Ding Dong, Alkaline, Popcaan big on YVA nominations list, ZJ Chrome tops the list of DJs
Ding Dong is headlining the YVA nominations list this year with nine nominations in eight of the 28 Youth View Awards categories. He is closely followed by Popcaan and Alkaline, both copping six nominations.
Ding Dong has managed to have nominations in so many categories due to his success throughout this year to be not only a talented dancer, but is also an artiste. He has been nominated for Favorite Dancehall Artiste, Hottest Summer Song (Gas), Favorite Dance Group (Ravers Clavers), Favorite Collab (Gas), Male Fashion Icon, Young Hot & Hype male, and twice under Favorite Dance Move for Gas and Lowe Mi Lowe Mi Nuh.
Popcaan’s recent success, including hits like Weed Is My Best Friend earned him his share of nominations, while Alkaline’s ATM, and Above Them (ft Mavado and I-Octane) are credited for some of his.
In the women’s category, Spice, Tifa, Vanessa Bling, and Ishawna are big on the nominations list.
ZJ Chrome has topped the list for the DJs, with nominations for Favorite Radio DJ, Favorite Party DJ, and Favorite Music Producer.
Other stars with multiple nominations include Vybz Kartel, Mavado, Konshens, Dexta Daps, Devin Di Dakta, Omi, Aidonia, Beenie Man, ZJ Liquid, Bambino, DJ Nicco, Chronixx, Tarrus Riley and Denyque.
The nominees were announced last Thursday night at the official launch of the 2016 YVAs. The Award show will be held on Saturday, February 20, and boast a special performance by international artiste Pia Mia.