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Grammy Nominees for Best Reggae Album 2018

12/07/2018 by Reggaeville

Grammy Nominees for Best Reggae Album 2018

The 61st Annual Grammy Awards nominees have been revealed. 
UPDATE: THE GRAMMY GOES TO... STING & SHAGGY [READ THE NEWS HERE!]


Five releases are nominated in the category BEST REGGAE ALBUM.

What are the eligibility requirements for nominations?

For the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards, albums must be released between Oct. 1, 2017, and Sept. 30, 2018. Recordings must be commercially released in general distribution in the United States, i.e. sales by label to a branch or recognized independent distributor, via the internet or mail order/retail sales for a nationally marketed product. Recordings must be available for sale from any date within the eligibility period through at least the date of the current year’s voting deadline (final ballot).

BEST REGGAE ALBUM 2018 - NOMINEES

  • BLACK UHURU - AS THE WORLD TURNS
  • ETANA - REGGAE FOREVER
  • ZIGGY MARLEY - REBELLION RISES
  • PROTOJE - A MATTER OF TIME
  • STING & SHAGGY - 44/876

NOMINATION FACTS

  • Etana’s first nomination! Fourth female nomination ever! Judy Mowatt (1985), Rita Marley (1991) and Sister Carol (1996) were nominated, but didn't win. 
  • Protoje’s first Grammy nomination!
  • First nomination for Sting in the Reggae category.
  • Shaggy's sixth nomination. He won for his 1995 release Boombastic.
  • Black Uhuru won the first ever Reggae Grammy for Best Reggae Recording 1984.
  • Ziggy Marley holds the record for the most Best Reggae Album wins: 7!

Recent album releases by Beres Hammond (Never Ending) and Lee Scratch Perry (The Black Album) were released after September 30. They have the chance to be nominated for the 62nd Grammy Awards.The 61st Annual Grammy Awards, will be held on February 10, 2019, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

IN THE NEWS: ETANA CREATES GRAMMY HISTORY WITH REGGAE FOREVER

Below you find the complete REGGAE CATEGORY* winner list of from 1984 to 2017

1984 Black Uhuru - Anthem
1985 Jimmy Cliff - Cliff Hanger
1986 Steel Pulse - Babylon the Bandit
1987 Peter Tosh - No Nuclear War
1988 Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers - Conscious Party
1989 Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers - One Bright Day
1990 Bunny Wailer - Time Will Tell: A Tribute to Bob Marley
1991 Shabba Ranks - As Raw As Ever
1992 Shabba Ranks - X-tra Naked
1993 Inner Circle - Bad Boys
1994 Bunny Wailer - Crucial! Roots Classics
1995 Shaggy - Boombastic
1996 Bunny Wailer - Hall of Frame: A Tribute to Bob Marley’s 50th Anniversary
1997 Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers - Fallen Is Babylon
1998 Sly and Robbie - Friends
1999 Burning Spear - Calling Rastafari
2000 Beenie Man - Art and Life
2001 Damian Marley - Halfway Tree
2002 Lee Perry - Jamaican E.T.
2003 Sean Paul - Dutty Rock
2004 Toots & the Maytals - True Love
2005 Damian Marley - Welcome to Jamrock
2006 Ziggy Marley - Love Is My Religion
2007 Stephen Marley – Mind Control
2008 Burning Spear - Jah Is Real
2009 Stephen Marley -  Mind Control Acoustic
2010 Buju Banton - Before the Dawn
2011 Stephen Marley - Revelation Pt. 1 – The Root of Life
2012 Jimmy Cliff - Rebirth
2013 Ziggy Marley - In Concert
2014 Ziggy Marley - Fly Rasta
2015 Morgan Heritage - Strictly Roots
2016 Ziggy Marley - Ziggy Marley
2017 Damian 'Jr Gong' Marley - Stony Hill
2018 ? ? ?

*CATEGORY NAME CHANGE:
BEST REGGAE RECORDING (1984 - 1990)
BEST REGGAE ALBUM (1991 - 2019)



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