News Americas, LOS ANGELES, CA, Mon. Feb. 9, 2015: Reggae great David Nesta “Ziggy” Marley, son of icon Robert Nesta Marley, last night added to his Grammy collection by walking way with the Reggae Grammy at the 57th Annual Awards held at the at the Nokia Theatre in LA last night.
He won for his fifth album, “Fly Rasta,” on the Tuff Gong Label.
Marley beat out fellow Jamaicans Sean Paul with ‘Full Frequency,’ Shaggy’s ‘Out Of Many One Music,’ Lee Scratch Perry’s ‘Back On The Control,’ Sly & Robbie & Spicy Chocolate’s ‘The Reggae Power’ and Soja’s ‘Amid The Noise & Haste.’
The Grammy win was the third for Marley based on solo performances. The 46-year-old’s win comes just days after fans around the world marked the 70th birthday of his dad, Bob. 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.
The Grammy’s featured performances by several top artists including the Caribbean’s own Rihanna, who performed along with Sir Paul McCartney and rap royalty, Kanye West.
Meanwhile, Sam Smith walked away with the Grammy for Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Album.