The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Association of Music Professionals (AMP) held its second annual music awards at Peace Memorial Hall in Kingstown Friday night.
Following are the winners in the various categories:
Gospel Single of the Year: “Greatly Blessed” by Evangelist Bridget Blucher
Best Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group: “Called Out” – Multi-Denominational
Calypso Single of the Year: “Act Before It’s Too Late” by Man Zangie
Dance Hall Single of the Year: “Good Name” by Melissa
Hip Hop & R&B Single of the Year: “What You Here For” by Prez
Reggae Single of the Year: “Believe” by Dynamite
Christmas Single of the Year: “Two Christmas in One” by Lennox Bowman
Universal of the Year: “Beast Drops Out” by Marlon Roudette
Soca Single of the Year: “Family” by MadSkull
Ragga Soca Single of the Year: “Til Morning” by Luta
Best New Male Artiste of the Year: MadSkull
Best New Female Artiste of the Year: Gem
Disc Jockey of the Year: DJ CJ of Emerald Sounds
Radio Station of the Year: NBC Radio
Songwriter of the Year: Gamal “Skinny Fabulous” Doyle
Best Riddim Track of the Year: “Wreck It Riddim” by Wetty Beats/Static Studio
Best Vocal Collaboration of the Year: Problem Child & Patrice Roberts – “Born to Win”
Best Live Band of the Year: Rodney Small & The Ultimate Band
Best Music Video of the Year: “When the Beat Drops Out” by Marlon Roudette
Musician of the Year: Darron Andrews
Producer of the Year: Alex “Kubiyashi” Barnwell
Record of the Year: “Rum Meeting” by Fireman Hooper
Entertainer of the Year: Gamal “Skinny Fabulous” Doyle
Special Honours: Roland Sardine and Alston “Becket” Cyrus
Lifetime Achievement Award: Clement “Baha” Lawrence
Not too nitpick or anything, but here we have Fireman Hooper winning Soca Monarch, Ragga soca monarch, first and second in road march, yet Skinny fabulous is entertainer of the year?
Ah don’t get it.
vincy view, let me explain to you and maybe this wont be strange. Fireman Hooper writes songs for the local market. He panders to the local crowd. Listens his lyrics, they are one-dimansional and on the spur of the moment, on the island, he’ll be popular and will be able to win those crowns on 133sq miles.
Skinny Fabulous on the other hand writes international lyrics. He writes songs that will last throughout the seasons. People abroad will be singing his songs for years, across the region and elsewhere. Skinny Fabulous will go places. Even his character is warmer than FHooper.
Skinny Fabulous is xtimes the entertainer.
I have just skimmed the surface of the issue but I hope you now get it.
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