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THE IRAWMA's
The International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) were established in 1982 to honor and acknowledge the accomplishments and contributions of reggae and world music artists including: performers, musicians, songwriters, and promoters. The impetus behind the IRAWMA is it's commitment to promoting greater participation and acceptance of Reggae, Caribbean and World Music, internationally.
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2012
The 32nd IRAWMA
International Reggae And World Music Awards
Coral Springs Center for the Arts
Lauderdale, Florida

Saturday ~ May 4th 2013

Hosts: Etana and Freddie McGregor

Bob Marley Award for Entertainer of the Year – Damian Marley
Best Male Vocalist – Taurus Riley
Best Female Vocalist – Etana
Best Song – Mr.Vegas “Sweet Jamaica”
Most Outstanding Show Band/Group – Morgan Heritage
Best Album – Jimmy Cliff (Rebirth)
Best Crossover Song – Skrillex & Damian Marley (“Make It Bun Dem)
Best Gospel Oriented Song – Richie Stephens (“God Is On My Side”)
Best Male DJ/Rapper – Konshens
Best Female DJ/Rapper – Lady Saw
Best New Entertainer – Wyre
Best Calypso/Soca Entertainer – Alison Hinds
Best Latin Entertainer – Pitbull
Best African Entertainer – P Square
Best Soukous Entertainer – Papa Wemba
Best R&B – Hip Hop Entertainer – Jay Z
Best Reggae Rock Entertainer – Collie Buddz & New Kingston
Best Chutney Entertainer – Rikki Jai
Best Music Video –
Mr.Vegas (“Bruk It Down”)
Best Poet/Spoken Words – Mutaburuka
Most Cultural/Educational ENtertainer – Tarrus Riley
Most Consistent Entertainer – Freddie McGregor
Most Promising Entertainer – Romain Virgo
Best Instrumental – Dean Fraser
Most Popular Sound System – Heavy Hammer (Italy)
Concert of the Year – Reggae Sumfest
Most Outstanding Dance group – X Klusiv Dancers
Best Haitian Compas/World Music Entertainer –
Tropicana
Best Caribbean Entertainer – Third World
Recording Studio Producer of the Year –
Steven “Di Genius” McGregor
Marcus Garvey Humanitarian Award – Capleton
Royal Ambassador of Reggae World Music –
Marley Family
Lifetime Achievement Awards/Hall of Fame –
Black Uhuru (first Reggae Grammy winners), Inner Circle, Lloyd 'Joe Frazier' Campbell and the Hon. Edward Seaga.

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2012
The 31th IRAWMA
International Reggae And World Music Awards
Washington Park
Chicago
Thursday ~ July 8th 2012

This years event was held in conjunction with the
20th Festival of Life and in Honor Jamaica's 50th year of Independence.

Bob Marley Award for Entertainer of the Year - Damian Marley
Best Male Vocalist - Tarrus Riley
Best Female Vocalist - Queen Ifrica
Best Song - “Jah Army”- Stephen Marley, Damian Marley & Buju
Best Album/CD - “Revelation Part 1 The Root of Life”-Stephen Marley
Best Crossover Song - “Man Down”- Rihanna
Best Gospel-Oriented Song - “Air I Breathe”- J. CEE
Best Latin-Oriented Entertainer -Pitt Bull
Best Music Video - “Live Your Life” - Richie Stephens and Gentleman
Best New Entertainer - J. Boog
Best Female Disc Jockey/Rapper - Queen Ifrica
Best Male Disc Jockey/Rapper - Beenie Man
Best Calypso/Soca Entertainer - Machel Montano
Best Poet/Spoken Word - Mutabaruka
Most Cultural/Educational Entertainer - I-Octane
Concert of the Year - Rototom - Spain
Best Caribbean Entertainer - Third World
Best Instrumentalist - Dean Fraser
Most Popular Sound System/Selector - Stone Love
Best Chutney Entertainer - Kris “Ki” Persad
Best African Entertainer - Akon
Best Soukous Entertainer - Top One Frisson
Most Popular R&B/Hip Hop Entertainer - Rihanna
Most Consistent Entertainer - Calypso Rose
Most Promising Entertainer - Nkulee Dubee
Most Outstanding Show Band/Group - Third World
Best Compas/Racine Entertainer - T-Vice
Most Outstanding Dance Group - Black Blangaz
SPECIAL: Marcus Garvey Humanitarian Award - Ziggy Marley- Urge
Chicago- Reggae and World Music Entertainer of the Year - Guero Loco

