By NAN ET EDITOR
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Feb. 8, 2018: Which Caribbean or Caribbean roots singer will win a GRAMMY this weekend? That’s the big question as the countdown is on to the 61st GRAMMY Award this Sunday, Feb. 10th.
Those from the region and with roots to the region total 8. Trinidad and DR-roots rapper, Cardi B is leading the pack with 6 nominations.
She is up for Album of the Year and Best Rap Album for “Invasion of Privacy” while her song, “I Like It,” featuring Puerto Rican reggaeton singer Bad Bunny and Colombian J Balvin, is up for Record of the Year. Cardi is also up for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for her collaboration with Maroon 5 on “Girls Like You” as well as for Best Rap Performance and Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical for “Be Careful.”
Cuban-American singer Camila Cabello is up for two awards including Best Solo Performance for “Havana” (Live),” and Best Pop Vocal Album for ‘Camila.’
Meanwhile, in the reggae category, five Caribbean born singers are nominated for the category. They include Jamaican stars Black Uhuru for ‘As The World Turns;’ Etana for ‘Reggae Forever;” Ziggy Marley for ‘Rebellion Rises;’ Protoje for ‘A Matter of Time,” and Shaggy and Sting for ‘44/876.’
GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony
Meanwhile, Shaggy, will host the GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony on GRAMMY.com starting at 12:30 p.m. PT.
The 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live following the Premiere Ceremony on the CBS Television Network from 8-11 p.m. ET/5 – 8 p.m. PT.