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‘Best Of The Best’ Brings The Best In Music Sunday, May 24, 2009, Bicentennial Park, Miami, Florida

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The show that promises to be the ‘best of the best’ is indeed that. The 2009 line-up for its third undertaking on Sunday, May 24th at Bicentennial Park in Miami sees nothing but stars!

Billed as the “Best Caribbean Show in North America,” Best of the Best has grown into an international music festival, which music lovers journey from around the world to savor each year. Presented by Miami’s premier promotions company, JBJ Entertainment, this year’s roster showcases artists that are at the top of their game, in their respective genres, in Caribbean and urban music.

Dancehall star Mavado is enjoying amazing crossover success with his current album sitting pretty at #76 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-hop albums; it’s the only Caribbean album on a Billboard mainstream chart. “Last year I didn’t get to make it to the show,” says Mavado. “So this year, Best of the Best is going to get the very best of Mavado.”

Also enjoying tremendous mainstream airplay is Serani, whose single “No Games” comes in at  #67 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-hop chart this week. “With all the positive things happening in my career recently, Best of the Best is dropping at the right time,” reveals Serani. “I’m 100% ready to celebrate with all my fans cause it’s going to be one big party!”

Elephant Man joins the momentum as his dance anthem “Nuh Linga” debuts this week on Billboard’s Hot 100 R&B/Hip-hop chart at #100. Fans can also expect to enjoy massive catalogs of hits from Wayne Wonder (“No Letting Go,” # 11 Billboard Hot 100; 2003), Bounty Killer (“Hey Baby” with No Doubt; 2001 & “Hip Hopera” with The Fugees; 1997), Beenie Man (“Hmm Hmm,” #42 Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-hop Singles Sales; 2006), Capleton (Heathen Rage, #42 Billboard Hot Rap Singles; 1996), Cocoa Tea (“Barack Obama,” #9 Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-hop Singles Sales; 2009), and Tony Matterhorn (“Dutty Wine,” #24 Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-hop Singles Sales; 2007).

The show will also profile soca star Destra, who drops her new album internationally this week. Reggae artist Ras Penco comes with the #3 reggae song in Jamaica, while Ce’Cile sits at the top of the reggae album chart (Jamaica Weekly Countdown). The Caribbean roster rounds up with Spice (who is enjoying massive airplay with her collaboration with Vybz Kartel, “Romping Shop”), Flippa Mafia, Christopher Martin and The Stones.

Hip-hop lovers will be satisfied with heavyweights like Rick Ross (who just dropped his new album this week, Deeper Than Rap), Jeezy, remix king T-Pain and Miami’s own DJ Khaled. “It’s going to be a night to remember,” states Mavado, of the star-studded bill. “The show’s name tells you who is performing, so the fans can come out and expect to see the best.”

Air Jamaica has just been added as an airline sponsor for the show, which takes place at Bicentennial Park, located at 1075 Biscayne Boulevard in downtown Miami. Park gates open at 1:00 pm and show time is set for 1:30pm sharp. The 10-hour event does not end there. Everyone is invited to the official Best of the Best After Party, at Bongos Nightclub (located behind the American Airlines Arena), immediately following the show.

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