Soca Awards Nominees Released


The Official list of Honoree Recipients, Nominees and Categories are released for (iSA 7) along with the Launch of the website http://www.socaawards.com/.


As promised here is the eagerly anticipated official list of Honoree Recipients, Nominees and Categories for the 7th Annual International Soca Awards 2009.


This year's International Soca Awards (iSA) has island-hopped to the Turks and Caicos Islands for their Lucky 7 award ceremony at the Downtown Ballpark in Providenciales. The Annual iSA is the Caribbean’s equivalent to the Grammy Awards. This gala event is a presentation of the Brooklyn, N.Y. based Soca Awards Organization, Inc., whose founder and CEO is young and ambitious Trinidadian entrepreneur, COLIN HAYDEN JACKMAN. The Red Carpet event will be held on Friday October 30th, 2009, with doors opening at 5:00pm and show time promptly at 7:00pm.

Voting is scheduled to begin next week
We encourage you to stay linked to http://www.socaawards.com/ for up to date information and more exciting news on the 2009 International Soca Awards (iSA 7).

SAO in association with Star Life Productions & Monopoly Entertainment promises iSA 7 to be a glitzy affair filled with excitement.

The Official list of Honoree Recipients

Calypso Rose-----------SAO President's Award, the Colin Jackman's Award
Denyse Plummer------ SAO Lifetime/ Achievement Award

Fay-Ann Lyons---------SAO Hall of Fame Award

Singing Francine------ SAO Legend Award

Singing Sandra---------SAO Trustees Award

Ella Andall----------------SAO Trustees Award

Allyson Hennessy---------SAO Technical Award





Soca Awards Organization, Inc. (SAO) Official list of Nominees and Categories

Best New Female Soca Artist

• Alaine - Tonight• Shyann Bailey - Sweetness
• Cha'randi - Put It On Me
• Blue - Watch Meh
• Tabia - Feeling It
Tarah Holdipp - All Night

Best New Male Soca Artist

• Shawn “Da Ma$tamind” Noel - Rum & Roti
• Jade Lopez - Bum Bum
• Skinny Fabulous - Head Bad
• Pupa L'eendi - Rum Oh
• TC - Frontline
• Ashanti - Wine On Your Boom Boom
• Trevor Gore - Mama Yo

Female Soca Vocalist of the Year

• Destra Garcia - Hott
• Shyann Bailey - Sweetness
• Alison hinds - Bumpers
• Nnika Francis - Do Meh What Yuh Want
• Zoelah - Wine up on me

Male Soca Vocalist of the Year

• Edwin Yearwood - Not Missing Me
• Kes - This Feeling
• Zan - Slip Away
• Biggie Irie - Bigg Girlzz
• Ragga - Chippin Down De Road
• Rupee - Single Ladies

Female Soca Performer of the Year

• Denise Belfon - Licks
• Destra Garcia - Sassiness
• Faye-Ann Lyons - Heavy T
• Alison Hinds - Bumpers
• Claudette Peters - Bring It On

Male Soca Performer of the Year

• Bunji Garlin - Clear De Road
• Edwin Yearwood - Not Missing Me
• Machel Montano - Push Yuh Bumper
• Skinny Fabulous - Head Bad
• Ricky T - Wheel and Come Again

Soca Duo or Group of the Year

• 2Ntrigue - Kryptonite
• 3 Canal - Boom Up History
• 3 Suns - Give It Up
• Luni Sparks & Electrify - Clear De Way

Soca Song Writer of the Year

• Ricky T - (Party Cya Done, Wheel and Come Again, Toxic)
• KMC - (Am Not Drunk, Yeast, I Will)
• Destra Garcia - (Bacchanal, Hott, Sassiness)
• Faye-Ann Lyons - (Heavy T, Meet Super Blue, Wine Faster)
• Edwin Yearwood - (Not Missing Me, In A Jam, We On De Way)
• Benjai - (Drunk Again, Tanty Say, Whole Day)

Best Soca Collaboration Grove

• Destra ft Alison & Saucy - Obsessive Winners
• Machel Montano ft Collie Budds - Fly Away
• Iwer George ft Ziggy Rankin - We Like It
• Patrice Roberts ft Machel Montano - Tempa Wine
• Shurwayne Winchester ft Serani - AlI Need
• Benjai ft Scarface - Tanty Say
• Shurwayne Winchester ft Maxi Priest - Make it yours



