Tribute to spices Koffee and Rita Marley for paving the way for historic Grammy Nod

The spice page tribute to the women who paved the way for him after winning his historic Grammy nomination.

The Recording Academy has announced the 2022 Grammy nominations which include the highly anticipated Best Reggae Album Category. Among those listed for the coveted title is Spice for his debut album ten. The nomination is a milestone for Spice, who released his debut album and won his first Grammy nomination.

Spice, real name Grace Hamilton, released the album in August of this year. The project lasted ten years, hence its name, and was produced by superstar Shaggy.

The album also performed well commercially and counts among its hit songs the hugely popular “Go Down Deh”, the title track which stars Sean Paul and Shaggy and is co-produced by Grammy nominee, the Romanian singer / songwriter Costi Ionita and Shaggy.

The song was one of the hottest songs on the dancehall scene and topped several reggae charts – Billboard and iTunes, and YouTube in Jamaica. The album also peaked at No.6 on the Billboard Reggae Chart and is expected to be among the projects in the running for the coveted Best Reggae Album price.

The nomination now means Spice is the first hardcore female dancehall artist to be nominated for Best Reggae Album. In a post shared on her Instagram, Spice pays tribute to women who were previously nominated in the category before her, including Koffee, Rita Marley and Etana.

“Historic moment at Dancehall. Ladies, it’s possible Let’s go, we had this Big up my sisters who paved the way Rita Marley 1992, Judy Mowatt 1986, Etana 2018, Koffee 2019, Spice 2022 ”, she wrote while thanking Sean Paul.

Meanwhile, Sean Paul also received his ninth Grammy nomination for Live N Livin.

Sean Paul, whose real name is Sean Paul Hernandez, has already won the award for best reggae album in 2004 for his record. Rock of duty.

Meanwhile, Live and Livin, released in March, is the artist’s seventh studio album and peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard Reggae Chart.

Some songs from the album that performed well included “Guns of Navarone” and “Everest,” featuring Skillibeng. Other artists featured on the project include Agent Sasco, Buju Banton, Busy Signal, Damian Marley, and others.

Jesse Royal’s “Royal” also received a Grammy for the first time. The reggae artist has only produced two albums, but his album ‘Royal’ has performed exponentially well and will undoubtedly put him more on the map with this nomination. Some of his hit songs include “Rich Forever”, featuring Vybz Kartel.

Meanwhile, Etana is making a strong comeback with her 8th studio album Pamoja, making her second Grammy nomination.

The other nominees are “Beauty in the Silence” by SOJA (Soldiers of Jah Army). The group is an American reggae group based in Arlington, Virginia, and they landed their second Grammy nomination.

“Beauty in the Silence” peaked at No.2 on the Billboard Reggae Chart and features songs like “Press Rewind with Collie Buddz and J Boog and” The Day You Came “with UB40 and Rebelution.

Gramps’ Positive Vibration Morgan also received a Grammy for her first solo project. Morgan, a member of the Grammy-winning reggae group Morgan Heritage, gets his first recognized solo project with the Grammy nomination.

The 64th edition of the GRAMMY Awards will take place on January 31, 2022. This year, a record 120 entries were made for Best Reggae Album. While some projects are strictly Reggae, some are classified as Dancehall projects.

Despite this fact, Grammy’s has not differentiated in the past.

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