Brother B creates history, nomination at the 43rd NAACP Image Awards in Hollywood
Grenadian Soca music artist Brother B has been nominated at the 2012 prestigious NAACP awards in Hollywood, USA.
The NAACP awards are the highest awards for people of Colour in Hollywood. The NAACP is an accolade presented by the American National Association of the Advancement of Coloured people. The NAACP, honor outstanding people of Colour in the fields of: Television, Music, Film and Literature.
This nomination is the biggest nomination in Soca Music history so far. Brother B’s album ‘Carnival Fever’ has been nominated for ‘Outstanding World Music’ album. The same album was entered to the Grammy Awards by King Chero Records who has been given Grammy clearance to submit music it distributes to the Awards for consideration. The NAACP spotted the ‘Carnival Fever’ album from there and the rest is now history.
The ‘Carnival Fever’ album includes music produced by many Grenadian producers including Jimmi King at King beats Studios and Doggy Productions.
Brother B won two awards in the Soca Music Awards in London in 2009 for Best International Male. And Best Soca track for ‘Little wine’, which is produced by Doggy Productions. The artist has been performing across England, USA and Canada over the last few years. Brother B also released a few albums since including ‘Best of Brother B’ in 2011 and ‘A Step Ahead’. ‘More Fire’ was his first album released in 2008. Brother B also takes part in Grenada ‘Spicemas’ carnival and Carriacou carnival, performing at many events during those seasons.
Brother B states: ‘It is a great honor to be nominated at the 43rd NAACP Image Awards in Hollywood, USA. Coming from the wonderful Island of Grenada and creating music in the Soca arena, it is amazing that the music has reached so far and is accepted. I thank the producers that worked on this album as well as all the fans and supporters. I also thank Jah for all the blessings he sends my way. And a big thanks to my family and friends for all their support.’
Artists nominated in various music categories at the 43rd NAACP image awards include: Beyonce, Adele, Jennifer Hudson, Jill Scott, Mary Mary, Kirk Frankin, Diggy Simmons, Mindless Behaviour, Common, Drake and Mary J Blige.
In the Outstanding World Music category Brother B is nominated alongside World Music artists: Sounds of Blackness, Susan Baca, Alex Heffes and Boukman Eksperyans.
All Brother B’s albums are available on Itunes, Amazon, Last Fm, Iribbeantunes.com and all major online digital retailers.
There will be a press conference in Grenada to mark this achievement.