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JM | Nov 25, 2021

Spice takes to Instagram to express her Grammy nomination joy

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Dancehall artiste Spice’s ’10’ album cover art.

Popular Jamaican dancehall artiste Spice, who was on Tuesday (November 24) nominated for her first Grammy award, took to her Instagram page to share her excitement and express gratitude to the Recording Academy for putting her among the six vying for Best Reggae Album.

The Suh Mi Like It DJ, who has been in the business for 21 years, was nominated for her debut album, 10.

In her first Instagram post, Spice sings her album’s lead single, S.P.I.C.E, and repeatedly cheers “Grammy nominated baby!”

The songwriter then went on to thank those who assisted her on her journey, including executive producer Shaggy, whom he described as her hero. She highlighted the fact that she encountered obstacles that she endured and overcame.

“When man seh ‘no’, God seh ‘yes’. What I did today is not nuttin normal. You know why? Cuz they said it would never happen, because they said it was impossible. I am just the living testimony to you guys out there that anything is possible. Besties, I love you,” Spice said while speaking to fans on her live.

She then went on to explain how her debut album was submitted a day before the deadline. The DJ introduced her friend, who is also a member of the Grammy board, Dr Meda, whom she credits for the nomination. It was during their trip to Africa earlier this year, that Meda suggested the idea of submitting 10 for a Grammy award. Spice, who was very doubtful about her chances of winning, tearfully explained how she reluctantly agreed and allowed Meda to make the submission.

Sean Paul (left), Spice and executive producer of 10, Shaggy.

“So me seh ‘cho’, and she seh ‘No, I am gonna put it in, you never know wah can happen’ … . The girl sidung and type… mi neva know seh someone coulda siddung a one computer fi nearly five hour. Thank you… She believed in me even from day one. She believed in me, even when I was probably listening to society out there that a day like this wouldn’t be possible, likkle likkle Gracey,” she shared.

The Graci Noir entrepreneur continued by sharing where her doubts lay.

“Remember, my fans did not have the opportunity to vote… and so I felt like because my fans weren’t in it, people would have been biased ‘gainst me and I felt that way because them always biased ‘gainst me,” she tearfully shared, but then went on to express her happiness.

The Send it Up hitmaker made a subsequent video celebrating her achievement with members of her family, including her children, her sister and her mother, some of whom were singing along to S.P.I.C.E.

Spice

The 64th staging of the Grammy Awards is set to take place on January 21, 2022 at the Los Angeles Staples Center.

In addition to Spice, artistes Sean Paul, Etana, Jesse Royal, Gramps Morgan and American reggae band Soja have been nominated for Best Reggae Album.

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