Jamaican singer, Chronixx leads the pack of nominees for the for the upcoming International Reggae and World Music Awards(IRAWMA), set to take place at the Coral Spring Center for the Arts in Florida on October 4th.
Chronixx received four IRAWMA nominations, including the Bob Marley Award for Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Best Song for Smile Jamaica and Best Music Video for Here Comes Trouble.
Sean Paul and Shaggy each got three nominations, with Sean Paul nominated for Entertainer of the Year, Best Caribbean Entertainer and Best Crossover Song (alongside Arash) while the Shaggy scored nods for Best Song (Fight This Feeling alongside Beres Hammond), Best Album (Out of Many One Music) and Best Male Disc Jockey/Rapper.
Mavado and Busy Signal also earned three nominations with both vying for the Best Crossover Song honor with Give It All To Me (featuring Nicki Minaj) and Bumaye (alongside Major Lazer) respectively and Best Music Video with Take It (feat. Karian Sang) and Bumaye respectively.
Season five winner of American talent show, The Voice Tessanne Chin copped two nominations: Female Vocalist of the Year, along with Etana, Marcia Griffiths, Ce’Cile and Patrice Roberts and the nomination for Entertainer of the Year award.
Canadian Reggae fusion band, Magic earned a nod for Best Crossover Song for their Billboard chart-topper, Rude.
Special cognition from the organizer will be given to Bobby Aitkens, Mykal ‘Grammy’ Rose — formerly of Black Uhuru, and Dr Audley Rollens will be inducted in Hall of Fame. IRAWMA Award of Honour will be given to St Vincent-born Kevin Lyttl
You can see the full nominations list for IRAWMA and place your votes here.