Gyptian shows off his MOBO Award for 'Best Reggae Artist' to media backstage at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on Tuesday, October 20, 2010. (Photo credit: Serena "Gallagher" Boyd)

VP RECORDS, NEW YORK – VP Records recording artist Gyptian received his trophy for the 2010 MOBO Award live during the ceremony at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England on Tuesday, October 20, 2010. Awarded the ‘Best Reggae Artist of the Year, Gyptian took the stage to accept his prestigious statue in front of a packed house and millions viewing around the world.

“It’s an overwhelming feeling winning my first international award,” reveals an elated Gyptian. “Give thanks to VP Records, miles ahead in reggae, give thanks to my fans, my management and everyone who has been supporting me on this incredible journey.”

Gyptian’s singles “Hold You” and “Nah Let Go” and the respective videos have been receiving steady airplay across the UK ever since the release of his album, Hold You, from VP Records in July 2010. He is currently touring Europe and took a quick break to attend the MOBO Awards, which was televised live on BBC 3. Gyptian now resumes his tour across Europe and will also join Mary J. Blige for her UK tour, opening for her London and Birmingham shows in November.

Gyptian now heads to the Soul Train Awards on November 10 in Atlanta, Georgia, where he is nominated for “Best Reggae Artist” and will also be a featured performer during the show, airing on BET and CENTRIC on November 28 at 9pm.

The Music of Black Origin or MOBO Awardsare held annually in the U.K. and is the first awards show in Europe to honor urban music. It attracts the largest primetime multicultural audience and reaches over 250 million people, worldwide. Gyptian shared the nomination with fellow VP Records artist, Gappy Ranks.

For further information on Gyptian, visit his artist profile at Please direct all press inquiries to the VP Records Publicity Department – Rhona Fox at 718-425-1151 or

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