Jr. Gong, Chronixx, Join Two Repeat Contenders And One Newcomer

Critics be damned! Year in and year out, people say this and that about the nominations for Best Reggae Album. It’s true that the UK MOBO Awards are more in tune with the streets. But this year The Grammys mostly got it right. Two of the very best reggae/dancehall albums of the year—Stony Hill and Chronology—were amongst the nominees announced this morning by the Recording Academy via Grammy Awards’ official website. Two contenders return from last year as well as a first-time noimnee. Full Details After The Jump…

Here is the official citation for the category, via Grammy.com

53. Best Reggae Album
(For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new reggae recordings.)

ChronixxChronology

Common KingsLost In Paradise

J BoogWash House Ting

Damian “Jr. Gong” MarleyStony Hill

Morgan HeritageAvrakedabra

Congratulations to all of the nominees. May the best music —and all the real music lovers—win!