Ziggy Tries To Dispell Rumours
Six-time Grammy Award winner Ziggy Marley has sought to quell suggestions there is a special place for the Marley family at the Grammy Awards.
In an interview with The Gleaner, Marley, who won the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album earlier this year, said the belief is flawed.
“We have been nominated in the reggae album category already and never win as well as we’ve been nominated in other categories outside of the reggae category and won,” said Marley.
He alluded to his Grammy win for Best Musical Album for children in 2010 for his work Family Time.
Marley says being nominated for a Grammy Award has never been his main focus when working, on an album.
“If it’s good music, then what will come, will come. If it’s a Grammy nomination, then OK, but if it’s not, that don’t make the music any less,” he said.
He then went on to say that people shouldn’t make the Marleys many wins at the Grammys their main focus.
“People shouldn’t worry about that too much. They should just try and do what they’re doing and everything will come the way it should come. Just concentrate on the positive,” he said.
He then went on to comment on his feelings about the Bob MarleyMuseum being named as an affiliate of the Grammy Museum and the positive impact this venture would have on Jamaica.
“It is a great move to develop the museum in Jamaica some more. It gives us more knowledge and more exposure because when the tourists come to Jamaica, who never know about it (the museum), they will know about it then because of the affiliation, so it is a good move.”
Marley also told The Gleaner that as a human being, growth is continuous and as such his fans should always look forward to him developing, in light of the different influences to be heard on the Fly Rasta album.
Rock, funk, soul, and pop are all mixed with reggae to create something Marley says fans have never heard before but will have to get used to.
“There is always a new side of Ziggy. We never stop growing, we always evolving,” he said.
It will be busy times for Marley, son of the late reggae icon Robert Nesta Marley. Fly Rasta, his fifth studio album, is scheduled for release on April 15 and Marley is also scheduled to start his world tour in that month.
According to Marley’s official website, the tour gets under way at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on April 8 and ends in Aspen, Connecticut, on August 29.