In the lineup for the 66th Grammy Awards, the Reggae Album category boasts an impressive array of nominees, with dancehall royalty Beenie Man leading the charge. The Jamaican sensation’s album ‘Simma,’ featuring an eclectic mix of collaborations with artists like Shaggy, Sean Paul, and international stars Stonebwoy and Mya, marks his fourth Grammy nomination.
The other four nominees are Buju Banton, Burning Spear, Collie Buddz, Julian Marley, and Antaeus. Each artist’s album showcases the diversity and global influence of reggae music. Buju Banton’s ‘Born for Greatness,’ Burning Spear’s ‘No Destroyer,’ Julian Marley & Antaeus’ ‘Colors of Royal,’ and Collie Buddz’s ‘Cali Roots Riddim 2023’ complete the illustrious list of contenders.
The eligibility period for Grammy nominations spanned from October 1, 2022, to September 15, 2023, ensuring that the nominated albums represent the best reggae releases of the year. The Grammys, known for recognizing excellence in the music industry, continue to evolve, with the 2024 awards introducing changes, including a rule specifying that “only human creators” are eligible to win the prestigious award.
The 66th Grammy Awards ceremony is scheduled to take place on Sunday, February 4, 2024, at Los Angeles’ Crypto.com Arena. CBS and Paramount+ will broadcast the event, with the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony preceding the main show.