Jamaican Reggae/Dancehall diva, Reggae sensation Koffee, born Mikayla Simpson, just won herself a Grammy, in the category of Best Reggae Album with her EP Rapture.
Koffee created history by becoming the youngest (19, born February 16 2000) solo act to be nominated in the category Best Reggae Album, but it’s the first time ever a female artist takes the Grammy!
Only four female artists got nominated before 2019-2020: Judy Mowatt (1985), Rita Marley (1991), Sister Carol (1996) and Etana (2018).
A lot of people asked how Koffee’s five-track EP Rapture could get nominated in the album category. Here is the official info from the Grammys: “To be considered an album, recordings must contain at least five different tracks and a total playing time of 15 minutes or a total playing time of at least 30 minutes with no minimum track requirement.”
Also nominated in the BEST REGGAE ALBUM category were:
Julian Marley – As I Am [Ghetto Youth International]
Sly & Robbie & Roots Radics – The Final Battle [Serious Reggae]
Steel Pulse – Mass Manipulation [Rootfire Cooperative]
Third World – More Work To Be Done [Ghetto Youth International]
Congratulations to Koffee!