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