November 12, 2010
GYPTIAN TAKES SOUL TRAIN AWARD - HEADS INTO STUDIO TO RECORD WITH NE YO
BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer Writer
REGGAE artiste Gyptian copped another major award on Wednesday night. He beat out five other nominees in the Best Reggae Artiste category of the 2010 Soul Train Music Awards.
The Soul Train accolade comes closely on the heels of the UK's MOBO award that the singer won a few weeks ago.
Gyptian was in high spirits shortly after he won the Soul Train statuette. "This is an awesome feeling. Two awards in one year, I am really fortunate to have won," Gyptian said in a telephone interview on Thursday morning.
His manager Ivor Ruddock was equally excited about the win. "We have been working hard and it is now paying off. This award is another encouragement for us," he noted.
Gyptian performed a medley of his current hits Hold Yuh and Nah Let Go during the Soul Train awards telecast. "It was a great performance. I even had backup dancers," the dreadlocked artiste told Splash.
The singer has been on a roll this year since the success of his smash single Hold Yuh dented various Billboard charts stateside and internationally.
He recently completed a guest performance slot on rhythm and blues singer Mary J Blige's UK tour. 'That was a great platform for me and it exposed me to a wider audience', Gyptian commented.
Gyptian will head into the studios over the next couple of weeks to record a collaboration with R&B singer Ne Yo.
Damian Marley, Mr Vegas, Jah Cure, Vybz Kartel and Gramps Morgan were the other reggae acts nominated alongside Gyptian.
Source: Jamaica observer