B'dos Music Awards off the hook!!!!!!

Bajandivah

Registered User
Congratulations are in order first of all to all of the Barbadian Artiste!!!!!!!!!!!Man excellent excellent show last night man WOW! The talent that is here.....truly amazing. Congrats to Rupee who won two BIG awards last night!!! Love you man..u deserve eveything you get. Big congrats also goin out to the Bajan Princess.......YESSSSS Rihanna who took home 8 out of 10 awards last night also. Then there was Alison who also got an award. Every one who received awards.. congrats man. GREAT job guys. You all look splendid las night in all your glitz and glamour.All the performers Kimberley Edwin Rihanna Toni Norville everybody was awesome man. Big respect also goin out to Ronnie Morris and the Timeless Barbados Agency. Man words cannot explain what it feels like to be a Bajan/Barbadian now. Man hats off to everyone who had anything to do with dat show. It was off the hook.Lookin foward to bigger and better things nex year.More reviews and pictures coming later . Who missed this show last next year. Man i cannot believe how successful and great this show was!!!!!!!!!!!!! This was out FIRST. Love much love
 
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Sugar Apple

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Bajandivah said:
Congratulations are in order first of all to all of the Barbadian Artiste!!!!!!!!!!!Man excellent excellent show last night man WOW! The talent that is here.....truly amazing. Congrats to Rupee who won two BIG awards last night!!! Love you man..u deserve eveything you get. .......... Man i cannot believe how successful and great this show was!!!!!!!!!!!!! This was out FIRST. Love much love
thanks cause I was asking in the other B'dos Music Award thread if anybody went.........but I aint get nah answers.

so since u was there gimme the scope....who was good who did look like dey going to de shop :rofl:

I see some of de outfits in de paper but some pics for de imixers will be nice
 

Sweet Flo

Sweeter Sauce
Sugar Apple said:
thanks cause I was asking in the other B'dos Music Award thread if anybody went.........but I aint get nah answers.

so since u was there gimme the scope....who was good who did look like dey going to de shop :rofl:

I see some of de outfits in de paper but some pics for de imixers will be nice
i second that!
 

The Captain

Registered User
Sounds like it was a good nite for barbados music in general but all i have 2 say is watch out for VP will mash up ya post :assassin:
 

Sugar Apple

Pork Mout
boy wonder said:
Sounds like it was a good nite for barbados music in general but all i have 2 say is watch out for VP will mash up ya post :assassin:


cah dear....VP aint dat bad

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Rummy

Rum Aficionado/Soca-holic
i had just post something in soca chat on a few other winners...congrats to everyone.
 

GWADA-BAJE

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Stay tuned...



RIHANNA IN SPOTLIGHT. The Barbados Music Awards last night got going with much glitz and glamour as the who's who in the entertainment industry and in Barbados, arrived amidst pomp and ceremony at Sherbourne Conference Centre. Many arrived by limousines to a red carpet welcome. The star of the night, however, was singing sensation Rihanna, who looked stunning in her Nefatari-designed outfit. Her arrival in a limo, just before 8 p.m. caused a stir as the local, regional and internatiional media flocked to get the best shots of Barbados' singing star. Barbados' shining star Rihanna as she arrived at Sherbourne Conference Centre last night for the inaugural Barbados Entertainment Awards staged by Timeless Barbados Entertainment Agency. Left is model Shon Cummins and right, her manager Marc Jordan.

(The Nation)


ØGlitz and glamour as Barbadian artists honouredØ
Web Posted - Mon Jan 09 2006


It was a night of glitz and glamour at the Sherbourne Conference Centre last night as dozens of Barbadian artists were honoured at the first ever Barbados Music Awards.

Many local and regional media persons gathered on the red carpet as some of Barbados biggest names in the local music industry gathered in exquisite gowns and dapper suits. Not to be outdone were the hundreds of Barbadians who came to see the show. They too arrived in the eye-catching outfits ranging from the elegant to outrageous.

