Best Reggae Album - Damian Marley wins Grammy Award 2018 with Stony Hill
Just announced via the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony (pre-telecast live stream):
The Grammy Award winner in the category BEST REGGAE ALBUM is Damian Jr. Gong Marley with Stony Hill. Congratulations!
Marley didn't attend the awards ceremony to receive his 3rd Grammy for Best Reggae Album. His previous solo albums Halfway Tree and Welcome To Jamrock won a Grammy, while the single Welcome to Jamrock won also a Grammy in the category Best Urban/Alternative Performance.
Also nominated in the BEST REGGAE ALBUM category were:
Chronixx - Chronology
Common Kings - Lost In Paradise
J Boog - Wash House Ting
Morgan Heritage - Avrakedabra
Obviously no surprise that the Grammy Academy choose Damian Marley as the winner, but it seemed everyone was keen to see Chronixx' Chronology winning the Grammy.
Grammy.com asked their users Who will win... and 29% choose Chronixx, followed by 28% for Morgan Heritage and 18% for Damian Marley.
Chronixx topped our own ALBUM OF THE YEAR poll, while Damian Marley was voted on position three. See the full results in the REGGAEVILLE YEARBOOK 2017!
FYI: Shaggy & Sting just released a new single and they performed it live at the Grammy Awards Ceremony. Watch below a short red-carpet interview discussing their upcoming collaborative Album at Clive Davis' Pre-Grammy Gala.
Below you find the complete winner list of BEST REGGAE ALBUM from 1985 to 2018
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 Marley - Stony Hill