Wednesday, 2 December 2020

2020 TALLAWAH MUSIC AWARDS: The Complete List of Nominations


RECORD OF THE YEAR 

“Best of Me” 
Romain Virgo 

“Breaking News” 
Dexta Daps 

“Hamants Convo” 
Govana 

“Lockdown” 
Koffee 

“Promise” 
Popcaan 

“Royalty” 
Protoje feat. Popcaan 

“Then You… And Me” 
Vybz Kartel 

“Together We Stand” 
Richie Spice 

“Trust” 
Buju Banton

“Win” 
Jada Kingdom 


SONG OF THE YEAR 

“Breaking News” 
Dexta Daps 

“Carry Me” 
Kevin Downswell 

“Lockdown” 
Koffee 

“Memories” 
Buju Banton feat. John Legend 

“Never Make Her Sad” 
Romain Virgo 

“People Like You” 
Gramps Morgan 

“Royalty” 
Protoje feat. Popcaan 

“The Sidechick Song” 
Shenseea 

“Together We Stand” 
Richie Spice 

“Win” 
Jada Kingdom 


ALBUM OF THE YEAR 

Fixtape 
Popcaan 

Higher Place 
Skip Marley 

In Search of Lost Time Jamaica 
Protoje 

Now I Rise 
Dre Island 

The Experience 
Lila Iké 

To Tanesha 
Vybz Kartel 

Upside Down 2020 
Buju Banton 


BEST NEW ARTISTE 

Answele 

Indie Allen 

Jafrass 

Jaz Elise 

Khalia 

Maestro Don 

Tamo J 


BEST REGGAE SONG 

“24 HRS” 
Bugle 

“Be Okay” 
Dre Island feat. Jesse Royal 

“Frustration” 
Jafrass 

“Got To Be Tough” 
Toots & the Maytals 

“I Am a Jamaican” 
Buju Banton 

“It’s Alright” 
Chalice feat. Wayne Armond 

“More Strength” 
Busy Signal 

“Never Make Her Sad” 
Romain Virgo 

“Pressure” 
Koffee 

“Together We Stand” 
Richie Spice 


BEST DANCEHALL SONG 

“Aircraft” 
Aidonia

“Bandulu” 
Squash 

“Breaking News” 
Dexta Daps 

“Cree” 
Alkaline 

“Me, Myself and I” 
Rygin King 

“Mr. Universe” 
Skillibeng 

“Number Don’t Lie” 
Popcaan 

“Rich” 
Masicka 

“The Sidechick Song” 
Shenseea 

“Watch Dem” 
Ding Dong 


PRODUCER OF THE YEAR 

Comar Campbell (Frankie Music) 

Dane Ray 

Jordan McClure (Chimney Records) 

Romeich Entertainment Rvssian 

Stephen ‘Di Genius’ McGregor 

ZJ Chrome 


BEST COLLABORATION 

“Cane Fields” 
Natural High feat. Wayne Marshall, Jesse Royal and Kabaka Pyramid 

“It’s Alright” 
Chalice feat. Wayne Armond 

“Lighter” 
Tarrus Riley feat. Shenseea and Rvssian 

“Memories” 
Buju Banton feat. John Legend 

“One World, One Prayer” 
The Wailers feat. Shaggy, Skip Marley, Farruko and Cedella Marley 

“Pioneer” 
Maestro Don feat. Bounty Killer 

“Royalty” 
Protoje feat. Popcaan 

“Same Prayer” 
Chronixx feat. Kabaka Pyramid 

“Slow Down” 
Skip Marley feat. H.E.R

“Something New” 
D Major feat. Busy Signal 


BEST GOSPEL ARTISTE 

Chozenn 

Christopher Gayle 

DJ Nicholas 

Jermaine Edwards 

Kevin Downswell 

Levy’s Heritage 

Rondell Positive 


BEST GOSPEL SONG 

“Carry Me” 
Kevin Downswell 

“Come” 
Christopher Gayle 

“Na Sell Out God” 
Levy’s Heritage 

“One Dose (of the Holy Ghost)” 
Treisha Williams 

“Our Response” 
David Sutton 

“The Mirror” 
Rondell Positive 

“Watch Over Me” 
Jermaine Edwards 


BEST ALTERNATIVE/SOUL/R&B/CLASSICAL ARTISTE 

Chevaughn 

Dalton Harris 

Dean Fraser 

Khalia 

Natel 

Sevana

Shaun Antoine 


* Special 2020 Category * 
BEST COVID-19 LIVE PERFORMANCE 

Agent Sasco – Sascoustic Live 

Buju Banton – “All Will Be Fine” (BET) 

