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  • Writer's pictureSade Carthy

Kabaka Pyramid wins Grammy Award for his album 'The Kalling'

Updated: Feb 10, 2023

The reggae artist wins the prestigious award for his nomination to best reggae album catergory at the 65th Grammy Awards night in Los Angeles

Kabaka Pyramid showing off his new gift (The Recording Academy)

As lovers of music, it would be ludicrous to have no knowledge of the biggest music award show held yearly by the Recording Academy. For 65 years it has been held with honor as the most reputable award that any musician could possibly win.

This year, the grammy night, was no different as the 65th award show was held last Sunday, February 5th. Hosted this year by comedian, television host, and commentator Trevor Noah, it was without a doubt that the award show would provide a class with a mixture of comedic relief. There were many familiar faces to the music industry that were present in attendance namely: Lizzo, Adele, Cardi B & Offset, the legend, Stevie Wonder, and of course the recording breaking talent who now holds the title of most grammy wins of all time, Beyonce.

Despite the award show focusing mainly on the hip-hop genre this year in honor of the 50th anniversary of hip-hop, Jamaica still continues to dominate its category. The category of best reggae album was won this year by Kabaka Pyramid for his album, "The Kalling", which was produced by Damian 'Jr Gong' Marley.

Described by most Jamaicans as a well-deserved and fair win, the country continues to maintain its legacy by keeping the award within its roots.

Nominated amongst other Jamaicans namely Koffee, Proteje, Sean Paul, and Shaggy overwhelmed with words, Kabaka who was accompanied by his mother and his managers, gave his speech and said: "Thank you to the academy and all other nominees. We are representing Jamaica and the Caribbean".

A proud country, Jamaican viewers were happy that all nominees were from Jamaica. Continuing to dominate its very own music, these artists will continue to give Jamaica the recognition it deserves.

Just a kid from Kingston, Jamaica who won the Grammy's (The Recording Academy)


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