American group SOJA wins the Grammy Award for “Best Reggae Album”
The third time is the charm of the American group SOJA who won the Grammy Award for “Best Reggae Album” on Sunday with their ninth studio album, “Beauty In The Silence”. at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards. This is the band’s third nomination in the category.
The group had been nominated twice for their 2017 project “Live in Virginia” and “Amid the Noise and Haste” released in 2015.
Released on September 24 via ATO Records, “Beauty In The Silence” peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart, No. 34 on Billboard’s Current Albums chart, and No. 52 on the Top Selling Albums chart. from Billboard.
“Beauty In the Silence” featured collaborations with reggae personalities such as UB40’s Ali Campbell, J Boog, Collie Buddz, Common Kings, Rebelution, Stick Figure, Slightly Stoopid, Dirty Heads and Eric Swanson.
Other nominees in the category for the 2022 Grammys Awards show were Gramps Morgan’s “Positive Vibration”; ‘Live N Living’ by Sean Paul; “Royal” by Jesse Royal; Spice’s ’10’ album; and ‘Pamoja’ from Etana.
Virginia-based band SOJA have four Billboard charts to their credit: “Poetry in Motion” (2017), “Live in Virginia,” “Strength to Survive” (2012), and “Amid the Noise and Haste.” One of these albums, “Amid the Noise and Haste”, their sixth album, sold 12,213 copies in its first week.
SOJA is an Arlington-based reggae band that was formed in 1997. The eight-member group has released a number of singles, albums and DVDs, including ‘SOJA – Live in Hawaii’.