Grammy nomination 'best birthday present ever', says Devin Di Dakta
Dancehall/reggae artiste Devin Di Dakta, who celebrated his birthday yesterday, said he is overjoyed at being nominated for a Grammy Award adding that it is the “best birthday present one could ever receive”.
The entertainer, who was a 2015 winner in the Magnum Kings and Queen Competition, told OBSERVER ONLINE that he cried for about half-an-hour after hearing the news.
“After about half an hour of tears of joy, I am now feeling overjoyed,” said the artiste, who along with JL were nominated for the collaboration EP Sly & Robbie Presents Reggae For Her in the Best Reggae Album category for the 59th Grammy Awards.
The collaboration features eight songs written by Devin Di Dakta and JL on the Tuff Gong International, Taxi Records label.
Meanwhile, pop star Beyoncé is leading with nine nominations followed closely behind by Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West, who scored eight nominations each.
Adele in the meantime has been nominated for album, record and song of the year.
Other Reggae nominees include: Rose Petals (J Boog); Ziggy Marley (Ziggy Marley); Everlasting (Raging Fyah); Falling Into Place (Rebelution); and Soja: Live In Virginia (Soja).