Award Shows 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.

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Time Will Tell: A Tribute to B... is listed (or ranked) 2 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.

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Lyrically Potent is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
Lyrically Potent Sister Carol - Nominated in 1997.

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Crucial! Roots Classics is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
Crucial! Roots Classics Bunny Wailer - Won in 1995.

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Big Up is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
Big Up Aswad - Nominated in 1998.

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One Bright Day is listed (or ranked) 6 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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All Over the World is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Many Moods of Moses is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Ska Father is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
Ska Father Toots & the Maytals - Nominated in 1999.

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Make Place for the Youth is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Rasta Business is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
Rasta Business Burning Spear - Nominated in 1996.

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Live in Paris Zenith '88 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
Live in Paris Zenith '88 Burning Spear - Nominated in 1990.

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Mek We Dweet is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
Mek We Dweet Burning Spear - Nominated in 1991.

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Friends is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
Friends Sly and Robbie - Won in 1999.

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Liberation is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
Liberation Bunny Wailer - Nominated in 1990.

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The World Should Know is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
The World Should Know Burning Spear - Nominated in 1994.

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As Raw As Ever is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
As Raw As Ever Shabba Ranks - Won in 1992.

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Fallen Is Babylon is listed (or ranked) 18 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) 19 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
Committed Third World - Nominated in 1993.

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Reggae Dancer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
Reggae Dancer Inner Circle - Nominated in 1995.

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Hall of Fame: A Tribute to Bob... is listed (or ranked) 21 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.

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Greetings From Skamania is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
Greetings From Skamania The Skatalites - Nominated in 1997.

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Appointment With His Majesty is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
Appointment With His Majesty Burning Spear - Nominated in 1998.

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Now is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
Now Black Uhuru - Nominated in 1991.

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Stir It Up is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
Stir It Up Various Artists - Nominated in 1995.

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Serious Business is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
Serious Business Third World - Nominated in 1990.

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Mr. Cool is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
Mr. Cool Gregory Isaacs - Nominated in 1997.

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Rastafari Centennial: Live in ... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
Rastafari Centennial: Live in Paris – Elysee Montmartre Steel Pulse - Nominated in 1993.

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Hi-Bop Ska is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
Hi-Bop Ska The Skatalites - Nominated in 1996.

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Rage and Fury is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
Rage and Fury Steel Pulse - Nominated in 1998.

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Freedom of Speech is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
Freedom of Speech Yellowman - Nominated in 1998.

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Man With the Fun is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
Man With the Fun Maxi Priest - Nominated in 1997.

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Mystical Truth is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
Mystical Truth Black Uhuru - Nominated in 1994.

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I.D. is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
I.D. Wailers Band - Nominated in 1990.

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Gumption is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
Gumption Bunny Wailer - Nominated in 1992.

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Iron Storm is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
Iron Storm Black Uhuru - Nominated in 1992.

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X-tra Naked is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
X-tra Naked Shabba Ranks - Won in 1993.

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We Must Carry On is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
We Must Carry On Rita Marley - Nominated in 1992.

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Light My Fire is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
Light My Fire Dennis Brown - Nominated in 1995.

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Jahmekya is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
Jahmekya Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers - Nominated in 1992.

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Live It Up is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
Live It Up Third World - Nominated in 1996.

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Psychedelic Souls is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
Psychedelic Souls The Wailing Souls - Nominated in 1999.

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Inna Heights is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
Inna Heights Buju Banton - Nominated in 1999.

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Rise and Shine Again! is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
Rise and Shine Aswad - Nominated in 1995.

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Strongg is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
Strongg Black Uhuru - Nominated in 1995.

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Victims is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
Victims Steel Pulse - Nominated in 1992.

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Boombastic is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
Boombastic Shaggy - Won in 1996.

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Breakout is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
Breakout Jimmy Cliff - Nominated in 1993.

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Bad Boys is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
Bad Boys Inner Circle - Won in 1994.

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Joy and Blues is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 1990s
Joy and Blues Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers - Nominated in 1994.