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Best Reggae Album Nominations @ 64th Grammy Awards

11/23/2021 by Reggaeville

Best Reggae Album Nominations @ 64th Grammy Awards

The 64th Annual Grammy Awards nominees have been revealed. Congratulations to all nominees! Six releases made it to the final round and winners will be awarded on April 3, 2022.

UPDATE "Announcement: 2022 GRAMMYs Postponed"
After careful consideration and analysis with city and state officials, health and safety experts, the artist community and our many partners, the Recording Academy and CBS have postponed the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards Show. The health and safety of those in our music community, the live audience, and the hundreds of people who work tirelessly to produce our show remains our top priority. Given the uncertainty surrounding the Omicron variant, holding the show on January 31st simply contains too many risks. We look forward to celebrating Music’s Biggest Night on a future date, which will be announced soon.” (NEW DATE: April 3, 2022)

What are the eligibility requirements for nominations?

For the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards, recordings must be released between Sept. 1, 2020, and Sept. 30, 2021. To be eligible, recordings must be for sale commercially via general distribution or made available as a digital recording, either for sale or via a recognized streaming service.

An album is a collection of audio recordings issued for sale, download or streaming as a unit. To qualify as an album, a release must contain at least five tracks (different songs, not different mixes) and have a total playing time of at least 15 minutes or it may have any number of tracks if the total playing time is at least 30 minutes. Updated, revised or expanded versions of previously submitted albums will not be eligible.



  • First nomination for Spice, Jesse Royal and Gramps Morgan
  • Gramps Morgan as part of Morgan Heritage has been nominated two times and won it once. 
  • Sixth nomination for Sean Paul in the Reggae category. He won the Reggae Grammy for his album Dutty Rock
  • Second nomination for Etana
  • For the first time ever in this category two females are nominated
  • Koffee was the first female winner in 2020 in the Reggae Category
  • Third nomination for SOJA

Rocky Dawuni's album Voice of Bunbon Vol. 1 has been nominated in the category BEST GLOBAL MUSIC ALBUM, where he competes against Wizkid's Made in Lagos (Deluxe Edition) album, which features Jamaican artists Damian Marley and Projexx.
Aaron Nigel Smith has been nominated as part of the 1 Tribe Collective with their album All One Tribe in the  Best Children's Music Album category. 

FOR ALBUMS VOCAL OR INSTRUMENTAL, SCREENING CRITERIA: This category recognizes excellence in albums of reggae music, including roots reggae, dancehall and ska music.

The 2022 GRAMMYs Awards show returns to the Crypto.com Arena (formerly STAPLES Center) in Los Angeles on Monday, Jan. 31. The GRAMMYs will broadcast live on the CBS Television Network and stream live and on demand on Paramount+ at 8-11:30pm ET.

Here is the complete list of previous winners in the REGGAE CATEGORY*:

2020 Toots & The Maytals - It Got To Be Tough
2019 Koffee - Rapture
2018 Sting & Shaggy - 44/876
2017 Damian Marley - Stony Hill
2016 Ziggy Marley - Ziggy Marley
2015 Morgan Heritage - Strictly Roots
2014 Ziggy Marley - Fly Rasta
2013 Ziggy Marley - In Concert
2012 Jimmy Cliff - Rebirth
2011 Stephen Marley - Revelation Pt. 1 – The Root of Life
2010 Buju Banton - Before the Dawn
2009 Stephen Marley -  Mind Control Acoustic
2008 Burning Spear - Jah Is Real
2007 Stephen Marley – Mind Control
2006 Ziggy Marley - Love Is My Religion
2005 Damian Marley - Welcome to Jamrock
2004 Toots & the Maytals - True Love
2003 Sean Paul - Dutty Rock
2002 Lee Perry - Jamaican E.T.
2001 Damian Marley - Halfway Tree
2000 Beenie Man - Art and Life
1999 Burning Spear - Calling Rastafari
1998 Sly and Robbie - Friends
1997 Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers - Fallen Is Babylon
1996 Bunny Wailer - Hall of Frame: A Tribute to Bob Marley’s 50th Anniversary
1995 Shaggy - Boombastic
1994 Bunny Wailer - Crucial! Roots Classics
1993 Inner Circle - Bad Boys
1992 Shabba Ranks - X-tra Naked
1991 Shabba Ranks - As Raw As Ever
1990 Bunny Wailer - Time Will Tell: A Tribute to Bob Marley
1989 Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers - One Bright Day
1988 Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers - Conscious Party
1987 Peter Tosh - No Nuclear War
1986 Steel Pulse - Babylon the Bandit
1985 Jimmy Cliff - Cliff Hanger
1984 Black Uhuru - Anthem

BEST REGGAE ALBUM (1991 - 2021)