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Machel Montano/Patrice Roberts Among The Honorees At The 2008 BMA's
Nov 10, 2007, 10:57


Machel Montano and Patrice Roberts will be among the recipients of awards at the 2008 Barbados Music awards next January.


Rihanna, Edwin Yearwood, Mr Dale, Li'l Rick and Alison Hinds are among the nominees for the 2008 Barbados Music Awards (BMA) scheduled for January in the Garfield Sobers Gymnasium.


And not only the music stars will walk away with coveted trophies – one member of the public will win a BMW 116i in a raffle.


This was announced during the recent launch of the 2008 Barbados Music Awards at the BMW showroom, Warrens Motors, Warrens, St Michael.


The 32 categories for awards include Entertainer Of The Year: Male Aand Female, Album Of The Year, Jazz Album Of The Year, Best New Artiste and Song Of The Year.

Former broadcaster with the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation Vic Brewster, and chair of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union, Starcom Network's chief executive officer, Vic Fernandes, will be honoured with Living Legend Awards.


Lifetime Achievement Awards will go to the two top technical people in the industry – Dorsie Boyce and Norman Barrow, while an Award of Merit will go posthumously to Cheryl Hackett.


The 2008 Cornerstone awardees are David Burnett, Tony Poser Grazette, Mike Grosvenor, Mark Lorde, Tamara Marshall, Sach Moore, Doris Provencal, John Roett, The Troubadours, Derek Wilkie, Andy Williams, and Andre Woodvine.


Entertainers slated for the show include 2007 Calypso Monarch Red Plastic Bag, Hal Linton, The Mighty Gabby, Joseph Niles and John King.


Below is an edited list of some of the categories and nominees.

Best Ragga Soca Single – Male:

Don Trent – Me and You

Mr Dale – Soka Junkie

Edwin Yearwood – Feels Like

Li'l Rick – Conch

Peter Ram – Pumping


Best Ragga Soca Single – Female:

Alison Hinds – Caution

Kimberley Inniss and Keann – Sweat

Tara and Natahlee – I Ain't Lookin'

Best Soca Single:


Khiomal and Mikey – Bashment Bacchanal

Li'l Rick – Ca'an Wait

Edwin Yearwood – Where I Wanna Be


Best Social Commentary:

Ronnie Clarke – De Bell

TC – I Is A Bajan

Blood – Calypso Owes You Nothing

Kid Site – Ah Frighten

Red Plastic Bag – Bajans Can't See


Best Soca Album (Solo, Duo or Group):

Jabae – Flames

Alison Hinds – Soca Queen

krosfyah – Fire Proof


Best Reggae Single:

Philip 7 – Beautiful Surprise (Reggae Mix)

J-Co – Simply Beautiful

Vizion – Girl I Need You

David Kirton – Green Camouflage

Buggy – The Way It Is


Best Soca Compilation:

Monstapiece – Return of the Monster

Red Boyz – Soca Bonfire

Soca Tite Choonz


Best Non-Soca Compilation:

Good Vybz – Various Artistes

Hit Island Vol. 1

Reggae Baje Vol.11

Reggae Artiste Of The Year:

Hotta Flames

Kirk Browne


David Kirton



Best Jazz Album:

Marissa Lindsay

Arturo Tappin

Terry Arthur

Andre Woodvine

Ricky Brathwaite


Best Jazz Artiste:

Rosemary Phillips

Arturo Tappin

Marissa Lindsay

Andre Woodvine

Terry Arthur


Gospel Artiste Of The Year:



Kareen Clarke


Rap/Hip Hop Artiste Of The Year:



Billy Kincaid


Danny Reid


Best Rap/Hip Hop Single:

Rubytech and Damian Marvay – Reasons

Billy Kincaid – Champions

LXG – Jah Live


Pop/R&B Artiste Of The Year:



Hal Linton


Best Pop R&B Single:

Rihanna – Don't Stop The Music

Rihanna – Umbrella

J-Co – Dance With Me


Song Of The Year:

Mr Dale – Soka Junkie

Rihanna –Umbrella

J-Co – Simply Beautiful

David Kirton – Green Camouflage

Kimberley Inniss and Keann – Sweat

Album Of The Year:


Monstapiece – Return of the Monster

Rihanna – Good Girl Gone Bad

J-Co – We Workin'

Red Boys – Soca Bonfire

David Kirton – Time For Change


Entertainer Of The Year – Female:


Alison Hinds

Kimberley Inniss


Entertainer Of The Year – Male:

Edwin Yearwood

Mr Dale

Lil Rick

Biggie Irie

David Kirton


Best Rock/Alternative Artiste:

Philip 7




Best Soca Collaboration:

Mikey & Lorrnzo – Clap

Tara & Natahlee – I Ain't Lookin'

Malcolm X, Styles P and Ramases – Dat Booty

Kimberley Inniss and Keann – Sweat

Khiomal and Mikey – Bashment Bacchanal


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