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Billboard Enlisted OMI Among Nominees in Four Big Categories for Grammy Award 2016

It's the 2016 kickoff! All the eligible music is on the market, the ballots are in the mail, and Taylor Swift can't win everything (right?). Now, with 12 months of hits that matter, Billboard sizes up the best chances for gold among the big four categories. The Recording Academy has completed its annual Grammy's screening process, so it's time again to consider which artists and industry figures will be recognized by their peers at the 58th annual awards on Feb 15. (To be eligible this year, all recordings must be released between Oct. 1, 2014 and Sept. 30, 2015). With 83 categories in 30 fields, there is no shortage of potential nominees, but for the sake of -brevity  -- and sanity -- Billboard takes an early loook at possible contenders in the general-field categories, otherwise known as the Big Four.  Among the list of prospective nominees, Billboard enlist,  OMI's sweet "Cheerleader" in the, Record of the Year category as seen below:- RECORD O

Damian Marley Is The Latest Musician To Join Tidal As A Co-Owner

Damian Marley onstage Tidal X: Tues Oct. 20. Photo Credit: Mark VonHolden Reggae mainstay Damian "Junior Gong" Marley has become the latest big name to sign on to Hip-Hop mogul Jay Z's, Tidal Streaming Service as a co-owner. The news was announced recently at the streaming service's massive Tidalx1020 concert, which took place in Brooklyn. As Marley was set to take the stage, the audience was told that this was to be his first performance as co-owner, which was met with a round of applause. The show, which helped raise money for The concert was also a celebration, as the streaming service can now claim one million paying subscribers, which is up a few hundred thousand from several months ago.  Marley was one of more than twenty well-know musicians that performed at the Tidalx1020 show, including superstars like jay Z, Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, and surprise guests like Nas and DJ Khaled. Damian Marley has charted two top ten albums, and was even in a s

Argentina to Support Jamaica's move for Inscription of Reggae to UNESCO's Culture List

The Jamaican Ministry of Youth and Culture is embracing the collective experiences of its Latin American counterpart, Argentina which successfully inscribed its element Tango to the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) of Humanity in 2009 as a joint nomination with its neighbour Uraguay. The Argentinean Mission to Jamaica, led by His Excellency Ariel Fernandez, Ambassador of the Republic of Argentina to Jamaica has pledged their technical support to Jamaica to guide the detailed process towards formally safeguarding Reggae as an element that demonstrates the diversity and overwhelming impact of Jamaica's heritage. The move comes only four months after securing Jamaica's first ever historic listing to UNESCO's prestigious World Heritage List, with the Blue and John Crow Mountains, the Government of Jamaica is set to begin the process of safeguarding the island's Reggae music. According to the Minister of Youth and Culture, the Honourable