The nominees in the Best Reggae Album category of the 62nd Grammy Awards have been revealed.
The nominees are “Rapture” by Koffee; “Mass Manipulation” by Steel Pulse, “As I Am” by Julian Marley, “The Final Battle: Sly & Robbie vs Roots Radics” by Sly and Robbie and Roots Radics, and “More Work to be Done” by Third World.
This is the first nomination for Koffee, who is the youngest solo reggae act to have secured a nomination in the category. She is amongst veterans reggae artists/bands who are past winners and nominees.
It is Julian Marley’s second nomination. He was nominated in 2009 for the Best Reggae Album Grammy for the album “Awake’.
Sly & Robbie won the Best Reggae Album Grammy in 1998 for the album “Friends”. This is their 12th Grammy nomination.
Steel Pulse won the Best Reggae Album Grammy in 1986 for the album “Babylon The Bandit”. This is their 9th Best Reggae Album Grammy nomination.
This is Third World’s 9th Best Reggae Album Grammy nomination.
Last year, Etana broke the drought of female nominations, and this year, Koffee has set her own record. Her short but powerful set “Rapture” contains five songs. For purposes of eligibility, to be considered an album, recordings must contain at least five different tracks and a total playing time of 15 minutes or total playing time of at least 30 minutes with no minimum track requirement.
The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards takes place on Sunday, January 26, 2020, at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The ceremony will recognize the best recordings, compositions, and artists of the eligibility year, running from October 1, 2018, to August 31, 2019.