Barbados Music Awards Highlights


It doesn’t have to be Fashion Week to see great fashion and this evident at the 8th Barbados Music Awards.  The night was dedicated to the memory of the late Whitney Houston and her mother Cissy Houston accepted the International Icon Awards on her behalf. Cissy also performed for the crowd at hand  wooing them with her voice.

2013 Barbados Music Awards - Red Carpet - Cissy Houston

Cissy Houston

At the end of the event however,  it was no surprise that internationally recognised artiste Rihanna who was not present  received 5 of the awards. She was closely followed by Lil Rick with 4,  a well know local soca artiste and song writer. Another top awardee of the night was the band Cover Drive you received 2 awards on the night.


Lil Rick

2013 Barbados Music Awards - Red Carpet - Cover Drive

Cover Drive

Awardees of the Night:

  • Female Artist of the Year – Rihanna

  • Album of the Year – Rihanna

  • Song of the Year – Rihanna

  • Music Video of the Year – Rihanna

  • Pop and Alternative Artist  – Rihanna

  • Songwriter of the Year – Lil Rick

  • Soca/Calypso Artist of the Year – Lil Rick

  • Male Entertainer of the Year – Lil Rick

  • Life Time Achievement Award – Lil Rick

  • Band of the Year – Cover Drive

  • Award of Excellence – Cover Drive, Ricky Stoute

  • People Choice Social Media – Empress Roli

  • Reggae Artist of the Year – Buggy

  • Producer of the Year – Dwayne Antrobus

  • Best New Artist – Malissa Alanna

  • Soul R&B Artist – Hal Linton

  • Jazz Artist of the Year – Ci Ci

  • Gospel Artist of the Year – A Few Good Men

  • Rap/Hip-Hop of the Year – Vizion

  • International Award of Excellence – Tone Mason

  • International Icon Award – Whitney Houston

For this event the attendees came dressed to impress, take a look at some of the hits of the night and it seemed the colour choices were shades blue, black, coral and grey. Here are a few favorites from the parade of fashion on hand.










So let’s keep the good times rolling with great music and fashion!