8. Machel Montano, Double M
Every time you think Machel Montano has reached his peak, the world’s biggest soca star ones up himself. At this year’s Trinidad & Tobago Carnival Montano won both the Power Soca Monarch and Groovy Soca Monarch titles with “Pump Yuh Flag” and “Mr. Fete,” respectively, and took home T&T’s Road March title as well. Those weren’t the only hits he released for this year’s Carnival season, and “Bottle of Rum” and “Vibes Cyah Done.” Double M, a double-disc affair released as two separate CDs (Buy/sample disc one here, and disc two here) in March, collected them all.