Dancehall artiste Gyptian climbed international and local charts withÃ‚ Hold Yuhlast year, but this year he has secured a spot among the top ten Ã‚ competing to become MTV Iggy’s Best New Band In The World.
Gyptian, whose song was such a hit that it was remixed by Hip Hop ‘queen pin’ Nicki Minaj, is among artistes fromÃ‚ ten countries in a competition that began Ã‚ three weeks ago.
The MTV Iggy website said: “At MTV Iggy headquarters we scour and sift through the internet to find the newest, hottest music from around the world. We compiled the most exciting bands we discovered and ask you, our readers, to crown the best over a six-week voting period. You’ve only got three weeks left, so vote!”
Other acts in the competition include Australia’s Angus and Julia Stone, Pakistan’s Atif Aslam, United Kingdom’s Ghostpoet, Venezuela’s La Vida BohÃƒÂ¨me, United States’ Skrillex, Mexico’s Ximena SariÃƒÂ±ana, Malaysia’s Yuna, New Zealand’s Zowie and Korean girl group 2NE1.
His manager Ivor Ruddock said the notice from MTV was something that would boost Gyptian’s career.