THE 27TH IRAWMA AWARDEES

The Annual International Reggae and World Music Awards was held on Sunday, May 4, 2008 at the Apollo Theatre in New York.

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Machel Montano

RECORDING ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Beenie Man

BEST MALE VOCALIST

Tarrus Riley

BEST FEMALE VOCALIST

Etana

BEST SONG

She’s Royal – Tarrus Riley

BEST CD

Mind Control – Stephen Marley

BEST CROSSOVER SONG

Beautiful Girl – Sean Kingston

BEST GOSPEL SONG

Lava Ground – Prodigal Son

BEST FEMALE DJ/RAPPER

Queen Ifrica

BEST MALE DJ/RAPPER

Beenie Man

BEST NEW ENTERTAINER

Sean Kingston

BEST CALYPSO/SOCA ENTERTAINER

Machel Mantano

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 Mantano

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

Church Heathen – Shaggy

BEST POET

Mutabaruka

MOST EDUCATIONAL ENTERTAINER

Buju Banton

MOST OUTSTANDING SHOW BAND

Morgan Heritage

MOST CONSISTENT ENTERTAINER

Freddie McGregor

MOST PROMISING ENTERTAINER

Ky-Mani Marley

MOST IMPROVED ENTERTAINER

Junior Reid

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 IAWARD FOR SPIRITUAL

SERVICE THROUGH MUSIC

Tony Rebel

COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD

Capleton

MARCUS GARVEY HUMANITARIAN AWARD

Ziggy Marley

Jay Z

IRAWMA HALL OF FAME
Billy Ocean

Claudelle Clarke

Errol Brown

Winston Francis

MARTIN’S INTERNATIONAL AWARD OF HONOUR

Freddy McGregor

Dwight Pickney

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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