Photo above: Ziggy Marley performs at the Austin City Limits music festival in 2007. Photo by Jay West. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Common.
LOS ANGELES, California, CMC – Ziggy Marley, the eldest son of the late legendary Jamaican reggae singer, Bob Marley, won a Grammy at the awards ceremony here on Sunday night.
The Grammy is an accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) of the United States to recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry.
The 46-year-old singer won in the category “Best Reggae” for his album “Fly Rasta”.
He won from a field that also included SOJA’s Amid the Noise; Sly & Robbie featuring Spicy Chocolate (The Reggae Power); Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry (Back on The Controls); Sean Paul (Full Frequency); and Shaggy (Out of Many, One Music).
Marley’s first solo Grammy came in 2007 for “Love is my Religion”. Three years later, he won a Grammy for Best Musical Album for “Children with Family Time”.
Ziggy Marley also won three Best Reggae Album Grammys with the Melody Makers, a group that included his brother, Stephen, and sisters, Sharon and Cedella.