The world is upside down – no Marley nominated for a Grammy

Last year I wrote that there is one nature law in reggae – if one of the Marley’s has put out or produced an album it will be nominated for a Grammy that year. That is pre-determined and last year’s winner was to no one’s surprise since Ziggy Marley and his Fly Rasta won. Ziggy Marley has in total won no less than six Grammy’s over the years.

But this nature law apparently has its flaws since Ky-Mani Marley and his album The Maestro didn’t make the cut for the 58th annual Grammy Awards that was announced today.

The five reggae nominees instead include Rocky Dawuni’s Branches of the Same Tree, Jah Cure’s The Cure, Barrington Levy’s Acousticalevy, Luciano’s Zion Awake and Morgan Heritage’s Strictly Roots.

The sets from Rocky Dawuni, Jah Cure and Morgan Heritage are almost equally strong, but if I had to choose I’d go for The Cure, Jah Cure’s return to the rootiser side of reggae.

Other nominees include Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar and The Weeknd. Winners will be presented on February 15 in Los Angeles.


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2 responses to “The world is upside down – no Marley nominated for a Grammy

  1. 100 Seeds

    Thanks for the post! I’d like to see Jah Cure win, and wouldn’t mind seeing Luciano winning. All the artists are truly great. The Grammy is an akward award; almost antithetical to the spirit of the music. Nonetheless, it’s gratifying to see these artists acknowledged on such a large platform. Thanks again for the post.

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