Korexion Gets Juno Nod for Reggae


KOREXON1.jpgCelebrating the best in Canadian music, the Juno Awards 2007, crowned Canada's top musicians for 2006 "Maple Leaf" style, in Saskatoon, Saskachewan's Credit Union Centre, on Sunday April 1. Korexion garnered the Juno nod for Best Reggae Recording for his EP, Xrated. Described as an artist on a mission to spread reggae and love worldwide, Korexion created 3 killer tunes on the EP, that the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS), voted number one.

Born Keipher Scott, Korexion hails from Trench Town, Jamaica, where his musical journey began. Teaming up with Omar, his brother, Korexion formed a singing duo called "Two Of A Kind" that consistently gained top prizes in Jamaican talent competitions. Expanding horizons was inevitable and so came the decision to migrate to Toronto, Canada. This stride is one Korexion describes as a step from one concrete jungle into another, as his first experiences in Toronto were rough. Perseverance and what has lately been doubly confirmed as incredible musical capabilities, led Korexion to the folk at Kornerstone label and way beyond.

From his leaving the University of Toronto with a degree in Commerce in 2002, to being nominated for a Juno in 2005, Korexion's Canadian experiences have included numerous performances. There is no doubt he will sustain whatever high point follows this Juno win.

Other nominees for Reggae Recording of the Year 2006 were:
"Hard To See" Humble: Soundcheck Records
"Xrated" Korexion: Kornerstone
"Monte le son" Kulcha Connection: SubSonik
"Survival" Kwesi Selassie: Independent
"In The Streets" Trinity Chris feat. Blessed: Startinlineup Records

Nelly Feutardo, host of the award show won 5 awards for her latest and third album "Loose" that features Timbaland. Trinidad born Hip Hop king, K-OS, had 5 nominations but no wins this time around - he scored 3 Junos in 2005.