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The 1st Ever Caribbean Urban Music Awards 2008 @ The Prestugous Reggae Beach, Ocho Rios, Jamaica On The 26th Of April 2008!!!

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It’s the Urban Music Awards launch in the Caribbean. The UMA’s is now held in 6 countries annually worldwide. This year Beenie Man is confirmed to recieve the Outstanding Achievement award for his contribution to promoting Reggae/Dancehall music worldwide. He said “I am very proud that millions of people around the world have voted for me to recieve this prestigous Outstanding Achievement Award for 2008 from the 1st ever Caribbean Urban Music Awards and i shall be attending and performing on the 26th of April 2008 at Reggae Beach, Ocho Rios” . Also, recieving an award is Legends in Reggae industry , Sly & Robbie who have been confirmed to recieve the Lifetime Achievement Award. C.E.O of Invincible Media Group & Founder of the Urban Music Awards, Jordan Kensington said “The event will not just be an awards show, the afterparty will feature the best soundsystems from Jamaica and DJ’s flown in from New York and London to provide the perfect balance between Dancehall, HipHop, R&B, Soca and more at the afterparty at Reggae Beach. the best part of it, is that it will all be broadcast worldwide to 6 countries. To miss the CUMA 2008 next week is defintiely missing out on the hottest event in 2008. If you haven’t got your tickets, the advice is to get your tickets now” . Host of the event, Spragga Benz added “I hosted the UMA’s with Foxy Brown in New York last year and i am very excited to do this once small in our beautiful Island of Jamaica”.

Official Nominees (nominated by 1.5 million Caribbean music fans worldwide) announced last week at the Hilton Hotel, Kingston Jamaica for the 1st Caribbean Urban Music Awards.
Join us @ the 26th of April 2008 @ Reggae Beach, Ochos Rios, Jamaica
You have to register first @ www.urbanmusicawards.net !!!! Before you cast your vote!!!

UK/USA/CANADA/JAPAN/CARIBBEAN all attending The hottest event to commence 2008, more to follow…. Get your tickets now by e-mailing : [email protected] (2 weeks left)

Caribbean Urban Music Awards 2008 nominees are:

Artist of the Year
Beenie Man
Collie Buddz
Junior Reid
Sean Paul
Spragga Benz

Best Album
I Wayne (Book of Life) VP Records
Ky-mani Marley (Radio) Ghetto Youths/Vox/Reality
Movado (Gangstas for Life/The Symphony of David Brooks)
Shaggy (Intoxication)
Sizzla (Overstanding) Konlanji Records/DDMG

Best Calypso Act
Alison Hinds (Barbados)
Black Stalin (Trinadad and Tobago)
Machel Montano (Trinadad and Tobago)
Nnika Francis – Don’t Let Me Go (Grenada)

Best Collaboration
Beenie Man ft Barbie (Give it Up)
Daville ft. Sean Paul (Always on My mind)
Jimmy and Tarrus Riley (Pull up Selector)
Shaggy ft Rik Rok (Bonafide)

Best Female Artist
Cherine Anderson
Lady Saw
Macca Diamond
Queen Ifrica
Tammy Chin

Best Group
Brick and Lace
Morgan Heritage

Best International Artist
Beenie Man
Collie Buddz
Sean Kingston
Spragga Benz

Best International Disc Jockey/Sound
Bass Odysee (Jamaica)
Chris Goldfinger (UK)
Malcom X (Barbados)
Mighty Crown ( Japan)
Robbo Ranx (UK)

Best Magazine (Online & Offline)
Riddim Magazine
Soca News

Best Male Artist
Buju Banton
Jah Cure
Spragga Benz
Tony Matterhorn
Wayne Wonder

Best Music TV Station
Hype TV (Jamaica)
Re:TV (Jamaica)
Tempo (St. Croix, Trinadad, Aruba, Jamaica,
Think Caribbean Television (Castries, Saint Lucia)
ZAL-TV 10 ( Antigua and Barbuda)

Best Newcomer
Cherine Anderson
Collie Buddz
Sean Kingston

Best Radio Station
Hott 95.3 fm (Barbados)
Irie Fm (Jamaica)
More 94fm (Bahamas)
WEFM 96.1 fm (Trinadad

Best Reggaeton Act
Daddy Yankee (Pueto Rico)
Don Miguelo (Dominican Republic)
Don Omar (Peuto Rico)
Hector El Father (Pueto Rico)
Tego Calderon (Pueto Rico)

Best Soca Artist
Alison Hinds (Barbados)
Barry Chandler (Jabae) – Flames (Barbados)
Expose – Tizzy (Antigua)
Nadia Batson – Caribbean Girl (TNT)

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