Jamaica's Raging Fyah in line for Grammy


LOS ANGELES (CARIBUPDATE/Dec 7, 2016) – Ziggy Marley, one of the may prolific recording sons of late legend Bob, is in line for yet another Grammy, and so too is the up- and-coming Jamaican band Raging Fyah.

The two are among those that are nominated for the Grammys, announced in here Tuesday.

They are among six nominees for Best Reggae Album.

Ziggy has been nominated for his self-title album and Raging Fyah for Everlasting.

Everlasting, the group’s third album, was its first to chart on Billboard this year.

Released May 27 by VP Records subsidiary, Dub Rockers, the 13-track set includes Justice, Dash Wata, Ready For Love, Humble, Raggamuffin, Live Your Life and Would You Love Me.

There were also collaborations with Busy Signal, Hawaiian reggae artiste J Boog, and Jesse Royal.

The band’s previous albums, 2011’s Judgment Day and 2014’s Destiny failed to crack the Billboard chart.

Raging Fyah’s members, who have been touring extensively this year particularly in Europe are Kumar Bent (lead singer), Courtland White (guitarist) Anthony Watson (drummer), Demar Gayle (keyboardist) and Delroy ‘Pele’ Hamilton (bassist).

It was the first ever nomination for Raging Fyah – but Ziggy Marley on the other hand has been nominated many times, and has won six times – three when he fronted with his siblings in the Melody Makers.

The other Jamaican album nominated for the next Grammy is by Sly and Robbie called Reggae For Her.

The other nominees in the category are American acts: J Boog for his album Rose Petals; Rebelution for the album Falling Into Place and Soja's Live In Virginia.

The 2016 Reggae Grammy Award went to Morgan Heritage for Strictly Roots.

Barbadian superstar Rihanna has been nominated for eight awards.

Beyonce secured the most nominations for next year's ceremony. She leads the field with nine after the release of her album Lemonade.

Rihanna has been nominated among others for Record of the Year for Work; and Best pop duo/group performance, also for Work which features Drake; Best Urban Contemporary Album for Anti; Best R&B performance for Needed Me and  Best R&B song for Kiss It Better.        

The 59th Grammy Awards will take place on February 12.

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