Brown Sugar is the 2009 Digicel Rising Star winner


Friday night proved to no surprise as Digicel Rising Star contestant Brown Sugar walked away with the top prize of $1M. After Adena Myrie was voted off it made the runnings easier for the singer. Second placed Princess Tia received $600,000 among other prizes.

Dubbed as the 'sweet one' out of Montego Bay, Brown Sugar, went in as the overwhelming favourite. A very emotional Brown Sugar had tears running down her cheeks when she collected her cash prize of one million dollars.

Her impressive journey started back in June, at the very first live studio performance show, and though her victory was something many had predicted, she was at a lost for words, saying "It is the most significant time of my life."

There were times when she felt as if she would be eliminated, and there were also times when she dreaded the thought of facing Judge Anthony Miller.

"So much had happened. I still feel like I'm dreaming," she said. And why not? Brown Sugar has now claimed the top spot of being the 2009 Digicel Rising Star winner, she is a million dollars richer, in addition to having several other fantastic prizes at her disposal.