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BURNING SPEAR WINS GRAMMY

Posted: February 9, 2009
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BURNING SPEAR TOOK THE GRAMMY FOR BEST REGGAE ALBUM AT THE 51ST ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS HELD LAST NIGHT (08/02/09) IN LOS ANGELES.

VETERAN REGGAE SINGER WON AHEAD OF SLY AND ROBBIE, LEE SCRATCH PERRY, SHAGGY, HEAVY D AND ELEPHANT MAN WITH THE REGGAE ALBUM: "JAH IS REAL," FROM HIS BURNING MUSIC PRODUCTION.

THIS IS NOT BURNING SPEARS FIRST GRAMMY AS HE TOOK HOME THE AWARD IN 2000 FOR CALLING RASTAFARI.

IN RELATING GRAMMY NEWS THE LATE KING OF ROCK STEADY ALTON ELLIS WAS HIGHLIGHTED AS ONE OF THE MUSICAL GREATS WHO PASSED AWAY SINCE THE LAST GRAMMY AWARDS.

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