-Kingston, Jamaica: The 2011 Excellence in Music and Entertainment (EME)
Awards, has indicated that new artist Richie Loop has received
nominations for two major awards categories; namely Best New Artist
(Male), and Song of the Year (Dancehall, for 2010.
considers his nomination for BEST NEW ARTIST (MALE), as a blessing, and
is honoured to share the category with fellow worthy artistes such as;
Vybrant, Popcaan, Versatile, Protoje, Dj Liquid and T’nez.
Loop's blazing single 'My Cupp' which stood atop most charts in Jamaica
and the Caribbean, has also been given an accreditation of its success
by being nominated in the category for SONG OF THE YEAR (DANCE HALL).
This category has afforded him the opportunity to share nomination with
major hits such as Clarks, Stulla, Hold Yuh, Rum & Red Bull, Mad
Over, Dumper Truck, This Is How We Do It, Nah Sell Out Mi Fren Dem and
Jim Screehie respectively.
The Excellence in Music Awards, since
its inception in 2008, has been the foremost awards event, for music
participants, both locally and internationally. The EME Awards has been
revamped this year new date and venue, but its heightened anticipation
by music industry members has remained the same. The date for this
year’s EME Awards will be March 12th, and the venue will be the East
Lawn of Devon House on Hope Road March 12. Richard 'Richie B' Burgess,
the C.E.O. of the EME Awards, said that the decision was made to change
the date of the event from a Thursday to a Saturday, to enable more
people to attend the event. (The Gleaner-More Bout the fans, February
Richie Loop, who recently won the award for the
Producer of the Year at the 2nd Annual Clarendon Music Awards, expressed
his appreciation and gratefulness for his EME Awards’ nominations by
stating that “it shows the industry is expressing their approval and
appreciation of his work, as well as the fans voices and choices are
being heard, and the fans have given me tremendous support by
participating in all the online promotions." He also added that "I wish
to say thank you to everyone namely the organization, the industry
peers, my team and especially the fans, for supporting.