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Vybz Kartel, I-Octane Rule The EME Awards

Dancehall deejay Vybz Kartel and breakthrough artist I-Octane walk away with the top awards at the Excellence in Music and Entertainment Awards EME 2011 in Jamaica.

Vybz Kartel walk away victorious with four awards for Male Deejay of the Year, Dancehall Song of the Year for Clarks, Album of the Year for Pon di Gaza 2.0 and Collaboration of the Year for Clarks featuring Popcaan.

Breakthrough sensation I-Octane walk away with three awards namely Reggae Song of the Year for his hit single My Life, Breakthrough Artiste of the Year and Male Singjay of the Year.

There were several winners and looser at the awards, as well as, some good performances from an A list of reggae and international artists. Wayne Wonder showed off his vocal skills when he performed, but not without bashing several top artists who were not in attendance to accept their awards.

Shaggy and Beenie Man was named Artiste of the Decade 2001-2010

Rappers Eve and Trina who was also in attendance received the International Friend of Reggae Awards.

See Full list of winners below.

Deejay of the Year — Male: Vybz Kartel

Deejay of the Year — Female: Tifa

Vocalist of the Year — Male: Tarrus Riley

Vocalist of the Year — Female: Etana

Producer/Label of the Year — Dancehall: Ainsley ‘Notnice’ Morris

Producer of the Year — Reggae: Donovan ‘Don Corleon’ Bennett

Best New Artiste — Male: Popcaan

Best New Artiste — Female: Denyque

Duo/Group of the Year: Voicemail

Biggest Comeback Artiste: Future Fambo

Song of the Year — Dancehall: Clarks

Song of the Year — Reggae: My Life— I-Octane

Album of the Year: Pon di Gaza 2.0— Vybz Kartel

Cultural Artiste of the Year: Tarrus Riley

Breakthrough Artiste of the Year: I-Octane

Singjay of the Year — Male: I-Octane

Collaboration of the Year: Clarks— Vybz Kartel, Popcaan and Gaza Slim

Riddim of the Year — Reggae: Pleasure— Cash Flow Records

Riddim of the Year — Dancehall: One Day— Seanizzle Records

Most Improved Artiste Nicky B

Gospel Artiste of the Year: Prodigal Son

International Artiste of the Year: Gyptian

Best Theatrical Production: GhettOut

Best Instrumental Group with vocals: Live Wyaa

Video of the Year — Reggae: Unconditional Love— Jah Cure and Phyllisia

Video of the Year — Dancehall: For Ur Eyes Only— Shaggy and Alaine

Performance of the Year: Beenie Man and Bounty Killer — Arthur Guinness Celebration

Best Dressed Artiste: Beenie Man

Show of the Year: Arthur Guinness Celebration

Best Original Dancer of the Year: Dance Xpressionz

Gospel Song of the Year: Drinking from my Saucer— Jabez

International Friend of Reggae Awardees: Eve, Trina

Artiste of the Decade: Beenie Man, Shaggy

 
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