Tuff Gong International is pleased to announce two Best Reggae Album GRAMMY® nominations for Ziggy Marley and Devin Di Dakta & J.L with Jamaican music legends Sly and Robbie revealed today in Los Angeles. “On behalf of Tuff Gong, we congratulate my brother Ziggy Marley and Sly & Robbie, Devin Di Dakta and J.L on the GRAMMY® nomination for the albums Ziggy Marley and Reggae For Her in the Best Reggae Album category. We are proud to fulfill my Father’s vision for Tuff Gong International to be a platform for artists to share their music with the world.” states Cedella Marley (Tuff Gong International CEO). Other artistes nominated for Best Reggae Album include J Boog, SOJA, Rebelution and Raging Fyah. The 59th Grammy® Awards ceremony will be held in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 12, 2017.
Seven time GRAMMY® award winning recording artist Ziggy Marley released his sixth solo studio album, Ziggy Marley, on May 20th through Tuff Gong Worldwide (distributed by Tuff Gong International in Jamaica and the Caribbean).
Devin Di Dakta & J.L released their first album Reggae For Her on Taxi Records (distributed by Tuff Gong International worldwide) on September 23rd. They are the youngest nominees for Best Reggae Album since Ziggy Marley and The Melody Makers in the late 1980s. Devin Di Dakta exuded, “I’m feeling So blessed and overjoyed….Have to give thanks to God and all who worked on this project .” “My response was a feeling of surreal nature, really humbled and even now I still can’t believe it’s true (about the nomination).” shared J.L (aka Jason Lindo). Kaz Asonuma of Taxi Records said, ”Feel so nice. The young talents were recognized to be good enough for the nomination by the voters who listened to the album and voted.”
Devin & J.L were performers on the first staging of One Love Music Festival in Jamaica in early 2016 and continued their breakout year momentum with this album and nomination. Their worldwide radio single “Ayo Ayo” remixed by ZJ Sparks is considered to be one the songs of the year for this breakout duo. The remix was co- produced by Tricia ‘ ZJ Sparks’ Spence for Twelve Records & Dan Grossman and Michael Gore for Loud City Music.
SLY AND ROBBIE PRESENT: DEVIN DI DAKTA & J.L – REGGAE FOR HER
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Twitter: @devindidakta1 / @JasonLindo1
Facebook fan page: Devin Di Dakta Muzik / J.L
Instagram: devindidakta / J.LOfficial
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