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Micronesia Humanities Project’s Best Male Artists for 2017-18

THE Micronesia Humanities Project has created the following  list male artists who are recognized for their contributions to music. Data about these awardees came from YouTube, Sound Cloud, Myspace, and Facebook.

Best Marshallese Male Artists

Peterson Jibas — Best Male Artist of Year, Best Song “Leddick Nana” & Best Music Video

Best Pop/R&B/Reggae Male Artist — Ronald Jorkan, “Etto Ao Bed llo Entan”

Pop/R&B/Reggae Male Artist — Ronald Jorkan, “Etto Ao Bed llo Entan”

Male Marshallese Artist — Jojenia Juda, Pop “Lien Ippa,”

Marshallese Group — Chosen Belly, Melton Letan, Erwin Ysawa, and Ernest Bunglick, pop/rock “Jema”

Marshallese New Artist Dometo — reggae/remix “Make you smile”

Best Marshallese New Artist Dometo — reggae/remix “make you smile”

Male Marshallese pop/rock Artist — Jojenia Juda, Pop “Lien Ippa,”

Marshallese Group — Chosen Belly, Melton Letan, Erwin Ysawa, and Ernest Bunglick, pop/rock “Jema”

Best Kiribati Male Artists

Best Music Video — Brian Taki, Best Reggae Artist & Best Reggae Music Video Brian Taki “Ej Armej Eo” & Best Song “Climate Change”

Best Group Artists — NNA Taua Ngarem, Mr Alo ft. Maria R&B Baukie

Kiribati Music Video Artist Moanibaa T. Baata, Remix/Reggae/Pop “Bibineri 2013,” Tebby Keariki, pop/reggae/remix “reggae mai Kiribati,”

Group Artists Music Video Terika & Teinal “Teimaiana,” Remix/chacha,

Reggae Music Video Brian Taki “Ej Armej Eo,” “Climate Change” by Brian Taki, Beautiful Lady, Arrtari Lady DJ Williams-Bobby, Teidy Boy, Holy Mount, CAESAR, Ten Teburea Tateraka, & Tokky Kaureat

Best Kiribati Male Group Artists, pop/R&B, Baukie Barai

Best Kiribati Music Video Artist Moanibaa T. Baata, Remix/Reggae/Pop “Bibineri 2013”

Best Kiribati Male Artist Tebby Keariki, pop/reggae/remix “reggae mai Kiribati”

Best Kiribati Male Group Artists Music Video Terika & Teinal “Teimaiana,” Remix/chacha

Best Chamorro Male Artists

Best Chamorro Acoustic Male Artists — Dandan Marianas

Leading Male Artist JJ Concepcion, and the rest of Artists including Jeffrey Reyes, Marco Taisacan Peter, Ben De Leon Guererro, Candy Taman, Gus Kaipat, Kevin Atalig, Marianas Music, Alfred Saures, Nature Atalig, Roman Tudela Jr., Jesse Rivera, & Alexandro Sablan

Best Male Artist of the Year, Modern Acoustic Artist — Makeo Blas

Best Chamorro Male Artist POP/Rock with Best Song “Si’ Yu’ us Tumungo’ “

Best Chamorro Male Artist KC Deleon Guererro, with Song “Saipan” by Ivan Santos Music of the Marianas

Best HipHop/Pop Male Artist — Jed Antonio

Best Music Video — Jed Antonio https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wme8pgDHx9o

Best Male Micronesian Artist, Candy Taman — Music in Chamorro, Carolinian, Palau, Pohnpei, Chuuk, Yap, Marshallese, Kiribati

Best Chamorro Song Male Artist — honoring J.D. Crutch

Best Group Artist — MicroNation Band

Best Music Band — Rubber Band (Guam Band)

Best Instrumental Artist — Kaliko Johnson

Best Acoustic/Instrumental Male Artist of the Year — Ryan Imamura (Ukulele Artist)

Best Entertainer Solo Artist of the Year — Reed Topasna, Marvin Deleon Guerrero & Walter Manglona

Best Oldies Artists of the Year — Johnny Sablan

Best Male Chamorro Artist, Joe McCarrel — Pop/R&B “Aisina Ti Tutungu”

