Nominees for 33rd IRAWMA – Sean Paul, Chronixx and Major Lazer Lead the Pack

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Chronixx performs during 2014 Groovin’ in the Park concert in NYC.

With four nominations each, grammy-award winning Jamaican dancehall artist Sean Paul, conscious roots reggae artist Chronixx and Major Lazer lead the pack for the 33rd Annual International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA).  This year’s festivities are scheduled to take place at the Coral Spring Center for The Arts in Florida, on Saturday, October 4.

Sean Paul

Sean Paul

Biggups to the small island nominees including Virgin Islands’ own Pressure Buss Pipe who is nominated for Best Album.  Kevin Lyttle of St. Vincent will be receiving an Award of Honor and Grenada’s Mr. Killer  is nominated for Best Soca Song with “Rolly Polly”.

There are also several special awards being presented including an induction to the Hall of Fame for singers Bobby Aitkens, Mykal ‘Grammy’ Rose — formerly of Black Uhuru, and Dr Audley Rollens.  IRAWMA Award of Honor will be given to St Vincent-born Kevin Lyttle.

Here are some of the nominations:

Bob Marley Award for Entertainer of the Year

* Jimmy Cliff
* Chronixx
* Tessanne Chin
* Sean Paul
* Soja

Best Male Vocalist

* Christopher Martin
* Tarrus Riley
* Chronixx
* Luciano
* Romain Virgo

Best Female Vocalist

* Etana
* Marcia Griffiths
* Tessanne Chin
* CeCile
* Patrice Roberts

Best Song

* “Smile Jamaica” – Chronixx
* “Differentology” – Bunji Garlin
* “Easy Love” – Maxi Priest
* “Fight The Feeling” – Beres Hammond and Shaggy

Best Album/CD

* “Fly Rasta” – Ziggy Marley
* “The Sound” – Pressure Busspipe
* “Reggae Gold” – VP Records
* “Out of Many One Music” – Shaggy and Friends
* “Reggae Connection” – Sly & Robbie and the Jam Masters

To vote for your favorite artists, a complete list of on nominations and more information, please visit  IRAWMA.COM




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