Grange congratulates J’can Grammy nominees

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Entertainment and Culture Minister Olivia Grange, said she is very happy for the Jamaican artistes nominated in the 60th Grammy Awards.

But she is particularly pleased for first time nominee, Chronixx.

Grange’s comment followed yesterday’s announcement of the nominees in the Best Reggae Album category. Damian Marley and the Morgan Heritage are the other Jamaican nominees.

The other nominees are J Boog of California and Common Kings of Hawaii, both in the US.

“I am so glad for Chronixx and I am sure that all Jamaicans are rejoicing with me on the rapid progress that this young man has made in his music career which has catapulted him to Grammy Nomination,” she said.

“Damian Marley and Morgan’s Heritage are old stagers, Damian having won the award twice before and Morgan Heritage once, after being nominated twice. Nevertheless, it is great for Jamaican music that their prowess as Reggae artistes has once again been recognised and so the nation must ‘big them up’,” she said.

Grange said that Jamaica must now keep its fingers crossed that the name of one “our” nominees will be called when the Grammy winners are revealed on January 28.

Chronixx is nominated for his ‘Chronology’ album, Morgan Heritage for their ‘Avrakedabra’ album and Damian Marley for his ‘Stony Hill’ album.

Grange also pointed to Miss Jamaica Universe Davina Bennett’s third place finish at the Miss Universe pageant, saying “Are these not great reminders that we are indeed a blessed nation.”