A Grammy is a highly coveted award presented by The Recording Academy to recognise achievement in the mainly English-language music industry.

The first Grammy Awards ceremony was held on May 4, 1959, to pay tribute to the musical accomplishments by performers for the previous year.

Over the years many Jamaicans have received Grammys for their quality works in the reggae music genre.

The nominees for the 2018 Grammy Awards were recently announced with three Jamaican acts being named among them. They are Chronixx with his album Chronology, Damian Marley with the album Stony Hill and Morgan Heritage with Avrakedabra.

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The Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album, originally called the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Recording is flooded with Jamaicans. Here is a quick rundown of the winners:

1985 – The Jamaican reggae group Black Uhuru received the first award  with the album Anthem.

1986 – Jimmy Cliff received the award for the album Cliff Hanger. | He also won Hall of Fame Awards for the albums The Harder They Come (2008) and Many Rivers to Cross (2011).

1988 – Peter Tosh received the award for the album No Nuclear War.

1989 –  Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers received the award for the album Conscious Party.

1990 –  Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers received the award for the album One Bright Day.

1991 – Bunny Wailer received the award for the album Time Will Tell: A Tribute to Bob Marley.

1992 – Shabba Ranks received the award for the album As Raw As Ever

1993 – Shabba Ranks received the award for the album X-tra Naked

1994 – Inner Circle received the award for the album “Bad Boys”

1995 – Bunny Wailer received the award for the album Curical! Roots Classics

1996 – Shaggy received the award for the album Boombastic

1997 – Bunny Wailer received the award for the album Hall of Fame: A Tribute to Bob Marley’s 50th Anniversary

1998 – Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers received the award for the album Fallen is Babylon

1999 – Sly and Robbie received the award for the album Friends

2000 – Burning Spear received the award for the album Calling Rastafari

2001 – Beenie Man received the award for the album Art and Life 

2002 – Damian Marley and Stephen Marley received the award for the album Halfway Tree

2003 – Lee “Scratch” Perry received the award for the album  Jamaican E.T.

2004 – Sean Paul received the award for the album Dutty Rock

2005 – Toots & the Maytals received the award for the album True Love

2006 – Damian Marley and Stephen Marley received the award for the album Welcome to Jamrock | Damian Marley also won he won Best Reggae Album and Best Urban/Alternative Performance for Welcome to Jamrock.

2007 – Ziggy Marley received the award for the album Love is My Religion | He also received a Grammy Award for Best Musical Album for Children in 2007 for his album Family Time.

2008 – Stephen Marley received the award for the album Mind Control

2009 – Burning Spear received the award for the album Jah is Real

2010 – Stephen Marley received the award for the album Mind Control (Acoustic)

2011 –  Buju Banton received the award for the album Before the Dawn

2012 – Stephen Marley received the award for the album Revelation Pt. 1 – The Root of Life

2013 – Jimmy Cliff received the award for the album Rebirth

2014 – Ziggy Marley received the award for the album In Concert (Live)

2015 – Ziggy Marley received the award for the album Fly Rasta

2016 – Morgan Heritage received the award for the album Strictly Roots

2017 – Ziggy Marley received the award for the album Ziggy Marley

Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry (Top left) via Flickr | Bunny Wailer (Centre) via Flickr | Shaggy (Bottom right) via Flickr | Damian Marley (Bottom left) via Jay West

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