Ziggy Marley has in total won six Grammy’s, including the ones together with the Melody Makers, a group that also included his brother Stephen Marley and his sisters Sharon and Cedella Marley. In the past ten years Ziggy Marley, Stephen Marley or Damian Marley have now won seven times. Things are starting to get absurd.
The five other contenders for the award included Lee Perry’s Back on the Controls, Sean Paul’s Full Frequency, Shaggy’s Out of Many One Music, Sly & Robbie & Spicy Chocolate’s The Reggae Power and Soja’s Amid the Noise and Haste. I would have selected Shaggy or Lee Perry without any hesitation.
The big winner of the night was however British soul singer Sam Smith, who won no less than four categories, including the prestigious prizes for record and song of the year and best new artist.