CALIFORNIA, United States, Thursday October 31, 2013 – Ziggy Marley, oldest son of Jamaican reggae legend Bob Marley, is said to have been shortlisted for this year’s Best Reggae Album Grammy, which is reportedly shaping up to be the most competitive in recent times.
“Ziggy Marley in Concert” would not bag the first National Academy of Recordings, Arts and Sciences award for Marley, who is a multiple Grammy winner as a solo act as well as with the Melody Makers which included his brother Stephen and sisters Cedella and Sharon.
In the running for this year’s awards are numerous reggae albums from Jamaican acts and seasoned international performers like Snoop Lion (formerly Snoop Dogg).
According to a release from tbrnews.com, the names popping up on the Grammy Short List so far are Ziggy Marley, Snoop Lion, and Fortunate Youth who hails from California.
Marley’s “Ziggy Marley in Concert,” Snoop’s “Reincarnated” and Fortunate Youth’s “It’s all a Jam” are said to be the most likely front runners among a pool of 50 selected albums who will find out on November 11 if they have been selected in the coveted top five finalist nominees for Grammy Best Reggae Album.
Snoop Lion’s “Reincarnated” released in April, is the former “gangsta” rapper’s debut reggae album and is said to mark a change in faith and lifestyle, as well as music, for the American star.
Also attracting interest and possible candidates for a Grammy nod are Shaggy’s “Out Of Many, One Music” and Sizzla’s “The Messiah“.