Kanye takes five Chicago Music Awards

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Rapper Kanye West, who was nominated in five categories in the 27th annual Chicago Music Awards, captured all five Sunday night at the ceremony at Park West.

West captured awards for Pop Entertainer of the Year, Best Hip Hop/Rap CD, Best Hip Hop/Rap Entertainer, Songwriter of the Year and Record Producer of the Year. Academy-Award winning “Dream Girls” star Jennifer Hudson won for Best Female Vocalist. Rock stars Wilco swept the Rock categories by winning both the Best Rock Entertainer and Best Rock CD of the Year. Others who walked away winners included Otis Clay, Best Male Vocalist; Phil Guy, Best Blues Entertainer; Koko Taylor, Best Blues CD for “Old School” and Darius Brooks & The Tommies for Best Gospel Entertainer.

Following are the winners and special awardees for the 27th Chicago Music Awards:

1.
Pop Entertainer of the Year- Sponsored by NBC 5 Chicago
Kanye West
2.
R&B Entertainer of the Year
Chi-Lites
3.
Best New Entertainer
Ekklesia
4.
Best Female Vocalist
Jennifer Hudson
5.
Best Male Vocalist
Otis Clay
6.
Best Reggaeton Entertainer
P.R. ism (Puerto Rican ism)
7.
Best Classical Entertainer
Rachel Barton Pine
8.
Best Reggae Album/CD- Sponsored by Caribbean Shipping & Postal
“Ifficial”- Ifficial Reggae Movement
9.
Best Reggae Entertainer- Sponsored by ReggaeLink – Power92FM/Uncle Joe’s Jerk
Indika ft. Bunny Jackson/U-Roy
10.
Most Popular Reggae Club
Wild Hare
11.
Best Calypso/Soca Entertainer- Sponsored by Leroy Viamille – Remax Realty
Danki Man
12.
Best Blues Entertainer
Phil Guy
13.
Best Blues Album/CD- Sponsored by Kingston Mines Club
“Old School”- Koko Taylor
14.
Most Popular Blues Club
Kingston Mines
15.
Best Rock Entertainer
Wilco
16.
Best Rock Album/CD- Sponsored by Gatling Community Development, Inc.
“Sky Blue Sky”- Wilco
17.
Most Popular Rock Club- Sponsored by Reggie’s Rock Club/Record Breakers
Elbo Room
18.
Best Jazz Entertainer- Sponsored by Robert L. Scott & Assoc.
Dee Alexander
19.
Best Jazz Album/CD- Sponsored by Ideal Health- Toni & Richard Haynes
“Folk Music”- Deep Blue Organ Trio
20.
Most Popular Jazz Club
Andy’s Jazz Club
21.
Best Spoken Word/Poet
Malik Yusef
22.
Best African Entertainer
Ugoch
23.
Comedian of the Year
Larry Reeb
24.
Best Latin Entertainer- Sponsored by Share Your Soles
Bandoleros
25.
Best Gospel Entertainer- Sponsored by Gatling Community Development, Inc.
Darius Brooks & the Tommies
26.
Best Gospel Album/CD
“Jesus Got Me Off”- The Pilgrim Jubilees
27.
Best Country/Western Entertainer
Dayna Malow
28.
Most Outstanding Dance Group
M.A.D.D. Rhythms
29.
Best Hip Hop/Rap Entertainer
Kanye West
30.
Best Hip Hop/Rap Album/CD
“Graduation”- Kanye West
31.
A.O.H. for Contribution to World Beat Music- Sponsored by Chicago Gazette
Roots Rock Society
32.
Best Polka Entertainer
Eddie Blazoncyk’s Versatones
33.
Most Talented Kid(s) Under 12yrs
SEI Infinity
34.
Most Talented Teen(s) 12yrs-19yrs- Sponsored by Tanya’s Bath & Body
Jamiah “On Fire” Rogers
35.
Record Producer of the Year- Sponsored by Herbert Witter – Insurance Brokers, Inc.
Kanye West
36.
Songwriter of the Year- Sponsored by Bulger & Ivy, P.C.
Kanye West
37.
Record Label of the Year
Kingdoms Records
38.
Most Popular Entertainment Club
John Barleycorn
39.
Best Music Video Show
Mystic Vibes
40.
Most Outstanding Band or Group
Mississippi Heat
41.
Most Popular Music Radio
B-96 (96.3 FM)
42.
Most Popular College Music Radio
WDCB (90.9 FM)

SPECIAL AWARDEES:
Special Lifetime Achievement Awardees: Dave Green, J.B. Ross, LaDonna Tittle, Lafayette & Marguerite Gatling, Richard Steel, The Steelers
Award of Honorees: Fanny Brown, Screamin’ Rachael (Rachael Cain), Willie Wilson
Producer’s Award of Excellence: Phil Guy


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