ZIGGY Marley bagged another Best Reggae Album Grammy at the 59th staging of the annual awards ceremony at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, yesterday.
The win –– for his self-titled set –– gave the singer his fourth lien in the category as a solo act. He previously won in 2007 ( Love Is My Religion), 2014 ( Ziggy Marley in Concert), and 2015 ( Fly Rasta).
Marley, 48, is the eldest son of reggae legend Bob Marley and Rita Marley. He got the nod over California band Rebelution ( Falling Into Place), Hawaiian singer J Boog ( Rose Petals), and American band SOJA ( Live in Virginia), as well as fellow Jamaicans Sly and Robbie ( Reggae For Her — Sly and Robbie Presents Devin Di Dakta and JL) and Raging Fyah ( Everlasting).
Marley was elated with his latest triumph.
Marley now has a total of seven Grammy Awards for Best Reggae Album. He won three with sibling group Melody Makers which comprised sisters Cedella and Sharon, and brother Stephen and one for Best Children’s Album in 2010.
Released last May on the Tuff Gong Worldwide label, Ziggy Marley debuted at number 99 on the Billboard 200. According to Neilsen SoundScan, it has so far sold 13,077 copies.
Falling Into Place was the best-selling reggae album of 2016 with figures of over 30,000. It consistently topped the Billboard Reggae Album Chart.
Source: Ziggy in seventh Heaven – Entertainment – JamaicaObserver.com
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