Despite vying for Best Reggae Album at the 64th annual Grammy Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday among a field of five Jamaican artistes, who are natives of the birthplace of reggae, American band SOJA (Soldiers of Jah Army) walked away with the prize.
It was the group’s third nomination, which it got for the album ‘Beauty in the Silence’, and its first win.
Having bested a field that included Sean Paul, Gramps Morgan, Etana, Spice, and Jesse Royal, there have been mixed reactions among social media users following the announcement of the winner on Sunday.
Based in Virginia, US, SOJA is a reggae band that has four Billboard chart-toppers under its belt: ‘Poetry in Motion’ (2017), ‘Live in Virginia’, ‘Strength to Survive’ (2012), and ‘Amid the Noise and Haste’. One of those albums, ‘Amid the Noise and Haste’, their sixth album, sold 12,213 copies in its first week.
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