SPECIAL HONOREES
Int’l Reggae & World Music Hall of Fame/Lifetime Inductee - Fred Baker
Martin’s International - IRAWMA Award of Honor - On Stage TV - Winford Williams For Most Valuable Media Contributions to Reggae in the Last Decade
African Spectrum - For Outstanding Musical and Journalistic Contribution to African and World Music - Berko
For Outstanding Radio Media Contribution to the Music Industry - Field Marshall and Art Bailey

REGGAE 50 HONORS:
Recognizing and honoring Living Legend and icons since the 1960s or in the last 50 years, who have been consistent performing and working in the music industry.
Rita Marley - For Your Work in Preservation and Promotion of Reggae's Legacy
Marcia Griffiths - Most Indomitable Entertainer In all Decades Since the Early 60s
Judy Mowatt - For Spiritual Service Through Music
Freddie McGregor - For 50 Years of Dedicated & Untiring Services to Jamaica and the World Through Music
Ken Boothe - Most Consistent to the Preservation of Rocksteady Music
Eric Donaldson – King of Jamaican Song Contest in the Past 50 Years
Copeland Forbes - For 50 Years of Valuable Contributions to the Music Industry
VP Records- Pat Chin - For Outstanding Contributions to Jamaica & Caribbean Music Since Independence 1962
SPECIAL: 2011 IRAWMA’S SOCIAL MEDIA ATTRACTION AWARD - Gyptian

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2011
The 30th
IRAWMA
International Reggae & World Music Awards
National Academy of the Performing Arts (NAPA)
Port of Spain, Trinidad

Saturday ~ May 28th 2011

Entertainer of the Year – SHAGGY
Recording Artist of the Year – DAMIAN MARLEY & NAZ
Best Male Vocalist – TARRUS RILEY
Best Female Vocalist - QUEEN IFRICA
Best Song –“UNCONDITIONAL LOVE” - JAH CURE & PHYLLISIA
Best CD – “MADE IN JAMAICA” - BOB SINCLAR & SLY & ROBBIE
Best Crossover Song – “FIND YOUR LOVE” - DRAKE/MAVADO
Best Gospel Song – “WALK AWAY” - NIGEL LEWIS
Best Latin Entertainer - SHAKIRA
Best Music Video – “HOLD YUH” – GYPTIAN
Best New Entertainer – BUFFY
Best Female D.J./Rapper – MACKA DIAMOND
Best Male D.J./Rapper – BEENIE MAN
Most Outstanding Stage Personality – MACHEL MONTANO
Best Male Calyso/Soca Entertainer - MACHEL MONTANO
Best Female Calyso/Soca Entertainer - DESTRA
Best Poet- MUTABURUKA
Most Educational Ent. – JAH CURE
Concert of the Year
– REGGAE SUMFEST
Promoter of the Year – TRISTAR PROD
Producer of the Year – ZAHEER KHAN
Best Caribbean Entertainer - MACHEL MONTANO
Best Reggaeton Entertainer – PITBULL
Best Backing Band ROY CAPE ALL STARS
Best Instrumentalist – DEAN FRASER
Most Popular Sound System – STONE LOVE
Best Chutney Entertainer - RICKY JAI
Best African Ent. – ROCKY DAWUNI
Best Soukous Ent. - AWILO LONGOMBA
Outstanding Contribution to World Music – JIMMY CLIFF
Best Hip Hop - NICKI MINAJ
Most Consistent Entertainer(tie) - MIGHTY SPARROW, FREDDIE McGREGOR
Most Promising Entertainer – ROMAIN VIRGO
Most Outstanding Show Band – MACHEL MONTANO & HD BAND
Best Compas Entertainer – SWEET MICKY
Most Improved Entertainer – IWER GEORGE
Most Outstanding Dance Group- SHADY SQUAD
Songwriter of the Year – KERNAL ROBERTS
Community Service Award – SHAGGY
Marcus Garvey Humanitarian Awar
d - SHAGGY & FRIENDS
Award for Spiritual Service Through Music – JAH CURE
Best Chutney Band - PCS ALL STARS

SPECIAL AWARDS
Int’l Reggae & World Music Hall of Fame/Lifetime Award -
* Joe Trouillot
* Silvio Rodriguez
* Earl “Chinna” Smith
* Hon. Winston “Gypsy” Peters
* Isidore "Mighty Dow” York
* Roy Francis Cape

Martin’s International Awards of Honor -
* Robeert Amar
* Dennis “Sprangalang” Hall
* Sheryl Lee Ralph - actress
* Irie FM Radio
* Chinese Laundry - Tony Chow & Johnny Soong
* Tony Rebel


