Five talented Jamaicans have been nominated in the Best Reggae Album Category for the 65th staging of the Annual Grammy Awards to be held in 2023.
The nominees are: Koffee’s Gifted, Sean Paul’s Scorcha, Protoje’s Third Times The Charm, Kabaka Pyramid’s The Kalling and Shaggy’s Come Fly Wid Mi.
The announcement was made by R&B singer John Legend during the Recording Academy’s annual nominations live-stream event.
This nomination marks another victory for Koffee who was the youngest person to win Best Reggae Album back in 2020 for her EP Rapture. She made history as the youngest woman to snag the win in the 37-year history of the category.
Sean Paul and Shaggy are no stranger to this category either as the men are both Grammy Award winners.
Sean Paul won back in 2003 for his Album Dutty Rock and Shaggy won with Boombastic in 1996 and again in 2019 for his joint album with Sting called 44/876.
Protoje was nominated for the award in 2018 for the album A Matter of Time but was unsuccessful that year in taking home the award.
Kabaka Pyramid earns his first nomination with his sophomore album The Kalling that was released on the last day of qualification.
The album produced by Damian ‘Junior Gong’ Marley was released via Ghetto Youths Int’l and Bebble Rock Music.
The number of albums up for consideration this year has declined significantly to a total of 67, down from 125 last year.