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Kartel boards Soul Train

Published:Friday | October 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM
Vybz Kartel

Dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel has been nominated for Best Reggae Artiste for the 2010 Soul Train Awards. Scheduled for the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, on November 10, the ceremony will air on Sunday, November 28 at 9 p.m. on both BET and CENTRIC. Kartel joins Alicia Keys, Usher, Drake, B.O.B., Nicki Minaj, Sade, Fantasia and a host of other international superstars as a 2010 Soul Train Award nominee.

The Soul Train nomination comes on the heels of Kartel's nomination for Best Reggae Artiste by the Music of Black Origin Awards, to be held in Liverpool, England, on October 20. Kartel has been riding high on the success of his album Pon Di Gaza 2.0 and a string of popular singles, including the international crossover hit Clarks. Featured on 'So You Think You Can Dance Canada', and BET's '106 and Park', Clarks has spent over 28 weeks among the top three reggae singles gaining major airplay throughout North America.

"Well, Kartel is the dancehall artiste with the most soul, so it's only natural that I be nominated for a Soul Train Award," jokes Adidja 'Vybz Kartel' Palmer. "Big thanks to organisers of Soul Train and to throngs of music fans worldwide for the recognition and the nomination."