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Urban Music Awards Nominates Sizzla Kalonji

For Best Album “Overstanding” and Artist of the Year

sizzla_kolonji_reggaeartiste_pictures.jpgLaunching its 1st Annual Caribbean Urban Music Awards in Jamaica on April 26th, 2008 at James Bond Beach in Ocho Rios, The Urban Music Awards has nominated Sizzla Kalonji for Best Album, “Overstanding” and Artist of the Year.

The Urban Music Awards is one of the biggest international awards ceremonies held in the USA, UK, France, and Germany, broadcasting worldwide to an audience of 14.5 million viewers annually. With over 3 million urban music fans nominating and voting on the official UMA website internationally per year, voting for Sizzla Kalonji will commence after February 14th on

The UMA’s celebrated its 5th anniversary in 2007 by launching for the first time in New York on the 7th of July 2007. The Urban Music Awards was born out of the need to build a worldwide and independent awards ceremony to recognize the achievement of 100% urban based artists, producers, club nights, DJ’s, radio stations, record labels and artist that are a product of the current Urban music scene.

For 5 years now, the prestigious awards ceremony has been covered by: CNN, Vibe Magazine, BET, MTV, The BBC World Service, Hot 97, VH1, BBC Radio 1, BBC Entertainment Online, Invincible TV, Evening Standard, The Metro Newspaper, The Independent, The Guardian, Invincible, Channel 4, CD: UK, London Tonight, Choice fm, Daily Star, New York Daily, New Nation, The Voice, and many more.

Chris Mitchell, Marketing Manager of Invincible Media Group & Urban Music Awards said: “The growth of the Urban Music Awards since it was launched by Invincible Media Group 7 years ago has been incredible. As one of the biggest International Music Awards ceremonies, we are proud to launch the Caribbean Urban Music Awards for the first time annually in the Jamaica. We plan to make this a people’s choice awards ceremony which will serve to promote Caribbean music and artists internationally to millions of homes like never before.”

"Efforts being made and goals being achieved, just to show that we are apart of the blessed creation. As organs of our body function, to make us survive as humans, so we ought to unite to reach our highest endeavors as a nation. I am so humbly thankful and overwhelmed with such a delightful recognition. It pleases my heart and grace my soul to be honored with such a prestigious nomination." expresses Sizzla Kalonji about his two UMA nominations.


Comments (1)


Leslie Gutierrez:
Posted by Leslie Gutierrez | March 11, 2008 11:16 AM

This is exciting! Finally, Caribbean music is getting the recognition and coverage that it deserves, especially Reggae music.

Sizzla Kalonji definitely deserves this nomination. He has been providing positive music for blacks everywhere a long time and encouraging us to love ourselves and be proud of our heritage. Big up Sizzla! Much love!

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