Sp. Master of Reggae and World Music Internationally - Chris Blackwell
Sp. Master of Reggae Award - Freddie McGregor
Sp. King of Soca Award - Machel Montano

Awards of Appreciation for Contributions to the Music Industry
* Busta Rhymes
* John Arnold
* Mario Russell
* Mike Sears
* Dahved Levy
* Lil Wayne
Special Award to Blink/Bmobile, Platinum Sponsor
Special Award to Angostura Bitters, Gold Sponsor

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2010
The 29th
IRAWMA
International Reggae & World Music Awards
York College Performing Arts Centre
94-45 Guy R. Brewer Blvd
Jamaica, New York

Sunday ~ May 2nd 2010

Entertainer of the Year:
Machel Montano

Recording Artist of the Year:
Queen Ifrika

Best Male Vocalist:
Tarrus Riley

Best Female Vocalist:
Alison Hinds

Best Song:
"Wash Away the Tears”- Gramps Morgan

Best CD:
“Awake”- Julian Marley

Best Crossover Song:
“Theraphy” – Gramps Morgan

Best Gospel Song:
“Help” Omari

Best Female D.J./Rapper:
Queen Ifrica

Best Male D.J./Rapper:
Elephant Man

Best New Entertainer:
Gramps Morgan

Best Calyso/Soca Entertainer:
Machel Montano

Best Reggaeton Ent:
Pit Bull

Best Latin Entertainer:
Enrique Iglesias

15. Best Compas Ent:
Kryol La

Best African Ent:
Samini

Best Soukous Ent:
Awilo Longomba

Best Hip Hop/R&B Ent:
Jamie Foxx

Outstanding Contribution to World Music:
Mamadou Diabte

Most Outstanding Stage Personality:
Beenie Man

Best Music Video:
“So Fine”- Sean Paul

Best Poet:
Mutabaruka

Most Educational Entertainer:
Queen Ifrika

Most Outstanding Show Band:
Machel Montano & HD

Most Consistent Ent:
Freddie McGregor

Most Promising Entertainer:
Barbee

Most Improved Entertainer:
Winsome Benjamin

Best Instrumentalist:
Dean Fraser

Best Backing Band:
New Kingston

Most Popular Selector/Sound:
One Love Hi Powa

Concert of the Year:
Rebel Salute

Promoter of the Year:
Sumfest

Producer of the Year:
Donovan Bennett

Songwriter of the Year:
Queen Ifrika

Award for Spiritual Service Through Music:
Capleton

Community Service Award:
Shaggy & Friends

Most Outstanding Dance Group:
Dancerz Blvd

Marcus Garvey Humanitarian Award:
Wyclef Jean, Rev Al Sharpton

Int’l Reggae & World Music Hall of Fame/Lifetime Inductee:
Tony Ryan, Jack Scorpio, Noel Williams (King Sporty), Tony Green

Martin’s International/Inter-Culture Award of Honor:
India.Arie, Matisyahu

Special Producer’s “Respect” Award:
Rennie Cogle

Awards of Appreciation for Contributions to the Music Industry:
Trevor Forde, Ron Muschette, Donovan Longmore, Ricot Dupuy

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2009
The 28th
IRAWMA
Int. Reggae & World Music Awards
Sunday ~ May 3rd 2009

Bob Marley Award for Entertainer of the Year
Beres Hammond

Recording Artist of the Year
Mavado

Best Male Vocalist
Tarrus Riley

Best Female Vocalist
Queen Ifrica & Etana (TIE)

Best Song
Mavado - "So Special"

Best Album
Etana - Strong One

Best Crossover Song
John Legend & Buju - "Can't Be My Lover"

Best Gospel Song
Stitchie & Elephant Man - "What A Mighty God"

Best Female D.J./Rapper
Queen Ifrica

Best Male D.J./Rapper
Beenie Man

Best New Entertainer
Serani

Best Calypso/Soca Entertainer
Alison Hinds

Best Reggaeton Entertainer
Daddy Yankee

Best Latin Entertainer
Shakira

Best Compas Entertainer
Nu-Look

Best African Entertainer
Alpha Blondy

Best Soukous Entertainer
Awilo Longomba

Best Hip Hop/R&B Entertainer
Lil Wayne

Outstanding Contribution to World Music
Wyclef Jean

Most Outstanding Stage Personality
Machel Mantano

Best Music Video
Stephen & Damian Marley - "The Mission"

Best Poet
Mutabaruka

Most Educational Entertainer
Morgan Heritage

Most Outstanding Show Band
Machel & HD Band

Most Consistent Entertainer
Calypso Rose

Most Promising Entertainer
Lutan Fyah

Most Improved Entertainer
Tanya Mullings

Best Instrumentalist
Dean Fraser

Best Backing Band
New Kingston Band

Most Popular Selector
Stone Love

Concert of the Year
Irie Jamboree

Promoter of the Year
Sumfest

Producer of the Year
Steven McGregor

Songwriter of the Year
Beres Hammond

Award for Spiritual Service through Music
Lutan Fyah

Community Service Award
Ziggy Marley, U.R.G.E.

