The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards is scheduled to take place on January 26, 2020 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Songs and albums released from October 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019 are eligible to be nominated. The nominee selection process is well under way, with the first and final rounds of the online entry process access period already out of the way.
Christopher Martin’s And Then
Christopher Martin’s sophomore album, And Then, is packed with pop-flavored mid-tempo cuts the singer calls ‘sugar reggae.’ In this album, Christopher Martin cultivates a celebration centered around themes of love, rising above hardship and finding the good in every situation. With standout tracks such as “Life,” “Come Back,” “Bun fi Bun” and “Can’t Dweet Again,” Martin nobly glides between different, illustrious soundscapes and rhythms, weaving between songs that speak to his island and global influences alike.
Jah Cure’s Royal Soldier
On Royal Soldier, his first since the Grammy nominated The Cure in 2015, Cure writes songs about love and consciousness and reality. Cure’s presence and influence among Caribbean fans has reverberated around the globe and earned him top status among reggae artists internationally. The album features singles “Marijuana”,”Risk it All”, “Pretty Face”, “Telephone Love”, “Life is Real”, “Royal Soldier” and “Only You.” Guest appearances on Royal Soldier include Melanie Fiona, Mya, Phyllisia Ross, Popcaan, Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley, Tory Lanez among others.
Beres Hammonds’s Never Ending
Classic music is timeless, its appeal is never ending. Beres Hammond is an artist with multiple classics to his credit, for more than 30 years his unmistakable voice has given fans moments and memories for a lifetime. With Never Ending, Beres carries on the grand tradition of a romantic balladeer with sensitivity and swagger. The album features 14 songs about love and life including “I’m Alive” and “Land of Sunshine”, in collaboration with longtime recording studio partners; Willie Lindo, Kirk Bennett, Handel Tucker, Errol ‘Flabba’ Carter, Leroy & David Heywood aka “Mafia & Fluxy,” Winston ‘Bopee’ Bowen, Dean Fraser and Robbie Lyn among others. Never Ending presents 21st century classics from the master of romance and reggae.
Reggae singer Sizzla’s latest album, Victory, is among those submitted for a coveted Grammy nomination. The 16-track album, a collaboration between producer Richard ‘Breadback’ Bramwell and Kalonji Music, was released on March 18, 2019. Interestingly, Victory does not feature the vocals of any other recording artiste, neither locally nor internationally based.