Not All About Grammys

Image result for romain virgoThe first round of voting is currently under way to determine the list of nominees to vie for the Best Reggae Album at the 2019 Grammy Awards, set to be held on February 19 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

Romain Virgo’s project Lovesick is among the 141 reggae albums which have made the long list and, should it earn enough votes, will be in contention for the main prize. But the young crooner, who became a household name after winning Digicel Rising Stars back in 2007, is not focussing his energies on being nominated or winning the Grammy Award in the reggae category.

In an interview with the Jamaica Observer, Virgo explained that he is holding steadfast to a larger goal of making music that the people will love and appreciate, and if a Grammy Award should come that would be an added bonus.

“To be honest, I am not really and truly after the Grammys. It would be good and we all know how the process works. I read up and try to educate myself about how the whole Grammy process. It’s not an easy one. So if my album gets nominated for the Grammy, it would be amazing still.”

Image result for romain virgo“ I believe that with all the work that we have put in it would be deserving, but the main is always to find that song and to always be producing and ensure that the people who know me and support me, those who have been supporting me since day one, continue to hear good music, and then everything else will come… hopefully the Grammys, but it’s not the main focus. We are just focussing on pushing the album, pushing songs from the album and hopefully one day everything that we dream about will just come along,” Virgo continued.

Lovesick, released on March 30, is composed of material which explores the ins and outs of finding love, losing love and finding love again. The project has Niko Browne as executive producer, with additional production by Sting International which Vikings Production. It is Virgo’s third album, and peaked at number one on Billboard’s Reggae Albums chart.

“We started off with a tour of the UK and the rest of Europe the same week the album was released, which was very good. We have never done that before, so it was a blessing to go on the road and actually see people react to the new songs from the album and to actually come and buy albums after the shows. So that was different from us.”

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