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Soca King Machel Montano through 1st round for 2013 Grammy Award nomination

Multi-Award winning Soca Monarch Machel Montano is on a roll…the 2012 Triple Crown winner is up for consideration for a Grammy nomination for his album ‘Double M’ and his Music Video ‘Vibes Cyan One’.

According to a recent release, Machel expressed his gratitude on being nominated:‘We would like to thank all voting members of the Recording Academy for their consideration in the 1st Round Ballot of the 55th Annual Grammy Awards.’

The 55th staging of the Grammy Awards will take place Sunday, February 10th, 2013 at the Staple Center, Los Angeles.

Machel always waving the flag…Final nominations will be announce December 5th, 2012…..wish him all the best!!!

WATCH: Machel Montano ‘Going For Gold’ Music Video

Award winning Soca artiste Fay Ann Lyons enrolls in Law School

by Natalie Monique
Trinidadian Soca artiste and Songwriter, Fay Ann Lyons has confirmed that she has recently enrolled in Law School…yuppers, Lyons has began her path to becoming an Attorney.

The three time Trinidad and Tobago Carnival Road March Champion (2003, 2008, 2009) has been successful in balancing her personal life, despite her hectic schedule. Not too long ago, she got married to fellow Soca artiste Bunji Garlin and they have a daughter together.

In 2009, ‘Miss Behave’ won the title while pregnant with her daughter, Syri; and also became the first Soca artiste and female, to win a triple title. In that same year, she also created history by becoming the first female to win the ‘Power Category’ in the International Soca Monarch.

Lyons told Eceterabuzz.com sources that she is ‘…three months into her studies and no matter how difficult things may get in the when the festive season comes around, she will have to make it to class’. She expressed that this is something she had been considering for awhile now and Entertainment Law may be her specialty.

The 31 year old artiste, is no stranger to standing out in the crowd, and based on her history we are sure she will do the same on her new Educational journey…as she said in her popular single ‘….ah will behave this year…’ haha

Real positive move, CONGRATS Fay Ann!!

NEW!! Music Video: Soca Queen Alison Hinds re-introduces 1990’s hit song ‘Faluma’

Alison Hinds revamps hit Square One Soca/Carnival 1990’s single ‘Faluma’, sung in the language of the Saamaka tribe in Suriname. Alison was the lead vocalist on the then popular Soca band, Square One.

‘Makalele’ another of Hinds hit songs for Carnival 2011, is also featured in the vid.

Check out the hot, new video released for the songs, directed by Tania Hoser….“Get ready to whine, get ready to whineeeee”

NEW!! Music Video: Soca King Machel Montano releases ‘Going For Gold’ for Trinidad 50

by Natalie Monique

Trinidad and Tobago will celebrate their 50th year of Independence from Great Britain on August 31st, 2012.

In addition to all the Trinidad 50 festivities leading up to this historic day, and even now, with the 2012 Olympics underway, Soca Monarch Machel Montano has released a very befitting single, ‘Going For Gold.’

Check out the Music Video (below) directed by Peter C. Lewis :

NEW!! Pics/Video: Nicki Minaj shoots hot Carnival-themed Music Video for ‘Pound the Alarm’ in Trinidad

Trinidadian Rapper Nicki Minaj recently spent July 4th in Trinidad, filming the Music Video for her single, ‘Pound the Alarm’ from her ‘Pink Friday: Roman Re-loaded’ album. Definitely depicting a tradiitional Carnival theme, the Island Barbie was looking sizzling in a ruby red Carnival outfit.

She shared with her fans (Barbz) on Twitter her experience while in her island home Trinidad, also shouting out her fellow Trini artistes Bunji Garlin and Machel Montano. She tweeted:

“Just wrapped an amazing video on an amazing island. #Trinidad #poundthealarm”
“The heat in Trinidad is on another level. O-o The girls in the vid are drop dead gorgeous & I’m not just saying it cuz I’m from here!”
“Rise and shine Trinidad!!!!!!! Time to shoot #poundthealarm”
“Bless up yaself Bunji!!! —> RT @Karatechic_TM: @BUNJIGARLIN Bunji on sett with @NICKIMINAJ !! Madarrifficc … trini reppin large!!”
“Thank u babes!! See u tmrw!!!! —–> RT @machelmontanohd: @NICKIMINAJ Welcome home !!!”

Her beau Safaree SB Fengali seems to have had a ball as well, he tweeted: @SCAFFBEEZY “Yesterday was definitly my most memorable b-day to date!! Think I wanna move to trinidad & tobago !! Beautiful place n beautiful ppl”
“Big up the trinidad boss @machelmontanohd thx fi everything rude bwoy! He came thru w/da bottles fa the b-day luv also! STRONG AS HELL vodka”
“I walked thru Trinidad yesterday and thousands of ppl knew it was my b day. The love was unmatched I luv u foreva Trinidad. Beautiful place

The Music Video is directed by Benny Boom and should debut this Summer. Nicki left shortly after for Paris for her next Roman Reloaded World Tour stop..Get em Barbz!!..Taking the Caribbean to the worlddd!!:) LOVE THIS!!!! Cant wait to see the vidddd….

Check out a little video clip from her shoot that was posted on on You Tube, we spotted Soca Monarch/King machel Montano wukking (dancing) on stage with her:

NEW!! Music Video: International Reggae singjay Wayne Wonder releases new video for hot single, ‘Caught Up’

by Natalie Monique

International Reggae singer Wayne Wonder recently released a brand, new video for his new Summer single ‘Caught Up’. The video was directed by Miami-based Director Antwan Smith.

‘Caught Up’ is the first single of Wonder’s soon-to-be-released album ‘My Way’, which is the first of his six albums released solely on his ‘Singso Music’ label.

Check out the vid (below):