Jamaica Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange has congratulated Damian "Jr Gong" Marley on winning the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album.
Marley won for his 18-track album 'Stony Hill'.
Grange in a release from her ministry last night said: “This is now the fourth Grammy win for Jr Gong in five nominations, so it's a very impressive record that he's establishing. I congratulate him on this latest success. It's not only a win for Jr Gong, but victory for Jamaica's Reggae music. We're very happy that the Reggae Grammy is coming home to Jamaica.”
Marley won from a field of five nominees which included Jamaican acts Chronixx (Chronology) and Morgan Heritage (Avrakedabra) as well as Common Kings (Lost in Paradise) whose members hail from different places across the South Pacific and Hawaii-based J Boog (Wash House Ting).
Grange also commended Chronixx who was being nominated for the first time and Morgan Heritage who were being nominated for the second time.
Morgan Heritage won the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album for their first studio release, Strictly Roots, two years ago.