Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album

  1. Reggae Grammy Nominations Honor Veteran Acts, Snub Emerging Talent

    December 26, 2012 4:00 PM EST The nominations for the 2013 Best Reggae Album Grammy, as in previous years, acknowledge the genre's veteran acts while overlooking popular releases by a younger generation of artists. The nominees are Jimmy Cliff's "Rebirth" ( ...

  2. From the Skatalites To Shaggy to the Blue Note: How Jamaican Jazz Legend Monty Alexander Keeps Keeping On

    February 29, 2012 4:05 PM EST How does a venerated jazz pianist whose career spans six decades remain relevant among a younger audience? If you are Monty Alexander you take it back to your Jamaican roots and invite friends like multi-platinum selling dancehall superstar Shaggy ...

  3. Update: Buju Banton Sentenced to 10 Years

    June 23, 2011 1:30 PM EDT TAMPA, Fla. - A federal judge sentenced Grammy-winning reggae singer Buju Banton to 10 years in prison Thursday, the lowest sentence legally allowed for his role in a large cocaine trafficking deal in 2009. The 38-year-old Jamaican recording artis ...

  4. Jamaican Music Industry Reacts to Buju Banton Guilty Verdict

    February 24, 2011 3:22 PM EST Buju Banton, performing in NYC in 2007, now faces a 15-years-to-life sentence. (Photo: FilmMagic) The Feb. 22 guilty verdict in the drug trafficking case against Jamaican reggae artist Buju Banton arrived a few days after he won the Grammy for Bes ...

  5. Reggae Label Exec Launches Grammy Campaign

    January 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST Heeding annual criticism that reggae's finest releases are oftentimes overlooked as nominees in the Grammy's best reggae album category, Cristy Barber, VP of marketing and promotions at New York-based reggae label VP Records, is spearhea ...

  6. CAA Signs Matisyahu

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST In advance of the release of his fourth album later this year, Grammy-nominated Matisyahu has signed with Creative Artists Agency for representation in all areas. The hybrid reggae-rap performer known for blending the tenets of his Orthodox Jewish ...

  7. Lemar Dominates MOBO Awards

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Awards celebrate music of black origin. British R&B singer Lemar took the plaudits with two awards at this year's Music of Black Origin (MOBO) awards. Lemar, who reached the final of the BBC talent show "Fame Academy," had been ...

  8. Lemar Dominates MOBO Awards

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Awards celebrate music of black origin. British R&B singer Lemar took the plaudits with two awards at this year's Music of Black Origin (MOBO) awards. Lemar, who reached the final of the BBC talent show "Fame Academy," had been ...

  9. MTV Pulls Beenie Man From VMA Concert

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Dancehall star Beenie Man, who has recorded anti-gay songs in the past, was yanked from a concert associated with the MTV Video Music Awards this weekend after gay groups planned a protest, the networ Dancehall star Beenie Man, who has recorded an ...