12.01.2017

Stonebwoy ‘up’ for 2018 Grammys

  Dr. Fusion       12.01.2017
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Ghana’s Stonebwoy, for his contribution on top Jamaican band Morgan Heritage’s ‘Avrakedabra’ album, has become the second Ghanaian artiste after Rocky Dawuni (2016) to be named for Grammy glory.

The song on which he appears ‘Reggae Night (GlobalRemix), was released on May 19, 2017, and also features Bunji Garlin, Timaya, Stylo G, Rock, DreZion & Jaheim.
“Avrakadabra” is up for ‘Best Reggae Album’ in the 2018 Grammy Awards, alongside ‘Chronology’ by Chronixx, ‘Lost In Paradise’ by Common Kings, ‘Wash House Ting’ by J Boog, and ‘Stony Hill’ by Damian Marley.

Stonebwoy joined the band on tour in 2015, and is spoken highly of by them.
The “Enku Lenu” man joins other global reggae stars as Gentleman, Ziggy Marley, Inner Circle, Tarrus Riley, Chris Martin, Jahmiel, Charly Black among others for next year’s edition of the Summer Jam festival slated for July 6th – July 8th.
Winner of several awards including VGMA Artist of the Year and BET Best International Act: Africa (both in 2015), Stonebwoy is CEO of the BMG imprint (home to budding singer Kevin Boy), and is franchise act for ZYLOFON Music.

His fourth project — a double CD titled “Epistles of Mama” (EOM), will be outdoored on December 12 this year.

See the list of Grammy Nominations below:

• Album of the Year:
 • Childish Gambino — “Awaken, My Love!” • JAY-Z — 4:44 • Kendrick Lamar — DAMN. • Lorde — Melodrama • Bruno Mars — 24K Magic

• Song of the Year:
• Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber — “Despacito” • JAY-Z — “4:44? • Julia Michaels — “Issues” • Logic Featuring Khalid & Alessia Cara — “1-800-273-8255? • Bruno Mars — “That’s What I Like”
• Record of the Year:
• Childish Gambino — “Redbone” • Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber — “Despacito” • JAY-Z — “The Story of O.J.” • Kendrick Lamar — “HUMBLE.” • Bruno Mars — “24K Magic”

• Best New Artist:
• Alessia Cara • Khalid • Lil Uzi Vert • Julia Michaels • SZA
• Best Rap Album:
• JAY-Z — 4:44 • Kendrick Lamar — DAMN. • Migos — C U L T U R E • Rapsody — Laila’s Wisdom • Tyler, The Creator — Flower Boy

• Best Rap Song:
• Cardi B — “Bodak Yellow” • Danger Mouse Featuring Run The Jewels & Big Boi — “Chase Me” • Kendrick Lamar — “HUMBLE.” • JAY-Z — “The Story of O.J.” • Rapsody — “Sassy”

• Best Rap Performance:
• Big Sean — “Bounce Back” • Cardi B — “Bodak Yellow” • JAY-Z — “4:44? • Kendrick Lamar — “HUMBLE.” • Migos Featuring Lil Uzi Vert — “Bad and Boujee”

• Best Rap/Sung Performance:
• 6LACK — “PRBLMS” • GoldLink Featuring Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy — “Crew” • JAY-Z Featuring Beyoncé — “Family Feud” • Kendrick Lamar Featuring Rihanna — “LOYALTY.” • SZA Featuring Travi$ Scott — “Love Galore”

• Best R&B Album:
• Daniel Caesar — Freudian • Ledisi — Let Love Rule • Bruno Mars — 24K Magic • PJ Morton — Gumbo • Musiq Soulchild — Feel the Real

• Best R&B Song:
• PJ Morton — “First Began” • Khalid — “Location” • Childish Gambino — “Redbone” • SZA — “Supermodel” • Bruno Mars — “That’s What I Like”

• Best R&B Performance:
• Daniel Caesar Featuring Kali Uchis — “Get You” • Kehlani — “Distraction” • Ledisi — “High” • Bruno Mars — “That’s What I Like” • SZA — “The Weekend”

• Best Traditional R&B Performance:
• The Baylor Project — “Laugh and Move On” • Childish Gambino — “Redbone” • Anthony Hamilton Featuring The HamilTones — “What I’m Feelin’” • Ledisi — “All the Way” • Mali Music — “Still”

• Best Urban Contemporary Album:
• 6LACK — Free 6LACK • Childish Gambino — “Awaken, My Love!” • Khalid — American Teen • SZA — Ctrl • The Weeknd — Starboy
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