Julian Marley Nominated For Four International Reggae & World Music Awards (IRAWMA)

NEW YORK – Reggae singer-songwriter Julian “ Ju Ju” Marley has been nominated for four International Reggae & World Music Awards (IRAWMA) in the category’s of : Bob Marley Award for Entertainer of the Year, Best Album of the Year, Most Cultural / Educational Entertainer of the Year and Emperor Haile Selassie I Award for Spiritual Service Through Music . The IRAWMA ceremony will host the top names in reggae, soca, and world music, with a scheduled performance by Julian Marley and other nominees.

Julian Marley
Photo by: Fikisha Cumbo

Marley’s IRAWMA Award nominations comes on the heels of a Grammy Nod for Best Reggae Album that the talented artist received for his third studio album entitled, Awake. Co-produced with his brothers Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley and Stephen Marley, Awake was released on April 28, 2009 on Ghetto Youths / Universal Records.

“Ju Ju” Marley responds to the nominations, “It is such a great honour to be recognized. I give thanks to the IRAWMA award staff and to all the fans that continue to show their love and support.”

Born in London in 1975, Julian Marley has been blessed both by the great talent and legacy of his father Bob Marley and by the unique perspective that comes with an upbringing in a multicultural community. Having been exposed to music all his life, Julian Marley has become a skillful veteran performer, producer and songwriter with numerous successful international tours and albums under his belt. In 2009, Julian Marley and his band The Uprising spanned the globe in support of Awake. Having just finished a major European leg, Julian has extended his Awake world tour with The Uprising to include performance dates in Europe, the Caribbean and the United States throughout 2010.

The 29th Annual International Reggae & World Music Awards ceremony, produced annually by Martin’s International & Associates, will be held on Sunday, May 2nd at York College Performing Arts Center in Jamaica (Queens), New York. Watched by over 20 million viewers on television, fans may cast ballots online at the official awards website: www.IRAWMA.com.

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