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  • Writer's pictureJamar Cleary

Grammy Reggae Album Nominees: Beenie Man, Buju Banton, and Frankie Music Express Gratitude

Dancehall Legends Respond to Their 2024 Grammy Album Award Nomination; Jamaican Producer expresses gratitude for working with Beenie: "Grateful to be a part of another project with him"

L-R: Collie Buddz, Beenie Man, Buju Banton, Frankie Music

The five nominees for the prestigious Reggae Album of the Year award, which will be announced at the Grammy Awards in February 2024 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, were determined yesterday.

Among the candidates is Beenie Man's 17th album, 'Simma,' which was launched last August. The doctor, who has the opportunity to win this prestigious award for the second time in his extensive career, expressed his gratitude in a social media post, thanking all the producers and individuals involved in the creation of the album, including artists and everyone who contributed. "We express our sincere gratitude to the Recording Academy for recognizing 'Simma' as a meticulously produced body of work. While riding this wave of excitement, we want to extend our thanks and love to everyone who contributed to this project. Thank you," shared the King of Dancehall.

Renowned producer Frankie Music had the privilege of contributing to reggae singer Koffee's 2020 album "Rapture" when he produced the single "Raggamuffin." He has continued to make significant contributions to Beenie Man's latest album, earning him another nomination. Frankie Music expressed his gratitude, saying, "I have been working with Beenie Man for most of my career, and I am grateful to be a part of another project with him that was born out of good vibes, positive energy, history, and collaboration. To be a part of a project that is once again nominated and recognized by the Recording Academy, I am truly thankful." He shared these sentiments with Kaboom Magazine.

Dancehall/Reggae legend Buju Banton was also proud of the nomination for his 'Born For Greatness' album and shared: "My only joy is being able to share this gift with the universe, for that I am always humbled."

Bermudian artist Collie Buddz was equally thrilled by his nomination for his 'Cali Roots' riddim and wrote on his Instagram account: "Wow! This was very unexpected."


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