2013 BMA nominees

A committee of 50 persons, along with thousands of online fans have voted as part of the nominations process for the eighth annual Barbados Music Awards, to be held on January 13, 2013.

Candidates were selected based on the specific, strict criteria for each category, and following this, the votes of the committee and the votes of the public were considered to determine nominees.

Due to the overwhelming public response and interest in this year’s event as evidenced by the thousands who voted online, revealed organiser Ronnie Morris, a People’s Choice Social Media Award has now been introduced. Voting in that category began on November 2 on the official Barbados Music Awards Facebook page.

Following are the 2013 nominees:

FEMALE ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Amanda Reifer

Rihanna

Tahira

Mahalia

Alison Hinds

MALE ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Mikey

L’il Rick

Red Plastic Bag

Buggy

Edwin Yearwood

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Cover Drive – Bajan Style

L’il Rick – I Like Muhself

Buggy – Just A Man

Rihanna – Talk That Talk

Monsta Piece – Epic

SONG OF THE YEAR

Cover Drive – Twilight

L’il Rick – I Like Muhself

Rihanna – We Found Love

Mikey – We Loose

Yannick Hooper – Undecided

BEST NEW ARTIST

Crimeson

Malissa Alanna

Niki Nicole

Evablaze

Leadpipe

BAND OF THE YEAR

Nexcyx

Fully Loaded

Cover Drive

Threads Of Scarlett

Krosfyah

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Dwaine Antrobus

Minim Worrell

Peter Coppin

Strat Carter

Jafar Da President

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

Shontelle

Red Plastic Bag

L’il Rick

Sanctuary

Crimeson

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Cover Drive – Twilight

Malissa Alanna – Vitamin C

Dutty Android – Condukta

Altek feat. Saddis – Every Gal Love Me

Rihanna – We Found Love

SOCA / CALYPSO ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Red Plastic Bag

L’il Rick

Mikey

Edwin Yearwood

Dutty Android

JAZZ ARTIST OF THE YEAR

CiCi

Kellie CaDogan

Elan Trotman

GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Sister Marshall

Hosia Hinds

Karlos Cobham

A Few Good Men

Alison Norville-Forde

POP/ROCK/ALTERNATIVE/COUNTRY ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Cover Drive

Rihanna

Malissa Alanna

Nexcyx

Threads Of Scarlett

SOUL/R&B ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Hal Linton

Niki Nicole

Shontelle

Jaicko

Rhesa Garnes

RAP/HIP-HOP ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR

Az Man

Nitro

Teff

ViZion

Magic City Fly Boyz

REGGAE ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR

Buggy

Crimeson

Fantom Dundeal

Empress Roli

Most Wanted

Following are the honourees for the upcoming BMAs. These awards are Founder’s Awards, which are presented as tributes to the recipients for their significant achievements in the music industry.

LIVING LEGEND AWARD — (Presented to an individual or band whose life in music has been nothing short of legendary. An individual or band whose contribution to the development of Barbados’ music industry will go down in history and be researched and admired by generations to come). — Sister Marshall

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD — (An individual or band who has achieved significant commercial success in the music business during a career which spans decades. This is indicated by awards won, charting achievements, cultural impact, impact on radio, media, live performance arena etc.) — L’il Rick

AWARD OF MERIT — (Presented to outstanding music industry luminaries who are no longer with us). — Mike Wilkinson and Norma Stoute

CORNERSTONE AWARDS — (Presented to individuals who have contributed significantly to the development of Barbados’ music industry)

Dwain Antrobus (Producer, musician)

Andrew Denny (Engineer, producer)

Joy Knight-Lynch (Conductor, music educator, musician)

Anthony Lowhar (Producer)

Darron Grant (Producer, copyright & artist rights executive)

Yvette Best (Entertainment journalist)

Dr. Sean Jackson (Organist, pianist)

Dr. Michael Andrew Clarke (Music educator, choral director, organist, pianist)

Emmanuel Joseph (Journalist, music promoter)

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE — (Music business award for outstanding commercial achievement, major international touring achievements, sales and/or charting success). — Kerrie Thomas Armstrong, Cover Drive, Ricky Stoute

INTERNATIONAL ICON AWARD — Whitney Houston

INTERNATIONAL AWARD OF EXCELLENCE — Cissy Houston

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