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Jamaican Artist Koffee Wins Grammy For Best Reggae Album And Makes History

January 30, 2020

Jamaican artist Koffee just made history as the youngest and the first woman ever to win a Grammy for Best Reggae Album. Koffee won the award for her Reggae EP “Rapture“ released in 2019.

The EP featured her biggest hit “Toast“, which debuted at the top of the Billboard Reggae Albums chart and held it for over 32 weeks.

Koffee started her music journey very early in life, with writing lyrics in her early teens, using Jamaican reggae stars as inspiration. Koffee was born in 2000 and raised by her single mother just around Kingston. As a child, she sang in a church choir and even taught herself how to play guitar.

In 2017, Koffee released an acoustic version of her song “Legend”, which was about Jamaican runner Usain Bolt. This video vastly went viral on Instagram.

Watch “Rapture“ below:

While accepting the Grammy, Koffee thanked her producers and musicians such as Julian Marley, Steel Pulse, Sly and Robbie, and Morgan Heritage, for all the effort and input they made in the reggae industry.

Koffee counts Bob Marley as an influence that she wants to carry on and honor it.