Wyclef Jean Set to Host Caribbean Music Awards in Brooklyn

A new awards show is emerging and is taking place in the city of New York.

The first Annual Caribbean Music Awards will take place later this month on August 31 in Brooklyn, NY. The awards show will be hosted by Grammy Award-winning Fugees member, Wyclef Jean.

In an appearance on the Today Show with Hoda and Jenna last month, the recording artists talked about the upcoming awards show. “The countdown starts now! It’s a special celebration of Caribbean Music. We’re celebrating music that continues to connect the world through music, fashion, and a whole different level of energy. Get ready to dance, laugh, wave ya flags, and make memories! Let’s come together, under one roof, and show the world the legacy of Caribbean Music and culture.”

The Caribbean Music Awards is being produced and presented by the Caribbean Elite Group. They are the purveyors of Caribbean Elite Magazine.

On August 31, fans of the Caribbean lifestyle and music will gather in Brooklyn at the historic Kings Theatre.

Billboard has reported that The Caribbean Music Awards will have 26 categories across several genres of Caribbean music, including reggae, dancehall, soca, kompa, and zouk. There will be a lifetime achievement award given to Trinidadian soca singer, record producer, and songwriter Machel Montano. The 48-year-old recording artist had the top position in 2019 on Billboard’s Reggae Albums with an album titled, G.O.A.T.  Reggae recording artist, Beres Hammond will be honored with an Elite Icon Award.

Artists who will be looking to receive awards include Trinidadian soca group Kes as they received five nominations, earning the most for the awards show. Masicka, Ding Dong, Machel Montano, and Shenseea have each gotten four nominations. Spice, Skeng, Dexta Daps, DJ Cheem, Kabaka Pyramid, Protoje, and Nailah Blackman are right behind them with three nominations each.

Performers slated to take the stage are Alison Hinds, Jada Kingdom, Dexta Daps, Kranium, Lila Ike, Nailah Blackman, Ding Dong and Rupee. Presenters expected to appear are Spice, Baby Cham, and Toni-Ann Singh.

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