The official list of nominees that are nominated for the upcoming 63rd Grammy Awards has been announced and Jamaicans are eager to find out who made the Reggae category.
The Reggae Category is one of 83 total categories listed and according to the Grammys, the albums picked hold at least 51% playing time of new reggae recordings.
Nominees for best Reggae Album
- 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
Koffee who was the winner for the reggae category when the show was last held earlier in 2020 was surprisingly absent from the list of nominees.
Now 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.
Vybz Kartel was hoping to get the nod also after calling his last album, “of Dons and Divas” the Grammy Album on several occasions.
Superstar singer Beyoncé was the top nominee with a total of nine nominations, followed by Taylor Swift, Roddy Ricch and Dua Lipa who all got six nominations each.
Surprisingly rapper Lil Baby did not get any nomination this year which has sparked a lot of debates online much like the ongoing one about Koffee being left out of the reggae category.
Two of the top categories yearly at the awards are Song/Record of the year and also the Album of the year, see the nominees below.
Song/Record of the Year Nominees
- “Black Parade,” Beyoncé
- “Colors,” Black Pumas
- “Rockstar,” DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch
- “Say So,” Doja Cat
- “Everything I Wanted,” Billie Eilish
- “Don’t Start Now,” Dua Lipa
- “Circles,” Post Malone
- “Savage,” Megan Thee Stallion
Album of the year Nominees
- “Chilombo” — Jhené Aiko
- “Black Pumas” (Deluxe Edition) — Black Pumas
- “Everyday Life” — Coldplay
- “Djesse Vol. 3″ — Jacob Collier
- “Women in Music Pt. III” — Haim
- “Future Nostalgia” — Dua Lipa
- “Hollywood’s Bleeding” — Post Malone
- “Folklore” — Taylor Swift
The ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021 and will be aired on CBS.