Morgan Heritage wins Grammy Award

February 16, 2016
(From left) Gramps, Lukes and Peetah of Morgan Heritage pose after winning the Grammy Award for the Best Reggae Album.
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Reggae group Morgan Heritage has walked away with the Grammy Award in the Best Reggae Album category for their 'Strictly Roots' project.

Morgan Heritage is made up of siblings, Peetah Morgan, Gramps Morgan, Nakamyah Morgan, Memmalatel Morgan and the lone female, Una Morgan.

In winning their first-ever Grammy Award, the group got the nod over Jah Cure's The Cure, Luciano's Zion Awake, Barrington Levy's Acousticalevy and Rocky Duwani's Branches Of The Same Tree.

The announcement was made via The Grammy's official Twitter page, and has seen countless artistes, both local and international, paying tribute to the group, including John Legend, Stephen Marley, Bunji Garlin, Alaine, Tarrus Riley, Chino and Freddie McGregor.

In social media posts, the band thanked fans for their unending support.

"Words are not enough as we sit here representing reggae music among the best talent in music. Thank you to all our fans and team that played a part of Strictly Roots album! We Won ...Yes Rasta"

In a previous interview, Gramps Morgan stated that to win the Grammy with their own label, CTBC Music Group, would be a dream come through.

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"As a Jamaican reggae band, our father was in the music business and never got nominated, but he dedicated his whole life to ensuring that we had the attributes to be the best musicians, songwriters, and producers that we possibly could be," he said.

The 58th Grammy took place at the Nokia Theater L.A in Los Angeles, California, last night.

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