Jamaican singer Beres Hammond.
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The Caribbean Elite Group on Tuesday announced the highly-anticipated Caribbean Music Awards for Aug. 29.

“With over 150 nominees and over 40 categories spanning a diverse range of islands and genres, this year’s awards promise to celebrate Caribbean music’s finest talents,” the group said. “Carefully chosen through a rigorous selection process, the nominees represent the pinnacle of Caribbean music excellence.

“From the infectious rhythms of reggae and soca to the pulsating beats of dancehall and beyond, these artists embody the rich tapestry of the Caribbean musical landscape,” it added. “This year, we’re thrilled to introduce exciting new categories, such as International DJ, French Caribbean Artist, Latin Caribbean Artist, and Bouyon Artist of the Year, alongside Chutney, Calypso, and Konpa Honors.”

The Caribbean Elite Group said voting is underway and will conclude on Thursday, June 30, 2024.

“So be sure to cast your vote and make your voice heard,” it urged, stating that the celebration of the nominees will reach its peak at a star-studded event on Thursday, Aug. 29, at King Theatre in Flatbush, Brooklyn, “where music enthusiasts and industry insiders alike will come together to honor the extraordinary talents and tracks that have graced this prestigious list.”

Machel Montano Lifetime Achievement honoree.
Machel Montano Lifetime Achievement honoree.P hoto courtesy Caribbean Music Awards

Leading the nominations this year are the sensational Dexta Daps with eight nominations, the energetic Skinny Fabulous with six nominations, and the dynamic Masicka, Yung Bredda, Bounty Killer and Machel Montano with five nominations each.

Also receiving noteworthy nominations are Asa Bantan, Tee Jay, Cham, Byron Messia, Patrice Roberts, Rajah Wild, Nailah Blackman and Problem Child, each with four nominations.

Nominees, including self-nominations and peer acknowledgments, can vote through the official Caribbean Music Awards website at caribmusicawards.com.

The Caribbean Elite Group said fans will also have the opportunity to vote, “ensuring that the awards truly reflect the vibrant and diverse voice of the Caribbean music community.”

“Join us in the excitement as we celebrate the vibrant music culture of the Caribbean region and recognize the remarkable talents that define it. Caribbean Elite Group is dedicated to showcasing the best of the Caribbean music scene, and we can’t wait to see you at the Caribbean Music Awards,” said Caribbean Elite Group, stating that it “aims to amplify the people, stories and talent that for generations, has fueled the rich culture of the Caribbean.

“As part of the portfolio, Caribbean Elite Group produces Caribbean Elite Magazine – a print and digital publication which highlights Caribbean entertainers, artists, producers, promoters, cuisine, travel, fashion, entrepreneurs and more, while engaging in an array of topics that are of special interest to the community,” it added.

Caribbean Elite Group said the Caribbean Music Awards “celebrates the excep8onal talent, crea8vity, and impact of Caribbean music.

“It recognizes outstanding ar8sts, producers, and industry professionals who have significantly contributed to the Caribbean music landscape,” it said.

For the latest updates and information about the 2024 Caribbean Music Awards, visit CaribMusicAwards.com and/or follow the platform on IG @CaribMusicAwards @CaribbeanEliteMagazine.