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Minister McNeill Congratulates Reggae Grammy Awardee

Release Date: 
Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 18:15

Kingston, Jamaica: February 15, 2016 – Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, is extending congratulations to Morgan Heritage for winning the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album, for Strictly Roots at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards today.   The album topped the Billboard’s Reggae Album Chart in May 2015.

Strictly Roots is the group’s 10th studio album and was produced by their own ‘Cool To Be Conscious’ label. It was listed among the 10 Best Reggae Albums of 2015 by Billboard.com who also shared that the family's steadfast devotion to classic reggae is winning new admirers.

“I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to Morgan Heritage on an award well deserved. They have certainly made Jamaica proud through the extraordinary music they have produced over the years. This very prestigious award is not only a win for the group but also a win for all Jamaicans” he said. “Reggae remains one of Jamaica’s strongest brands and performers, like Morgan Heritage, who have taken it to the world stage, are global ambassadors of Brand Jamaica," Minister McNeill added.

The announcement of the award was made earlier today during the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, at Staples Center, Los Angeles in the United States.

Though Morgan Heritage were the victors at this year’s staging, the Minister also congratulated the other nominees who also produces exceptional albums. The four other albums which vied for the award this year, included – Branches of The Same Tree by Rocky Dawuni, Acousticalevy by Barrington Levy, Zion Awake by Luciano and The Cure by Jah Cure.