Jan 25, 2008

Sizzla Confirmed For Urban Music Awards

Sizzla is among Some of the international acts already confirmed to perform at The 1st annual Caribbean Urban Music Awards launch in Jamaica on the April 26, 2008 in Ochios Rios. International acts already confirmed includes Collie Buddz and Bobby Valentino .

The Urban Music Awards is one of the biggest international awards ceremonies held in the USA, UK, France, and Germany and broadcast worldwide to an audience of 14.5 million viewers.

From its inception all nominations and voting have been left for the public to decide. The public submit their nominees online for all 10 categories, with voting to be announced in February 2008 at a press conference in Kingston, Jamaica.

Chris Mitchell, Marketing Manager of Invincible Media Group & Urban Music Awards said: "The growth of the Urban Music Awards since it was launched by Invincible Media Group seven years ago has been incredible. As one of the biggest international Music Awards ceremonies, we are proud to launch the Caribbean Urban Music Awards for the first time annually in the Jamaica. We plan to make this a people's choice awards ceremony which will serve to promote Caribbean music and artists internationally to millions of homes like never before."

In a move to unite all the Islands of the Caribbean via the Caribbean Urban Music Awards. the Urban Music Awards team has announced that it has entered into a licensing agreement to create a brand new television show.

Launching in the Caribbean in February, North America in May and the United Kingdom in August 2008, the Caribbean Next Urban Superstar will be similar to Britain's Next Urban Superstar and America's Next Urban Superstar. It will be a unique television show of its kind to be directly associated with a major awards ceremony. Next Urban Superstar search will become the biggest annual urban televised singing competition directly associated with the Urban Music Awards.

The Caribbean's Next Urban Superstar will see the auditioning of thousands of acts from February 2008 giving a chance for the public to vote for the winners by SMS text and via the official website.

Aspiring acts will be auditioned from Jamaica, Anguilla, Martinique, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, St. Lucia, Curacao, Dominica, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, St Kitts & Nevis, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago.

Winners from Caribbean's Next Urban Superstar will win a recording & management contract and will win the chance to perform at the UMAs in Jamaica, New York, and London all expenses paid). Winners of all 10 of the other categories at the CUMA awards show will also be determined by the public when voting commences in February.

SOURCE:Caribbean TV

1 comment:

  1. The people of the Caribbean should come together and insist that these people who are doing this show cancel it for insulting the people of the Caribbean. Who told them that we in the Caribbean needed them. They did not even take the time to understand the music of the region. Alison Hinds & M. Montano nominated for Calypso! what a joke. What are they going to do redefine the genre. Also atleast a 90% Jamaican nomination for this event, where was the voting done in Jamaica. What a farse.