Today, Sunday, March 14th will be the 63rd GRAMMY Awards and music lovers around the world are looking forward to who will be the winners over the 83 different categories.
The much-anticipated show will be kept at the Staples centre in Los Angeles and will be aired on CBS. The award ceremony which was initially slated for January 31st was rescheduled due to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic in Los Angeles, California.
Beyonce stands as one of the most nominated artistes getting 9 of them, including her song entitled “Savage” with Megan Thee Stallion.
This year, Skip Marley is the favourite to win the award with Toots & The Maytals and Buju Banton in close runnings, however, the list is filled with great musicians who have worldwide fans hence it would not be a surprise if any of the other nominees won.
According to the Grammys, the albums picked hold at least 51% playing time of new reggae recordings.
Check out the 2021 nominees for Best Reggae Album Below.
- Upside Down 2020 — Buju Banton
- Higher Place — Skip Marley
- It All Comes Back To Love — Maxi Priest
- Got To Be Tough — Toots & The Maytals
- One World — The Wailers
Drake, The Weeknd, Popcaan and several other top entertainers have labelled the Grammys and as Corrupt in recent times and call the latest list of nominations inaccurate.
Despite feeling cheated Popcaan took to Instagram to support all of the current nominees who are nominated for a reggae Grammy award.
See his initial caption below, calling the Grammys “Corrupt”.
Vybz Kartel was hoping to get the nod also after calling his last album, “of Dons and Divas” the Grammy Album on several occasions.
Many reggae fans are also surprised that Koffee did not make the shortlist after winning the award last year and having Jamaican’s on lock-down ever since. Koffee has also produced the top music video by a Jamaican in 2020, racking up over 45 million views for Lockdown on youtube.
Earlier we saw rapper Kanye West pissing on his Grammy award and Drake is letting artistes know that the coveted award is not as relevant as before.
The 63rd GRAMMY Awards recognize recordings released between Sept. 1, 2019, and Aug. 31, 2020.