It was his 7th Grammy award in the best Reggae Album category. It is also the most Grammy wins in history for the category.
“Give thanks to the [Academy] for the honor, my family and all the artists keeping #reggae alive and well. LOVE,” Marley wrote on Twitter.
Ziggy collected his trophy in the pre-televised segment of the annual awards ceremony.
This is his seventh Grammy in the category, having previously won three from his work as part of The Melody Makers and three from solo projects.
He has also won a Grammy for Best Musical Album for Children with Family Time.
The nominees for Best Reggae Album award for 2017 included Devin Di Dakta & J.L. for the album “Sly & Robbie Presents Devin Di Dakta & J.L. – Reggae for Her;” J Boog for “Rose Petals;” Raging Fyah for “Everlasting;” Rebelution for “Falling into Place;” and SOJA for “SOJA: Live in Virginia.”
Devin, who was in the audience at the Grammy’s was hoping to become the youngest ever Dancehall act to win the award in the Reggae category.
The group Morgan Heritage took the 2016 Reggae Grammy for “Strictly Roots.”