Best Soca Collaboration up Tempo

• Luni Sparks & Electrify - Clear De Way
• Beenie Man ft Trini Jacobs - Superstar
• Ms Alysha ft Alison Hinds - Fly Away
• Nadia Batson & Ms Alysha - Road Block

Over All Female Soca Artist of the Year

• Destra - Hott
• Faye-Ann Lyons - Meet Super Blue
• Alison Hinds - Drop It
• Claudette Peters - Bring It On
• Zoelah - Wine up on me

Over All Male Soca Artists of the Year

• Ricky T - Wheel and Come Again
• Edwin Yearwood - Not Missing Me
• Skinny Fabulous - Head Bad
• KMC - Yeast
• Machel Montano - Push Bumper

International Soca DJ of the year

• Back 2 Basics - New York
• Soca Twins - Germany
• DJ Tony Tempo - Atlanta
• D' Enforcas - Canada
• Alicia D Duchess - Trinidad
• Techno Sound - Turks & Caicos
• DJ Stephen - Atlanta
• DJ Spice - New York

Best Soca Compilation Album/CD of the Year

• Feel Nas - Straight from BIM Vol 2
• Best of the Best - Soca Hits 09
• Soca 919 FM - Trini Bashment - Soca Compilation
• Soca Gold - Soca Gold 2009
• Machel Montano - HD Family
• Best of the Best - Soca Grooves 2009
• The Red Boyz - Mo’ Fire Blazin’

Best Soca Compilation Rhythm

• La Duma Riddim by (Daryl Braxton) TNT
• Coconut Tree Riddim by (Mostapiece Productions) Barbados
• Bad Boy Riddim by (Dwain "Dwaingerous" Antrobus) Barbados
• Step Out Riddim by (Madmen Productions) TNT
• The Feel Nas Riddim by (Dwain "Dwaingerous" Antrobus) Barbados
• Fix It Up Riddim by (Madmen Productions) TNT
• Veteran Riddim by (Penn & Ace) St. Lucia
• Bus Stop Riddim by (Madmen Productions) TNT

Soca Humor of the Year

• Crazy - It Hard
• Impulse - 2 Notes
• Bunji Garlin - Banana
• Ninjitsu - Mango
• Berbice – Beat It

Favorite Groove Soca - Female

• Zoelah - Wine up on me
• Destra - Hott
• Shayne Bailey - Sweetness
• Faye-Ann Lyons - Heavy T
• Alison Hinds - Bumpers
• Tizzy - Wuk Meh
• Nadia Batson - Bumpers Rule

Favorite Groove Soca – Male

• Zan - Slip Away
• KMC - Am Not Drunk
• Benjai - Drunk Again
• Red Plastic Bag - Wrong Gal
• Machel Montano - Push Bumper
• Lyrikal - All Over De Gyal

Favorite up Tempo Soca - Female

• Faye-Ann Lyons - Meet Super Blue
• Claudette Peters - Bring It On
• Destra Garcia - Bacchannal
• Nadia Batson - Play Mas
• Patrice Roberts - Sway In De Mas

Favorite up Tempo Soca - Male

• Stabby De Guard - Go Stabby
• Ricky T - Wheel and Come Again
• Skinny Fabulous - Head Bad
• Blaxx - Tusty
• Red Hot Flames - Musical Bomb

Soca Artist Album/CD of the year

• Destra Garcia - Hott
• Berbice - Demon
• Machel Montano - Heavenly Drum
• KMC - I Am Who I Am - KMC Imperium

Soca Song of the Year

• Faye-Ann Lyons - Meet Super Blue
• Skinny Fabulous - Head Bad
• Red Plastic Bag - Wrong Gal
• Destra Garcia - Bacchanal
• Edwin Yearwood - Not Missing Me
• Benjai - Drunk Again
• Machel Montano - Push Yuh Bumper

Favorite Soca Info Website

• www.tropicalfete.com
• www.trinijunglejuice.com
• www.toronto-lime.com
• www.bajanfuhlife.com
• www.smallislandmassive.com
• www.pointalive.com

Over All Soca Band of the Year

• Red Hot Flames - Antigua
• Edwin Yearwood & Krosfyah - Barbados
• Machel Montano HD - TNT
• Destra Garcia & The Band - TNT
• Roy Cape All-stars - TNT
• Kes The Band - TNT

