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Buju Banton wins Best Reggae Album for Before The Dawn at 53th Grammy Awards 2011

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Congratulations to Buju Banton for taken home the Grammy for Best Reggae Album at the 53th Grammy Awards.  Even with all the controversy, trials and jail time for Buju Banton, his music still stand on top as the top reggae album.  I am proud of Buju Banton and all my Jamaican people that we have such a achievement from one of our greatest artist.

Best Reggae Album


Before The Dawn

Buju Banton
[Gargamel Music, Inc.]
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The 53th Grammy Awards 2011 WINNERS & LOSERS

Cover of "Need You Now"
Cover of Need You Now

I actually for the first time watched the entire Grammy Award, and I believed it was a pretty great show.  One of the best organized I seen in a while, minor little rough edges, but very smooth.  The 53th Grammy Awards were held on Sunday (February 13, 2011) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.



Here Are Just The Winners (SHORT LIST)

Record of the year: – Need You Now” – Lady Antebellum
Album of the year: – “The Suburbs” – Arcade Fire

Song of the year: – “Need You Now” – Lady Antebellum

Best new artist: – Esperanza Spalding
Pop performance by a duo or group with vocals: – “Hey, Soul Sister” (Live) – Train
Pop vocal album: – “The Fame Monster” – Lady Gaga
Rock album: – “The Resistance” – Muse
Rap album: – “Recovery” – Eminem
Female country vocal performance: – Miranda Lambert, “The House That Built Me”
Country album: – “Need You Now” – Lady Antebellum
Producer of the year, non-classical: – Danger Mouse
Female pop vocal performance: – “Bad Romance” – Lady Gaga
Male pop vocal performance: – “Just The Way You Are” – Bruno Mars
Pop collaboration with vocals: – “Imagine” – Herbie Hancock, Pink, India.Arie, Seal, Konono No 1, Jeff Beck & Oumou Sangare
Pop instrumental performance: – “Nessun Dorma” – Jeff Beck
Pop instrumental album: – “Take Your Pick” – Larry Carlton & Tak Matsumoto
Dance recording: – “Only Girl (In The World)” – Rihanna
Electronic/dance album: – “La Roux” – La Roux
Traditional pop vocal album: – “Crazy Love” – Michael Bublé
Solo rock vocal performance: – “Helter Skelter” – Paul McCartney
Rock performance by a duo or group with vocals: – “Tighten Up” – The Black Keys
Hard rock performance: – “New Fang” – Them Crooked Vultures
Metal performance: – “El Dorado” – Iron Maiden
Rock instrumental performance: – “Hammerhead” – Jeff Beck
Rock song: – “Angry World” – Neil Young, songwriter (Neil Young)
Alternative music album: – “Brothers” – The Black Keys
Female R&B vocal performance: – “Bittersweet” – Fantasia
Male R&B vocal performance: – “There Goes My Baby” – Usher
R&B Performance by a duo or group with vocals: – “Soldier Of Love” – Sade
Traditional R&B vocal performance: – “Hang On In There” – John Legend & The Roots
Urban/alternative performance: – “F*** You” – Cee Lo Green
R&B song: – “Shine” – John Stephens, songwriter (John Legend & The Roots)
R&B album: – “Wake Up!” – John Legend & The Roots
Contemporary R&B album: – “Raymond V Raymond” – Usher
Rap solo performance: – “Not Afraid” – Eminem
Rap performance by a duo or group: – “On To The Next One” – Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz
Rap/sung collaboration: – “Empire State Of Mind” – Jay-Z & Alicia Keys
Rap song: – “Empire State Of Mind” – Shawn Carter, Angela Hunte, Alicia Keys, Jane’t “Jnay” Sewell-Ulepic & Alexander Shuckburgh, songwriters (Burt Keyes & Sylvia Robinson, songwriters) (Jay-Z & Alicia Keys)
Male country vocal performance: – “‘Til Summer Comes Around” – Keith Urban
Country performance by a duo or group with vocals: – “Need You Now” – Lady Antebellum
Country collaboration with vocals: – “As She’s Walking Away” – Zac Brown Band & Alan Jackson
Country instrumental performance: – “Hummingbyrd” – Marty Stuart
Country song: – “Need You Now” – Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott, songwriters (Lady Antebellum)
New age album: – “Miho: Journey To The Mountain” – Paul Winter Consort
Contemporary jazz album: – “The Stanley Clarke Band” – The Stanley Clarke Band
Gospel performance: – “Grace” – BeBe & CeCe Winans
Gospel song: – “It’s What I Do” – Jerry Peters & Kirk Whalum, songwriters (Kirk Whalum & Lalah Hathaway)
Rock or rap gospel album: – “Hello Hurricane” – Switchfoot
Best contemporary R&B gospel album: – “Still” – BeBe & CeCe Winans
Latin pop album: – “Paraiso Express” – Alejandro Sanz
Traditional blues album: – “Joined At The Hip” – Pinetop Perkins & Willie ‘Big Eyes’ Smith
Reggae album: – “Before The Dawn” – Buju Banton
Spoken word album for children: – Julie Andrews’ Collection Of Poems, Songs, And Lullabies” – Julie Andrews & Emma Walton Hamilton
Spoken word album (includes poetry, audio books & story telling): – The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Audiobook)” – Jon Stewart (With Samantha Bee, Wyatt Cenac, Jason Jones, John Oliver & Sigourney Weaver)
Comedy album: – “Stark Raving Black” – Lewis Black