Junior Gong .. walks away with Reggae Grammy

The talk is that this year’s Grammy Award is the most competitive ever.The Reggae category now in its 22nd year is always heavily discussed and if the name ‘Marley’ is among the nominee the talk gets even more debated and heated.The Five nominees for Best Reggae Album Morgan Heritage (Avakedabra) Chronixx (Chronology) Common Kings( Lost in Paradise) Damien ‘Junior Gong’ Marley(Stony Hill) ) JBoog(Wash House Ting). It was a very joyful and humble Damien Marley that got the nod and respectfully accepted the Grammy for the best reggae album.A very proud Cindy Breakspear (Junior’s Mom)earlier expressed her excitement being able to accompany her Son on what is definitely a momentous occasion ‘nervous but thrilled to be here!’ The second thrilling moment for her was the award for Best Urban/Alternative Performance seeing Junior Gong beating Floetry, Mos Def with Welcome to Jamrock making history for The Young Gong…being the first time a Reggae Artist has walked away with Two Wins…Dedicating the award to ‘all the elders in Reggae who’ve come before me’ a real honor’ Musicalheatwave Daddy Ranks and Norman G Congratulate Junior Gong…musicalheatwave@gmail.com The talk is that this year’s Grammy Award is the most competitive ever.The Reggae category now in its 22nd year is always heavily discussed and if the name ‘Marley’ is among the nominee the talk gets even more debated and heated. It was a very joyful and humble Damien Marley that got the nod and respectfully accepted the Grammy for the best reggae album.A very proud Cindy Breakspear (Junior’s Mom)earlier expressed her excitement being able to accompany her Son on what is definitely a momentous occasion ‘nervous but thrilled to be here!’ The second thrilling moment for her was the award for Best Urban/Alternative Performance seeing Junior Gong beating Floetry, Mos Def with Welcome to Jamrock making history for The Young Gong…being the first time a Reggae Artist has walked away with Two Wins…Dedicating the award at that moment to ‘all the elders in Reggae who’ve come before me’ a real honor’ Musicalheatwave Daddy Ranks and NormanG Congratulate Junior Gong on his fourth Grammy win…Sean Paul was the first to hail up his compadre and competitor for a great night ‘Junior has been in his Father’s shadow for awhile and he is now broken out so he truly deserves this, I’ve known him for a long time and it’s good to see this bless’. We must say to all those who continue to bash the Marleys for making good music and continue to elevate our music with quality production those who continue to spout there negativity and Jealousy because they feel wronged,why don’t they start to look into themselves and start by taking a leaf out of the Marley’s book and produce music we can be proud to be associated with. YOU TOO CAN BECOME A MEMBER OF THE GRAMMY FOUNDATION AND HAVE YOUR SAY IN WHO GET NOMINATED IN THE REGGAE CATEGORY. All you need is to have 6 creative credentials recognized by the Recording Academy. They have to have had 6 credits on records/video released in the USA (The Grammy is a US award) Could be 1: Recording Artist…2: Recording Engineer 3: musician 4: video director/producer 5: writer of CD liner notes 6: designer of record cover9These are creative people) a member can be someone who appears on 6 different tracks not necessarily having released 6 albums for the year. Membership is $ 100.00. log on to https://grammypro.com/join https://www.grammypro.com/join/associate. then you can have your say in who the next Reggae Grammy is awarded to…

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