Four time Grammy Award winner to co-host 30th IRAWMA

The International Reggae and World Music Awards is considered by many in the industry as the Grammy’s of Caribbean and World Music.

Co-host of the 30th International and World Music Awards Deniece Williams

The 2011 edition of IRAWMA will continue in this trend of high caliber production as Grammy Award winner Deniece Williams has signed on to co-host the esteemed ceremony on Saturday 28th May 2011.

The singer is a four time Grammy Award winning American entertainer and recording artiste who possesses a four-octave range and distinctive soprano voice. She is known worldwide for her hit songs such as “It’s Gonna Take a Miracle” and “Let’s Hear It for the Boy” (which reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was featured on the soundtrack to the movieFootloose’).

Over the last 3-4 decades, she has recorded and performed R&B, Funk, Soul and Gospel music and presented her own Gospel oriented show on BBC Radio in the UK. She has graced several international stages included the Grammy and BET Awards and has collaborated musically with the likes of the legendary Stevie Wonder, members of the renowned group Earth, Wind and Fire, R&B songstress Monica, Christian singer Sandi Patti and the famous Johnny Mathis (with whom she recorded the popular theme to the 1980s sitcom Family Ties, “Without Us”).

{FILE IMAGE - Deniece Williams performing alongside the legendary Stevie Wonder} For information on IRAWMA and tickets to the major event: Log onto: or call 312-427-0266 (North America) OR 868-475-1000 (Caribbean). For information on Deniece Williams, Log onto:

On Saturday May 28th 2011 Deniece Williams will walk the red carpet and co-host the prestigious IRAWMA alongside fellow Grammy winner Shaggy and Jamaican Reggae icon Tony Rebel. Only VIP and VVIP tickets are available for persons wishing to attend this one of a kind celebration of local, regional and international music and entertainers.

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