New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
The queen of reggae Etana was poised to walk the red carpet at the 2019 Grammy Awards and celebrate her album "Reggae Forever" nomination for Best Reggae Album. Etana is the first female in 21 years to be nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Reggae Album category. The last time a female artist was nominated in the category was in 1997 when Sister Carol received a nomination.
With her first-time Grammy nomination, Etana was thrilled with excitement to be featured in media and to strut the red carpet alongside the biggest names in music at the 2019 Grammy Awards. Etana's "Reggae Forever" album competed with Black
Uhuru for "As the World Turns", Ziggy Marley
for "Rebellion Rises", Protoje for "A Matter of Time" and Grammy Award winners for Best Reggae Album, Sting
for "44/876". "It's an honor that "Reggae Forever" has been recognized by the Recording Academy with a Best Reggae Album nomination and to be amongst these talented nominated artists and award-winning artists. I'm truly delighted to have made an album that was well received with so many audiences around the world," says Etana. The "Reggae Forever" album is distributed by Tad's Records. "Reggae Forever" has gained popularity nationally and internationally.
Shauna McKenzie, better known as female reggae sensation Etana, is a soulful singer and songwriter. She has achieved international and national stardom with her fifth album "Reggae Forever" that debuted the Billboard Reggae Chart at number one and her fourth album "I Rise" that debuted the Billboard Reggae Chart at number one and her album "Better Tomorrow" debuted the Billboard Reggae Chart at number seven. Her album "Free Expressions" and debut album "The Strong One" all reached the Billboard Reggae Charts. "The Strong One" garnered many awards including the Album of the Year honors at the International Reggae and World Music
Awards (IRAWMA) in New York City and at the Excellence
and Entertainment (EME) Awards in Kingston. Etana was also nominated as Best New Reggae Artist at London's annual MOBO Awards in 2008. Etana makes history as the first female with back-to-back top albums on the Billboard Reggae Chart. Her standout sound blends Roots
Reggae with flavors of Folk, Soul, and Jazz. Etana's "Reggae Forever" album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album. The album is distributed by Tad's Records. Etana is the first female in 21 years to be nominated for the Grammy Award in the Best Reggae Album category. The last time that a female artist was nominated in the category was in 1997 when Sister Carol received a nomination. Jamaican born, Florida-based female reggae singer Etana is featured in international and national media. For more information on Etana, visit https://www.etanathestrongone.com and Facebook @OneEtana and Instagram @EtanaStrongOne and Twitter @EtanaStrongOne.