Thursday, January 08, 2009

Barbados Music Awards Winners

Square One

So, another Barbados Music Awards show has come and gone and this year seemed a little low-keyed to me. Maybe because star girl Rihanna wasn't in attendance? Nevertheless, kudos to producer Ronnie Morris for once again staging the event, especially in the current economic environment where sponsorship is hard to come by.

This year, mega soca band Square One were the recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award, while the International Lifetime Achievement Award went to R&B songstress Regina Belle.

The Living Legend Award went to songwriter extraordinaire Anthony Walrond, while a posthumous Award of Merit was bestowed on artist Winston Jordan. Several Cornerstone Awards were presented to the band Ivory, cultural icon Wayne 'Poonka' Willock, actress Myrle Niles and broadcaster Win Calendar.

Some of the main winners of the night were:

Best New Artist - Stabby De Guard

Soca (up-tempo) Single - Blood- That Is What I Talking Bout

Reggae Artist of the Year - David Kirton

R&B / Soul Artist - Hal Linton

Song of the Year - Shontelle- T-Shirt

Video of the Year (Female) - Rihanna- Disturbia

Band of the Year - Krosfyah

Songwriter of the Year - Edwin Yearwood

Female Entertainer Of The Year - Rihanna

Male Entertainer of the Year - Khiomal

Platinum Certification - Soca Queen - Alison Hinds

Award of Excellence - Peter Ram

Tomorrow, the red carpet critique.


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