE LEGEND AWARD  
    • Capleton
  • SPECIAL:  IRAWMA REGGAE DANCEHALL ICON AWARD         
    • Bounty Killer
  • Martin’s International/IRAWMA Award of Honor
    • Clifton “Specialist” Dillion – For outstanding and extra-ordinary contributions to Reggae Music
    • Donald Kinsey –50 years of contributions to Reggae and World Music
    • VP Recordsfor over 40 year’s contribution to Reggae Music.
    • Top One – Frisson – For Outstanding ContribUTION to African Dance
  • Martin’s International Special Salute:  TheReggae50 – Pioneer Award of Honor to
    • TheReggae50 – Pioneer Award of Honor to Alpha Boys Band
    • TheReggae50 – Pioneer Award of Honor to Bunny Wailer
    • TheReggae50 – Pioneer Award of Honor to Chris Blackwell – Island Records
    • TheReggae50 – Pioneer Award of Honor to Copeland Forbes
    • TheReggae50 – Pioneer Award of Honor to Freddy McGregor
    • TheReggae50 – Pioneer Award of Honor to Johnny Nash
    • TheReggae50 – Pioneer Award of Honor to Judy Mowatt
    • TheReggae50 – Pioneer Award of Honor to Lee “Scratch” Perry
    • TheReggae50 – Pioneer Award of Honor to Marcia Griffiths
    • TheReggae50 – Pioneer Award of Honor to The Heptones
    • TheReggae50 – Pioneer Award of Honor to Toots Hibbert
    • TheReggae50 – Pioneer Award of Honor to U-Roy
    • TheReggae50 – Pioneer Award of Honor to Ibo Cooper
    • TheReggae50 – Pioneer Award of Honor to Thomas Cowan
    • TheReggae50 – Pioneer Award of Honor to Rita Marley
    • TheReggae50 – Pioneer Award of Honor to Skatalites
    • TheReggae50 – Pioneer Award of Honor to Bob Andy
    • TheReggae50 – Pioneer Award of Honor to Inner Circle
    • TheReggae50 – Pioneer Award of Honor to Third World
    • TheReggae50 – Pioneer Award of Honor to Sly and Robbie (individually & together)

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE NOMINEES AND SPECIAL AWARDEES!

Again, please note that all winners will be /revealed LIVE at the 37thAnnual International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA),on Saturday May 11th, 2019. It will be post broadcasted nationally, soon thereafter. Like us on social media @irawma and @thereggae50 or visit www.irawma.com for more following the event.