Ricky Persaud, JR— Male Artist of the Year (Rock), Male Entertainer of the Year (Rock) Bongo Boy Artist Ricky Persaud, JR.’s album OPTIMISTIC BLISS has been submitted for consideration for the 60 th Grammy Awards ® as “Best Reggae Album”. Ricky won a Silver Medal in Music Composition and a Gold Medal in Vocal Performance in the North at the Act- So Competition 2016. Moreover, Ricky is the recipient of the 2016 Governor's Award for Excellence in Music. 2016- Ricky was a winner in the Partnership For A Drug Free NJ competition where he wrote an original song to encourage other teens to stay away from drugs. Find out more about this artist HERE. Studeo—Song of the Year (Jazz/Blues) for Our Perfect Place to Be (Writers Jeremy & Christine Stork), Song of the Year (Pop/Contemporary) for Our Perfect Place To Be (Writers Jeremy & Christine Stork) & My Superman (Writers Jeremy Stork, Christine Stork, Paul Rockwell, Sue Walton), Duo of the Year (POP) Bongo Boy Artist Duo, Studeo, Jeremy and Christine Stork, is an Australian duo who came together in in the late 70’s playing venues across Melbourne. In 2016 they created Studeo with the goal of writing and recording their own material for global audiences. They released their 3 EPs achieving top 10 spots on Spectrum Radio UK and the Fan Voted Chart (US). They have had over 40,000 plays on Jango and airplay on various radio stations around the world. Studeo won Artist of the year 2017, (World Category) in the Josie Music Awards in Nashville for 2017. They also won 2 further awards on Arzuk Radio (Barstow California) for 2017 and an Akademia Best Song award in April 2018. Their new album, These Are Our Days has been released. Find out more about this artist HERE.