Ziggy Marley at 2014 Grammy Awards with wife Orly
Ziggy Marley, the oldest son of the late Reggae legend Bob Marley, won the 2014 Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album for his live "Ziggy Marley in Concert," at the Grammy Awards which were held at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, California, yesterday.
It was the second solo Grammy win for Ziggy. He won a Grammy as a solo artist in 2007 for "Love Is My Religion." He won an additional three Grammys while with his siblings in the Melody Makers.
Marley told CBS News, prior to the ceremony, that he was surprised that his "Ziggy Marley in Concert" received a nomination:
"It was unexpected. I wasn't thinking about it. I was surprised. It's cool,...We were on tour for a while -- and said, 'Let's do some recording.' I liked the way it sounded. We put it out quietly and simply. And now we have a Grammy nomination, so that's good."
"Ziggy Marley in Concert," is a 14-track set, produced by his record label Tuff Gong Worldwide, named after his father's label Tuff Gong International. It features well known hits by Ziggy and "Is this Love?" by Bob Marley.
The nominees for Best Reggae Album were Snoop Lion for “Reincarnated," Beres Hammond for “One Love, One Life," Sizzla for “The Messiah," and Sly & Robbie and the Jam Masters for “Reggae Connection.”
Snoop Dogg was an early favorite for his well received "Reincarnated" — his first reggae album.
Ziggy's win continues the virtual lock of the Marley family on the Grammies. Ziggy Marley and his brother Stephen Marley have now won 11 Grammys between them.