The nominees for the Best Reggae Album category of the 62nd Grammy awards are ‘Rapture’ by Koffee; ‘As I Am’ by Julian Marley, ‘Mass Manipulation’ by Steel Pulse, ‘More Work to be done’ by Third World and “The Final Battle: Sly & Robbie vs Roots Radics.
Koffee who is the youngest solo Reggae act to have ever been nominated in the category. Has five songs that was included in “Rapture” and they were truly powerful; they met the necessary requirements that made them eligible to be nominated.
The young artiste who seemed to pop up out of nowhere, has enjoyed huge success, and even replaced Vybz Kartel as the Jamaican artiste with the most streams outside the island.
The streaming service YouTube reported that Koffee’s ‘Toast’ holds the number one spot. It is the most streamed single with 3.91 million streams over the past 12 months.
“Blessing” by Tommy Lee is at the number 2 spot with 3.49 million streams and Teejay’s ‘Owna Lane’ is at number 3 with 3.02 million streams, Kartel’s ‘Any Weather’ slips to number 4 and Squash ‘Beat Dem Bad’ makes the top 5 with 2.03million streams.
It is possible for Koffee to win the Reggae Grammy in over three decades of history in the Reggae Grammy category. Only four females have been nominated in the past and none of them have won the award yet. Etana was nominated in 2018 with “Reggae Forever” ,
The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony will be held at Staples Center in Los Angeles, it is scheduled for January 26, 2020. Alicia Keyes will be the host at the ceremony.