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  • Writer's pictureJamar Cleary

Julian Marley and Antaeus' 'Colors Of Royal' Wins the 2024 Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album

The album marks Julian Marley's first win, coming ahead of other nominees such as Beenie Man, Buju Banton, Burning Spear, and Collie Buddz

Julian Marley, marking his first Grammy win

Julian Marley and Producer Alex Antaeus have won the 2024 Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album with their 'Colors Of Royal' album, surpassing Beenie Man's Simma, Cali Roots Riddim 20by Collie Buddz , and Burning Spear's No Destroyer, as well as Buju Banton’s 'Born for Greatness'.

While Marley is presently on tour in Australia, the Greek producer Alex Antaeus received the award and conveyed his gratitude, saying, "I dedicate this award to the people of Jamaica who have accepted me as their own, and have lived up to the island’s motto: OUT OF MANY ONE. Reggae and Dancehall have had a significant impact on Afrobeats, Reggaeton and Pop, and we will continue our efforts to bring Jamaican artists to the attention of the world."

The eight-track album, "Colors of Royal," was released through Antaeus' Monom Records in March 2023, signifying the producer's inaugural Grammy nomination. Dancehall producer Notnice made his contribution to the album, including the track "Robbed," and proudly shared a post celebrating its success after the Grammy win.

This marks Julian Marley's first winning out of three Grammy nominations, with previous nods for the albums "Awake" in 2009 and "As I Am" in 2020.


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