KINGSTON, JAMAICA — Singjay, Chino McGregor has again been nominated for a number of awards this year.
The singer, known for his tracks, From Mawning, Protected, Rough It Up,Tek Weh Gyal, Must Come Back and more has been nominated in the categories ‘Young Hot and Hype’ and ‘Best Dressed Male Artiste’ in this year’s Youth View Awards, (YVAs).
At last year’s event where he co-hosted alongside Fame FM’s Lady Renee and choreographer/International rapper,Teyana Taylor, he was nominated in the categories: ‘Male Artiste of the Year’, ‘Young Hot & Hype Male Artiste of the Year’ where he won the latter.
This year, he is also a nominee in the STAR’s People’s Choice Award in the categories: ‘Male Singjay of The Year’ and ‘Best Dressed Male Artiste of the Year’.
Chino released his sophomore Japan album, Never Change in August of last year where it debuted on the iTunes Reggae Chart at the number 7 position and jumped to the second spot within hours.There it remained for a number of weeks. In addition, Chino’s From Mawning (Never Change) was and continues to be the number one purchased and downloaded track/ringtone on Japan’s most established ringtone site, Reggae Zion. From Mawning outranked all Japanese artistes’ tracks and went on to become the site’s best-seller of the year. Additionally, Chino’s From Mawning was ranked as the number 15 song on Toronto’s Radio Dubplate Top 30 Reggae and Dancehall singles for 2010. The show is aired on CHRY 105.5 FM in Canada.
“I’m most definitely putting in a lot of work. I’ve never been a believer in achieving something and then getting comfortable in the same spot. I’m always eager to learn and improve my craft and try new things. So apart from performing, I’m always writing or in the studio making new music that will be marketable in Jamaica and other regions. So fans can look out for some new tracks that I’m not necessarily known for coming up in a few weeks on the US album,” he said.
Chino’s US album will be released in March of this year and will be distributed by VP Records.
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Source: Blueprint Publicity & Promotions