This Caribbean Born Reggae Star Will Host The GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony

Jamaican reggae singer Shaggy, performing on stage during the 68th Sanremo Italian Song Festival at the Ariston theatre in Sanremo, Italy, will host the Grammy Premier Show. (Photo credit: Marco Ravagli / Barcroft Images / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Feb. 1, 2018: Caribbean-born Grammy-winning reggae star and nominee, Shaggy, will host the GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony on Feb. 10th.

The 61st GRAMMY Awards will start off with the ceremony, the prelude to Music’s Biggest Night. It will also feature performances by current nominated singer/songwriter Snatam Kaur, trumpeter Craig Morris and dance duo Sofi Tukker, Nigerian Afrobeat artist Seun Kuti and Malian singer/songwriter Fatoumata Diawara, Ángela Aguilar, Aida Cuevas and Natalia Lafourcade.

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Shaggy’s collaboration with Sting, 44/876, was released on April 20, 2018, and is up for a reggae Grammy award.

This year’s reggae nominees are:

As The World Turns – Black Uhuru

Reggae Forever – Etana

Rebellion Rises – Ziggy Marley

A Matter Of Time – Protoje and

44/876 – Sting & Shaggy

You can watch the premier ceremony from anywhere live internationally on starting at 12:30 p.m. PT.

The 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live following the Premiere Ceremony on the CBS Television Network from 8-11 p.m. ET/5 – 8 p.m. PT.