The Grammy Awards have revealed the 2024 nominees, going head-to-head for the coveted trophies at the 66th annual ceremony.
The votes and in and calculated and the nominees for the 2024 “Best Reggae Album” have emerged as follows:
- Buju Banton – Born For Greatness
- Beenie Man – Simma
- Collie Buddz – Cali Roots Riddim 2023
- Burning Spear – No Destroyer
- Julian Marley & Antaeus – Colors Of Royal
The Grammy’s have remained true to authentic Reggae and put emphasis on more of the Dancehall and traditional records released.
While nominations for Buju Banton, Beenie Man, and Julian Marley should come as no surprise, the one massive snub from this year’s nominees including The Elovators, Dirty Heads, The Elovaters, Expendables, Nathan Aura, and Common Kings all had some of the best albums of the year but were noticeably absent from nominations.
Controversy erupted online at the 64th Grammy Awards when SOJA took home the award for Best Reggae Album. SOJA beat out five other Jamaican artists to snag the award. Many genre purists took to social media to air their sour grapes, resulting in xenophobic and racist comments directed at the American-based reggae outfit.
See the full list of 2024 Grammy nominees online here.