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nicki-minajTwo of the English-speaking Caribbean’s most popular female entertainers are among the nominees in several categories for the 39th annual American Music Awards.

Trinidad and Tobago’s Nicki Minaj and Barbadian Rihanna will find out if they have won during the live broadcast of the awards presentation on Nov. 20 on the United States television network ABC.

CliffLegendary Jamaican-born singer Jimmy Cliff, known for hits like “The Harder They Come” and “Many Rivers To Cross”, is set to release some new tracks – his first in seven years – this month.

The reggae/ska musician says his new EP, titled “Sacred Fire”, will be released on Nov. 25. The five-song EP will be a preview of sorts for his new full-length album, which is expected to be released in 2012.

Bonnie CaseyToronto, Canada: Talented Canadian reggae soul princess Bonnie Casey has been nominated for Canadian African Committee Unsung Heroes Award. She has earned the nod in the Arts and Entertainment category.

The Awards recognizes outstanding achievement by persons in the African Canadian community who go beyond their duties to develop and maintain the Caribbean/African heritage and culture. The awards ceremonies will be held at JCA, 995 Arrow Rd. Toronto.

Downsound Records' Recording Artist Toya

Downsound Records' Recording Artist Toya(RAINE PR):  Downsound Records' sultry Dancehall diva Toya will add some Caribbean heat to Scandinavian households this fall,  with a special appearance on Cruiseliv, a brand new travel series on TVNorge in Norway. Broadcast to 25 million Scandinavian homes on November 23rd, Toya will be featured on episode that focuses on the sensuality of young Jamaican women.
With her racy single "One Man Woman," featuring Dancehall king Beenie Man bubbling in the top ten on the local charts, and her latest club-banger "You A Life" in heavy radio rotation, the bold and sassy 23 year old was a natural choice for the Cruiseliv episode about sexuality and Jamaican women.