Barbadian Calypsonian Mr. Dale Takes Gold at the 2008 International Soca Awards

Pyramid Entertainment are over the moon their Mr. Dale, the original “
soca junkie“, claimed the title of “Favourite Groove Soca of 2008” in the International Soca Awards. The awards, which were held in the St. Kitts Marriott Event Center in Frigate Bay, St. Kitts on the 18th of October, were a celebration of the art form and those who partake in building the genre.

Beyond having a song nominated for the “Favourite Groove Soca of 2008” title, Mr. Dale was also nominated for “Overall Male Soca Artist of the Year” and “Soca Song of the Year” titles. Narrowly missing having these two under his belt as well, the artiste is currently basking in the accolades and congratulations this masterpiece of a soca song has earned him and the recognition paid by his peers and soca lovers around the world.

Here’s a list of the recipients of this year’s awards:

2008 International Soca Awards Results

Best New Female Soca Artist ? Zoelah

Male Soca Vocalist of the Year ? Never Leave Ya by Kerwin Du Bois

Female Soca Performer of the Year ? Faye-Ann Lyons

Male Soca Performer of the Year ? Machel Montano

Soca Song Writer of the Year ? Kernel Roberts & Machel Montano – (Unconditional Love, Blazed D Trail, Make Love)

Best Soca Collaboration Grove ? Kerwin Du Bois & Shal Marshall; Gyal Farm (2008 International Soca Awards Results)

Best Soca Collaboration up Tempo ? Machel Montano & Mighty Sparrow; Congo Man

Overall Female Soca Artist of the Year ? Faye-Ann Lyons

Over All Male Soca Artist of the Year ? Machel Montano

International Soca DJ of the year ? DJ Spice

Best Soca Compilation Rhythm ? Leh go Riddim

Soca Humor of the Year ? Phone Card by Crazy

Favorite Groove Soca – Female ? Patrice Roberts

Favorite Groove Soca – Male ? Mr. Dale

Favorite up Tempo Soca – Male ? Pressure Boom by Ricky T

Soca Artist Album/CD of the year ? Flame On by Machel Montano

Soca Song of the Year ? Get On by Faye-Ann Lyons/Pressure Boom by Ricky T

Favorite Soca Info Website ?

Over All Soca Band of the Year ? Machel Montano HD

Soca producer of the year ? Kerwin Du Bois – (Breathless, 2 days, Gyal Farm)

Best Soca Music Video ? Desire by SKHI

Best Soca Re-mix Collaboration ? Ricky T. ft. Mr. Vegas – Pressure Boom (Remix)

Soca Chutney Song of the Year ? Bring It by Hunter

Favorite Soca Online Radio ? WWW.SOCA919.COM

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