Soca Producer of the Year

• Red Boyz - (Wrong Gal, Feet Don’t Fail Me Now, Make It Yours)
• Daryl Braxton - (Heavy T, Banana, Tanty Say)
• Sheldon ‘$hel $hock’ Benjamin - (Hott, Ravin, Sway In De Mas)
• Neil Bernard - (Bacchanal, Sweetness, Meet Super Blue)
• Kerwin Du Bois - (Put Me Out, Tusty, Obsessive Winners)

Best Soca Music Video

• Machel Montano, Patrice Roberts - Looking Hot, Push Bumper, Tempa wine
• Destra Garcia - Hott
• Peter Ram - Tight
• KMC - Am Not Drunk
• Iwer George - Ready
• Lil Bitts - Hold Meh / Dis Year
• Edwin Yearwood & Krosfyah - Nah Missing Me
• Shurwayne Feat Maxi Priest - Make It Yours
• 3 Canal - Boom Up History
• Blaxx - Tusty

Best Soca Chutney Music Video

• Dulari Nanny By Ravi B
• Rum & Roti By Patch & Da Mastamind
• Radica By Kenneth Salick
• Go Nah By Rajin Dhanraji
• Bison By Nisha B
• Jep Sting Naina By Hunter, Anil Bheem, Andy Singh, Ravi B, Hitman & Drupatee



Best Soca Re-Mix Collaboration

• Pupa L'eendi ft Blaxx - Rum Oye
• Tizzy ft Richard Trumpet - Wuk Meh
• Ragga ft Skar - Chipping Down De Road

Over All Soca Chutney Artist of the Year

• Hunter - Jep Sting Naina
• Kenneth Salick - Radica
• Hitman - Whole Day ah Liming
• Ravi B - Dularie Nanny
• Soca Elvis – Drunkard

Over All Soca Chutney Band of the Year

• Dil E Nadan
• Gemini Band
• JMC Triveni
• Karma Band
• Anil Bheem BMRZ Band

Soca Chutney Song of the Year

• Tek Mi Gyul “Rat Boy” By Hitman & Ravi B
• Radica By Kenneth Salick
• Jep Sting Naina By Hunter, Anil Bheem, Andy Singh, Ravi B, Hitman & Drupatee
• Dulari Nanny By Ravi B
• Rum & Roti By Patch & Da Mastamind

Favorite Soca Online Radio

• www.redhotflames.com
• www.thefrontlineradio.com
• www.soca919fm.com
• www.wackradio901fm.com

Best Soca Chutney Collaboration of the Year

• Rum & Roti - Patch & Da Mastamind
• A bottle - Alison Hinds, Hunter & Peter Ram
• Basanti - Destra Garcia & Gaymond Ramnarine
• Drunkard - Soca Elvis ft Hitman, Tracy D & Andy Singh
• Andy Singh ft Blaxx - Beating Meh Rum

Best DJ Soca Artist (Dj that sings)
• Lil Rick - Thunder• Third Bass - Obama • Devon Mathews - Bumpers• Super Jigga TC - Frontline • Shal Marshal - Bum Bum Vile

Ragga Soca Song of the Year

• This Time by Ziggy Ranking
• All Over De Gyal by Lyrikal
• Banana by Bunji Garlin
• Fly Away by Machel Montano ft Collie Budds
• Tight by Peter Ram
• Private Wine by Problem Child
• Doh Tape Meh by KMC
• Nobody’s Goin Home by Tony Matterhorn
• Plenty Gyal by Bunji Garlin ft Beenie Man

Soca Chutney Artist of the Year

• Ravi B - Dularie Nanny
• Hitman - Whole Day ah Liming
• Hunter - Jep Sting Naina
• Andy Singh - Beating Meh Rum
• Kenneth Salick - Radica


Support for iSA 7 is provided by socaawards.com, socatvonline.com, dcelebrities.com, Red Hot Radio 98.5FM, Pour Moi – Cognac, JTE Spirits, Nikki Resort, Beaches Resort, tropicalfete.com, thefrontlineradio.com, toronto-lime.com, wukupnuff.com, caribbeanmecca.com, tswradio.com, http://www.vipconnectedentertainment.com/, 360 Media and Soca Mix.

For further information please visit <http://www.socaawards.com/> http://www.socaawards.com/ or contact the Soca Awards Organization, Inc. office at (718) 734-5566 / (347) 737-5357 or 649-245-8191, 649-331-6991, 649-242-5405 / Email: socaawards@gmail.com.

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