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Saturday, December 8th, 2018

 

Etana nominated for Grammy Awards first woman in 20 years

The 61st Annual Grammy Awards nominees have been revealed.

Five releases are nominated in the category BEST REGGAE ALBUM.

BEST REGGAE ALBUM – NOMINEES 2019

  • BLACK UHURU – AS THE WORLD TURNS
  • ETANA – REGGAE FOREVER
  • ZIGGY MARLEY – REBELLION RISES
  • PROTOJE – A MATTER OF TIME
  • STING & SHAGGY – 44/876

 

This is Etna’s first nomination! Fourth female nomination ever! Judy Mowatt (1986), Rita Marley (1992) and Sister Carol (1997) were nominated. No woman has ever win the Reggae album nomination.

Etana has been having a spectacular year. She has completed several successful tours and is Scheduled to Start a new 2 month tour with Grammy Award winning group Morgan’s Heritage



Fun Facts

  • Protoje’s first Grammy nomination!
  • First nomination for Sting in the Reggae category.
  • Shaggy‘s fifth nomination. He won in 1996 with Boombastic.
  • Black Uhuru won the first ever Reggae Grammy in 1985.
  • Ziggy Marley holds the record for the most Best Reggae Album wins: 7!

The 61st Annual Grammy Awards, will be held on February 10, 2019, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.


Here is the complete winner list in the category BEST REGGAE ALBUM:

1985 Black Uhuru – Anthem
1986 Jimmy Cliff – Cliff Hanger
1987 Steel Pulse – Babylon the Bandit
1988 Peter Tosh – No Nuclear War
1989 Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers – Conscious Party
1990 Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers – One Bright Day
1991 Bunny Wailer – Time Will Tell: A Tribute to Bob Marley
1992 Shabba Ranks – As Raw As Ever
1993 Shabba Ranks – X-tra Naked
1994 Inner Circle – Bad Boys
1995 Bunny Wailer – Crucial! Roots Classics
1996 Shaggy – Boombastic
1997 Bunny Wailer – Hall of Fame: A Tribute to Bob Marley’s 50th Anniversary
1998 Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers – Fallen Is Babylon
1999 Sly and Robbie – Friends
2000 Burning Spear – Calling Rastafari
2001 Beenie Man – Art and Life
2002 Damian Marley – Halfway Tree
2003 Lee Perry – Jamaican E.T.
2004 Sean Paul – Dutty Rock
2005 Toots & the Maytals – True Love
2006 Damian Marley – Welcome to Jamrock
2007 Ziggy Marley – Love Is My Religion
2008 Stephen Marley – Mind Control
2009 Burning Spear – Jah Is Real
2010 Stephen Marley –  Mind Control Acoustic
2011 Buju Banton – Before the Dawn
2012 Stephen Marley – Revelation Pt. 1 – The Root of Life
2013 Jimmy Cliff – Rebirth
2014 Ziggy Marley – In Concert
2015 Ziggy Marley – Fly Rasta
2016 Morgan Heritage – Strictly Roots
2017 Ziggy Marley – Ziggy Marley
2018 Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley – Stony Hill
2019 ? ? ?


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