Etana’s Reggae Forever Album Receives Grammy Nomination

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Etana is one of the best reggae artists of our time. She continues to grow and be innovative with her music.

Shauna McKenzie, better known as female reggae sensation Etana is a soulful singer and songwriter. She has achieved international and national stardom with her fifth album Reggae Forever that debuted the Billboard Reggae Chart at number one and her fourth album I Rise that debuted the Billboard Reggae Chart at number one and her album Better Tomorrow debuted the Billboard Reggae Chart at number seven. Her album Free Expressions and debut album The Strong One all reached the Billboard Reggae Charts. The Strong One garnered many awards including the Album of the Year honors at the International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) in New York City and at the Excellence in Music and Entertainment (EME) Awards in Kingston. Etana was also nominated as Best New Reggae Artist at London’s annual MOBO Awards in 2008. 

Etana makes history as the first female with back-to-back top albums on the Billboard Reggae Chart. Her standout sound blends Roots Reggae with flavors of Folk, Soul, and Jazz. Etana’s Reggae Forever album is nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album. The Reggae Forever album is distributed by Tad’s Records. 

Etana is the first female in 21 years to be nominated for the Grammy Award in the Best Reggae Album category. The last time that a female artist was nominated in the category was in 1997 when Sister Carol received a nomination. 

Reggae Forever album Etana

Reggae Forever is available at digital retailers including iTunes:

Check out the music video from Etana’s single “Spread Love” from the Reggae Forever album

Etana - Spread Love (Official Music Video)

For more information on Etana, visit and Facebook @OneEtana and Instagram @EtanaStrongOne and Twitter @EtanaStrongOne

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