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2006 Miscellaneous Muse's Muse Awards
By Gian F - 11/30/2006 - 06:24 PM EST

The 2006 Miscellaneous Muse’s Muse Awards have been awarded to the following artists…

Best Chance Of Achieving Commercial Success: Vinny Blessed

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While listening to his project, "The Music Train," you suddenly realize that you have simultaneously embarked upon a high powered music journey into both the Reggaeton and Hip Hop genres, and it's a journey that you thoroughly enjoy and don't want to end...

Best Female Vocals: Coko
Best Male Vocals: Brandon Hines
Best Lyrics: Melissa Forbes, Alice Peacock, Kevin Wong, and Random
Best Chance To Headline A Major Tour: South Border
Best Musicianship: South Border
Best Band: South Border

We have all been bracing for the "Asian invasion" for quite some time and South Border is just the group to bring it in with the the fine musicianship of Jay Durias (the musical director/keyboards); Ducan Ramos and Vince Alares (vocals); Paul Benitez (drums); Butch Vicotoriano (lead guitar); Tatal Balane (bass); and Ric Junasa (saxophone) is enough to make it happen with their organic, well-produced, well-performed, and yes, well-timed release.

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Best Chance To Appear On MTV: Broken Stone
Best Performance Of A Cover Song: "Brown Sugar"/D''Angelo, performed by Melissa Forbes
Best Rendition Of A Cover Song: "Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough"/Michael Jackson, covered by Melissa Forbes

Her adaptation and rendition of the Neo Soul Classic, "Brown Sugar" ("Black Coffee/Brown Sugar") is a bold marketing move that pays off; effectively grabbing your attention and forcing you to ask the question: "Who is this white girl doing a D'Angelo song?" Once your interest has been peaked in this project, you suddenly discover that your musical thirst has been quenched, and your hunger for lyrical depth has been satisfied - all while listening to the first 6 songs on this 12 song disc which includes a seductive cover of Michael Jackson's "Don't Stop Till You Get Enough."

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Best Chance Of Getting A Publishing Deal: Melissa Forbes
Best Ballad: "I Cant’ Get Over You" – IBU
Best Party Track: "Fuego" – Vinny Blessed
Best Originality: J. Scott
Best Break Out Potential: Jhay C (Producer), and Brian Krug (Songwriter)
Best Produced Project: "Where There's A Will, There's A Way" - Jamie Hawkins for Amar Khalil

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Best Engineered Project: "Words Alone" - John Ryan
Best Video: Boungce Along - "Ms. Trinity"

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