Etana's Grammy Appearance - A Hit With The Press
Reggae’s reigning queen, Etana is the first Jamaican female nominee to be apart of the Grammy’s live red carpet telecast. According to major global media outlets, she represented well for her country and genre. Multiple outlets placed Etana on their Best Dressed list. Not only is this a win for the singer/ songwriter, it is also a win for Jamaica's fashion industry as her dress was custom made by a local female designer. With offers to wear and promote world famous luxury fashion brands, Etana politely declined. She was unwavering in her decision to use Melissa Dunkley, a popular fashion designer. She chose a pink ensemble, that highlighted the under represented females, in the male dominated industry of which she is a part. Etana also selected pants opposed to a dress, indicating she was just as strong as her male counterparts.
According to Etana, "I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to atend the Grammys. I accomplished my objective of making the most of the opportunity. I am thankful to my fans for their continued support, Andre Morris, Tads Records, Sharon Burke, Junior "Heavy-D" Fraser, Tarrus Riley, Gramps Morgan, Dj Courtney, Jessie Adleman, Khambrel McPherson, Clive Hunt, Chevaughn as well as all the singers, musicians and engineers who made this project possible. I applaud all the media outlets that featured me in their Grammy reviews."
YAHOO News and ALLURE admired Etana’s fuchsia lipstick:
"The 18 Coolest Beauty Looks of the 2019 Grammy Awards Etana sat at #9 on their top 18 list. Nominated for best reggae album of the year, Jamaican singer Shauna McKenzie - known as Etana - celebrated the occasion with a bubblegum pink lip color that matched her ensemble perfectly. Long, dark lashes and her gorgeous spirals completed the look."
World Famous PAPER magazine selected Etana for The Most Inspiring Beauty Moments of the 2019 Grammys stating, “Jamaican singer Shauna McKenzie, or Etana, completed her Best Reggae Album nomination with some glossy pink lip, shadowy lashes and striking set of curls.”
BuzzFeed featured Etana with the caption “Etana gave me natural hair realness with a bubblegum pink lip and glittery blue eye shadow with some intense lashes.”