Sunday, 6 January 2013

YOUTH VIEW AWARDS: Konshens leads all nominees with 8 nods (Plus, see complete list of nominations)

PURPLE REIGN: The deejay in performance at Sting 2012 on Dec. 26.

Following a mega-successful year that saw him topping the charts with successive hits and touring the globe to connect with his ever-expanding legion of fans, dancehall hitmaker Konshens has raked in the most nominations for the 2013 Youth View Awards (YVAs), earning an impressive 8 nods, including bids for Favourite Male Dancehall Artiste, Young, Hot & Hype Male, and Local Artiste of the Year. Fellow fire-starter Tommy Lee Sparta picked up six nods while Tifa is up for four awards. Other multiple nominees this year include RDX, Spice, and Damian Marley. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony inside the National Indoor Sports Centre on Feb. 2. 

Complete List of 2013 YVA Nominees: 

1. Celebrity Role Model: I-Octane, Konshens, Usain Bolt 
2. Media Personality: Miss Kitty, Pepita, Bambino 
3. Local International Artiste: Mavado, Sean Paul, Damian Marley 
4. Female Dancehall Artiste: Tifa, Spice, Lady Saw 
5. Male Dancehall Artiste: Vybz Kartel, Tommy Lee Sparta, Konshens 
6. Hottest Summer Song: “Gal Ah Bubble” – Konshens; “When We Party” – Popcaan; “Jump – RDX” 
7. Video Director: Scorpio 21, RD Studios, Ras Kassa 
8. Music Producer: Washroom Entertainment, UMI Records, TJ Records 
9. Local Chart-Topping Song: “Jump” – RDX; “Psycho” – Tommy Lee; “Gal Ah Bubble” – Konshens” 
10. Cultural Artiste: Tarrus Riley, Damian Marley, I-Octane 
11. Local Music Video: “Psycho” – Tommy Lee; “Jump – RDX”; “Gal Ah Bubble” – Konshens 
12. Male Dancer: Adonis Blackwood, Orville Hall, Raddy Rich 
13. Female Dancer: Mystic, Kim Weezy, Keiva 
14. Selector: ZJ Liquid, ZJ Chrome, ZJ Bambino 
15. Young, Hot & Hype Male: Tommy Lee Sparta, Konshens, Popcaan, 
16. Young, Hot & Hype Female: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Tifa, Denyque 
17. Gospel Artiste: DJ Nicholas, Ryan Mark, Prodigal Son 
18. Sound System: Coppershot, Stone Love, Renaissance 
19. Fashion Icon of the Year (Male): Beenie Man, Konshens, Dexter Pottinger 
20. Fashion Icon of the Year (Female): Tifa, Spice, Tami Chynn 
21. Local Artiste of the Year (Male): Tommy Lee Sparta, Konshens, Vybz Kartel 
22. Local Artiste of the Year (Female): Lady Saw, Tifa, Spice 
23. Entertainment Show: On Stage, ER, Intense 
24. Dance Group: Card Unit, Dance Expressionz, Shady Squad 
25. Breakout Celebrity: Warren Weir, O, Potential Kid

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