Morgan Heritage nabs maiden Reggae Grammy for ‘Strictly Roots’

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Morgan Heritage GrammyInternationally revered Jamaican reggae band, Morgan Heritage has won their first ever Grammy award after winning the honour of Best Reggae Album during the pre-show at the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Monday.

The quintet, which features Peetah Morgan, Gramps Morgan, Una Morgan, Mojo Morgan and Lukes Morgan won the award for their album, Strictly Roots. The group beat fellow first-time nominees, Barrington Levy (Acousticalevy), Ghanaian singer, Rocky Dawuni (Branches of the Same Tree) and Jah Cure (The Cure) as well as Luciano (Zion Awake).

Strictly Roots  is a 13-track set featuring songs such as Light It Up (feat. Jo Mersa Marley), Keep on Jammin (feat. Shaggy), Child of Jah (feat. Chronixx) and many others. It topped the Billboard Reggae Albums chart upon its release in April 2015.

Morgan Heritage, who attended Monday’s show along with Levy, are currently on their Keep on Jammin tour across the United States, which is scheduled to run until early March.

The Grammy Awards take place Monday night at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles.

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