Dancehall artistes Spice and Sean Paul are among the six nominees named today (November 23) in the Best Reggae Album category for 64th staging of the Grammy Awards, set to take place on January 31 next year.
The Grammy Awards, arguably the music industry’s biggest night, will also see singers Etana, Gramps Morgan, Jesse Royal and reggae band Soja vying for top accolades in the Reggae category.
The nominations are as follows:
- Pamoja, Etana
- Positive Vibration, Gramps Morgan
- Live N Livin, Sean Paul
- Royal, Jesse Royal
- Beauty in the Silence, Soja
- 10, Spice
Shauna McKenzie, more popularly known by her stage name Etana, released her seventh studio album Pamoja earlier this year on June 25, 2021. In 2018, at the 61st Grammy awards, Etana received her first nod for Best Reggae Album for her project, Reggae Forever.
Singer, instrumentalist, producer and record executive Roy ‘Gramps’ Morgan has been nominated for a second time in his career for Best Reggae Album for Positive Vibration, released on July 23, 2021. The singer was first nominated for Best Reggae Album in 2015 where he went on to win the category that year for his album Strictly Roots.
Sean Paul one of Jamaica’s most successful artistes has received a whopping nine Grammy nods winning a gramophone for Best Reggae Album in 2003 for Dutty Rock. The DJ released his 2022 Grammy nominated album Live N Livin on March 12, 2021.
Jesse Royal has landed his first nomination for his album Royal,released June 11, 2021.
Soja, the American Reggae band based in Arlington, Virginia, has landed its third Grammy nomination for album Beauty in Silence.
Popular dancehall artiste Spice has received her first nomination at the Grammy Awards for her debut album, TEN. Spice, who has been on the scene for decades, released her long-anticipated album on August 6, 2021.