Julian Marley and Antaeus emerged victorious at the 66th Annual Grammy Awards, clinching the coveted title of Best Reggae Album for their collaboration, ‘Colors of Royal’. The win marks a significant achievement for both artists, who triumphed over a competitive field that included three previous winners of the award.
Despite Julian Marley’s absence due to his ongoing tour in Australia, the duo’s victory was met with enthusiasm during the awards’ premiere ceremony held in Los Angeles, United States, on Sunday. Alexx Antaeus, the producer behind ‘Colors of Royal’, graciously accepted the award on behalf of the team, expressing gratitude to the academy, its members, and dedicating the win to the people of Jamaica.
Released in March 2023 via Antaeus’ Monom Records, ‘Colors of Royal’ captivated audiences with its eclectic mix of tracks, showcasing the talents of both Julian Marley and Antaeus. The album, comprising eight captivating songs, marked a significant milestone for Antaeus, earning him his first Grammy nomination as a producer.
Dancehall luminary NotNice contributed to the album with his production on the track ‘Robbed’, while other standout songs like ‘The Tide Is High’, ‘Roll’, and ‘Made for Your Love’ captivated listeners worldwide. For Julian Marley, ‘Colors of Royal’ represented his third Grammy nomination, following nods for his albums ‘Awake’ in 2009 and ‘As I Am’ in 2020.
The recognition of ‘Colors of Royal’ as the Best Reggae Album underscores the enduring influence and creativity within the reggae genre. As Julian Marley continues to captivate audiences with his mesmerizing performances and Antaeus solidifies his position as a visionary producer, the Grammy win serves as a testament to their artistic prowess and dedication to their craft.