A race that is never easy and a story that, almost always, leans in favor of the legacy of Marley are the Grammy awards as to the respect reggae. The delivery of these awards n62 music definitely left everyone stunned with the triumph of Koffee, the first woman and the youngest artist to win the phonograph to the Best Album Reggae since this category was created in 1985.
At short 19 years and with only three career to his credit, Mikayla Simpson, as is his real name, singer and composer, originally from Spanish Town in Jamaica, It has generated impact on music and Jamaican society since its first massive appearance, when the 17 Years uploaded a video on your own Instagram recorded their first single "Legend", one tribute song to the athlete Usain Bolt.
Quickly it became viral on the network once "the fastest man in the world" publish it on your account covering not less universe of almost 10 million followers. But not only this milestone rushed her to lead world rankings. already 2018 the legendary Coco Tea invited to stage their performances in Rebel Salute (Jamaica) and Rototom (Spain).
It was also sponsored by Protoje and Chronixx, They both have included in their tours, so in audiovisual productions such as by Chronixx for BBC Radio 1Xtra.
Once the first single from her debut album she saw the light, “Toast”, popularity soared to all spheres: parties in all sectors, from the most popular to those of the upper quarter, in reggae and dancehall; in the schools, in public transport buses; from the smallest to the largest, all sang the chorus "gratitude is a must" in Jamaica, but the single had both a global impact, is one of the videos with more views on youtube and the song is heard on radios worldwide.
“Rapture”, the debut EP of five songs with which he achieved a milestone for women Reggae, He consecrated as an artist revelation 2019 and then he crowned his triumph at the Grammy Awards. It was the fifth woman ever nominated for grammy reggae, category was created in 1985 and where previously they postulated Judy Mowatt (1986), Rita Marley (1992), Sister Carol (1997) Announce y (2019).
At the time of the ceremony -the last 26 January at Staples Center, The Angels, California-, with its simplicity and humility that characterizes, the young artist rose to the stage, He thanked his producers, He presented his respect for the other major nominees for the occasion, for "all they have done for the industry and reggae music. I learned a lot from them and other artists, That's why I'm here and that's what brought us all here. I just want to say this is for all of us, this is reggae and Jamaica ".
An edition for history, and a 2020 already comes loaded with good news for one of the most powerful faces of the new breed of reggae, Koffee.