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KOFFEE Snags grammy for Best Reggae Album

Featured KOFFEE Snags grammy for Best Reggae Album
LOS ANGELES, January 26, 2020 - 19-year-old rising Jamaican music star, Mikayla Simpson, also known as Koffee, has copped the Grammy award for her debut EP "Rapture" in the Best Reggae Album Category  at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles this afternoon.

Koffee is the youngest reggae performer as well as the first female artist to win Grammy for “Best Reggae Album.” She  won from an impressive field of nominees which included veteran Jamaican musicians  such as Julian Marley with “As I Am”, Sly & Robbie & Roots Radics with “The Final Battle” and “More Work To Be Done” by Third World, which was produced by Damian Marley.

Upon accepting the award, Koffee thanked the other nominees in the Reggae category, whom she said she  “learnt a lot from” and for their contributions to reggae. she dedicated her victory to Reggae and Jamaica: “This one is for Reggae. This one is for Jamaica.”

Opposition spokesman on Entertainment Dwayne Vaz, in congratulating the Spanish Town native, said  "This is an outstanding achievement. Of equal significance is the fact that you are the first female to win this award. We are beyond proud of your journey and your hard work."

"You stand as an example of our true potential for generations to come. Your achievement will pave the way for many young girls with big aspirations that they too can achieve excellence," Vaz said.

The EP, Rapture spent 32 weeks on Billboard’s Reggae albums chart having debuted at number one.

The EP’s lead single “Toast” was arguably the biggest reggae single of 2019, receiving worldwide airplay and being featured by many international celebrities, including former US President, Barack Obama.

Koffee will perform at the Viewtopia Music Festival, during Superbowl weekend, from January 31 to February 1 at Marlins Park, Miami. In April, she will perform at Coachella for the first time.

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Last modified onMonday, 27 January 2020 07:18
  • Countries: Jamaica

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