The even was conceptualised by Ronnie Morris, director of Timeless Barbados Entertainment Agency and was billed as the "ultimate experience" as it honoured many in the local music fraternity. Alison Hinds arriving with her husband Edward Walcott told the media that she thought the show was a "great idea, while Rupert 'Rupee" Clarke said he thought it was "a blessing" to see such a show honour so many.

Musician and poet Adisa Andwele said that Barbadian music "has been evolving" noting that artists as diverse as "Ivory", "The Merry Men", Edwin and Rihanna all came from Barbados yet have made head way internationally with very different sounds. He added it was important to acknowledge this diversity.

All presenters, performers and nominees arrived in stretch limousines, with Def Jam artist Rihanna being the last to arrive. The show opened with Nahtalee and Shontelle singing their soca hit "Colours" right on time at the 8 p.m. start. Performers included Rihanna, Toni Norville, Edwin Yearwood, Carolyn Leacock and soon-to-be signed performer Dwayne Husbands.
Source: The Advocate
 

Rummy

Rum Aficionado/Soca-holic
I have a few pics...I'll ask to see if I can post any of them. Wonder how long it will take for people to complain about Rihanna's dress.
 

Sweet Flo

Sweeter Sauce
Rummy said:
I have a few pics...I'll ask to see if I can post any of them. Wonder how long it will take for people to complain about Rihanna's dress.
I know what you mean, but she looked really stunning indeed!
 

GWADA-BAJE

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Monday, 09 January 2006

The entertainment industry in Barbados and fans turned out their numbers last night at the Sherbourne Conference Centre for the first ever Barbados Music Awards put on by Timeless Barbados Entertainment Agency.

The star studded affair saw Rhianna capturing eight awards.

It was the closest thing to the Grammy's in Barbados....

Red carpet ..... Outfits to kill ...... And of course the glitz and glamour as the cameras rolled ....

It was a national music awards show that every Barbadian could be proud of.

On the inside ... It was full house .... As Cassandra Samuel and Wayne Cool Symmonds whipped up the audience setting the stage for several top performances ....

In the end emerging Barbadian superstar Rhianna walked away with eight awards ... Including best reggae single, best reggae/dancehall album ...best dance single, best selling female artist of the year.... And entertainer of the year....

Shontelle also did well teaming up with Natahlee for the best soca single ...Colours and with Billy Kincaid for the best hip hop single in Take Me Home ....

Rupee was the best selling male artist and male artist of the year ...

In the gospel category Kareen Clarke won best gospel album and best gospel single .....

Lifetime achievement awards were presented to the Merrymen and Charles D Lewis who've sold over a million records and have decades of hard work within the local music industry .

The Mighty Gabby received a living legend award for his genius in music and the performing arts ....

And Nicholas Brancker for his efforts in single handedly revolutionising how Barbadian music is perceived internationally received the icon award ......

On a glitzy historic night at Sherbourne they were all winners .... But the greatest one is the local music industry which will forever be changed in the minds of those who were there.

Prime Minister and Minister of Culture Owen Arthur saw the show in terms of its significance to the development of the nation.
Source: CBC News
 
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GWADA-BAJE

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Spot On!!!


Local Hip-Hop Recording Artiste, Billy Kincaid


Last night was pure niceness; from the red carpet to the stretch limos, from the rich jazzy audio in the background as invitees arrived to the quasi-royal fanfare sending off the awardees, t'was a classy evening indeed. :big_boss:
Kudos to Ronnie Morris and his team. Everything went smoothly and the show actually started RIGHT on time. Needless to say, I (along with everyone within earshot) was very impressed...we couldn't help but comment on it the entire evening and with the sumptuous hors d'oeuvres it simply could not get any better than this! :buba:

The nominees looked lovely and the performances were ALL on point. Paula Hinds and Kareen Clarke can SING...and watch out for that all-girl group that sang the National Anthem..wuh loss! Seeing Magnet Man perform on stage was also amazing...ppl can't begin to appreciate how big this man is away from home. Rihanna's set was pretty cool, even though she had to lip-sync at some points. If anyone was in doubt of how much talent we have here in Bim...this show would've served to make them a hardcore supporter of our artistes. :fan_1: :clapping: :fan_1:

The show was eye-opening in the sense that I didn't know just how much some of our local artistes/producers had achieved. There were some mini bios throughout the night and it was pretty impressive to hear some of the things that they had experienced in their careers like working with some major folks in the business (Roberta Flack, Smokey Robinson etc) playing for the Queen and all such like it. :scenic:

Even though it lasted nearly four hours, I left feeling that it was most definitely a time well spent...plus de complimentary drinks really hit de spot at de end of de night. Red wine just kept on flowing...TRU-OUT!