Marcus Garvey Humanitarian Award
Shaggy

Best Song in Tribute to Barack Obama
Cocoa Tea - "Barack Obama"

SPECIAL: Int'l Reggae & World Music Hall of Fame/Lifetime Inductee
Clive Hunt, King Short Shirt, Sweet Honey in the Rock

SPECIAL: Master of the Caribbean Award
Mighty Sparrow

SPECIAL: Martin's International/Inter-Culture Award of Honor
Granville Straker

SPECIAL: Award for Contributions to Music, Arts & Culture
Hon. Olivia "Babsy" Grange

SPECIAL: Producer's "Respect" Award
Usain Bolt

SPECIAL: Awards of Appreciation for Contributions to Music Industry
Owen Dalhouse, Brigadier Jerry, Road Int'l, Heavy D

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2008
The 27th
IRAWMA
Int. Reggae & World Music Awards
Sunday ~ May 4th 2009

Entertainer of the Year – Machel Montano

Recording Artist of the Year – Beenie Man

Best Male Vocalist – Tarrus Riley

Best Female Vocalist – Etana

Best CD – "Mind Control" - Stephen Marley

Best Crossover Song - "Beautiful Girls" - Sean Kingston

Best Song – "She Is Royal" - Tarrus Riley

Best Gospel Song - "Lava Ground" - Prodigal Son

Best Female D.J./Rapper – Queen Ifrika

Best Male D.J./Rapper – Beenie Man

Best New Entertainer – Sean Kingston

Best Calypso/Soca Entertainer – Machel Montano

Best Reggaeton Entertainer – Don Omar

Best Latin Entertainer - Marc Anthony

Best Compas Entertainer – Carimi

Best African Entertainer – Lucky Dube - Post Humous

Best Soukous Entertainer - Papa Wembe

Best Hip Hop/R&B Entertainer - Rihanna

Award for Outstanding Contribution to World Music – King Sunny Ade

Most Outstanding Stage Personality – Machel Montano

Best Music Video – Shaggy "Church Heathen"

Best Poet - Mutabaruka

Most Educational Entertainer – Buju Banton

Best Instrumentalist - Dean Fraser

Best Backing Band – Live Wyya

Most Popular Selector – Mighty Crown

Concert of the Year - Reggae Sumfest

Promoter of the Year – Sumfest Production

Producer of the Year – Stephen McGregor

Songwriter of the Year – Stephen Marley

Selassie I Award for Spiritual Service through Music – Tony Rebel

Community Service Award – Capleton

Marcus Garvey Humanitarian Award - Ziggy Marley, Jay-Z

Producer's "Respect" Award – Ky-Mani Marley

Awards of Appreciation for Contributions to the Music Industry - Herman Hall- Everybody's Magazine, Winsome Benjamin- Entertainer, Karl Rodney- Carib News

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2007
26th IRAWMA

(International Reggae & World Music Awards)
May 5th 2007
The Apollo Theatre, New York

Bob Marley Award for Entertainer of the Year: Sean Paul
Recording Artist(s)/Group of the Year: Sean Paul
Best Male Vocalist: Luciano
Best Female Vocalist: Tanya Stephens
Best Song: “Temperature” by Sean Paul
Best Album/CD: “Too Bad” by Buju Banton
Best Crossover Song: “Temperature” by Sean Paul
Best Gospel-Oriented Song: “King Jesus” by Chevelle Franklyn
Best Male DJ/Rapper: Buju Banton
Best Female DJ/Rapper: Macka Diamond
Best New Entertainer: Tony Matterhorn
Best Calypso/Soca Entertainer: Machel Montano
Best Reggaeton Entertainer: Daddy Yankee
Best Latin-Oriented Entertainer: Shakira
Best Compas/Racine Entertainer: Sweet Mickey
Best African Entertainer: Angelique Kidjo
Best Soukous Entertainer: Koffi Olomide
Most Popular Hip Hop Entertainer: Sean Paul
Award for Outstanding Contribution to World Music: Ziggy Marley
Most Outstanding Stage Personality: Capleton
Best Music Video: “Ghetto Story” by Baby Cham
Best Poet: Mutabaruka
Most Cultural/Educational Entertainer: Luciano
Most Outstanding Show Band/Group: Morgan Heritage
Most Consistent Entertainer: Byron Lee & the Dragonaires
Most Promising Entertainer: Tarrus Riley
Most Improved Entertainer: Da’Ville
Best Instrumentalist: Dean Fraser
Best Backing Band: Live Wyya
Most Popular Sound System/Selector: Tony Matterhorn
Concert of the Year: Irie Jamboree
Promoter of the Year: LinkUp Media
Producer of the Year: Don Corleon
Songwriter of the Year: Sean Paul
Selassie I Award for “Spiritual Service Through Music”: Damian Marley
Community Service Award: Moodies Records & Butterfli Wings Foundation

