Grange hails Shaggy and Sting on Grammy win

Shaggy and Sting from the 'Don't Make Me Wait' music video Shaggy and Sting from the 'Don't Make Me Wait' music video

Kingston 10 February 2019 – The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has congratulated Jamaican superstar Shaggy and his English collaborator Sting on their 2019 Best Reggae Album win at the Grammy Awards taking place in Los Angeles this evening.

Minister Grange said:

“I’m very happy to send congratulations to Shaggy and Sting for winning the Grammy for Best Reggae Album. Well done to them both for continuing the tradition of producing high quality Reggae music.”

The title of the winning album is 44/876 which refers to the area codes of the UK and Jamaica.

“In a way the title tells a bit of the story of our Reggae. It is a unique Jamaican creation, made on our island by our people. Reggae is a gift from the 876 to the people of the world who have embraced it in several ways, even as practitioners of the music,” said Minister Grange.

Minister Grange has also congratulated Black Uhuru, Etana, Ziggy Marley and Protoje who were in the running for the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album.

Minister's charge

I remain hopeful because of the giftedness of the Jamaican people; their warmth and creativity; their dynamism and indomitable spirit that have resulted in excellence in all sectors.

It is by tapping into the gifts and awakening the spirit of the Jamaican people that we will, by God’s grace, re-group, re-engineer and re-open to a brighter future with Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport.

Olivia Grange

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