(Jamaica Observer): For the first time since it began 33 years ago, the Soul Train Music Awards will see a Jamaican competing in two major categories.
Skip Marley is nominated for Best Collaboration and Video of The Year for Slow Down, his hit song with R&B singer HER
The Jamaica Observer caught up with Marley shortly after the nominations were announced yesterday.
“We never thought about awards when we recorded the song or video, but we’re always thankful for the recognition,” he said, adding that a double nod from Soul Train is a big plus: “It means that the music is reaching the people, and the people are feeling the music. For an artiste, that is the highest achievement.”
The annual Soul Train Music Awards recognises the best in soul, R&B and hip hop across 12 categories. H.E.R. leads the nominations with eight, while Chris Brown earned seven; Beyoncé and rapper Young Thug have six calls.
Other multiple nominees include Chloe x Halle, Summer Walker, Usher, YG, Brandy and PJ Morton.