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Caribbean Music Awards: Vybz Kartel, Beres Hammond and Machel Montano were all honored

Review: The first ever Caribbean Music Awards held at Brooklyn's Kings Theater, brought together some of the biggest names across the Caribbean music genres. here are the best moments of an iconic night


Beres Hammond, A well deserved award


The first-ever Caribbean Music Awards of the Caribbean Elite Magazine team were held in Brooklyn in Kings Theatre in Brooklyn on Thursday.


Hosted by Grammy Award winner Wyclef Jean, the event brought some of the biggest names across a range of genres, including Reggae, Dancehall, Soca, Kompa, and Zouk, while some of the made a reunion on the red carpet in Faltbush.


Many artistes were spotted in the venue were the queen of dancehall, Spice, Dexta Daps, Ding Dong, Grammy award winner, Kabaka Pyramid, Skeng, Jada Kingdom, Nailah Blackman, Lila Ike, Mya among many others. "I been to a lot of awards, but this belongs to us," the queen of dancehall Spice said who won the Female Dancehall Artist Of The Year.



Dancehall artiste, Dexta Daps was the first to receive the Caribbean Music award for his nomination for Performer of the Year.


The dancehall icon, Vybz Kartel received the Artiste of the Decade award, announced by none other than Spice herself.


In addition numerous awards were given throughout the impressive night. the dancehall star, Ding Dong got the song of the year award for his single 'Bounce', which followed by a performed it with his ravers crew on stage.



One of the most exciting moments was when the Reggae living legend Beres Hammond honored with the Elite Icon Award for his decades-long contributions as a global ambassador of the Reggae & Jamaican music.


The Godfather of the Lovers, as he he popularly known as, enjoyed some memorable tributes while on stage from his fellow artistes; Grammy-winning band, Morgan Heritage, and Wyclef Jean, who even bowed when give him the well-deserved award.



Romain Virgo made an exciting rendition of Hammond's "Feel Good" single, while Jamaican model and singer, Toni-Ann Singh performed with his colossal hit single, "Rockaway".


Reggae legend Buju Banton, who recently turned 50, has also honored with the humanitarian award for his Buju Banton's Foundation. he recevied it with an acceptance speech from Jamaica. Trinidadian soca legend Machel Montano received a Lifetime Achievement Award while his fellow artiste, Kes of Kes The Band got his recognition with the People's Choice Award.


Rising dancehall star, Skeng received the 'Collabortion of the Year' award for his smash hit single "Likkle Miss" with Trinidadian-born rapper Nicki Minaj, while Masicka's '438' album wins best Dancehall Album.


Among the prestigious awards ceremony, there were also live performances from Dexta Daps, dancehall songstress, Jada Kingdom, Lile Ike, and many others. such a beautiful moments for the entire Caribbean culture.




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