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|Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:24 pm Post subject: 2007 ARTIST OF THE YEAR KOMPA MAGAZINE AWARD WINNER IS......
|LAST YEAR's winner was RICHIE
*PART 1 is a short resume from us about what went down
*PART 2 shows you the number of votes + WHO voted for them on the 55 Member panel.
*PART 3 are some of the QUOTES from members of our panel FOR THAT CATEGORY.
The award goes to BELO
*Everyone with no exception said that this category was the toughest to vote for, simply because they had so many good choices. However, when we tallied the votes, the results did not reflect what the panel said in terms of tough. It was NOT close at all as BELO overwhelmingly took the honors. Congratulations to BELO, KOMPA MAGAZINE's ARTIST OF THE YEAR for 2007 as voted by the 55 Member panel.
1) BELO 23 Votes
Olivier Duret, Ti Michel, DJ Rey, Kaliko, Katalog, Ralph Conde, Erly Nu Vice, Carlo Vieux, Nickenson Prudhomme, Theo Jadotte, Ti Joe Zenny, Mia Lopez, Elie Lapointe, Junior Vaval, Nandy Georges, Ti Linoel Benjamin, Roberto Martino, Papa Jube, Jensen Desrosiers, Carel Pedre, Stephanes Gilles, Roro Nu Look.
2) SHABBA (Djakout Mizik) 6 Votes
Ti Lunet, Alex Thebaud, Ti Regi, Kensy, Glasses, AJ & M (Atlanta)
2) RICHIE (Zenglen) 6 Votes
Shedley Abraham, Stanley Carimi, Prince Ello, Fabrice Rouzier, Jacques Noel Records, Bertho Zenith.
2) NICKENSON PRUDHOMME 6 Votes
Richard Nemorin, Mac D, Ralph Menelas, Papillon, Galamix, Billy The KID
5) GRACIA DELVA (Mass Compas) 4 Votes
Pipo, Fritz Bonheur, Lionel Beeper, Kenny Desmangles.
6) TIFANE 3 Votes
Frero Hangout, Alan Cave, Shadine HIP Magazine
7) ALAN CAVE 2 Votes
Foolish Brothers, DJ Superduke
7) ARLY LARIVIERE 2 Votes
Wilson Hangout, Dave Black Parents
9) TI JOE ZENNY & ROBERTO MARTINO 1 Vote EACH
TI JOE's vote from Junior Hangout
ROBERTO's vote from Reshka/Fos Baron.
PS: KEPY RECORDS could not vote in this one due to his affiliation with BELO.
*QUOTES (Some Quotes from our panel members)
+TI JOE ZENNY: "His CD, his RFO win + I also think after Wyclef, no one besides Belo has sold Haiti around the world more. BELO is my artist of the year for 2007."
+FABRICE ROUZIER: "Artist of the year is again a tough category. Belo and Tifane both took our culture to new fronts and new audiences this year and so did T-Vice but I think Ritchie scored big on many fronts in 2007 and i would give it to him."
+MIA LOPEZ: "I honestly think BelO is the artist of the year - since November of last year he's been up and down throughout the world playing a role as Ambassador to Haitian music and to our culture - his music transcends into a whole different realm.. Like Common who does CONCIOUS RAP - BelO does CONCIOUS COMPAS and I hope that this encourages other artists to follow and realize that Compas Direct is not the only music that our roots are good for, we can also be successful creating MUSIC with a point, a message."
+JENSEN DESROSIERS: "BELO has what it takes to be a major star in the business and around the world."
+RORO IRENE/NU LOOK: "BELO brought something new to the market + the fact that he went over there to win the RFO award trophy is big. BELO is my artist of the year for 2007"
+DJ REY: "BELO, in terms of his impact this year, no one comes close to deserving the artist of the year award in my opinion."
+FRERO HANGOUT: "My vote went to TIFANE. She just might be a new Emeline Michel on the way."
+KENSY: "My vote goes for SHABBA for his musical effort and what he did this year outside of Djakout."
