In honor of Women’s History Month, GRAMMY.com highlights some of the foundational women who have shaped the sounds of reggae and dancehall as well as spotlights one artist who is taking one of the genres into the future When many people think of reggae, one name immediately comes to mind: Bob Marley. The legend is just one of many prominent men — including the late Bunny Wailer and Toots Hibbert — whose voice and production work get major credit for shaping the popular Jamaican genre as well as other sounds of the Caribbean. The reality is, women have built much of Jamaica’s musical scene. From the freedom sounds of ska to reggae’s conscious lyrics and grooving downbeat — which originated… Continue reading The Women Essential To Reggae And Dancehall
There are six nominees for Best Reggae Album in the 2022 Grammy Awards. The nominations were announced November 23 in Los Angeles, California. Contenders The contenders for Best Reggae Album are Pamoja by Etana, Positive Vibration by Gramps Morgan, Live N Livin from Sean Paul, Royal by Jesse Royal, Beauty In The Silence from SOJA and 10 by Spice. Reggae gained Grammy status in 1984 when the category was known as Best Reggae Recording. Black Uhuru won the first instalment with Anthem the following year. Toots And The Maytals won this year for Got to be Tough. The 64th Grammy Awards are scheduled for January 31 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
#Spice #10 #VPRecords #Grammys | Spice – 10 [VP Records] 64th Grammy Best Reggae Album Nominee S.P.I.C.E. Send It Up Go Down Deh feat. Shaggy & Sean Paul So Mi Like It Size Matters Po-Po feat. Nicho Don’t Care On Your Mind feat. Olaf Blackwood Top Love Her Frenz Different Sh*t feat. Melissa Musique Fit Bad Girl feat. Shaggy Nitey
#SOJA #BeautyInTheSilence #ATORecords #Grammys | SOJA – Beauty In The Silence [ATO Records] 64th Grammy Best Reggae Album Nominee Press Rewind (ft. Collie Buddz and J Boog) It’s Funny (ft. Eli Mac and Common Kings) The Day You Came (ft. Rebelution and UB40) Break It Down Something To Believe In (ft. Stick Figure) Things You Can’t Control Back To The Start (ft. Mihali) Jump (ft. Slightly Stoopid) Still You Messages Reason To Live (ft. Nanpa Básico and Dirty Heads) This Heart Of Mine (ft. Eric Swanson) Fall Like Rain
#JesseRoyal #Royal #EasyStarRecords #Grammys | Jesse Royal – Royal [Easy Star Records] 64th Grammy Best Reggae Album Nominee High Tide Or Low (Feat. Samory I) LionOrder (Feat. Protoje) Dirty Money (Feat. Stonebwoy) Natty Dread Home Rich Forever (feat Vybz Kartel) Natty Pablo Black Like Dat (feat Runkus) Differences Strongest Link (Do My Best) (feat Kumar)
#SeanPaul #LiveNLivin #DuttyRockProductions #Grammys | Sean Paul – Live N Livin [Dutty Rock Productions] | 64th Grammy Best Reggae Album Nominee Buss a Bubble (Remix) (Ft. Chi Ching Ching, Looga Man, Ras Ajai & Sotto Bless) Boom (Ft. Busy Signal) Space Ship (Ft. Suku Ward 21) Real Steel (Ft. Intence) The Plug (Ft. Chi Ching Ching) Dem Nuh Ready Yet (Ft. Leftside) Crazy (Ft. Buju Banton) Schedule (Ft. Chi Ching Ching & Damian Marley) Money Bag (Ft. Govana) Protect Me (Ft. Serani) Lion Heart Guns of Navarone (Remix) (Ft. Jesse Royal, Mutabaruka & STONBEWOY) Danger Zone (Ft. Bugle & Sotto Bless) Life We Livin (Ft. Squash) I’m Sanctify (Remix) (Ft. Agent Sasco (Assassin) & Mavado) Everest (Ft. Masicka & Skillibeng)
#GrampsMorgan #PositiveVibration #HaloEntertainmentGroup #Grammys | Gramps Morgan – Positive Vibration [Halo Entertainment Group] 64th Grammy Best Reggae Album Nominee Positive Vibration If You’re Looking For Me Float Ya Boat feat. Shaggy Water In My Whiskey Paradise feat. India.Arie A Woman Like You Secret To Life feat. Jemere & Denroy Morgan Money Rumnesia feat. Lybran (Rum Boss) Runaway My Love The Peacock Islander Conkytonk All About Love
#Etana #Pamoja #FreemindMusic #Grammys | Etana – Pamoja [Freemind Music] | 64th Grammy Best Reggae Album Nominee Featuring: Vybz Kartel, Damian Marley, Fiji, Nandi, Wezi, Stonebwoy, Nainoi, Wyre, Michael Bundi, Yasha, Patrice and Alborosie.