15 Caribbean Roots Singers Among 2020 Grammy Nominees

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Caribbean Canadian singer Daniel Caesar is up for another Grammy this year. Last year he won in the same category - Best R&B Performance. His dad is Jamaican and his mother is from Barbados. (Photo: ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Nov. 21, 2019: Some 15 Caribbean-born and Caribbean roots singers were among the 2020 Grammy nominees announced Wednesday.

Cuban-born singer, Camila Cabello, was nominated along with Shawn Menes for “Senorita” in the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance category while Puerto Rico-born David Sánchez’s ‘CARIB’ was named in the Best Latin Jazz category.

Canadian singer Daniel Caesar, who is of Barbadian and Jamaican descent, received another nomination this year in the Best R&B Performance category for his collaboration with Brandy on “Love Again.” Caesar, 24, born Ashton D. Simmonds, won the award last year. His parents are Hollace and Norwill Simmonds. His father, Norwill, is a gospel singer who released his first album as a high schooler in Jamaica.

Jamaican-born singer, Koffee along with Jamaican duo Sly & Robbie & the Jamaican bands Roots Radics as well as Third World are among this year’s Best Reggae nominees along with Jamaican roots Julian Marley and British band Steel Pulse.

Puerto Rico had several nominees as well this year. They include Luis Fonsi who is among the nominees in the Best Latin Pop Album category as well as iLe and Bad Bunny, who were nominated in the Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album category.

Also making this year Grammy nominations were Puerto Rico roots singer, Marc Anthony who was nominated in the Best Tropical Latin Album category along with Cuban-born Aymée Nuviola and the Dominican Republic’s Juan Luis Guerra 4.40 and Vicente García.

The 62nd GRAMMY Awards will be broadcasted live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, January. 26th, 2020, on CBS at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time/5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.