Revered gangster rap star, Snoop Dogg can now add a Reggae Grammy nomination to his list of achievements after he was named one of five finalists on Friday for the Best Reggae Album award at next year’s Grammy Awards.
The artist, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, is being nominated for his album, Reincarnated, which he unveiled this past spring under the Snoop Lion moniker. The album features collaborations with Mavado, Popcaan, Mr. Vegas, Drake and Miley Cyrus amongst others, was the best-selling Reggae album in the United States this year, selling over 21,000 copies in its first week and over 50,000 copies there.
Another artist receiving his first Reggae Grammy nod is the more seasoned Reggae veteran, Sizzla Kalonji for his album, The Messiah. Having recorded over 70 albums in his career, it is the first chance he will have a music’s most prestigious award.
Beres Hammond is also amongst the finalists, securing his first nomination since 2002 with his One Love, One Life double album, featuring the hit single, In My Arms.
The 56th Grammy Awards will take place on January 26 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.