Five years after his incarceration, Vybz Kartel is still running Dancehall!
The “Worl Boss” deejay was the biggest winner at the 10th annual Youth View Awards (YVA), held at the National Indoor Sports Arena in St Andrew on Saturday (Feb 18).
Vybz Kartel, who is serving a life sentence for murder, received five awards from his eight nominations in seven categories.
Kartel won the awards for Favourite Local Artiste (Male); Hottest Summer Song; Favourite Local Chart-Topping Song for Fever; Favourite Dancehall Artiste; and shared Favourite Musical Collaboration with Shenseea for “Loodi.”
Fast-rising Shenseea received three trophies, Breakout Celebrity of the Year; Young Hot and Hype (Female); and Favourite Music Collab with Vybz Kartel.
Alkaline, who got 10 nominations, won two trophies, Young Hot and Hype (Male) and shared honours with Jay Will Films in the Favourite Local Music Video category with City.
Beenie Man was named YVA Icon for his contribution to local music and the event.
The award ceremony saw a huge turnout this year and some well-received performance from the likes of Beenie Man, Freddie McGregor, Shenseea, Romain Virgo, among others.
The YVA event also celebrated its 10 year anniversary after being launched in 2008 to give recognition to Jamaican talents.
Winners in the following categories were as follows:
Favourite Dance Group: Ravers Clavers
Favourite Local Music Producer: DJ Frass
Favourite Artiste Female (local): Spice
Favourite Dancer (Male): Ding Dong
Favourite Cultural Artiste: Chronixx
Favourite Local TV Show: Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall
Fashion Icon (Male): Quite Perry
Fashion Icon (Female): Shanice Allen
Favourite Local International Artiste: Popcaan
Favourite Gospel Artiste: Kevin Downswell
Favourite Breakout Youth Athlete (Male): Javon Francis
Favourite Breakout Youth Athlete (Female): Toni-Ann Williams
Favourite Social Media Personality: Bad Gal DyDy
Favourite Legendary Artiste: Beres Hammond
Favourite Dance Move: LOL by the Tuff A Lie Crew
Celebrity Role Model: Usain Bolt
Favourite Video Director: RD Studios
Favourite Radio DJ: ZJ Chrome
Party Selector of the Year: Creep Chromatic