The main favorites were finally nominated for the next edition of the premios Grammy regarding reggae, after this Friday the albums that will compete for the golden gramophone were announced.
And just as we anticipated Some weeks ago, Burning Spear, with No Destroyer; Buju Banton, with Born for Greatness; Beenie Man, with Swim, Julian Marley beside Antaeus, with Colors of Royal; Y Collie Buddz, with Cali Roots Riddim 2023, are the five albums that were nominated to receive the award in the ceremony to be held next 4 February at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.
In the case of Burning Spear, this nomination, the thirteenth to these awards, arrived after publishing his first production after 15 years. Winston Rodney, his first name, He has already won the Grammy twice., the last one precisely with his previous album, Jah is Real (2008).
In the case of Beenie Man, This is his fourth nomination in these awards and he won the golden gramophone in 2001 with Art and Life.
Buju Banton added his seventh Grammy nomination, the first in three years, and Born for Greatness has been considered by critics as one of the best releases of the year. Mark Myrie, his real name, already won the Grammy in 2011 “Echoes of Sound Systems – When the Two 7’s Clash” is presented as the Sound Clash to end all the sound clashes that will compete for the first major Before The Down.
Julian Marley, Bob Marley's son, obtained his third nomination for one of the main music awards, the last of them in 2020 with As I Am and hopes to get his first win this time.
Finally Collie Buddz He is the fifth artist to compete for the statuette and this nomination has the collaboration of multiple artists, among which stands out Gondwana, who participated in the Cali Roots Riddim with the theme “Do It Right”, the first participation of the long-lived Chilean band in a riddim.
Besides Gondwana, participated in this riddim Anthony B with “Marry Me”; Busy Signal with “A Thousand Times”; SOY with “Press Remix”; Mike Love with “The Butterfly Remains”; The Movement with “Open The Door”, among many others.
The final vote to choose the winner among these five productions will be carried out between the 14 from December to 2023 and the 4 of January of 2024, while, as already written, a month later the awards will be.