Show set for Oct. 21 in Toronto.

With three nominations, EMI Music Canada rapper K-OS leads the contenders for the 2004 Canadian Urban Music Awards.

The awards show, organized by the Urban Music Assn. of Canada (UMAC), will take place Oct. 21 at the John Bassett Theatre at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. It will be televised live for the second year in a row by the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.

K-OS received nominations for top songwriter, as well as top hip-hop recording and video for "B-Boy Stance."

Ray Robinson, Melanie Durrant, Kardinal Offishal, Jacksoul, In Essence and video director Mr. X (formerly Little X) received two nods each.

Toronto-based Denise Jones, co-founder/president of Jones & Jones Productions and Rhythm Canada Talent Agency, will be the recipient of the 2004 lifetime achievement award.

Winners are selected by UMAC's 900 members.

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