The nominees for delivery no. 64 from the Grammy Awards. There are six productions that compete for the gramophone for Best Reggae Album and the winners will be awarded in January 2022.
It is the first time in 36 years of history of the category for Best Reggae Album that two women have been nominated simultaneously. It should be remembered that only five women have been previously nominated in that category: Koffee, who won in 2020 with on EP "Rapture"; Etana nominated for “Reggae Forever” in 2018, Rita Marley por “We Must Carry On” en 1991; Sister Carol by “Lyrically Potent” in 1996; Judy Mowatt by "Working Wonders" on 1985.
Nominated for Best Reggae Album
- ETANA – PAMOJA
- GRAMPS MORGAN – POSITIVE VIBRATION
- SEAN PAUL – LIVE N LIVIN
- JESSE ROYAL – ROYAL
- SOY – BEAUTY IN THE SILENCE
- SPICE – 10
You must know:
- It's the first nomination for Spice, Jesse Royal y Gramps Morgan.
- Gramps Morgan, as part of Morgan Heritage, has been nominated twice and won it once in 2015, with the album "Strictly Roots".
- It is the sixth nomination for Sean Paul in the Reggae category.. He won the Reggae Grammy for his album "Dutty Rock" on 2003.
- It is the second nomination for Etana and the eighth album of her career..
- It is the third nomination for the American band SOJA, and the only selected ones that do not come from Jamaica.
- Only one woman has been a gramophone winner, and it was young Koffe in 2019 por su EP debut “Rapture”.
- Rocky Dawuni's Voice of Bunbon Vol album. 1 has been nominated in the category BEST GLOBAL MUSIC ALBUM, where it competes against the album Made in Lagos (Deluxe Edition) the Wizkid, featuring Jamaican artists Damian Marley and Projexx.
- Aaron Nigel Smith has been nominated as part of 1 Tribe Collective with their album All One Tribe in the category of Best Music Album for Children.
Check out the complete list of previous winners for Best Reggae Album:
1984 Black Uhuru – Anthem
1985 Jimmy Cliff – Cliff Hanger
1986 Steel Pulse – Babylon the Bandit
1987 Peter Tosh – No Nuclear War
1988 Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers – Conscious Party
1989 Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers – One Bright Day
1990 Bunny Wailer – Time Will Tell: A Tribute to Bob Marley
1991 Shabba Ranks – As Raw As Ever
1992 Shabba Ranks – X-tra Naked
1993 Inner Circle – Bad Boys
1994 Bunny Wailer – Crucial! Roots Classics
1995 Shaggy – Boombastic
1996 Bunny Wailer – Hall of Frame: A Tribute to Bob Marley’s 50th Anniversary
1997 Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers – Fallen Is Babylon
1998 Sly and Robbie – Friends
1999 Burning Spear – Calling Rastafari
2000 Beenie Man – Art and Life
2001 Damian Marley – Halfway Tree
2002 Lee Perry – Jamaican E.T.
2003 Sean Paul – Dutty Rock
2004 Toots & the Maytals – True Love
2005 Damian Marley – Welcome to Jamrock
2006 Ziggy Marley – Love Is My Religion
2007 Stephen Marley – Mind Control
2008 Burning Spear – Jah Is Real
2009 Stephen Marley – Mind Control Acoustic
2010 Buju Banton – Before the Dawn
2012 Jimmy Cliff – Rebirth
2013 Ziggy Marley – In Concert
2014 Ziggy Marley – Fly Rasta
2015 Morgan Heritage – Strictly Roots
2016 Ziggy Marley – Ziggy Marley
2017 Damian 'Jr Gong’ Marley – Stony Hill
2018 Sting & Shaggy – 44/876
2019 Koffee – Rapture
2020 Toots & The Maytals – Got To Be Tough