The 37th International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) was held at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in St Andrew on May 11, 2019. The award show acknowledges the accomplishments and contributions of reggae and world music artistes, songwriters, performers, and promoters. The inaugural event was held in Montego Bay in 1991. The 2019 show was the first time it was held in Jamaica since 2002.
A few of the winners were:
Most Cultural and Educational Entertainer and Best Male Vocalist CHRONIXX
Best Teen Entertainer, Best Female Vocalist, and Best New Entertainer. KOFFEE
Best Album/CD and Entertainer of the Year POPCAAN
Female dancehall artist of the year SPICE
Outstanding Show Band/Group MORGAN HERITAGE The Most Consistent Entertainer FREDDIE MCGREGOR Reggae Culture Legend CAPLETON Best Reggae Rock Song SHAGGY & STING Best Instrumentalist DEAN FRASER Mutabaruka Award for Best Poet/Spoken Word CHERRY NATURAL Best music video award and Best Afrobeat Entertainer SHATTA WALE Best Latin Entertainer BAD BUNNY Best Calypso/Soca Entertainer FARMER NAPPY Best R & B/Hip Hop Collaborated Song CARDI B., FEATURING BAD BUNNY & J. BALVIN Most Outstanding Dance Group 4 BENT
Established in 1982, IRAWMA acknowledges the accomplishments and contributions of reggae and world music artistes, songwriters, performers, and promoters.