Posted on 12 February 2012.
Score yet another victory for the Marley family on music’s biggest stage as Reggae superstar, Stephen Marley copped his eighth career Grammy on Sunday.
Marley won his the 2012 Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album on Sunday for his third studio album, Revelation Pt. 1: The Root of Life. The announcement was made during the Grammy pre-show event at the Los Angeles Convention Centre in California and later conveyed to fans through Marley’s official website and Facebook page.
Stephen Marley beat out his brother, Ziggy Marley who was nominated for his sixth studio album, Wild & Free. Marley also beat out Dancehall/Reggae superstar,Shaggy for his tenth studio album, Summer in Kingston.
Other nominees in the Best Reggae Album category were veteran artistes, Israel Vibration for Reggae Knights and Monty Alexander for Harlem-Kingston Express: Live.
This Grammy victory marks a record third for Stephen Marley
as a solo artiste; adding to five awards he previously won as a member and producer of his brother, Ziggy’s band, Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers.
The Marley family, in total, has won an impressive 14 awards since the Best Reggae Album
category was introduced in 1985, four years after their legendary father, Bob Marley
died. Ziggy Marley
has won four awards while Damian Marley
won for his albums, Half Way Tree (2003)
and Welcome to Jamrock (2006).
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Posted on 17 December 2011.
Internationally-renowned Dancehall/Reggae superstar, Orville “Shaggy” Burrell continues to bask in constant glory that’s surrounded him for nearly two decades in the industry. Following 2011’s achievements, he hopes to build on this consistent run in the New Year.
Shaggy’s list of accomplishments this year include his 10th studio album, Summer In Kingston, his fourth career Grammy nomination for said album as well as hit singles such as Girlz Dem Luv We featuring Mavado and the internationally acclaimed song, Sugarcane. Summer In Kingston became Shaggy’s fifth number one album; re-establishing his presence as one of Jamaica’s most prominent artistes in history.
According to Shaggy, his most recent Grammy nomination for Best Reggae Album proves a humbling acknowledgement for all those who worked on making Summer In Kingston a success.
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