Undoubtedly, the Grammy is the most valued music awards scheme in the world and quite evidently, But for over 50 years, no Ghanaian musician has been able to maneuver his or her way into the awards scheme. so – any form of association of Ghanaian musicians to that scheme elicits excitement.
VP Records, the World’s Leading Reggae Label, which has a distribution deal with Stonebwoy has announced that the Ghanaian reggae/dancehall artist made the list of ‘Best Reggae Album’ for Grammy Voters to consider for the top five final list.
VP Records posted on Instagram: “Another one of our releases that made the list of ‘Best Reggae Album’ for Grammy Voters to consider for the top five #Reggae #Grammy @stonebwoyb“
In an Instagram post, Stonebwoy informed that the 6 -song set album has made it to the list of albums that will be voted for to the top 5 best reggae albums which in turn will earn a nomination for the world’s biggest award.
The Livingstone EP which happens to be the 3rd album from the Ghanaian superstar Stonebwoy was unveiled and distributed on 18th of December,2015 by VP Records and Vpal Music. The songs on the album were produced by Beatz Dakay, Mo Beatz, and Awaga.
Stonebwoy is in the same boat with Ghanaian reggae musician Black Prophet as his Stories of Life Album is also yet to be voted for a slot for the Best Reggae Album nomination. The black prophet also announced via his Facebook platform calling on all and sundry to support him on this.
He wrote: ” CALL TO ACTION!!! The album ”Stories of Life” has an opportunity to be considered for nomination for the 59th Grammy Award 2017 for Best Reggae Album. To reach this destination, We have to make some noise, Push, Buy the album, Share the posts, videos, Worldwide. Facebook, Tweet, Instagram to your friends, US Voting members do Consider Black Prophet. Let’s bring a Grammy back to Africa”
The Grammy Awards 2017 nominations process moves to phase two Phase one of voting for the Grammy Awards nominations is now over. First-round ballots were sent to approximately 13,000 voting members on Oct. 14 and were due back last Friday (Nov. 4).
Academy members were asked to vote only in their areas of expertise and could weigh in on up to 15 categories in the genre fields plus the four General Field awards (Album, Record, and Song of the Year, Best New Artist.) So, what happens next?
In 12 fields — Alternative, Comedy, Contemporary Instrumental, Musical Theater, New Age, Pop, Rap, Reggae, Rock, Spoken Word, Visual Media and World Music — those first-round ballots will be used to determine the nominees.