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From left: Buju Banton, Beenie Man, Collie Buddz, Burning Spear, Julian Marley
Buju Banton’s Born for Greatness, Beenie Man’s Simma, Collie Buddz’s Cali Roots Riddim 2023, Burning Spear’s No Destroyer, and Julian Marley & Antaeus’ Colors of Royal are the albums nominated in the Best Reggae Album category at the upcoming 66th Annual Grammy Awards, to be held in February 2024.
The announcement was made today (November 10) during the Recording Academy’s annual nominations live-stream event.
According to the Academy, the Reggae category “recognizes excellence in albums of reggae music, including roots reggae, dancehall and ska music”. The nominations and award are bestowed to “albums containing greater than 75% playing time of new reggae recordings.”
The albums’ featured artists, producers, and engineers are also eligible for nomination only if they contributed to more than 50% of playing time on the project, the Academy stipulates.
This is Beenie Man’s fourth nomination, following Many Moods Of Moses, The Doctor, and Art and Life, which nabbed the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album back in 2001. Simma, which features collaborations from Shaggy, Sean Paul, Louie Culture, Superstar, HoodCelebrityy, Charly Blacks, Dexta Daps, Shenseea as well as international stars Stonebwoy and Mya, is Beenie Man’s 17th studio album.
Following the announcement, Beenie Man expressed joy at being named among the nominees. The entertainer said he was feeling “incredibly grateful and honored to be nominated by the prestigious Grammy Awards for our SIMMA Album in the Best Reggae category” and said the recognition is a :testament to the hard work, dedication, and passion that went into creating this music.”
Over a week after Vybz Kartel’s Turkish fiancé, Sidem Öztürk revealed that they were getting married, junior national security minister Zavia Mayne has reiterated that the Life Sweet deejay is not getting preferential treatment as he continues to serve a life sentence.
Mayne was speaking on the status of the 46-year-old Worl’ Boss—who is currently an appellant before the UK Privy Council to have his murder conviction overturned.
“As it now stands, he is an individual that has been convicted through the judicial and justice system. He has, at the first instance in the Supreme Court, [been] tried and found guilty. He has appealed and the Court of Appeal has affirmed the ruling of the court below. There is absolutely no reason to treat him specially,” said Mayne, according to the Jamaica Star.
After the Fox5 New York interview with Lisa Evers, on September 27, Kartel was transferred to the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre, known as GP, during heavy rainfalls. His attorney Isat Buchanan had publicly condemned the move, citing that it put the entertainer’s life at risk considering his health issues.
Ozturk told Evers that she and Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Azim Palmer, got engaged in the summer of 2022 during an authorized prison visit.
Mayne was asked whether or not the government was aware of Kartel’s engagement.
“I am absolutely in no position to confirm. The best person to confirm would be Mr Kartel, but guess what? Where he is now he can’t help you,” he said. Mayne, however, noted he has “heard rumours” of illegal recordings and that contraband within the prison system continues to be an issue for the Holness administration.
“…What we do know is that the position of prohibited articles, items, within our correctional facilities has been a challenge for us, and that is something that the Government has taken a keynote of, and we are aggressively pursuing solutions for same,” he told the Star.
Kartel has released hundreds of recordings and eight albums since he was incarcerated in September 2011. His recently released 7-track EP titled True Religion is said to be dedicated to his new fiancé.
In a 2020 interview with Billboard, Kartel sidestepped the question about how he manages to release so much new music from prison.
“Many people say YES! VYBZ IS RECORDING IN PRISON!! But where’s the proof? But this is Jamaica where you don’t need proof to imprison someone. For the record, I’m not authorized to answer such ‘above pay grade’ questions so I’ll say, ‘a tree fell in the forest and no one was there to hear it,” he said at the time.
In March 2020, following the release of his To Tanesha album, officials of the Department of Correctional Services had said actions would be taken against Kartel after what they described as “contraband” was found in his cell.
TIEA KIRSCNER most popularly known as PERKIEPERF which means “vibrant personality” is an independent reggae/dancehall music recording artist, song writer. Hail from the bread winning parish of St Elizabeth, Jamaica. Currently living in the state of California, USA. She started off as one of international super star ANTHONY B’s backup singers and later on went solo, she has achieved success in her country of Jamaica as well as massive success in various international markets. She released singles “GIRLS NIGHT OUT” 2016 alongside others “GRIME” 2021 just to name a few, Also her first official EP IN 2021 entitled “CONCOCTION” Produced by Brownbossmusiq record label. Chosen and destined to make a change in every listener’s lives, her artistry has also been a personal therapy for the artist. With a versatile catalog of music, some of her inspiration most frequently pisses off a lot of people “they either love me or hate me” she said, but generally receives good reviews from several critics. PERKIEPERF is ready to bring her talent to the world stage.
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