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JM | Jun 16, 2022

Spice receives International Music Ambassador Award for outstanding achievements

Ategie Edwards

Ategie Edwards / Our Today

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Spice. (Photo: Instagram @spiceofficial)

Grace Hamilton, professionally known as Spice, is continuing to make noteworthy moves, with the latest addition to her long list of accolades being the International Music Ambassador Award for her outstanding achievements.

The dancehall powerhouse, who has been in the industry for over a decade, took to her Instagram account yesterday (June 15) to share the good news.

Posting a gallery of photos, clad in a matching soft pink dress and Scarpia heels, the light green-haired Spice expressed how humbled she was to receive such an honour.

(Photo: Instagram @spiceofficial)

“Be it known that today, June 15, The New York City council’s Black Latino and Asian Caucus honoured me with the International Music Ambassador Award for my outstanding achievements in Music,” the Different Category DJ began.

She then went on to repeat her recurrent phrase which chronicles her journey to success.

“Thank you Power music Awards, I’m humbled. From homeless to Greatness.”

Recipients of Power and Music Awards (Photo: Instagram @spiceofficial)

Celebrating the month of June as African American Music Appreciation Month, The New York City Council’s Black, Latino and Asian Caucus, through the Power and Music Awards, select recipients who have made outstanding achievements in music and culture.

“Each year we celebrate the month of June as African American Music Month in gratitude of the profound and tremendously positive impact that this innovative and indigenous art form has had in shaping our society for generations,” the Caucus said.

Recognising Spice as the queen of dancehall, the Caucus highlighted a number of her achievements, noting that the singjay continues to “improve our community through the Grace Hamilton Women Empowerment Foundation, which empowers women through education, business and entrepreneurship, as well as annual back-to-school giveaways and all-expense paid scholarships”.

American rapper Fat Joe (left), Spice (middle) and American rapper Roxanne Shante. (Photo: Instagram @spiceofficial)

Among the honourees were American singer Patti LaBelle, American rappers Busta Rhymes, Fat Joe, Roxanne Shante, Doug E. Fresh, American B-boy Crazy Legs and American director Benny Boom.

Describing the singer as strong, resilient, unparalleled and creative, the Caucus lauded her ability to extend beyond barriers and represent and inspire culture worldwide.

Spice, who last August released her debut album, 10, was the first hardcore female dancehall artiste to receive a Grammy nom in the category of Best Reggae Album.

The entrepreneur, currently on her international tour, is set to take the stage on June 24 in Toronto, Canada.

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