Sunday, January 26, 2020

Koffee Historic 2020 Grammy Award Winner

Koffee acceptance speech at Grammys 2020
Koffee is the proud recipient of the 2020 Grammy Award Best Reggae Album, Rapture. January 26, 2020, became a historic day for young Jamaican recording artist Koffee and the Jamaican Music Industry as she became the fourth solo female and youngest solo artist to have won a Grammy Award. In her acceptance speech, Koffee said:-

"I'd like to thank, producers and everyone who made Rapture what it is today. I'd like to pay my respect to Julian Marley, Steele Pulse, Sly and Robbie, Morgan Heritage for all the input they've made in reggae industry and in music I've learned a lot from them and other older people in the industry and that's why I'm here that's what brought us all here. This one is for all of us this one is for Reggae, this one is for Jamaica.."

Koffee illustrious career path began when she uploaded a video to Instagram of her singing in 2017, a tribute to Track and Field Legend Usain Bolt that went viral. Thereafter veteran reggae artist Cocoa Tea introduced her at Rebel Salute in Jamaican then, Rototom Sunsplash in Spain. She went on to perform with Protoje then Chronixx who invited her to join him on BBC 1Xtra live show where she performed "Raggamuffin" from Tuff Gong Studios and thereafter, she went on to tour with him in the UK.  Watch Koffee receive her Grammy below.


Koffee released her debut single "Toast" in 2018 and subsequently got signed to Columbia Records in 2019 then later released the EP, Rapture which landed her a nomination for the Grammy Award Best Reggae Album, along with Junior Gong Marley, Third World, Morgan Heritage, Roots Radics, and Steele Pulse.

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Sophia McKay

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