66th Grammy Awards Results For Caribbean and African Artists

Written by: Adela Scotland

The Grammy’s is the most anticipated music awards show amongst artists and fans everywhere. Even in its 66th year, the awards ceremony is revered as the Mecca of the music industry. This year the event was held on Sunday the 4th of February at the Los Angeles’ Crypto Arena. For people amongst the Afro diaspora, this year’s Grammy awards was iconic as it was the first time a category that celebrated music of African heritage had a category of its own. Not to delay the big wins of the night any longer, we would delve into all of the nominees and winners in the Caribbean and African music space from the 2024 Grammy Music Awards.

The battle for the Best Reggae album was fierce with many fans in our very own facebook comment section ardently supporting their artist of choice. After months of anticipation the Grammy was Awarded to Julian Marley and Antaeus for the album, ‘Colours of Royal.’ The other nominees were: Buju Banton, with ‘Born for Greatness,’ Beanie Man, with ‘Simma’, Collie Buddz, with Cali Roots ‘Riddim 2023’ and Burning Spear, with ‘No Destroyer.’

Moving on from the Best Reggae Album category to the Best Global Music Album is always on the radar of Caribbean music listeners. This year, the nominees included Burna Boy, with ‘I Told Them,’ Davido, with ‘Timeless,’ Susana Baca, with ‘Epifanias’ and Bokanté with ‘History.’ The Grammy was awarded to ‘This Moment,’ by Shakti.

Best New Artist is always one of the most anticipated awards of the night. It is a declaration to the music world that this artist is ready for greatness. This year, the Grammy was given to Victoria Monét, a multi talented singer songwriter who is beloved by the Caribbean community. The other nominees for this category were: Gracie Abrams, Fred Again, Ice Spice, Jelly Roll, Coco Jones, Noah Kahan and The War and Treaty.

For many Caribbean music enjoyers, the Best African Music Performance was the award to watch last night. With the popularity of the song, it is no surprise that the Academy chose to award Tyla with the Grammy for her sensational hit‘Water.’ Other nominees were Ayra Starr, with ‘Rush,’ Davido ft. Musa Keys, with ‘UNAVAILABLE, Burna Boy, with ‘City Boys’ and ASAKE and Olamide with ‘Amapiano.

Did you tune into the Grammy’s last night? What did you think about the results? Let us know on our facebook and instagram pages at CaribbeanEntertainmentHub!

 

References:

The Hollywood Reporter

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/music-news/grammys-2024-winners-list-1235809522/amp/

Grammy.Com

https://www.grammy.com/

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