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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2000

image 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).

2000

image 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

2003

image Today, April 15th in 2003, Ziggy Marley releases his first solo album "Dragonfly." Purchase it today on iTunes: http://bit.ly/14q2sEW

2003

image 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.

2006

image 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)

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