The categories for which the entertainer has been nominated are:
1. Favourite Local Chart Topping Song
2. Favourite Local Artiste of the Year
3. Favourite Dancehall Artiste
4. Hottest Summer Song of the Year “Miami Vice”
5. Favourite Musical Collaboration
The YVA are promoted by the company An Elegant Affair and nominations are mainly based on Internet page views and responses via social media.
On April 3, 2014 Vybz Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, was sentenced for the August 16, 2011 murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams, the body was never found.