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Damian 'Jr Gong' Marley wins fourth Grammy

Published:Sunday | January 28, 2018 | 8:55 PM
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International reggae act Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley bagged his fourth Grammy Award after he was announced winner of the Best Reggae Grammy category Sunday night.

Marley won for his Stony Hill album released last year.

Challenging Marley's Stony Hill album in the Reggae category were Chronology by Chronixx, Avakedabra by Morgan Heritage, Lost in Paradise by Common Kings and Wash House Ting by J Boog.

Gong’s Stony Hill album has been having a good run since it was released and shows no sign of slowing down.

Although it is currently number six on the Billboard Reggae Charts, it peaked at number one a few weeks ago and is celebrating 26 weeks on the charts.

The Grammy Awards ceremony started almost 60 years ago, but the reggae category was conceptualised in 1984.

In addition to Stony Hill, Gong also got Grammy awards for Best Reggae Album for Half-Way Tree in 2002 and Welcome to Jamrock in 2006. Also in 2006, his Welcome to Jamrock won the award for Best Urban/Alternative Performance.

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