Ziggy and wife
Snoop Dogg was the most well-known candidate in this year’s Grammy Award category for Best Reggae Album with ‘Reincarnated’ — his first reggae album. The nomination was a surprise to some, but Ziggy Marley won the category with his LP, ‘Ziggy Marley in Concert.’
This is Marley’s fifth win in the category. His last came in 2007 with ‘Love Is My Religion.’ This is his first Best Reggae Album win for a live album after releasing ‘Love Is My Religion Live’ and ‘Ziggy Live From SoHo’ in 2008 and 2009, respectively.
Other nominees include famed reggae artist Beres Hammond, Sizzla and Sly & Robbie and the Jam Masters. Marley was nominated for Best Reggae Album in 2012, for ‘Wild and Free.’ He lost to his brother Stephen, who holds the record for most wins in the category with six (including three with Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers).
Marley arrived to this year’s ceremony with his wife Orly Agai by his side, pictured above.
ALBUMS by Ziggy Marley and Snoop Lion have made the preliminary list for Best Reggae Album at next year's Grammy Awards.
The Grammys are scheduled for February.
According to , Marley's Reggae in my Head and Snoop Lion's Reincarnated are likely frontrunners to win the award.
Reggae in my Head was released last December, but like most of Marley's work, little has been heard of it in Jamaica.
Marley is a multiple Grammy winner as a solo act and with the Melody Makers which included his sisters Sharon and Cedella and brother Stephen.
Reincarnated was released in April and reflected a change in sound and faith for the former 'gangsta' rapper known as Snoop Dogg.
An interesting inclusion is California band Fortunate Youth whose It's All A Jam album also made the preliminary list.
Bands from the American west coast including Rebelution and Grounation are among the most popular reggae acts in the United States.
The National Academy of Recordings, Arts and Sciences will name the five nominees for Best Reggae Album on November 11.