Winners of the 27th International Reggae & World Music Awards (IRAWMA)

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Photography By: Keveon Smith

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Entertainer of the YearMachel Montano

Recording Artist of the YearBeenie Man

Best Male VocalistTarrus Riley

Best Female VocalistEtana

Best Song – "She Is Royal" - Tarrus Riley

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Best CD – "Mind Control" - Stephen Marley

Best Crossover Song - "Beautiful Girls" - Sean Kingston

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Best Gospel Song - "Lava Ground" - Prodigal Son

Best Female D.J./RapperQueen Ifrika

Best Male D.J./RapperBeenie Man

Best New EntertainerSean Kingston

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Best Calypso/Soca EntertainerMachel Montano

Best Reggaeton EntertainerDon Omar

Best Latin Entertainer - Marc Anthony

Best Compas EntertainerCarimi

Best African EntertainerLucky Dube - Post Humous

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Best Soukous Entertainer - Papa Wembe

Best Hip Hop/R&B Entertainer - Rihanna

Award for Outstanding Contribution to World Music – King Sunny Ade

Most Outstanding Stage PersonalityMachel Montano

Best Music VideoShaggy "Church Heathen"

Best Poet - Mutabaruka

Most Educational EntertainerBuju Banton

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Most Outstanding Show BandMorgan Heritage

Most Consistent EntertainerFreddie McGregor

Most Promising EntertainerKy-Mani Marley

Most Improved EntertainerJunior Reid

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Best Instrumentalist - Dean Fraser

Best Backing BandLive Wyya

Most Popular SelectorMighty Crown

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Concert of the Year - Reggae Sumfest

Promoter of the YearSumfest Production

Producer of the YearStephen McGregor

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Songwriter of the YearStephen Marley

Selassie I Award for Spiritual Service through MusicTony Rebel

Community Service AwardCapleton

Marcus Garvey Humanitarian Award - (a) Ziggy Marley, (b) Jay-Z

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IRAWMA Hall of Fame – Inducted May 4, 2008- (a) Billy Ocean, (b) Claudelle Clarke, (c) Errol Brown, (d) Winston Francis

Martin's International Award of Honor - Given May 4, 2008- (a) Freddy McGregor, (b) Dwight Pinkney

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Producer's "Respect" Award - Given May 4, 2008– Ky-Mani Marley

Awards of Appreciation for Contributions to the Music Industry - (a) Herman Hall- Everybody's Magazine, (b) Winsome Benjamin- Entertainer, (c) Karl Rodney- Carib News

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