January 11, 2013
Star Entertainment


Snoop shoots first reggae video in JA
“Reggae newcomer Snoop Lion (formerly Snoop Dogg) was in the island on the weekend to shoot his first reggae video since converting to the genre and changing his name..... read more
I-Octane laments 'getting bun' in new single

He confesses, "mi nah spen nuh time wid mi gyal an mi gyal a gimmi bun," something that quite a few artistes within the music industry may easily be able to identify with. Does anyone in particular come.

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Digicel ambassadors join in 'celebrity bus talks'

As many students headed out on Monday morning for their first day back at school, hundreds who traversed the Half-Way Tree Transportation Centre and downtown, Kingston were in for a treat.

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Iba Mahr looks forward to Rebel Salute

Fast-rising reggae singer Iba Mahr is being hailed by many industry insiders as one of the bright new stars in the new reggae movement....

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'Affairs of the Heart' is Song of the Year, 2012

There is no doubt about Damian Jr Gong Marley's talent. So it is no wonder that the son of Bob Marley has won an award in the Song of Year category. Jr Gong's Affairs of The Heart was chosen as the Song of the Year...

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Bounty wins Male Artiste of the Year 2012

After 20 years in the music business, Bounty Killer has once again proven that he is a force to be reckoned with. The artiste has walked away with the Male Artiste of the Year award....

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Female Artiste of the Year: Gaza Slim

The one-time protégé of Kartel is now proving that she can stand on her own. The artiste has been voted as The People's Choice Female Artiste of the Year. Gaza Slim told THE WEEKEND STAR she is elated about the win "I feel superb!...

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Best Dressed Male: Konshens

Konshens was definitely one of the biggest names in the entertainment circuit for 2012, not only for his slew of hit singles including Gyal a Bubble, which won the Dash Out Song of the Year but also for his enviable fashion sense...

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Breakthrough Artiste of the Year: Chronixx

While he is grateful for winning Breakthrough Artiste of the Year in the STAR People's Choice Awards, reggae artiste Chronixx says he wants Jamaicans...

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Producer of the Year: Markus Myrie

Although virtually unknown in the early weeks of 2012, Markus Myrie, the son of famed reggae artiste Buju Banton, turned out to be one of the hottest producers last year....

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Selector of the Year: Boom Boom

Maybe modesty was a bit lacking, but selector Boom Boom says he is pleased with winning the 'Selector of the Year' award....

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Dash Out Song of the Year: Konshens - Gyal a Bubble

Gyal a Bubble was definitely one of the most ubiquitous singles released in 2012, and one of Konshen's more popular songs for the year. The breakout dancehall artiste had a busy year...

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Disc Jockey of the Year: Zj Liquid

The year 2012 was a very eventful one for Zip FM's star disc jockey ZJ Liquid. The DJ returned to the radio station...

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Best Dressed Female Artiste: Tifa

Artiste Tifa continues to incorporate her high- fashion sense in her music videos as well as her everyday life....

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Worst Dressed Male Artiste: Elephant Man

Elephant Man has been voted as the Worst Dressed Male Artiste, but he is not greatly offended by it...

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Social Media Gimmick of The Year

Mr Vegas earned this nomination and title for his social media rant last year. The artiste took to Twitter and Facebook to blast his child's mother for having sex with another man on his bed in his United States...

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Iron Balloon of the Year

Chase Cross outclassed other nominees such as K-Queens, Dosa Medicine and Bridgez to secure the 'iron balloon' title. Despite being in the industry for some time, 'rap-singing' in an American accent...

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Absentee Artiste of the Year

Mavado was doing quite well in the dancehall industry until his friend/entourage member Connie was shot at Bounty Killer's birthday party that was held at Quad in June 2011. Following the death, Mavado...

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Controversial Female Artiste

Lady Saw created a spark towards the end of the year with Heels On, but the real flames were ignited when she appeared on a television show declaring that no one could walk in her shoes...

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Worst Dressed Female

Macka, Macka, Macka ... She might be a deejay and an author, but Macka Diamond topped the poll for 'Worst Dressed Female Artiste'. From some tacky weaves to heavy make-up to the usually poor attire...

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Newsmaker of the Year

Behind bars and Vybz Kartel is still current. Despite the minimal progress in his case, he was still in the news on a regular basis every time he had a court date. Although absent, his presence is still...

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Controversial Male Artiste

While newer to the dancehall game, Tommy Lee has been making a mark with his music and the controversies that he has found himself in. There was the demonic nature of his songs, and his dispute with Bounty Killer.

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