The nominees for the 64th annual @RecordingAcademy Grammy Awards were unveiled on November 23rd, ahead of the ceremony on January 31st, with Ghanaian reggae and dancehall star, Stonebwoy, securing his fourth nomination.
#Stonebwoy was shortlisted for his participation as a featured artist on three albums that were released in the year under review for “containing at least 51% playing time of new reggae recordings,” according to the Recording Academy. The albums #Pamoja by #Etana, #LiveNLivin by #SeanPaul, and #Royal by #JesseRoyal each scored a nomination in the #BestReggaeAlbum category.
On the 16-track “Pamoja” album, Stonebwoy is featured on track 06, “Proppa”. The album, released on June 25th, brings together the worlds and cultures of Africa and Jamaica in both musical and lyrical form. He secured a feature on “Live N Livin”—one of two albums from Sean Paul—which offers a collaboration over confrontation undertone that showcases unity in dancehall.
On Jesse Royal’s sophomore album “Royal,” which is incredibly versatile, multi-layered, rich in sound and message, the Ghanaian also participated as a featured artist on the track “Dirty Money.” The album was released on June 10th.
Since his debut, Stonebwoy has had an outstanding “history” with the GRAMMYS. In September 2020, the Ghanaian music legend received a certificate for his contribution as a featured musician on Morgan Heritage’s Grammy-nominated album “Avrakedabra.” He was named to the GRAMMYs Recording Academy Class of 2021 in June 2021, providing him the chance to celebrate, represent, and give back to music and its creators.