Rapper Trina To Be Honored In Jamaica

Miami, Florida rapper Trina will be honored in Kingston, Jamaica during the 7th Annual Excellence in Music and Entertainment (EME) this coming March.

EME Awards Founder and Chairman Richard "Richie B" Burgess said Trina will be the 2011 "International Friend of Reggae Honoree"  honored for her collaborations with various Jamaican acts like Queen Lady Saw, Sean Kingston, Barbee and others.

“Some of the icons of our rich musical heritage as well as the hottest newcomers around will receive the recognition they so rightfully deserve, for providing us with wonderful musical gems throughout their careers”, Burgess said in a statement.

Past artists who have received the award include Missy Elliott, Akon, Estelle, John Legend, India.Arie and others.

In addition to Trina, over 30 of Jamaica's top artists will be honored during the EME Awards, with popular acts vying for awards in categories like the Best New Artist, Song of the Year and Vocalist of the Year.

The 2011 EME Awards will take place at The East Lawn of Devon House in Kingston on March 12th.