Gyptian was honored with the 2010 Soul Train Award for Best Reggae. The Soul Train Awards program, which was hosted by actors Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard, was held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center in Atlanta, Georgia on Wednesday, November 10, 2010. The show will air on both BET and Centric on Sunday, November 28 at 9pm EST. Here are excerpts from a Baigan Choka article with a link to the full article below:
The reggae category presentation followed Gyptian’s performance that lit up the house with Jamaica flags on the big screens and green, yellow and black splashed across the stage, silhouetting backup dancers under the guidance of famed celeb choreographer Fatima Robinson. Gyptian first teased the crowd with his new single “Nah Let Go” before breaking into his smash breakout hit, “Hold You,” much to the crowd’s delight.
“I came all the way from the beautiful island of Jamaica to win this prestigious award,” stated an elated Gyptian during his acceptance speech. “Thank you to BET, Centric and Soul Train for this tremendous recognition.” Gyptian also thanked the entire VP Records team and all his fans worldwide for supporting him from day one.
[. . .]This is the second major award for Gyptian this year. He nabbed the 2010 MOBO Award for ‘Best Reggae Artist’ in October in Liverpool, England. Gyptian broke from his sold-out European tour to perform at the Soul Train Awards, and just finished opening for Mary J. Blige at the O2 Arena during her UK tour before flying to Atlanta.
Gyptian’s album Hold You is now available in stores and online. Both singles, “Nah Let Go” and “Hold You” are also available on iTunes and “Hold You” was released on iTunes UK just last week. The smash single has already sold nearly 300,000 digital units thus far.
For original article, see http://www.baiganchoka.com/blog/gyptian-wins-soul-train-music-award-for-best-reggae-artist-of-2010/