Monday, February 12, 2007

And the 2007 Winner is ZIGGY MARLEY – Love is My Religion.

Reggae Grammy Winners - Best Reggae Album Grammy

Reggae Grammy Nominees for the 49th Annual Grammy Awards
A diverse selection of artists were nominated for the music industry's most highly coveted award. A 3 time award winner (nominated as a solo artist for the first time), a controversial artist allegedly black-listed from the industry, a Hasidic Jew, a British reggae band gainfully employed as one of reggae most successful groups named afer an unemployment form and a pair of twins (riddim twins that is) were selected by the National Academy of Recording Sciences (NARAS) as nominees for the Best Reggae Album (Vocal or Instrumental) award. The Awards show airs Feb. 11th, 2007.

The illusive Soca Grammy didn't make it into the categories for 2007 however Haitian superstar Wyclef Jean and Latina diva Shakira's "Hips Don't Lie" were nominated for the "Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals" award. Busta Ryhmes an American-born rapper of Jamaican heritage is nominated for the "Best Rap Solo Performance" category.

The 2007 Nominees were:
o Too Bad - Buju Banton [Gargamel Music, Inc.]
o Love Is My Religion - Ziggy Marley [Tuff Gong Worldwide] - WINNER
o Youth - Matisyahu [Epic/Or/JDub]
o Rhythm Doubles - Sly & Robbie [Taxi Records]
o Who You Fighting For - UB40 [Rhino Entertainment]

Past Winners
Year Artist - Album
2005 Damian Marley (2 Awards)
*also won "Best Urban/Alternative Performance" Welcome To Jamrock

2004 Toots and The Maytals - True Love
2003 Sean Paul - Dutty Rock
2002 Lee "Scratch" 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 And The Melody Makers - Fallen Is Babylon
1996 Bunny Wailer - 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 - A Tribute To Bob Marley
1989 Ziggy Marley And The Melody Makers - One Bright Day
1988 Ziggy Marley And 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

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