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The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s  

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Ziggy Marley. Bunny Wailer. Sly and Robbie. These are just a few of the renowned acts that appear on this list of nominees and winners of the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in the 1990s. Outside of their genre, these Grammy-nominated 1990s albums vary greatly in style and tone. Some of the 1990s' best reggae albums focus on dancehall rhythms, while others highlight ska sounds. But all of these recordings are considered among the best reggae albums of the 1990s.

What LPs will you find on this list of '90s Grammy-nominated reggae albums? Toots & the Maytals kept the ska steady beats flowing throughout the '90s. Their albums An Hour Live and Ska Father were both nominated for the Best Reggae album. Burning Spear was also popular with reggae fans and Grammy voters during the decade.

Reggae went pop with the 1996 Grammy-winner Boombastic by Shaggy. Other good releases featured on this roundup of the top Grammy-nominated reggae albums of the '90s include Fe Real by Maxi Priest and The Skatalites' Greeting from Skamania.

Which reggae album is the best of the best? That's up to you to decide. Vote your favorite recordings up to the top of the list by giving them a thumbs up.

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An Hour Live is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
An Hour Live Toots & the Maytals
Nominated in 1991.
2
Big Up is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
Big Up Aswad
Nominated in 1998.
3
Ska Father is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
Ska Father Toots & the Maytals

Nominated in 1999.

4
Time Will Tell: A Tribute to B... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
Time Will Tell: A Tribute to Bob Marley Bunny Wailer
Won in 1991.
5
Crucial! Roots Classics is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
Bunny Wailer
Won in 1995.
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Friends is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
Friends Sly and Robbie

Won in 1999.

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Lyrically Potent is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
Lyrically Potent Sister Carol
Nominated in 1997.
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Liberation is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
Liberation Bunny Wailer
Nominated in 1990.
9
Iron Storm is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
Iron Storm Black Uhuru
Nominated in 1992.
10
All Over the World is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
All Over the World The Wailing Souls
Nominated in 1993.
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Reggae Dancer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
Reggae Dancer Inner Circle
Nominated in 1995.
12
Hall of Fame: A Tribute to Bob... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
Hall of Fame: A Tribute to Bob Marley's 50th Anniversary Bunny Wailer
Won in 1997.
13
Live in Paris Zenith '88 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
Live in Paris Zenith '88 Burning Spear
Nominated in 1990.
14
The World Should Know is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
The World Should Know Burning Spear
Nominated in 1994.
15
Make Place for the Youth is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
Make Place for the Youth Andrew Tosh
Nominated in 1991.
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Bad Boys is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
Bad Boys Inner Circle
Won in 1994.
17
Rastafari Centennial: Live in ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
Rastafari Centennial: Live in Paris – Elysee Montmartre Steel Pulse
Nominated in 1993.
18
Rasta Business is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
Rasta Business Burning Spear
Nominated in 1996.
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Now is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
Now Black Uhuru
Nominated in 1991.
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Mek We Dweet is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
Mek We Dweet Burning Spear
Nominated in 1991.
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One Bright Day is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
One Bright Day Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers
Won in 1990.
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Mystical Truth is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
Mystical Truth Black Uhuru
Nominated in 1994.
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Many Moods of Moses is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
Many Moods of Moses Beenie Man

Nominated in 1999.

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Fallen Is Babylon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
Fallen Is Babylon Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers
Won in 1998.
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Committed is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
Committed Third World
Nominated in 1993.