Grammy-winner, multiple Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping artist and international reggae legend Buju Banton will be honored with a Humanitarian Award for his philanthropic foundation, the ‘Buju Banton Foundation,’ which empowers young men to have an equal opportunity to succeed in the world by providing food, clothing, healthcare, skillset enhancement training and educational needs. Machel Montano is set to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award, along with Beres Hammond receiving the Elite Icon Award for their respective contributions to Caribbean music.
Performances for the night will include Wayne Wonder, Alison Hinds, Jada Kingdom, Dexta Daps, Kranium, Nailah Blackman, Ding Dong, Rupee, Baby Cham, Toni-Ann Singh, Romain Virgo, Angela Hunte, Stone Love and more with overall appearances from Doug E. Fresh, Skeng, MYA, Spice, Morg
Leading the inaugural set of nominations in twenty-six categories across various genres, including Reggae, Dancehall, Soca, Kompa, and Zouk is Kes, with five nominations. The Trinidadian soca group’s nominations include ‘Best Soca Artist of the Year,’ ‘Performer of the Year,’ ‘Collaboration of the Year,’ ‘Video of the Year,’ and ‘Artist of the Decade.’ Masicka, Ding Dong, Machel Montano, and Shenseea tie for the second-highest number of nominations with four nominations as Spice, Skeng, Dexta Daps, DJ Cheem, Kabaka Pyramid, Protoje, Nailah Blackman, & earns the third-highest number of nominations with three nominations.
Prepare for an unforgettable night celebrating Caribbean music’s rich history spanning many generations on August 31 at 8 pm eastern time at the Kings Theatre and/or globally via YouTube as Caribbean Music Awards has partnered with the global powerhouse, YouTube, to bring this extraordinary event to audiences worldwide.
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