Reggae recording artist Delus received news that he has been nominated for an Excellence in Music and Entertainment Award (“EME Awards”) in the “Most Improved Artist” category.
Delus remarks about his nomination, “I am extremely happy. The nomination is an honor – to say the least. It lets me know that I am on the right track and gives me added encouragement to move forward. The voting process is going to be tough because those nominated in the category are equally deserving – I wish all the nominees the best. Many thanks to Richie B for his support as well as the support of my manager, Stacey Bethel and publicist, Michelle Gayle.”
Also nominated is Cash Flow’s Pleasure Riddim for Riddim of the Year (Reggae). This will also serve as a nomination of sorts for Delus whose hit single “Another Gal” is featured on the Riddim. Other artists with a song on the Pleasure Riddim include, Ce’cile, Chris Martin, Darrio, Denyque, Gyptian, Khago, Konshens and others.
The seventh annual staging of the Excellence in Music and Entertainment (EME) Awards is set to take place on March 12, 2011. Founder and chairman Richard ‘Richie B’ Burgess, notes that due to the event’s growth as well as the support it has received from the local music and entertainment industry, it will be moving to the East Lawns of the historical Devon House in Kingston. Burgess has declared that he and his team will deliver a “mind blowing experience” this year. Last year, the event rose to new heights with coverage by North America’s BET Networks. Their coverage posted on their website received thousands of hits. Multiple Grammy award-winning artiste India.Arie was in attendance both as a performer and as The International Friend of Reggae Honoree. The 2011 International Friend of Reggae Honoree will be popular American rapper, songwriter, model and businesswoman, Trina. On her latest album, “Amazin” she collaborated with Jamaica’s very own Lady Saw and Trinidadian-American sensation, Nicki Minaj. The EMEs have previously received endorsements from bigwigs such as Akon, John Legend, Missy Elliot, Jazmine Sullivan and Estelle. (Source: www.emeawards.com)
The 2011 Excellence in Music and Entertainment (EME) Awards will recognize the top reggae performers in approximately 30 award categories. Winners will be determined based on their performance on The Weekly Jamaica Music Countdown (Charts), votes via texts and votes at the website www.emeawards.com. Sponsors include Energy Beat Ltd, CVM TV, Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), Zojak Worldwide, HOT 102 FM, Starlight Productions, IMAGESnewsletter.com, Grafton Music and Entertainment Konnections.