Bunji Garlin proves Ready for the Road at Soul Train Music Awards 2013
Feature & Photos of Bunji Garlin by Empress K for Reggae Reflection
Congrats to Ian Alvarez popularly known as Bunji Garlin (aka The Viking) on his recent win in the Best International Performance Category for his song Differentology at the 27th annual Soul Train Awards. The awards were held on November 8th in Las Vegas and aired on Centric TV and BET on December 1st. MIssed the initial showing? Watch the Encore of the Soul Train Awards on Centric TV this Saturday , December 14th at 7:00pm ET.
The Soul Train Awards honored artists in 12 Soul Train Award Categories and 4 CentricTV categories. For the Best International Performance Category, Bunji Garlin was nominated along with fellow Trinidadian Soca Artist Machel Montano , British born Scottish recording artist Emeli Sande, Nigerian R&B identical twins duo P-Square, and Nigerian Singer Iyanya.
Special honors were granted to Musical Icons Dionne Warwick (Legend award) and Keith Sweat (Lifetime Achievement).
Differentology since its initial release in November, 2012 has remained popular with fans and critics alike. The Electronic Dj music team of Major Lazer remixed the track for their free EP 'Lazers Never Die Vol. 4', and Differentology recently appeared in an episode of the ABC's top rated drama Grey's Anatomy. The popular track is featured on Soca Gold 2013 (VP) and available now on iTunes. Bunji Garlin will release his upcoming studio album, aptly titled Differentology, next year on VP Records.
Follow Bunji Garlin on Twitter @BunjiGarlin
A Look back at last year's 2012 Best International Performance Category
Missing from the 2013 Soul Train Awards was the Best Caribbean Performance Category. In 2012, Sean Paul took the honors.
Photo Highlights from Bunji Garlin's appearance at Six Flags NJ Caribbean Concert 8/2013
2013 Soul Train Awards Full list of Nominees & Winners
For more information on the Soul Train Awards, please visit BET.com/SoulTrain. Follow them @centrictv and @bet, and join the conversation with #SoulTrainAwards #WeGotSoul.
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