Winners at the 26th International Reggae & World Music Awards (Jamaica)

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Winners at the 26th International Reggae & World Music Awards

Published May 7, 2007

Winners Of the 26th International Reggae & World Music Awards (IRAWMA) held at the Apollo Theater in New York on May 5, 2007

01) Bob Marley Award for Entertainer of the Year: Sean Paul
02) Recording Artist(s)/Group of the Year: Sean Paul
03) Best Male Vocalist: Luciano
04) Best Female Vocalist: Tanya Stephens
05) Best Song: “Temperature” by Sean Paul
06) Best Album/CD: “Too Bad” by Buju Banton
07) Best Crossover Song: “Temperature” by Sean Paul
08) Best Gospel-Oriented Song: “King Jesus” by Chevelle Franklyn
09) Best Male DJ/Rapper: Buju Banton
10) Best Female DJ/Rapper: Macka Diamond
11) Best New Entertainer: Tony Matterhorn
12) Best Calypso/Soca Entertainer: Machel Montano
13) Best Reggaeton Entertainer: Daddy Yankee
14) Best Latin-Oriented Entertainer: Shakira
15) Best Compas/Racine Entertainer: Sweet Mickey
16) Best African Entertainer: Angelique Kidjo
17) Best Soukous Entertainer: Koffi Olomide
18) Most Popular Hip Hop Entertainer: Sean Paul
19) Award for Outstanding Contribution to World Music: Ziggy Marley
20) Most Outstanding Stage Personality: Capleton
21) Best Music Video: “Ghetto Story” by Baby Cham
22) Best Poet: Mutabaruka
23) Most Cultural/Educational Entertainer: Luciano
24) Most Outstanding Show Band/Group: Morgan Heritage
25) Most Consistent Entertainer: Byron Lee & the Dragonaires
26) Most Promising Entertainer: Tarrus Riley
27) Most Improved Entertainer: Da’Ville
28) Best Instrumentalist: Dean Fraser
29) Best Backing Band: Live Wyya
30) Most Popular Sound System/Selector: Tony Matterhorn
31) Concert of the Year: Irie Jamboree
32) Promoter of the Year: LinkUp Media
33) Producer of the Year: Don Corleon
34) Songwriter of the Year: Sean Paul
35) Selassie I Award for “Spiritual Service Through Music”: Damian Marley
36) Community Service Award: Moodies Records & Butterfli Wings Foundation

SPECIAL AWARDS…

37) Marcus Garvey Humanitarian Award: Bono, Oprah Winfrey

38) International Reggae & World Music Hall of Fame/Lifetime Inductees: B.B. Seaton & the Gaylads, Boris Gardner

39) Martin’s International & Associates Award of Honor: Don One (Don One Records), Ed Robinson (E2 Recordings), Edward “Bunny” Lee, King Jammy’s

40) Producer’s “Respect” Award: Doug E. Fresh, Gregory Isaacs, Half Pint

40A) International Award for Leadership: Hon. Portia Simpson Miller- Prime Minister, Jamaica

41) Awards of Appreciation for Contribution to the Music Industry: Bobby (Culture Jam WVIP 93.5FM), Dave Clark (Friends of Reggae), Jerome Hamilton (Headline Entertainment), Lorna Wainwright (Tuff Gong), Mikey Jarrett, Richie B. (HOT 102FM), Dahved Levy (WBLS 107.5FM), Winston “Niney” Holness (The Observer)

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