Last night in Los Angeles, the Grammy Awards showcased the incredible talent from around the globe, including Bermudian reggae artist Collie Buddz, who was nominated in the Best Reggae Album category.
Collie Buddz is believed to be the first Bermudian singer to achieve a solo nomination at the Grammys, highlighting his exceptional contribution to the reggae genre with his acclaimed ‘Cali Roots Riddim 2023’ album.
The Grammy Awards, known as the pinnacle of recognition in the music industry, saw Collie Buddz in a category filled with legendary artists. Julian Marley, the son of reggae icon Bob Marley, clinched the award, but the nomination itself places Buddz among reggae icons sharing the stage with giants like Buju Banton, Beenie Man, and Burning Spear.
Collie Buddz expressed his astonishment and gratitude for being recognized alongside these reggae legends, telling Rolling Stone magazine, “It’s weird to see my name with all the reggae legends, but I’ll take it.”
His YouTube channel, boasting over 250 million views, is a testament to his widespread influence and popularity.
Adding to the night’s Bermudian achievements, the island celebrates two more of its own, Nicholas and Jonathan Christopher, connected to the Grammy-nominated ‘Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’ for Best Musical Theater Album. Although ‘Some Like It Hot’ ultimately took home the award, the nomination itself is a significant accomplishment and showcases the broad range of talent emanating from the small island of Bermuda.
The Grammy Awards not only celebrated the best in music but also highlighted the global influence of Bermudian artists, proving that talent knows no boundaries and that small islands can produce stars that shine brightly on the world stage.