BUJU WINS GRAMMY
And the award for Best Reggae album at the 53rd annual Grammy awards goes to Buju Banton for his album Before The Dawn.
The Gargamel copped the coveted award just one day before heading to court for the retrial in his drug case in the United States.
Other nominees that contended for the title this year are Gregory Issac for Issacs meet Issac, Sly and Robbie One Pop Reggae and Made in Jamaica, Andrew Tosh for Legacy: An Acoustic Tribute To Peter Tosh and Lee "Scratch" Perry with Revelation
This is the first ever Grammy Award for the Gargamel, but he was previously nominated s four times including last year for his album “Rasta Got Soul, “however he became victorious this year for Before the Dawn
A statement from Banton’s management quoted Buju as saying, “It feels good. I have been nominated four times before, although I never won. To me it means a lot because it shows that my music has transcended a lot of borders and people are now paying attention to what I’m saying in-depth.”
Banton spent most of 2010 behind bars, lacking the ability to promote the critically acclaimed Before The Dawn, which features songs like "Innocent," "Battered & Bruised," "Struggle Together" "In The Air" and others.