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Best Reggae Album! The GRAMMY 2023 goes to... Kabaka Pyramid - The Kalling

02/05/2023 by Reggaeville

Best Reggae Album! The GRAMMY 2023 goes to... Kabaka Pyramid - The Kalling

Just announced via the live stream 65th GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony from Los Angeles:

The Grammy Award winner in the category BEST REGGAE ALBUM is KABAKA PYRAMID with THE KALLING [Ghetto Youths International]. Congratulations!

This is Kabaka Pyramid's first Grammy win!
Kabaka's acceptance speech:
"I can't believe it. Rastafari Live! Just wanna say thank you to the Academy. Thank you to all the other nominees, we're representing Jamaica, representing the Caribbean. Thank you for everybody supporting Reggae music... positive, conscious music. 

Thank you to my mom, Marcia Salmon, my dad, Kipin Salmon. My management team: Abishai Hoilett, Duane McDonald. We just some kids from Kingston, Jamaica. 

Big up to Uncle Dulu, big up to YoungPow. Nathalia, who sung on my album as well. Ronnie, my publicist, big up yourself for all the hard work. 

Much love to Damian Marley, who produced the album. Stephen Marley. And this one is for Jo Mersa Marley, who we lost in December and for Taiwo McKenzie and all my family. Nuff Love, Blessings every time. Protoje big up yourself!

Also nominated in the BEST REGGAE ALBUM category were:
KOFFEE - GIFTED [Promised Land Recordings]
SEAN PAUL - SCORCHA [Island Records]

Below you find the complete REGGAE CATEGORY* winner list from 1985 to 2023:

2023 Kabaka Pyramid - The Kalling
2022 SOJA - Beauty In The Silence
2021 Toots & The Maytals - It Got To Be Tough
2020 Koffee - Rapture
2019 Sting & Shaggy - 44/876
2018 Damian Marley - Stony Hill
2017 Ziggy Marley - Ziggy Marley
2016 Morgan Heritage - Strictly Roots
2015 Ziggy Marley - Fly Rasta
2014 Ziggy Marley - In Concert
2013 Jimmy Cliff - Rebirth
2012 Stephen Marley - Revelation Pt. 1 – The Root of Life
2011 Buju Banton - Before the Dawn
2010 Stephen Marley -  Mind Control Acoustic
2009 Burning Spear - Jah Is Real
2008 Stephen Marley – Mind Control
2007 Ziggy Marley - Love Is My Religion
2006 Damian Marley - Welcome to Jamrock
2005 Toots & the Maytals - True Love
2004 Sean Paul - Dutty Rock
2003 Lee Perry - Jamaican E.T.
2002 Damian Marley - Halfway Tree
2001 Beenie Man - Art and Life
2000 Burning Spear - Calling Rastafari
1999 Sly and Robbie - Friends
1998 Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers - Fallen Is Babylon
1997 Bunny Wailer - Hall of Frame: A Tribute to Bob Marley’s 50th Anniversary
1996 Shaggy - Boombastic
1995 Bunny Wailer - Crucial! Roots Classics
1994 Inner Circle - Bad Boys
1993 Shabba Ranks - X-tra Naked
1992 Shabba Ranks - As Raw As Ever
1991 Bunny Wailer - Time Will Tell: A Tribute to Bob Marley
1990 Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers - One Bright Day
1989 Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers - Conscious Party
1988 Peter Tosh - No Nuclear War
1987 Steel Pulse - Babylon the Bandit
1986 Jimmy Cliff - Cliff Hanger
1985 Black Uhuru - Anthem

BEST REGGAE ALBUM (1992 - 2023)