Multi-award-winning and Billboard chart topping, international recording artist Sean Paul has been nominated Best Reggae Album for the 64th annual GRAMMY Awards, set to take place on Jan. 31.
“With the vision and undertone of ‘collaboration over confrontation’ Sean Paul’s ‘Live N Livin’ album is the seventh studio album and first album released on his own Dutty Rock Productions label,” said Brooklyn-based Jamaican publicist Ronnie Tomlinson.
“The highly acclaimed album, ‘Live N Livin’ released through Dutty Rock Productions and ONErpm is a vision of Sean Paul’s to highlight the unity and success of the music from his island of Jamaica,” the chief executive officer of Destine Media told Caribbean Life.
She said “Live N Livin” is a collaborative celebration of Sean Paul’s Jamaican heritage and dancehall roots in which he trades the mic with some of his favorite artists and co-workers in reggae and dancehall, such as Buju Banton, Damian Marley, Mavado and Stonebwoy from Ghana, among others.
“This GRAMMY nomination is a special one, ‘Live N Livin’ is a very special project to me; it’s a return to hardcore dancehall,” Sean Paul said. “Everyone I worked with from my engineers to the producers to the artists, even the person who did the artwork is Jamaican, and one artist from Ghana.
“It was really a collaborative effort, and I’m proud of the recognition we all received,” he added. “With this album, I wanted to show my genre that we need to do more collaborative work and less confrontation.”
Tomlinson said Sean Paul’s ninth GRAMMY nomination, sixth nomination for Best Reggae Album, is followed with another honor, as the multiple Billboard 100 chart topping artist received a 2021 UK MOBO nomination for Best Reggae Act.
The prestigious MOBO Awards are an annual music award presentation honoring achievements in music of Black origin, including hip hop, grime, soul, reggae, jazz, gospel and African music.