Grange pleased at Toots’ victory at Grammy Awards

Kingston, 14 March 2021 – The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has hailed the posthumous victory of the Reggae legend Toots Hibbert in the Grammy Awards for 2020 which were announced today.

Toots and the Maytals won the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album with 'Got to Be Tough’.

Minister Grange said she was “very pleased to hear that Toots had won the Reggae Grammy.”

Minister Grange said:
“Toots put his all into this album and I’m very glad to see him recognised for his creative excellence and musical genius. This is a great moment of celebration, not only for Toots’ family, his team or his record label, but for all Jamaicans, especially those of us in the Reggae industry.”

‘Got to Be Tough’ was released just days before Toots died last year.

The album won ahead of ‘One World’ by the Wailers, ‘Upside Down 2020’ by Buju Banton, ‘Higher Place’ by Skip Marley, and ‘It All Comes Back To Love’ by Maxi Priest.

Minister Grange congratulated all the nominees.

It’s the second Grammy Award for Toots and the Maytals who won the Best Reggae Album for 2004 with ‘True Love’.


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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