Bob Marley Tribute planned for 55th Grammy Awards 2/10/13
Photos of Ziggy and Damian at a rehearsal have been circulating on social media sites as well as a group photo of Ziggy, Damian, Rihanna, Sting, and Bruno Mars. This is not the first time that Damian has collaborated with Bruno Mars. Bruno Mars features Damian Marley on the 2010 release of ‘Liquor Store Blues’
The Marley Family members are not strangers to the Grammy Awards. There have been many nominations over the years and Ziggy, Stephen and Damian have each won multiple Grammy Awards. Damian is a three- time Grammy Award winner, Ziggy is a five-time Grammy Award Winner and Stephen picked up his eighth Grammy Award just last year for Best Reggae Album Revelation, Pt. 1: The Root of Life.
Check out the Reggae Reflection review of the DVD release of Marley here: www.ReggaeReflection.com Review of Marley.
Who will get the nod at the 55th Grammy Awards for Best Reggae Album?
- Jimmy Cliff / Rebirth [UMe/Sunpower]
- The Original Wailers / Miracle / [MRG Recordings]
- Sean Paul / Tomahawk Technique / [VP/Atlantic]
- Sly & Robbie & The Jam Masters / New Legend – Jamaica 50th Edition / [Mondo Tunes]
- Toots and the Maytals / Reggae Got Soul: Unplugged On Strawberry Hill / [Metropolis Recordings]
The Reggae Category is announced in a pre-Grammy show segment that is not broadcast. What will please fans even more is is to include the category in the televised segment. Jimmy Cliff who is nominated for Best Album shared that sentiment in an interview with CBS a few days ago “It’s a nice thing to be nominated for a Grammy,” Cliff told CBSNews.com. “However, I do think that people ought to see me on TV, accepting the Grammy. Not the way it is being done at the moment for a Reggae Grammy where you just hear about it. It’s about time they show me on TV.” See the full CBS interview with Jimmy Cliff here: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-207_162-57568263/grammy-nominee-jimmy-cliff-im-just-getting-started/
Jimmy Cliff previously won a Grammy Award in 1986 for his album Cliffhanger. Jimmy Cliff has recently received positive publicity with his remake of the Partridge Family song Come on Get Happy for the popular VW ad campaign Get In Get Happy that aired during the Superbowl. Watch here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9H0xPWAtaa8
See who won the Grammy for Best Reggae Album in past years – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grammy_Award_for_Best_Reggae_Album
The 55th Grammy Awards will air on CBS at 8:00PMET on Sunday, February 10, 2013.