Best Male Chamorro Artist, Glenn “Poochie” Paulino — Rock “Hu Tungo G Kirida”

Best Male Chamorro Artist, Daniel Deleon Guerreo Rasa — Chacha/Country “RASA”

Best Male Chamorro Artist, Marvin Deleon Guererro — Chacha/Reggae, “Konni Yu Tatti”

Best Male Chamorro Artist, KC Deleon Guererro — Pop/R&B “Please Don’t Go”

Best Male Chamorro Artist, Bert Laniyu — Chaha/Oldies

Best Male Chamorro Artist, Frank Pangelinan — Oldies continue to recognize his music contribution

Best Male Chamorro Artist, Lief D.L.G. Pangelinan — Oldies/Pop/Chacha “Hagu Yahu”, & Best Album of the year

Best Male Chamorro Artist — Castro Boyz, Best Artist Group, Cha Cha “Chata’an”

Best Carolinian Male Artists

Best Solo Artist of the Year — Gus Kaipat

Best Group Artists of the Year — Abby Kaipat with Northern Star Band

Oldies/Chacha/Gospel —“Ollomwai Band,” Chris W. Kaipat Chacha/Reggae, Ramon S. Kaipat

Chacha/Oldies — Gus Kaipat

Best Carolinian Male Artist, Oldies/Chacha/Gospel —“Ollomwai Band”

Best Carolinian Male Artist Chris W. Kaipat — Chacha/Reggae

Best Carolinian Male Artist, Ramon S. Kaipat — Chacha/Oldies

Best Carolinian Male Artist, Gus Kaipat — Chacha/pop rock/country

Best Carolinian Song of the year “Fuluw Kka Efang” by Gus Kaipat

Carolinian & Chamorro Artists

Contributing Chamorro & CarolinianArtists Chacha/pop rock/country — “Fuluw Kka Efang” by Gus Kaipat, Chris W. Kaipat, Tatoo Selepio, Bert Laniyu, David Peter, Luis Limes, Rick Marciano, Chris M. Kaipat, Gus M. Kaipat, Saschuram Saures, Alfred Saures, Alfonso Saures, Jose Norita, Alex Falig and Regolif, Benusto Kaipat, Benigno Kaipat, Ramon Kaipat, Henry K. Kaipat, Daniel Rasa, Kevin Atalig, Koronan Flores, Kelvin Duenas, JJ Conception, Alexandro Sablan, Jesse and Ruby, Johnny Sablan, and many other

Best Pohnpei Male Artists

Pat Martinez — Best Male Artist of the Year,mBest Album “ Fetan Seni Parem”, Best Song “ Micronesian Woman” Pat Martinez ft. GDiddy, & Mwahne Lah Kowe by Jimmy

Best Male Artists pop/reggae/chacha — Eli’s Keidi, Kalahki (Nate, Ace,mTyrel, Mark), Peterson Ropi, Berry Robert, & Larry Ohr

Best Male Pohnpeian Artist of the year, Krazie Kanaka — HipHop Rap

Rimix Artists and Songs — Pat Martinez, Meri Perman Welbert, Enpein Boys, Brian Bayoleen,Kirewer Tribe, Kipar Boli, P Double Boyz Ft. Marang, Black Shadow,

RCine Hadley — Reggae “Black Shadow,” Best Pohnpeian Song by Artist of the year — Keke Pierre Nedlic, “Lien Pohnpei, Kenedi music by Pedro, Remix/Rap/Pop & Best Song of the year “Pohnpei Sarawi” ,McGarry Nennis, Pop/Rock “Beautiful Pohnpeian Lady

Best Male with Female Pohnpeian group artist (Jackie Hemon & Krazie Kanaka)

Best Male Pohnpeian Artist of the year, RCine Hadley — Reggae “Black Shadow”

Best Male Pohnpeian Song by Artist of the year — Keke Pierre Nedlic, “Lien Pohnpei”

Best Male Pohnpeian Artist of the year, Kenedi music by Pedro, Remix/Rap/Pop & Best Song of the year “Pohnpei Sarawi”