+KATALOG: "His RFO win is all that is needed for him to get the artist of the yaer award from me."
+RALPH CONDE: "His originality and his RFO win sealed it for me."
+ALAN CAVE: "TIFANE is my pick. Her voice is amazing inside and out."
+PIPO: GRACIA DELVA gets my vote for having the courage to keep doing what he did in 2007, despite the fact that he is in a situation where he can't come to the States. He still has lots of impact."
+FRITZ BONHEUR: "GRACIA DELVA is my pick. More gigs than anyone in the hmi for the year."
*PANEL MEMBERS FOR 2007 KOMPA MAGAZINE MUSIC AWARDS WERE:
1) FABRICE ROUZIER (Mizik Mizik)
2) RICHIE (Zenglen)
3) ALAN CAVE (Zin)
4) ROBERTO MARTINO (T-Vice)
5) CARLO VIEUX (Carimi)
6) TI JOE ZENNY (Kreyol La)
7) SHEDLY ABRAHAM (Djazz La)
TI MICHEL/TROPIDISC (Producer)
9) RALPH CONDE
10) KENSY PRODUCTION (HMI Promoter)
11) NICKENSON PRUDHOMME
12) THEO JADOTTE (Kreyol La)
13) TI LUNET (Maestro for Gabel)
14) FOOLISH BROTHERS/RONY (HMI Promoter)
15) FRITZ BONHEUR (Popular Sound Engineer/Manager for Beljaz)
16) PAPA JUBE (SOBS/SAK PASSE RECORDS)
17) KATALOG (Singer for Gabel)
1 GLASSES (Takeover Entertainment/HMI Promoter)
19) CAREL PEDRE (RADIO 1 in Haiti/SPOTLIGHT Magazine)
20) BLACK PARENTS DAVE
21) TI REGI (Djakout)
22) RALPH MENELAS (Beljaz)
23) PRINCE ELLO (Poze)
24) STANLEY CARIMI (Drummer)
25) WILSON (HANGOUT drummer)
26) KENNY DESMANGLES
2 OLIVIER DURET (T-Vice)
29) DJ REY (Didi Santana manager/HMI PR)
30) RICHARD NEMORIN (Wow/Groov La fame)
31) MIA LOPEZ (Mia Media/Sakapfet.com)
32) ALEX THEBAUD (Carimi)
33) ERLY (Nu Vice)
34) AJ & M (Number 1 HMI promoter in ATLANTA)
35) BILLY THE KID (Respected HMI musician/Gigger)
36) FRERO (Hangout)
37) RORO IRENE (NU LOOK gongist)
3 REHKA (HMI Promoter/FOS BARON FESTIVAL in New York)
39) NOEL RECORDS/JACQUES NOEL (Noel/Cecibon record store in Miami)
40) DJ SUPERDUKE (BELMIZIK FM/Popular Boston HMI DJ)
41) KALIKO (INDYFEST Festival in Miami/Producer/Promoter)
42) ELIE LAPOINTE (Djakout)
43) KEPY RECORDS/PERRY (HMI Record Label BELO/DJAZZ LA)
44) SHADINE MENARD (HIP MAGAZINE)
45) MAC D. (Former KDANS vocalist)
46) TI LIONEL BENJAMIN (KREZI co-manager)
47) JUNIOR VAVAL (Prominent HMI radio host and MC)
49) NANDY GEORGES (KONPAREZON and HMI promoter/Representative)
50) STEPHANES GILLES (Sweet Micky/Groov La fame)
51) RULX JEROME (Galamix store/Promoter/Manager for Hangout)
52) LIONEL BEEPER (Record store/Producer)
53) JENSEN DESROSIERS (Phantoms leader/drummer)
54) BERTHO/ZENITH Promotions (HMI Promoter)
55) JUNIOR (HANGOUT keyboards)
PS: They were NOT allowed to vote for themselves or their bands. ONLY when 2 MEMBERS OF THEIR BANDS WERE NOMINATED in the same category were members given the option to vote for ONE pick.
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