- Number 1 song on four charts simultaneously
Reggae star I Octane topped the BBC 1xtra dancehall charts this week with his breakout hit, Nuh Love Inna Dem on the Cashflow Records label, ahead of top flight artistes Khago, Mavado and Vybz Kartel.
The song is simultaneously number one on the Toronto Radio Dubplate chart, HYPE TV’s Top 20 chart and the Jamaica Music Countdown charts, underlining the artiste’s rise as one of the most popular local reggae artistes.
I Octane has secured nominations in four categories in the International Reggae & World Music Award ("IRAWMA") awards’ 30th Anniversary celebrations which will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2011 at the National Academy for Performing Arts (NAPA) in Port of Spain, Trinidad.
He is nominated in the categories of Best Music Video, Best New Entertainer, Most Promising Entertainer and Most Cultural/Educational Entertainer.
The singjay has also received nominations in four categories in the Excellence in Music and Entertainment ("EME") Awards. Those categories are Song of the Year ("My Life"), Culture Artist of the Year, Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Singjay of the Year. The seventh annual staging of the Excellence in Music and Entertainment (EME) Awards is set to take place on Saturday, March 12, 2011 on the East Lawns of the historical Devon House in Kingston.
Octane has already won several awards this year, including the Jamaica Observer’s Entertainer of the Year, and the People’s Choice award from THE STAR for Reggae Artiste of the Year. At the recent Linkage awards, Octane pocketed all of three awards, including Song of the Year and Entertainer of the Year.
"The outpouring and support of my music has been a surreal experience. This is such an amazing accomplishment. I am very happy, to say the least. This type of recognition is something that I could not have foreseen. Much thanks IRAWMA, EME and Linkage Awards," the artiste who is currently on tour in the US, said.
Now half way through the United States leg of his "My Life" tour, I-Octane's remaining performances include: March 11th Panache Ballroom, Springfield, MA; March 12th, Negril, Jamaica; March 13th Tropical Beach, Montego Bay, Jamaica; March 26th Ocho Rios, Jamaica;
April 9th Brentwood, MD; April 15th Orlando, FL; April 16th Tampa Bay, FL; April 23rd Brampton, Canada; April 29th Poughkeepsie, NY; April 30th St. Elizabeth, Jamaica; May 6th Dorchester, MA; May 7th Los Angeles, CA and May 14th Kingston, Jamaica.