Jah Cure gets Grammy Nomination

14 Dec

Source: Jamaica Observer

Jah Cure makes another headline once again. After rumors circulated about the divorce between him and his wife Kamila McDonald and having a court case in Trinidad it seems like things are positively developing . The singer has been announced for a Grammy Nomination which he says is his highest achievement.

The Cure, is one of five nominees for Best Reggae Album at the 2016 Grammy Awards.

“Is a privilege; I would say is the highest achievement of mi career. Jus’ to get nominated shows whatever I’m doing musically is good,” he said.

The Cure was released in July by VP Records. It topped Billboard’s Reggae Album for three weeks and, to date, has sold just over 10,000 copies, according to sales monitor Soundscan.
Jah Cure co-produced the 13 tracks with Lamar Brown, Bahamian Christopher ‘Sketch’ Carey, and Trevor ‘Baby G’ James.

During the summer, Jah Cure toured Europe to promote the set, his first in three years. He also performed in Trinidad and Tobago in September where he was ordered by a judge to pay a promoter TT$83,000 for not honouring a concert appearance.

Though The Cure’s sales tally is far better than its rival nominees —

Acoustica levy (Barrington Levy),

Zion Awake (Luciano),

Strictly Roots (Morgan Heritage), and

Branches of The Same Tree by Ghanaian singer Rocky Dawuni — its figures are far from impressive. Jah Cure, however, sees a silver lining in the clouds.

“When yuh look at sales all over, I think 10,000 is pretty good. It’s jus’ been out 21 weeks an’ did well on
Billboard, so wi give thanks,” he said.

The 58th Grammy Awards takes place February 15 at the Staple Center in Los Angeles.


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