Chronixx – Irie Jam Virtual Concert Series 

Dalton Harris – “Graveyard” 

Konshens – Digicel Unplugged 

Romain Virgo – Digicel Unplugged 

Tessanne Chin – Digicel Unplugged 


BEST REGGAE ARTISTE – Male 

Buju Banton 

Bugle 

Chronixx 

Dre Island 

Jahmiel 

Protoje 

Richie 

Spice 

Romain Virgo 

Skip Marley 

Tarrus Riley 


BEST REGGAE ARTISTE – Female 

Etana 

Koffee 

Lila Iké 

Naomi Cowan 

Queen Ifrica 

Shuga 

Tanya Stephens


MUSIC EVENT OF THE YEAR 

Children of the Icons Tour 

Dennis Brown Tribute Concert 

Digicel Unplugged series 

Jamaica Rum Festival concerts 

Reggae Wednesdays in the Park 

Reggae Sumfest 2020 

Sagicor 50th Anniversary concert 


BEST MALE VOCAL PERFORMANCE 

“Carry Me”
Kevin Downswell

“Cry” 
Dalton Harris 

“Little Apples” 
Christopher Martin 

“Lost My Heart” 
Kumar Bent 

“Never Make Her Sad” 
Romain Virgo

“People Like You” 
Gramps Morgan

“Something Special” 
Gyptian 


BEST FEMALE VOCAL PERFORMANCE

“Forget Me” 
Lila Iké 

“I Can’t Breathe” 
Queen Ifrica 

“Mango” 
Sevana 

“One Night” 
Tanya Stephens 

“Quarantine” 
Ce’Cile

“Rock My Body” 
Etana 

“Win” 
Jada Kingdom 


BEST DANCEHALL ARTISTE – Male 

Alkaline 

Dexta Daps

Ding Dong 

Govana 

Konshens 

Popcaan 

Rygin King 

Squash 

Teejay 

Vybz Kartel 


BEST DANCEHALL ARTISTE – Female 

Ce’Cile

Ishawna 

Jada Kingdom 

Lisa Hyper 

Macka Diamond 

Shenseea 

Spice 


BEST MALE VIDEO 

“24 HRS” – Bugle 
Director: Damaniac Visuals 

“Best of Me” – Romain Virgo 
Director: Kurt Wright 

“Dela Move” – Chronixx 
Director: Nabil 

“Nice Up the Dance” – Kabaka Pyramid 
Director: 300K 

“Royalty” – Protoje 
Director: Storm Saulter 

“Then You… And Me” – Vybz Kartel 
Director: Jay Will 

“Trust” – Buju Banton 
Director: Kieran Khan 


BEST FEMALE VIDEO 

“Climbing” – Naomi Cowan 
Director: Kia Moses 

“Could It Be” – Jah 9 
Director: Samo Kush and Fernando Hevia 

“Forget Me” – Lila Iké 
Director: Shane Creative 

“Mango” – Sevana 
Director: Sevana and Yoram Savion 

“Truly” – Etana 
Director: Prof and Krys Rass 

“W” – Koffee 
Director: Matt Baron 

“We are Jamaica” – Sakina Deer
Director: Patrick Brown 


VIDEO OF THE YEAR: Viewers’ Choice Award 

“Dela Move” – Chronixx 
Director: Nabil 

“Mango” – Sevana 
Director: Sevana and Yoram Savion 

“Royalty” – Protoje 
Director: Storm Saulter 

 “Then You… And Me” – Vybz Kartel 
Director: Jay Will 

“Trust” – Buju Banton 
Director: Kieran Khan 

“W” – Koffee
Director: Matt Baron 

“We are Jamaica” – Sakina Deer 
Director: Patrick Brown



















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