SOJA Wins 2022 Grammy Award... | Hapilos
Virginia-based Reggae band SOJA (Soldiers of Jah Army) has won the 2022 ‘Best Reggae Album’ Grammy Award for Beauty in the Silence, eclipsing the five Jamaican nominees and leaving many Jamaican pundits who were predicting that one of their compatriots would have won, speechless.
It’s the first time a mostly white Reggae band has won the award (Two members are Hispanic, one each from Venezuela and Puerto Rico). It’s also the third time a non-Jamaican person or group has won in the Reggae category’s 37 year history. British band Steel Pulse won in 1987 with their album Babylon The Bandit, followed by British singer Sting who teamed up with Shaggy for 44/876 in 2018.
SOJA came out ahead of Queen of Dancehall Spice, who was nominated for her debut album 10, Reggae songstress Etana, who earned a nomination for Pamoja; Sean Paul for Live N Livin, Jesse Royal for Royal, and Gramps Morgan for Positive Vibration.