SPECIAL AWARDS…
Marcus Garvey Humanitarian Award:
Bono, Oprah Winfrey

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

Martin’s International & Associates Award of Honor:
Don One, Ed Robinson, Edward “Bunny” Lee, King Jammy’s

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

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

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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2006
25th IRAWMA

(International Reggae & World Music Awards)
May 6th 2006
The Apollo Theatre, New York

Bob Marley Award For Entertainer of the Year - Damian Marley

Recording Artist(s) / Group of the Year - Damian Marley

Best Male Vocalist - Jah Cure

Best Female Vocalist - Marcia Griffiths

Best Song "Welcome to Jamrock" - Damian Marley

Best Album/CD "Welcome to Jamrock" - Damian Marley

Best Crossover Song "We Be Burning" - Sean Paul

Best Gospel - Oriented Song "Real & Personal" - Papa San

Best Male D.J./Rapper - Beenie Man

Best Female D.J./Rapper - Macka Diamond

Best New Entertainer - Matisyahu

Best Calypso/Soca Entertainer - Machel Montano

Best Reggaeton Entertainer - Daddy Yankee

Best Latin Entertainer - Shakira

Best Compas/Racine Entertainer - Sweet Mickey

Best African Entertainer - Youssou N' Dour

Best Soukous Entertainer - Papa Wembe

Best Hip Hop Entertainer - Kanye West

Award for Outstanding Contribution to World Music - Mamadou Diabate

Most Outstanding Stage Personality - Capleton

Best Music Video - "Welcome To Jamrock"-Damian Marley

Best Poet - Mutabaruka

Most Cultural/Educational Entertainer - Luciano

Most Outstanding Show Band/Group - TOK

Most Consistent Entertainer - Freddie McGregor

Most Promising Entertainer - Gyptian

Most Improved Entertainer - Kip Rich

Best Instrumentalist - Dean Fraser

Best Backing Band - Sly & Robbie/Taxi Gang

Most Popular Sound System/Select - Stone Love

Concert of the Year - Africa Unite-Ethiopia

Promoter of the Year - Linkup Media

Producer of the Year - Don Corleon

Songwriter of the Year - Stephen & Damian Marley

SPECIAL AWARDS
Community Service Award -

Wyclef Jean

Emperor Haile Selassie I Award for Spiritual Service Through Music

Luciano

Marcus Garvey Humanitarian Award -

Danny Glover, Bono, Harry Belafonte

International Reggae & World Music HALL OF FAME Life Time Inductees -

Alton Ellis
Eddy Grant

Martin's International / Inter-Culture Award of Honor -

Clyde McKenzie Glen Adams Ofori Amponsah

Producer's "Respect" Award -

Elephant Man

Appreciation for Outstanding Contributions to the Music Industry -

Peter Schwartz - The Agency
Myshjua Archibald - Eight 76 Records
Cristy Barber - Tuff Gong Records
Massive B - Bobby Konder and Jabba Lance O Andre Porter Jeff Sarge Ruff Stuff Band/Studio

OTHER AWARDS ~ THE WINNERS

METEOR IRELAND M.A. .. SPBGMA M.A .. GRAMMY AWARDS .. BRIT AWARDS

SHOCKWAVE NME M.A. .. WORLD MUSIC AWARDS.. IRAW MUSIC AWARDS ..

IVOR NOVELLO AWARDS .. KERRANG! AWARDS .. MTV VIDEO M.A . .CMT M.A

Q AWARDS . . A.R.I.A MUSIC AWARDS .. MTV EUROPEAN M.A .. AMERICAN M.A

.. SOUL TRAIN AWARDS ...LATIN GRAMMY AWARDS ... BILLBOARD M.A.

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