Thursday, January 08, 2009
Barbados Music Awards Winners
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.