Its been a monumental year for young reggae sensation Koffee who got her first Grammy nomination. Just a year ago, Koffee was not yet a household name, but she was well on her way to taking over the reggae genre on a scale we haven’t seen in many years. Upon the release of her first single off her Rapture EP, “Toast,” a new star was born, and the rest of the world recognized it quickly.
The reggae/dancehall star’s debut single is arguably one of the longest-running hits in a year in the dancehall space for a very long time. As we know, the genre frequently refreshes with a new sound, and what was hot last month isn’t necessarily even warm anymore today. However, “Toast” was fire all year round.
The nominees for the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards was announced, and Koffee’s debut EP Rapture was nominated among four other bodies of work for “Best Reggae Album.” This makes the 19-year-old singer the youngest ever to be nominated in this category.
Other nominees up for the title of best reggae album this year are Julian Marley with “As I Am,” Sly & Robbie & Roots Radics with “The Final Battle” and “More Work To Be Done” by Third World which was produced by Damian Marley.
The first project, first number 1 record, first Grammy nomination, this was the ultimate year for young Koffee in her early career. The “Burning” songstress is still basking in the success of her Rapture EP, which continues to yield more prestigious accomplishments. Just to be nominated for a Grammy is a win in itself, but Koffee is looking to break even more records should she be a victor.
Currently, every Jamaican wish they could just vote for the youngest candidate to ensure her win, but unfortunately, this prestigious award is not just anyone’s say. We will have to wait and see. The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 26, 2020. Will you be watching? Congratulations Koffee!
Best Reggae Album
Rapture — Koffee
As I Am — Julian Marley
The Final Battle: Sly & Robbie Vs. Roots Radics — Sly & Robbie & Roots Radics
Mass Manipulation — Steel Pulse
More Work To Be Done — Third World