TIMELINE EXPLORE OUR HISTORY
This timeline shows an interactive journey through Jamaica's rich and ever-shifting musical history; encompassing it's birth, growth and myriad of characters that has made it a genre admired by the world.
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BeenieMan's 'Art & Life' was the first Grammy Award winning Reggae album of the new millennium, 2000. It featured Mya, Arturo Sandoval and Wyclef Jean (The Fugees).
Currently, Sizzla has 21 albums that have made it onto the Billboard's Top Reggae Albums music chart, the highest Words of Truth (2000), reaching the peak position of #5
Today, April 15th in 2003, Ziggy Marley releases his first solo album "Dragonfly." Purchase it today on iTunes: http://bit.ly/14q2sEW
On 20 October 2003 Jimmy Cliff was awarded The Order of Merit, the nation's third-highest honour, in recognition of his contributions to the film and music of Jamaica. He is currently the only living musician with this honour.
Damian Marley is the only Reggae artiste in history to win two Grammy Awards in one night and also the only Jamaican to win the 'Best Urban/ Alternative Performance' category at the Grammy's (2006)