American band SOJA wins ‘Best Reggae Album’

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American band SOJA wins ‘Best Reggae Album’

American reggae band SOJA (an acronym for Soldiers in Jah Army) has won the Grammy for Best Reggae Album with ‘Beauty in the Silence’.

This is the third time that the eight member reggae band has been nominated in the category.

SOJA’s Beauty in the Silence features Rebelution, Dirty Heads, Slightly Stoopid, UB40, Stick Figure, and Collie Buddz.

Five Jamaican were among the six nominees in the Best Reggae Album category. They were Spice, Etana, Sean Paul, Jesse Royal, Gramps Morgan and SOJA.

It was the first time in the history of the Reggae Album category which was instituted 36 years ago, that two women were nominated at the same time.