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  • Writer's pictureJamar Cleary

Buju Banton, Beenie Man, and More: Grammy Nominations for Best Reggae Album Revealed

The legendary artists among the five finalists, in addition to Julian Marley's 'Colors of Royal,' Burning Spear's 'No Destroyer,' and Collie Buddz's 'Cali Roots'

Beenie Man, celebrates his 4th Grammy nomination (Photo: Ace Pxl)

The Grammy Academy has unveiled the nominees for Best Reggae Album for the 66th Grammy Awards, which are scheduled to take place in February 2024. The nominated albums include Buju Banton's 'Born for Greatness,' Beenie Man's 'Simma,' Collie Buddz's 'Cali Roots Riddim,' Burning Spear's 'No Destroyer,' and Julian Marley & Antaeus' 'Colors of Royal.' This exciting announcement was made on Friday, November 10th.

Buju Banton has secured another nomination for the prestigious Grammy Award, marking his 17th album, released on September 8. Notably, Banton had previously clinched the Grammy with his album 'Before The Dawn' in 2010.

Beenie Man, often hailed as the king of dancehall, celebrates his 4th Grammy nomination. He previously claimed the award in 2001 with 'Art & Life,' recognized as the most popular reggae album. His latest work, 'Simma,' released in August, is his impressive 17th album, featuring collaborations with dancehall luminaries like Dexta Daps, Charly Black, and Shenseea.

Collie Buddz, the 39-year-old reggae artiste from Bermuda, enjoys a significant achievement with his latest project 'Cali Roots.' This compilation, featuring 23 tracks with contributions from various reggae artists, including Busy Signal and Khalia, has been met with acclaim. The Bermudian singer has also released his album, 'Take It Easy,' showcasing his musical prowess.

The reggae legend Burning Spear embarked on his final world tour this year, adding a remarkable 13th Grammy nomination to his illustrious career with the album 'No Destroyer.' This veteran artist has already secured two Grammy wins, one of them for 'Jah Is Real,' more than a decade ago.

Julian Marley and Antaeus have also earned a Grammy nomination for their collaborative project 'Colors of Royal.' Julian Marley, a seasoned artist, had previously received two Best Reggae Album nominations for his works 'As I Am' and 'Awake.'

The final round of voting for the Grammy Awards is scheduled to take place between December 14, 2023, and January 4, 2024. The eagerly anticipated winners in each Grammy category will be unveiled on February 4, 2024, at the Arena in Los Angeles.


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