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KIM KELLY HITS GOLD WITH HOT NEW SINGLE FEAT. VYBZ KARTEL R eggae siren Kim Kelly started her journey as an aspiring model in Toronto, Canada but soon realized music had her heart. Developing a strong work ethic and a dream to pursue her love of music, Kim Kelly developed her producing and song writing skills and focused on her Reggae and Dancehall roots AMMOYE SNAGS ANOTHER JUNO NOMINATION A mmoye’s Album “The Light” has been nominated for the fourth time for a Canadian JUNO Music Award in the category of “Reggae Recording of the Year” for 2018. “The Light” features collaborations with top Jamaican reggae talent including legends Sly Dunbar and Lenky Marsden; acclaimed song- writer Mikey Bennett and preeminent producer Donovan Germain of Penthouse Records and Natural High Music. Ammoye sings of love, life and justice, a lightworker and a soul rebel. Rooted in the Reggae music of her native Jamaica, Ammoye effortlessly glides from Reggae and Dancehall to Gospel, Soul and R&B with breathtaking ease and presence. Having the pleasure and opportunity to work with some of the biggest producers, Kim gained international recognition when she was featured on Payday Music Group’s “Bad Intro Reloaded Riddim”. The latter lead to many projects with U.IM productions, producer and artist Suku Ward, JA Productions and Ammoye is a staple on the Canadian Festival Scene and is now booking many more. 2018/19 Festivals and Concerts worldwide. She has graced the stage at many of the world’s prominent music festivals. This now multi-award The sexy singer recently hit the winning artist started out her career while living with her grandparents in jackpot collaborating with internationally known superstar Vybz Kartel. The Clarendon, Jamaica, finding solace from life’s trials and tribulations by single “Alive” was released March 24th; it was produced by True Blue Family singing in her local church choir. After choir practice, she would regale and Silverbirds Records. “Continue to expect nothing but the best from me. the neighborhood with her latest songs and poems from the top of the Time and half is what you will be getting”, said Kim. mango tree in her backyard. SWEET SONIA COLLYMORE 2 003 and 2005 JUNO Award winning artist, Sonia Collymore has developed a unique sound supported by a bold stage presence. Sonia’s niche is Reggae, but over the years she has developed a strong Calypso, Jazz, Soul and R&B vocal style. She has the unique ability to draw her audience in with her interactive performance style. In the Reggae Arena her debut single “Breathe” won her ‘Female New Comer of the Year’ and ‘Single of the Year’ at the 17th Annual Canadian Reggae Music Awards. She followed that win with ‘Female Singer of the Year’ at the 18th Annual Canadian Reggae Music Awards and a JUNO nomination. The following year she won the JUNO for ‘Reggae Recording of the Year’ for the single “You Won’t See Me Cry” and a ‘Female Singer Of the Year’ nomination at the 19h Annual Canadian Reggae Music Awards. The following year she won a second Juno for her album “WYSIWYG”. Not only does she write for herself but she has co-penned songs on the “My Rules” album by Patria and the “Can’t Get over You” album by Pop Sensation ‘3Deep’. Sonia describes her music as the “G-Pop Reggae Sound” because it’s all about the empowerment of girls. You can catch Sonia live locally singing with the Ska band ‘The Arsenals’. She’s currently in the studio with G Block Records producer Duke Dawes, working on her next body of work. reggaeXclusive -- Web Site: www.reggaexclusive.com --- Phone: 416-519-0831 -- Email: reggaexclusive@rogers.com Pg - 25