Best Male Pohnpeian Artist of the year — McGarry Nennis, Pop/Rock “Beautiful Pohnpeian Lady”

Best Chuukese Male Artists

Best Male Group Artist & Best Male Artists of the Year— Kids From Chuuk

Best Male Pop/Reggae/R&B Artist & Music Video of the Year — Mountain Boyz

Best Male Solo Pop Artist of the Year — Chicko

Male Chuukese Artist to recognize, ReChuuk Che Mori — Oldies, “Apasa,”

Male Chuukese Remix and Hip Hop Artist — Bradda TBoi and Chris

Male Chuukese Chacha Artist — Pintong Oichich & Male Chuukese Artist Kenun Mwaretti Kot Ft. Ozeki Gospel, Remix/Chacha

Best Male Chuukese Remix and Hip Hop Artist — Bradda TBoi and Chris

Remix Artists & Songs — Skanty & Non ei Fonsoun, OMW Kapas, Respek, Ozeky, Etten Takashima Boyz, Kenun Mwarit Feat. Ozeki, Chicko

Best Male Chuukese Chacha Artist — Pintong Oichichi

Best Male Chuukese Artist Kenun Mwaretti Kot Ft. Ozeki Gospel, Remix/Chacha

Best Yapese Male Artists

Best Male Solo Artist & Artist Producer — Gus Takres

Remix Artists and Songs — O.S, MHapha, Kireb Ngageg-Chugen, Jesse Maw, Chugen, Steven Chomyed, Rudolph, Mito, Godigon, Ruepong, Yinug, Lukan, Jay Yanniw, Mathew Fanoway, Michael Makath, Stan Reubeman, Fansthog, Lukron, Mathew Ruebda

Best Yapese Music Hip Hop/Rap Video “Gura Sakiy” Yapseed by William Filmed, Augustine Mugut, and Shaun Reboman

Best Male Artist JRam, Kayz — ReMix & Reggae & Best Reggae ReMix Video.

Best Pop Remix & Reggae —“Be’ u Biyang-Best Yapese Music Hip Hop/Rap Video “Gura Sakiy” Yapseed by William Filmed, Augustine Mugut, and Shaun Reboman

Best Yapese Male Artist JRam, Kayz, & Tagu — ReMix & Reggae & Best Reggae ReMix Video.

Best Kosraean Male Artists

Best Male Artists — Sam JR, Palmerston T, & Eric A “My Kosraen Gir”

Best Song, Best Artist, & Best DJ — “Kosraen Girl” DJ NoiZ

Kosrae Male Artist, Dell Dixon — Country “Beautiful Kosrae,”

Moses Thompson — Chacha/Pop/Gospel

Best Kosrae Male Group Artist — Sam Jr., Palmerson, Robin, and Eric A. Remix/Rap/Techno “Aen Ainpat,” “First Time I Saw You”

Best Kosrae Male POP Solo Artist, Dell Dixon—Country “Beautiful Kosrae”

Best Solo Artists — Ed Aloka, Jr. Sigra & Brudda, Kazuo, Jeiarr, Brada Yos, Bessah (Rubba Slibba

Best Kosrae Male Artist, Moses Thompson — Chacha/Pop/Gospel

Best Group Artists— Kosrae Jungle Boyz, APBJBoy Rim, Trevor a.k.a. Kotsie, Joka Band Frank, Edward, & Jane Aloka, and Trever John.

Remix Artists & Songs — TLIK MTACN SE by Shrakun, Ainppot Seok by Daf Rapp Sawlid Aokk Nga, Jae Mackien

Best Nauruan Male Artists

Best Male Artist of the Year — Tawen Eita, pop/remix,

Best Male Group Artist — 12 Tribes Pwipwie

Best Male Artist — Eko Yon, remix/clubhouse/pop

Best Palauan Male Artists

Taka Emesiochel — Palau Best Male Artist of the Year with Best Music Video

King — Best Pop/ Chacha Male Artist with Best Song “Klengar a Ngara Chimam”

Sean Lawrence — Palau Best Pop/Reggae Male Artist of the Year

Kendall Titiml — Best Male Song Writer & Vocal, Best Pop song “Mederai” Best Reggae Song, Best Reggae/ Pop Mix Music Video entitled “Dirt Road Anthem” and Best Reggae Song “Smiich el Dil.”

