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Kartel, Mavado lead EME Awards nominations {Headlines}

Deejays Vybz Katel and Mavado lead the list of nominees for this year's Excellence in Music and Entertaiment (EME) Awards. Both artistes lead the pack with six nominations each.

The awards which will be handed out on the East Lawns of Devon House in Kingston on March 12, sees high-riding deejay, Vybz Kartel being nominated for trophies for Deejay of the Year, Song of the Year (dancehall) in which he has two nods for Clarks and Dumper Truck, Album of the Year for Pon di Gaza 2.0, Collaboration of the Year for Clarks which also features Popcaan and Gaza Slim, and International Artiste of the Year.

Mavado has two nominations for Song of the Year — Stulla and Mad Over, and has also been nominated for Singjay of the Year, Collaboration of the Year for Come into My Roon with Stacious and My Heart with Wayne Marshall and International Artiste of the Year.

Other artistes with multiple nominations include Jah Cure, Lady Saw, I-Octane, Tarrus Riley, Bounty Killer, Etana and Gyptian.

This year sees the introduction of a new category at the EMEs -- Artiste of the Decade (2001-2010). According to founder of the awards, broadcaster Richie B, the award will be given to the artiste who had the biggest impact as a hit maker, performer and touring act.

The public will be able to cast their vote for their favourite nominee at the awards' website www.emeawards.com. Already Richie B has announced that rappers Eve and Trina will be attending this year's show, which will be co-hoted by US-based comedian Raymond 'Rayzor' Davis

 

The full list of nominees:
DJ OF THE YEAR (MALE)
Beenie Man
Aidonia
Bounty Killer
Vybz Kartel
Busy Signal
Assassin
DJ OF THE YEAR (FEMALE)
Stacious
Lady Saw
Ce'Cile
D'Angel
Timberlee
Spice
VOCALIST OF THE YEAR (MALE)
Hezron
Stevie Face
Jah Cure
Christopher Martin
Romain Virgo
Tarrus Riley
Richie Stephens
VOCALIST OF THE YEAR (FEMALE)
Tami Chynn
Queen Ifrica
Etana
Alaine
Cherine Anderson
Phyllisia
PRODUCER/LABEL OF THE YEAR (DANCEHALL)
Sankofa Records — Sankofa Crew
Equinoxx Productions — Gavin Blair
Chimney Records — Jordan Mc Lure
Big Ship — Stephen Mcgregor
Seanizzle Records — Sean Reid
Notnice Productions — Ainsley Morris
Cash Flow Records — DJ Neil, DJ X & Fada P
CR203 Records — ZJ Chrome
Head Concussion Records — Tariq Johnson
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR (REGGAE)
Kemar 'DJ Flava' Mc Gregor — No Doubt Records
Donovan Bennett — Don Corleon Label
Sly & Robbie — Taxi Label
Donovan Germain — Penthouse Records
Jeremy Harding — 2hard Music
DJ Neil, DJ X & Fada P — Cash Flow
DJ Frass — Frass Productions
BEST NEW ARTISTE (MALE)
Vybrant
Richie Loop
Popcaan
Versatile
Protojé
DJ Liquid
T'nez
BEST NEW ARTISTE (FEMALE)
Toya
Gaza Slim
Misteree
Ikaya
Sheba
Denyque
DJ Sunshine
Keida
DUO/GROUP OF THE YEAR
RDX
Andrew & Wada Blood
TOK
Voicemail
Roots Revealers
Twin of Twins
Nomaddz
BIGGEST COMEBACK ARTISTE
Ras Charmer
Warrior King
Junior X
Mr G
Future Fambo
Andy Livingston
Mr Lexx
SONG OF THE YEAR (DANCEHALL)
Clarks — Vybz Kartel, Popcaan & Gaza Slim
Stulla — Mavado
Hold You — Gyptian
Rum & Red Bull — Beenie Man and Future Fambo
Mad Over — Mavado
Dumper Truck — Vybz Kartel
This is how we do it — Elephant Man and Bounty Killer
Nah sell out mi fren dem — Khago
My Cupp — Richie Loop
Jim Screechie — Spice
SONG OF THE YEAR (REGGAE)
We shall find a way — Hezron
Unconditional Love — Jah Cure/ Phyllisha
Wildfire — Tarrus Riley
Free — Etana
My Life — I-Octane
Life — Shawn Storm
Night Shift — Busy Signal
Lose a Friend — I-Octane
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Pon di Gaza 2.0 — Vybz Kartel
Romain Virgo — Romain Virgo
Distant Relatives — Junior Gong & Nas
Infallible — Tanya Stephens
Hold You — Gyptian
My Way — Lady Saw
Before the Dawn — Buju Banton
Black Gold — Duane Stephenson
CULTURAL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
Tarrus Riley
Queen Ifrica
Richie Spice
Jah Cure
I-Octane
Etana
Chuck Fender
BREAKTHROUGH ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
Tony Anthony
D'Major
Khago
I-Octane
Tiana
The Jolly Boys
Shawn Storm
G Whizz
SINGJAY OF THE YEAR (MALE)
Mavado
Mr Vegas
I-Octane
Chino
Konshens
Gyptian
Wayne Marshall
COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR (LOCAL)
Clarks - Vybz Kartel, Popcaan & Gaza Slim
Come Into My Room -- mavado & stacious
How We Do It -- Elephant Man & Bounty Killer
Unconditional Love -- Jah Cure & Phyllisia
Drinking Rum & Red Bull -- Beenie Man & Fambo
For Ur Eyes Only -- Shaggy & Alaine
My Heart -- Wayne Marshall & Mavado
Stronger -- Cham, Mykal Rose & Bounty Killer
Certified Diva -- Tami & Tifa
RIDDIM OF THE YEAR (REGGAE)
Big Stage -- Penthouse
Classic -- No Doubt
Minor -- Don Corleon
City Life -- 2hard Music
Pleasure -- Cash Flow
Cardio Bass -- CR203
Feel So Good -- Romeich Records
RIDDIM OF THE YEAR (DANCEHALL)
Mad Collabo -- CR203
Bank Inna Mi Pocket -- Romeich
12 Furlong -- Ballaz/Sankofa
Cosa Nostra -- Ward 21
Bad People -- Stephen McGregor
One Day -- Seanizzle
Smokin -- CR203
MOST IMPROVED ARTISTE
Nicky B
Chi Ching Ching
David M
Delus
Danielle aka DI
Zamunda
G Warren
GOSPEL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
Goddy Goddy
Jabez
Prodigal Son
DJ Nicholas
Jermaine Edwards
Omari Edwards
Junior Tucker
Judith Gayle
Carlene Davis
Kevin Downswell
INTERNATIONAL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
Gyptian
Damian 'Junior Gong' Marley
Laza Morgan
Shaggy
Mavado
Sean Paul
Vybz Kartel
Cherine Anderson
BEST THEATRICAL PRODUCTION
The Pummer
Puppy Love
Passa Passa Daily
House Arrest
Ghettout
What Is Fi Yuh
BEST INSTRUMENTAL GROUP WITH VOCALS (BAND)
Raging Fire
Dubtonic Kru
C-Sharp
Live Wyya
Rootz Underground
Public Secret
ARTISTE OF THE DECADE (2001-2010)
Capleton
Elephant Man
Sean Paul
Sizzla
Beenie Man
Shaggy
Bounty Killer
Luciano
Lady Saw
Buju Banton
Junior Gong
Beres Hammond
Marcia Griffiths
Wayne Wonder


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