Anyhoo...congrats to all de winners of the inaugural BMAs! Great start, let's keep moving! :rap:
 

**Vincy-Soca-Diva**

Mommy Dearest
Rummy said:
I have a few pics...I'll ask to see if I can post any of them. Wonder how long it will take for people to complain about Rihanna's dress.
Why would they her dress looks fine I just hope she don't jump too high cause all she business will drop out. I love the dress.
 

Rummy

Rum Aficionado/Soca-holic
**Vincy-Soca-Diva** said:
Why would they her dress looks fine I just hope she don't jump too high cause all she business will drop out. I love the dress.
because some people complained on her bathing suit attire with her jeans during the summer...mind you, she was at the Chefette across the street from the BEACH!! I thought she looked cool, but there are people who thought it was too skimpy I suppose.
 

**Vincy-Soca-Diva**

Mommy Dearest
Rummy said:
because some people complained on her bathing suit attire with her jeans during the summer...mind you, she was at the Chefette across the street from the BEACH!! I thought she looked cool, but there are people who thought it was too skimpy I suppose.
him well i suppose to each is own.
 

GWADA-BAJE

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Talent in the spotlight


THE LIVING Legend award winner, Gabby.


Published on: 1/10/06.

by Ricky Jordan


In a show filled with glitz, glamour and surprises, the Barbados Music Awards was dominated by Rihanna, who predictably took the lion's share of awards at Sherbourne Centre Sunday night.

Frankly describing the Best Reggae/Dancehall Album as her "first award" – of eight overall – she repeatedly thanked her family, including her maternal grandparents who had flown in from New York, as well as producer "Uncle Evan" Rogers and his wife Jackie, and label Def Jam for believing in her.

"I also want to thank all of Barbados, which has really supported me," said the gold and platinum-selling artiste who has just landed endorsement deals with Nike and JC Penny.

Her praise also went to Barbados Music Awards producer, Ronnie Morris, and her alma mater Combermere, as she posed with handfuls of awards for Best Reggae/Dancehall Album, Best Dance Single, Song Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Best New Artiste, Female Artiste of the Year, Best Selling Female Artiste and Entertainer Of The Year.

The only award she didn't win as a nominee was the Best R&B Single which was taken by Alison Hinds with Roll.

Rihanna, who ended the show with four songs from her Music Of The Sun debut album, headed a cast of local talent whose appearances and performances were as glittering as the setting at Sherbourne Conference Centre.

The four-hour show featured a potpourri of performances including Natahlee and Shontelle with Colours; Kareen Clarke who gave an emotional rendition of I'm Running To You; Alison Hinds who had fans waving as she and her dancers wined to Roll, and Carlyn Leacock whose medley of original classics like The Clock brought the audience to its feet.

Other performers were JCNT, Magnet Man, TC, Dwayne Husbands, Paula Hinds, Sister Marshall, David Kirton, Toni Norville, Kimberley Inniss, Alan Sheppard, The Merrymen.

In an event reminiscent of North American music awards galas, Sherbourne was transformed with a beautiful backdrop flanked by large monitors, even though the space proved a tad too confined for the standing-only crowd dressed in their finest – from tailor-made suits to exotic gowns by top local designers.

However, from red carpet entry to the stage, the first Barbados Music Awards was an exceptional production marked by clockwork precision and tight security that ensured celebrities and specially invited guests entered along the red carpet while paying patrons filed through the side doors.

Celebrities included Prime Minister Owen Arthur, Def Jam senior vice president Jay Browne, SRP Records producer Carl Sturken, acclaimed Belgian pianist Charles Loos, Grammy-nominated vocalist Little G who has acted in the Madea comedy series, as well as representatives from Universal Records, VP Records and BMG.

