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Empire Isis Wins "Best International Artist" - Underground Urban Music Awards In Nyc
Empire ISIS Wins 6th Award of 2008 at UUMA
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Montreal, QC - August 12, 2008
EMPIRE ISIS WINS "BEST INTERNATIONAL ARTIST" - UNDERGROUND URBAN MUSIC AWARDS IN NYC
The empire grows for the most talked about Urban talent out of Canada. Empire ISIS won "Best International Artist of the Year" at the Underground Urban Music Awards in NYC August 10th. This is Empire ISIS' 6th award win of the year, following her recent win at the Toronto Independent Music Awards and recent nomination for "Best World Album" at GAMIQ awards (Quebec Indie Music Awards.
The Underground Music Awards is a national award show that breaks all of the rules of conventionalism. Unlike the Grammy Awards or the Billboard Music Awards, the Underground Music Awards were created to acknowledge and honor the achievements and contributions of unsigned and independent artists within the urban music scene. Every year there are incredible records released by independent labels and artists. Very rarely do the institutional accolades of the music industry reach or embrace independent music or the community of artists and fans who now represent 25% of all global music sales. Hence, the Underground Music Awards Program was born to fill that void.
"It's like the Grammy's of the Underground!
Past winners and Honorees of Urban Threshold's Underground Music Awards include: Lupe Fiasco, MIMS, Stiles P, Kid Capri, MOP, Papoose, Remy Martin, Killah Priest, Afu-Rah, Kool G. Rap, Lil Mamma, DJ Red Alert, Ralph McDaniels, Cormega, DJ Kay Slay, Saigon, Lumidee, and many more..
WATCH MTV CLIP OF THE UNDERGROUND MUSIC AWARDS
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Empire ISIS Bio 2008
Once in a while a new musical talent emerges who defies all preconceived notions or ideas. These rare talents help to define popular culture and shape society at large. Winner for "Best International Artist" at 2008's Underground Urban Music Awards in NYC in addition to her award wins for "Best New International Artist of Canada" at the SOBA awards & "Best Out of Province Artist" at the Toronto Independent Music Awards, which include her past 10 nominations for "Most Promising Entertainer"
Empire ISIS aka Empress Gangstress brings a new meaning to "World Music" by breaking down the musical barriers and fusing Hiphop, Dancehall & Reggae into a pop format, gaining her international recognition for her new LP "Sound the Trumpets.
Her first studio effort, "Sound the Trumpets", was recorded between Montreal, New York, Tel Aviv and Kingston. The album was produced by Prayon, and Overstand at studio such as Tuff Gong, Penthouse, & King Of Kings in Jamaica. ISIS has painstakingly developed her sound and image while maintaining ownership of all her songs under her brothers record label Monumental Records distributed by Universal Music Group.
Half British half Moroccan but raised by a Ugandan stepfather who adopted her - Empire ISIS, grew up in different places such as: Canada, the UK and Morocco. At the age 16, ISIS set off for South and Central America, bicycling through 7 countries from Panama to Mexico. Her adventures in Latin America ignited the spark that would forever change her. However, it was only until she went to the rolling hills of Jamaica that she truly found herself. While filming a documentary about the BoBo Shanti (an isolated group of strict Rastafarians)
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