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Maxi Priest humbled

British reggae singer Maxi Priest is beaming with pride that his most recent solo project, It All Comes Back to Love (S-Curve Records/BMG), earned a nod for Best Reggae Album in the 63rd Grammy Awards. Read More

Sasco's Loco Riddim builds up steam
THE seven-track various artistes compilation Loco Riddim by Agent Sasco lands at number nine on the US Current Reggae Albums chart. The sales-driven chart is only available via subscription to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.... Read More

Popcaan upset at Grammy snub
POPCAAN took aim at the United States's Recording Academy — organisers of the Grammy Awards — for not including his latest set, Fixtape, in the list of albums vying for this year's Best Reggae Album category.... Read More

Popcaan, Koffee earn multiple MOBO nods
The Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards return after a two-year break. Last held in 2017, a virtual event is scheduled to take place on December 9. It will be streamed via YouTube and air later on BBC One.... Read More

Restrictions on private gatherings for Xmas

By Brian Bonitto Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, November, 25 2020    

JAMAICA'S Government is extending its restrictions to include private gatherings while maintaining its prohibition on parties and events for the Yuletide season. The move is in an effort to curtail the spread of novel coronavirus. Read More

Five compete for reggae Grammy

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer write | Wednesday, November, 25 2020    

IT'S a case of the veterans vs the young in the Best Reggae Album category of the 63rd Grammy Awards. The nominations were announced yesterday via www.grammy.com. Read More

Bob Marley still a legend

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Tuesday, November, 24 2020    

OVER the past 12 months, three albums and five songs from the Bob Marley and the Wailers catalogue have been certified gold, silver, or platinum in the United Kingdom. The certifications were issued by British Phonographic Industry. Read More

Quada gets Jan 12 court date

By Brian Bonitto Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, November, 24 2020    

Dancehall artiste Quada was given January 12 mention date for his case when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court in Half-Way-Tree yesterday. The matter was rescheduled as a document in relation to his charge of arson was outstanding. Read More

More acts added to Sunsplash line-up

Tuesday, November, 24 2020    

More acts have been added to the line-up for this weekend's virtual staging of Reggae Sunsplash, Jamaica's original reggae music festival. Read More

Watson's dream still alive

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, November, 24 2020    

A NEW date has been set for installation of Jamaican artist/sculptor Barry Watson's “larger than life” monument of American civil rights leader Dr Martin Luther King Jr in Atlanta. An unveiling ceremony was initially planned for October, but had to be rescheduled due to... Read More

Another KARTEL NOVEL coming

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, November, 23 2020    

A new book and multimedia product on controversial deejay Vybz Kartel is set to hit the market in January of next year. Read More

In harmony with Natty Baldhead

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Monday, November, 23 2020    

On Pressure, their latest song, Natty Baldhead maintains an objective to expand the boundaries of the vocal group. It not only features the quartet's range of vocals, but a robust dub poetry interlude. Read More

Sasi brings SECOND WAVE

Monday, November, 23 2020    

My Second Wave is the soon-to-be released album from Malaysian artiste Sasi The Don. According to the deejay, his sixth major project will have an authentic Jamaican flavour. Read More

Lu Sierra for Miss Universe Ja finals

Monday, November, 23 2020    

American actress and model coach Lu Celania Sierra will be special guest at the virtual finals of the Bahia Principe Miss Universe Jamaica Beauty, Fashion & Wellness Pageant 2020 scheduled for FLOW 1 TV on December 12 at 8:30 pm. Read More

OMI is of good cheer

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, November, 23 2020    

OMI certainly has a lot to cheer about. His single, Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn remix), is certified four-time platinum in the United Kingdom by the British Phonographic Industry.A platinum designation is given when a song's sales reach the 600,000 mark. Read More


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