Rihanna also led those alighting from limousines and being escorted into the once-controversial venue which, having become renowned as a conference/entertainment centre, was elevated in status Sunday by the cream of the local and international music industries.

"These are the new business leaders in Barbados," was how Minister of Commerce Lynette Eastmond described them.
SOURCE: The Nation
 
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GWADA-BAJE

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Music Awards simply world-class, says PM


Eight times a winner. The Barbados Music Awards on Sunday night was dominated by Rihanna, who took the lion's share of the awards at Sherbourne Centre. The singing senation, who won in the categories of Best Reggae/Dancehall Album, Best Dance Single, Song Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Best New Artiste, Female Artiste of The Year, Best Selling Female Artiste and Entertainer Of The Year, thanked her family, her producers and the people of Barbados, whom she said "really supported me". Here, Rihanna has her hands full: eight awards in the inaugural Barbados Music Awards.

Published on: 1/10/06.

by ANDREA KING


"SIMPLY WORLD-CLASS!"

That's the verdict of Prime Minister and Minister of Culture Owen Arthur on the Barbados Music Awards, held on Sunday night at Sherbourne Conference Centre.

"It was worth the effort. I am glad my office was associated with it and we will continue to support it. We wish all the artistes of Barbados all the very best because this is the standard we must not only hold, but use as a platform to go to higher heights," said the Prime Minister, who was also the event's patron.

The awards, the first of what is intended to be an annual event, was a near perfect production of performance and presentations. Barbadian Def Jam Recording artiste Rihanna copped most of the awards, and producer Chris Allman of Slam City directly and indirectly, generated 25 nominations and eleven awards.

The two most recent grand major music awards were the MEGOB awards in 1989 and the NATION Music Awards in 1997.

Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office Senator John Williams echoed Arthur's sentiments on the high quality of the awards show.

"Clearly from what we have observed tonight, Barbados has arrived on the world stage and it is simply for us to sustain ourselves there.

"We have the material; they were all Barbadian artistes. I felt proud of all of them and you could see from the response of the crowd that everyone was indeed pleased with where the Barbados music industry had reached," Williams said.

Winner of the Icon Award, Nicholas Brancker, who received the crystal obelisk from the Prime Minister lauded Timeless Entertainment directed by Ronnie Morris.

"I think the music awards is a great thing. The only way to keep people motivated is to have events that celebrate people's efforts.

"It is also important to keep people aware of the fact that there is a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes and that it is not all about glitter and glamour, but it is about hard work, lack of finance sometimes, it's about struggle and sacrifice," Brancker said.

"This hopefully will be the beginning of much to come. As we can see our music is now 'officially international' and we just have to keep working."

Winner of the Producer Of The Year and Best Soca/Calypso Album Of The Year and Best Compilation Of The Year Chris Allman, said the Barbados Music Awards was an event long overdue.

"Without a doubt it is a wonderful recognition of the architects, stalwarts and pioneers in the music industry.

"A lot of the awardees have not been recognised in Barbados, Charles Lewis being one of them. We have made some serious inroads last year with Rihanna doing extremely well – the first Barbadian artiste to have a No. 2 on Billboard, a major achievement in itself, and Rupee as well," Allman told the NATION in an interview.
SOURCE: The Nation
 

Sugar Apple

Pork Mout
Rummy said:
I have a few pics...I'll ask to see if I can post any of them. Wonder how long it will take for people to complain about Rihanna's dress.


People are already complaining......it was on the call in programmes yesterday...

but before we jump on the complainers.....just think
I for one think the dress by Nefetari was stunning however I too questioned whether it was age appropriate.......sorry for sounding like a fuddy duddy but my 17 yr old daughter can look like a very sexy teen without that plunging neck line....plus I also thought the frill was a bit over powering it hid her shape and neat waist.

but to each his own...she will be 18 soon and well only she can decide what is appropriate for herself........

Congrats to her and all the other artist from what I saw in the news everyone looked so dapper especially Billy Kincaid.
 
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