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Dancehall artistes Popcaan, Spice and Vybz Kartel were among the biggest winners last weekend at the 2016 staging of the International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA).

The ‘Unruly Boss’ Popcaan walked away with the Entertainer of the Year award, the ‘Queen of Stage’ Spice won the award for the Best Female deejay while incarcerated Dancehall superstar Vybz Kartel was awarded the Best Male. The Best Song of the year was given to Reggae firebrand Nesbeth for his ‘My Dream’ single.

Related: Spice the only female nominated for MOBO Award with Popcaan & Alkaline

Check out the full list of winners below.

2016 IRAWMA WINNERS

Entertainer of the Year– POPCAAN
Best Male Vocalist– CHRIS MARTIN
Best Female Vocalist– ETANA
Best Song- “MY DREAM” – NESBETH
Best Album/CD- “ STRICTLY ROOTS”– MORGAN HERITAGE
Best Crossover Song- ”CHEAP THRILLS”-SIAFT SEAN PAUL
Best Gospel Song- “IF IT IS NOT YOU” – KEVIN DOWNSWELL
Best Male DJ/Rapper– VYBZ KARTEL
Best Female DJ/Rapper– SPICE
Best New Entertainer– SKIP MARLEY
Best Calypso/Soca Song– TEDDYSON JOHN
Best Latin Song– PITBULL
Best African Song– SHATTA WALE
Best Soukous Song– “SELFIE”– KOFFI OLOMIDE
Best Belizean Entertainer – LOVA BOY
Best R& B Hip Hop Song– ”WORK”– RIHANNA & DRAKE
Best Reggae Rock Song– SLIGHTY STOOPID “ THE PROPHET”
Best Chutney Song– SHIVA LAKHAN
Best Music Video– MAJOR LASER, FEATURING TARRUS RILEY & ELLIE GOULDING
Best Spoken Word/Poet- MUTABARUKA
Most Cultural/Educational Entertainer- TARRUS RILEY
Most Outstanding Show Band/Group- INNER CIRCLE
Most Consistent Entertainer– YELLOWMAN
Most Promising Entertainer– STONEBWOY
Best Instrumental Song- DEAN FRASER
Most Popular Sound System/Selector – TONY MATTERHORN

Concert of the Year- REGGAE SUMFEST
Most Outstanding Dance Group- NATIONAL DANCE THEATRE COMPANY (NDTC)
Haitian Entertainer of the Year- JBEATZ
Best Caribbean Entertainer- BERES HAMMOND
Recording Producer of the Year- CHIMNEY RECORDS
Marcus Garvey Humanitarian Award- Cedella Marley


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