Hollywood Demei — Best Male Entertainer Artist of the Year

Perry Timarong — Best Live Music Video Performance Artist of the Year

Gordon Blailes & Kesol — Best Music Group & Best Music Group Video

Palau R&B Artist

Elway Ikeda — Palau Best R&B/Pop Male Artist of the Year

Palau Best Duo Artist

Posa & Jazzmen — Best Pop/Reggae Duo

Lisa & Dano — Best Pop/Reggae/Chacha Mix Duo

Vema & Kendall — Best Pop/Rock/R&B Duo

Tamara & Regner — Best Reggae/Rock Duo

Zoe & Goto — Best Reggae Duo

Dilch & Regner — Best Pop/Rock

Palau Remix Songs

Brother T — Best Remix Artist of the Year with song “Techall”

Best Remix/Chacha — P.I.M.P Mach

Best Remix/Reggae Old Song “Dichel a Buil” by Tetsuo Emesiochel

Palau Reggaeton

Honoring & Remembering the late Wilbur Ngirngeterang — Best Reggaeton Artist of the Year, Best Reggaeton Video, and Best Reggaeton Song “Palau Reggaeton”

Palau Hip hop/ rap

Date Street Production — Best Hip Hop Artist of the Year, Best Hip Hop Video “Featuring Gdiddy,” Best Hip Hop Song “Seniorita.”

Lil Buik — Best New Hip Hop Artist of the Year

Palau Reggae category

McGraig “Goto” Takeshita — Palau Best Reggae/Pop Artist of the Year “Sweet Honey” Featuring Tamara

Taka Emesiochel — Best Reggae Music Video “Dimrollang”

Braddah Lee Shotta—Best Remix/Reggae “Dimchitau”

Malo Palau — Best Male Reggae/Chacha live Music Video “Beltkil a Renguk”

Tetsu Emesiochel, Best New Reggae Music Video, “Dichel a Buil”

Shadel Remeliik — Best Live Entertainer

Palau Pop category

Regner Techitong — Palau Best Pop/R&B/Reggaeton of the Year

Elangel — Palau Best Pop/Rock

Brell Kodep — Palau Best Pop Artist of the Year,

Best Pop/Reggae Song “Dilukai” original song by Brell Kodep

Marvi — Palau Best Pop/Rock/

Kyanee — Best Male Pop/Remix/Electronic Artist “Milkerang”

Larson Siles — Best Old Pop Music Video “Sabisii”

Fredrick Olsudong—Best Male Pop/Rock Artist “Kokoro Mo Itaii”

Alex Osilek—Best Male Pop/House Dance “One L’ Dance”

Palau Chacha Category

Opee Ngotel — Best Contemporary Chacha Artist & Best Instrumental Artist (Guitar/Keyboard) of the Year

Norman, Vitores Fernando, & Saul (Soul) Johanes---Best Chacha/Oldies & Vocal Artist

Kaiyo Bedasto, Kirby Sikyang, Vitores Fernando, — Best Chacha Original Artists

Neil Fisher & Avery Amos — Best Chacha/Country Artist

Brell Kodep — Best Chacha/Pop/Reggae/Rock Artist

Palau Oldies Category

Louis Kaluu— Best Chacha Oldies Performer & Song Writer

Haley Eriich---Oldies Best Male Artist 2018 &

Williander Ngotel—Chacha/Country Best Male Artist 2018

Psukl Lexx — Palau Best Solo Oldies/chacha Best Live Solo Music Video of the Year

Richie Chokai & Kirby Sikyang- Best Oldies/pop artist

Markus Ngiraked — Best Male Song Writer

Best Palauan Gospel Artists of the Year 2017-18

Lawrence Abraham, Best Gospel Artist & Composer of the year, Gospel Chacha “Kmeed Erkau”

Bradford Naruo, Best Gospel Artist of the year, Gospel Chacha

Edward Anastacio, Best Gospel Artist of the year, Gospel Reggae

Saul (Soul) Johanes, Best Gospel Artist of the year, Gospel Pop/R&B “A Dios A Osiik Erkau

