NATURAL HABITAT: With a Grammy nod and and end-of-2017 tour about to kick off, the reggae star is on a career high.
WITHOUT a doubt, Chronixx is a shoo-in for a spot among Jamaica’s top five men of the year. From selling out shows on tour and teaming up with Lauryn Hill and Nas to dropping his acclaimed debut album, giving provocative TV interviews and gracing the pages of GQ, the reggae superstar experienced one of the most memorable years of his personal and professional lives.
The icing on the cake came on Tuesday, when the 25-year-old recording artiste copped his first nomination for Best Reggae Album for the fast-approaching Grammy Awards.
Chronology, a melodic triumph laden with roots-reggae riches and compelling food-for-thought, is in very good company. Also nominated this year are Damian ‘Junior Gong’ Marley for Stony Hill, J Boog (Wash House Ting), Common Kings (Lost in Paradise) and Morgan Heritage (Avrakadrabra).
The 60th Annual Grammy Awards is all set to kick off the 2018 music calendar with a bang on the night of January 28 inside Madison Square Garden – a welcome change of scenery from the ceremony’s regular haunt of the Los Angeles-based Staples Centre. Superfunny comic and actor James Corden will host the ceremony to be broadcast live on CBS.
Rap kingpin Jay-Z, who released 4:44 to glowing reviews, leads the pack of awards contenders with eight nominations, including bids for Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Rap Album. Kendrick Lamar is another strong candidate for multiple wins, thanks to the success of his latest CD, Damn, which scored seven nods. Bruno Mars, who got the party started this summer with 24K Magic, follows closely behind with six nominations.
Meanwhile, Chronixx fans are getting in line for tickets for his eagerly awaited Chronology Jamaica Tour, a two-night concert event. On Friday, December 1, Mas Camp comes alive with performances by the freshly minted Grammy nominee and special guest Protoje, among others. On December 2, they make the trod to the west for a show at Pier 1.