Ziggy Marley on cloud 9
Ziggy Marley last night won his 9th Grammy award at the 59th Grammys Los Angeles, United States. Marley won the Best Reggae Album Grammy for his album 'Ziggy Marley'.
He has now won his seventh win in the category and eight Grammy wins overall. Marley now has four wins as a solo artiste and three as part of Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers.
"Give thanks to the Recording Academy for the honour, my family and all the artistes keeping reggae alive and well. Love," Bob Marley's eldest son tweeted after he was announced as winner.
Three out of six albums nominated for the Grammy were done American reggae artistes. They were Falling Into Place by the California-based Rebelution, Rose Petals by J Boog; and Soja Live In Virginia by Soja.
Jamaican band Raging Fyah was nominated for the album Everlasting, Devin Di Dakta and JL were nominated for Reggae For Her...Sly and Robbie Presents.
"I'm very proud and the whole Jamaica is very proud of me as well," Devin Di Dakta told THE STAR last night.
"I'm here live in LA and it has been a great experience to be here rubbing shoulders with everybody. Big up the whole Jamaica. I want to say respect and big ups to Ziggy Marley, a di same Jamaica, Jamaica still win so one love."
JL shared similar sentiments. "There is no sad moment about my experience at the Grammys. To be nominated at the age of 19, I can't even really explain that. I spoke to even Ziggy Marley and it was just a good look for a young artiste like me to just come into the industry and be given an opportunity like this," he said.
"This is something that Devin and myself can never forget. We started in this industry so simple and we never imagine making it to this big league. There is no hatred in my heart, all pleasure and greatness."