Behind the 2010 EME Awards

The sixth (6th) Annual Excellence in Music and Entertainment (EME) Awards will unfold on Thursday, February 04, in the Gardens of The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, 81 Knutsford Boulevard, Kingston 5.

Out of a need for an authentic, legitimate and grass roots based awards for Jamaican music and entertainment. the passions of renowned radio personality Richard ‘Richie B’ Burgess, translated into the EME Awards emerged five years ago. Using the famed Grammy Awards as a model, the EMEs was designed with similar pomp and pageantry, but Jamaican style. Efforts are afoot to once again make this event the best award show ever staged on the shores of Jamaica.


The overwhelming support and popularity of the awards is the main reason it has been relocated from the studios of HOT 102 FM to a bigger venue. The EMEs has garnered the full backing of the CVM Group which has consented to live (local) television coverage. The CVM Goup includes CVM TV, CVM PLUS (cable), HOT 102 FM and X-NEWS newspaper, and an endorsement from the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB).

EME PHOTO: EME founder Richard "Richie B" Burgess presents Grammy Award winning artiste India Arie with a bouquet of Jamaican goodies when she arrived yesterday, February 3, for the EME Awards. India and Gramps Morgan are two of the acts slated to perform at the EME Awards at the Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston.

The CVM Group will also advertise all competitive categories and nominees on a rotational basis encouraging viewers to vote. A supplement in a local newspaper and several radio (remote) broadcasts are being slated to lead up to the event.
Notable international media entities including BETJ, whose rebroadcasts definitely lifted the profile of the event are again on board. This means that BET and BET.COM are also on board.


The 2010 Excellence in Music and Entertainment (EME) Awards will recognise the achievements of the top performers within the Recording Industry for works published between October 01, 2008 and September 30, 2009. There are approximately 30 categories including DJ of the Year, Best New Artiste, Song of the Year, Vocalist of the Year, Producer of the Year and Album of the Year among others.

Winners will be determined based on their performance on The Weekly Jamaica Music Countdown compiled by EME Awards founder Richie B from the contributions of Sound System Selectors, Night Clubs, Record Shops and Radio DJ

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