Toronto-based reggae artist, Exco Levi has once again taken the honour of being Canada’s top reggae act,winning his fourth consecutive Reggae Recording of the Year award at the 44th annual JUNO Awards (Canada’s equivalent of the Grammys) Saturday night in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
The Penthouse Records recording artist nabbed the honour for his single, Welcome the King. He won each the last three years for his songs, Bleaching Shop, Storms of Life and Strive. Reggae was initially recognized at the award show in 1985 with the Best Reggae/Calypso Recording award, the same year the Grammys awarded its first Best Reggae Album award. Since then, his four victories, all since the category was rebranded as Reggae Recording of the Year in 2003, are the most by any Caribbean act at the show, with Lillian Allen, Blessed and Sonia Collymore and The Sattalites the only others to win multiple awards (twice each).
Exco Levi has already put himself in the running for a fifth straight win as the Manchester native is set to release his new album, Country Man on Wednesday, an autobiographical set which looks on the deejay’s years growing up in the parish.
Country Man is produced by Penthouse’s Donovan Germain and will be available across all major digital music platforms, including iTunes.