Tuesday, September 29, 2009

39 Reggae Albums Being Considered for Grammy

Some 39 albums from Jamaican and non-Jamaica acts have been submitted for consideration in the Reggae Grammy category. It is from this pool that the final five or six will be chosen.

Among the Grammy winners who have albums up for consideration are Stephen Marley, whose Mind Control, which copped the Reggae Grammy in 2008, is again up for consideration, but this time it is the acoustic version of the album. His brother Julian, who released his Awake album earlier this year, to critical acclaim, is also getting consideration.

Singer Tarrus Riley’s Contagious, Buju Banton’s Rasta Got Soul, Brand New Me from the Cool Ruler, Gregory Isaacs and Queen Ifrica’s Montego Bay have all been submitted to the committee. As expected, Sean Paul’s Imperial Blaze has been submitted and Inner Circle’s State of Da World.

Representing the dancehall are Mavado with Mr Brooks … A Better Tomorrow, Ce’Cile with Waiting and Lady G, with Rated G.
Sizzla’s Ghetto Youthology, I Can Feel Your Pain by Gyptian, Jah Cure’s Universal Cure, Justice by Lutan Fyah and Fantan Mojah’s Stonger also make the list.

Easy All Stars, The Aggrolites, De Apostle, Rebelution and Westbound Train are among the non-Jamaican acts whose album have been submitted.

Other acts whose albums are also under consideration are Terry Ganzie, Terry Linen, Prezident Brown, Mikey Spice, TOK and Glen Washington.

The 52nd Grammy Awards takes place on January 31, 2010 at the Staples Centre in downtown Los Angeles.

Source: Yard Flex

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