Kingston-born reggae star Kabaka Pyramid is one of a handful of artists bringing positivity back into the genre. His messages of consciousness are more powerful than ever on his third album, ‘The Kalling‘
Kabaka Pyramid wins Grammy
Reggae star Kabaka Pyramid has won the 2023 Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album with his sophomore album The Kalling.
The winner was announced by presenter Arturo O’Farrill, during the 65th Annual Grammy Awards premiere ceremony, which was held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 5.
Kabaka, who was accompanied onstage by his mother and other guests, thanked the Recording Academy and the other nominees in the category.
“Thank you to my mom, Marcia Salmon, my dad, Kipin Salmon, My management team: Abishai Hoilett, Duane McDonald. We just some kids from Kingston, Jamaica.”
He went on to dedicate his award to Jo Mersa Marley who recently passed away.
“Much love to Damian Marley, who produced the album. Stephen Marley. And this one is for Jo Mersa Marley, who we lost in December for Taiwo McKenzie and all my family. Nuff Love, Blessings every time. Protoje big up yourself!”
The other nominees in the Best Reggae Album category were Scorcha by Sean Paul, Com Fly Wid Mi by Shaggy, Third Time’s The Charm by Protoje and Gifted by Koffee.
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