Best Live Entertainer — Kirby, Norman, Vitores, Louis, Kendall, Kaiyo, Fredrick, Opee,

Recognition is also given to artists who continue to contribute to the Palau Music industry: Jayvan, Johnny B, Singeru Sugiyama, Roland Tangelbad, Skilang, Kasiano and D’gang, Fulk Haruo, Edward Salvador, Inos B, Clarene Ngemaes, Dominick and Dennis Ngirchongor

Best Micronesian Music Producers

Best Guam Music Producer — Wing Man Music Pro

Best Guam Music Video Producer — Acoustic Attack

Micronesia Best Music Producer of the year — Taka Emesiochel

Best Palau Solo Music Producer — Regner Techitong

Best Palau Music Mixer/Producer — Regner Techitong

Best Palau Reggae/Pop Producer — KTN PRO

Best Palau Reggae/Mix — Sunny Sung

Best Yapese Music Producer — Augustin Muguy

Best Marshallese Music Producer in Film — Brian Taki

Best Marshallese Video Music Producer— Roland Jorkan and Dren in Meja F.O.B Remix, and Music Producer Loto Production KDI and Peterson pop/chacha

Best Kosrean Music Production — Rapters N Jam Production remix/pop

Best Chuukese Music Producer — Jay Harper remix/hiphop/pop

Best Pohnpeian Music Producer — PMMS Production

Best Palau Music Production in Film — Date Street by Kesol and Date Street Crew hiphop/pop/chacha/Reggaeton/contemporary

Best Palau Music Producer — KOTINC by Kendall Titiml & Families remix, pop, R&B, Reggae, contemporary

Best Palau Music Production — Remix Nangas Production

Best Palau Music Production — Reggae/Remix Greentree Production Director Brother T and Producer Kimau Ngirchemat

Best Palauan Oldies Production — Prekong Production with Psukl Lexx

Best Palau Mix Genre Production — DateStreet Recording

Best Kiribati Music Producer — SKH Tab North, pop/remix/hiphop

Best Kiribati Music Producer in Film — Tateraka Enterprise & Producer TEV, remix/reggae

Best Remix Music Production, Ngangas Production

Best Nauru Music Producer Jayway Production —clubhouse/remix/pop/R&B

Micronesia Music & Artist Researchers

YouTube, Sound Cloud, & Facebook Archivists:

Chamorro Music — Daniel Treitas, Margarita Bernardino, Mariana Pineda, Justin Mepherso, Tanner Tasi, & Raquel Santos

Palau Music Archivists — Trenda Ringang, Keyzi Shiro, Ngkal Dil, Ngelekel Belau, Marilyn Rideb, Regner Techitong,

Kiribati Archivists — Teezy Naare, Temai T. Leupeng, Saineta Wessei, Maerere Tebau, Mr. Futuna Luc

Kosrae Archivists — Daf Rapp, Masfras Kay, Stardy 89, & Island Soulja

Marshalls — Daniel Kolo, Betak Youtie, T. Kabua, Aleak Johnson, Melvin Johnny, Jimmy Beio, Charianne Balos, & Nanyo Debrum

Yap — Valerina Conley, The Mogethin, Jake Rythm, Gonjo Guiya, Ms. Island 671, Gonjo Guiya, Leilei Robert, & Anita Riveira

Chuuk — Nancy Kiauol, Aruch Nelson, Sandyline Ballara, Unupi Eot, Mokon, Franky Fango, Micronesian Jam, Lienpukial, Berry Taro, & Mayleen Simina

Nauru — Hanara Hersfall, Micronesian Jams, Carrenta Waqa

Pohnpei — Taki Mendiola

The Micronesian Music & Artists Researchers include Melisa Gatharngeg (Chamorro and Carolinian), Linda Pialur (Carolinian), Tapita S. Alokoa (Kosrae), Epenida Phillip (Kosrae), and Christy Sakaziro for Palau, Marshalls, Yap, Pohnpei, Kiribati, Nauru, and Chuuk artists.