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Grange hails Shaggy, Sting on Reggae Grammy win

Monday, February 11, 2019

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, has congratulated Jamaican entertainer Shaggy and his English collaborator Sting on their 2019 Best Reggae Album win at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles yesterday.

Grange, in a statement, said: “I'm very happy to send congratulations to Shaggy and Sting for winning the Grammy for Best Reggae Album. Well done to them both for continuing the tradition of producing high quality Reggae music.”

The title of the winning album is 44/876, which refers to the area codes of the UK and Jamaica.

“In a way the title tells a bit of the story of our Reggae. It is a unique Jamaican creation, made in our island by our people. Reggae is a gift from the 876 to the people of the world who have embraced it in several ways, even as practitioners of the music,” said Grange.

44/876 was released on April 20 last year and debuted at number one on the Billboard Reggae Album Chart. It also made charts in the United Kingdom, Spain, Poland (where it has been certified gold), Switzerland, Belgium, Germany (debuted at number one), Hungary, Australia, Austria, France, and Italy.

The other nominees were Reggae Forever by Etana, As the World Turns by Black Uhuru, Rebellion Rises by Ziggy Marley and A Matter of Time by Protoje.

The minister also congratulated these artistes on their nomination.


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