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The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 2000s  

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Whether you prefer your reggae more roots-influenced or with a heavy dose of dancehall, there's an album on this list for you. These are the nominees and winners of the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in the 2000s, re-ranked by you, the music fans. The best reggae albums of the 2000s come in many forms. Some 2000s reggae album artists have been performing for decades, while other acts got a Grammy nomination for their very first recording.

What LPs will you find on this list of the best 2000s album nominees? Damien Marley followed in his family's footsteps of celebrating and recording reggae music. His hip-hop infused releases Halfway Tree and Welcome to Jamrock both took home Grammy Awards for Best Reggae Album in the '00s. Sean Paul was also popular with fans and Grammy voters throughout the decade. Legendary artists like Jimmy Cliff and Burning Spear continued to connect with listeners in the new millennium. Other great albums featured on this roundup of the 2000s best reggae albums include Clothes Drop by Shaggy and Matisyahu's Youth.

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Roots Revival is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 2000s
Roots Revival Aswad
Nominated in 2000.
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Love Is My Religion is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 2000s
Love Is My Religion Ziggy Marley
Won in 2007.
3
Equality is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 2000s
Equality The Wailing Souls
Nominated in 2001.
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Dutty Rock is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 2000s
Dutty Rock Sean Paul
Won in 2004.
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Mind Control is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 2000s
Stephen Marley
Won in 2008.
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Jamaican E.T. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 2000s
Jamaican E.T. Lee “Scratch” Perry
Won in 2003.
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The Doctor is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 2000s
The Doctor Beenie Man
Nominated in 2000.
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Merci is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 2000s
Merci Alpha Blondy
Nominated in 2003.
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True Love is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 2000s
True Love Toots & the Maytals
Won in 2005.
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Art and Life is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 2000s
Beenie Man
Won in 2001.
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Too Bad is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 2000s
Too Bad Buju Banton
Nominated in 2007.
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Third Generation Coming is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 2000s
Third Generation Coming Third World
Nominated in 2000.
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Let Me Be the One is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 2000s
Let Me Be the One Dennis Brown
Nominated in 2001.
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Black Gold Green is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 2000s
Black Gold & Green Third World
Nominated in 2006.
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Let's Get Physical is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 2000s
Let's Get Physical Elephant Man
Nominated in 2009.
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The End of an American Dream is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 2000s
The End of an American Dream Lee “Scratch” Perry
Nominated in 2008.
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Amazing is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 2000s
Amazing Sly and Robbie
Nominated in 2009.
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Life Is a Miracle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 2000s
Pato Banton & The Reggae Revolution
Nominated in 2001.
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Private & Confidential is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 2000s
Private & Confidential Gregory Isaacs
Nominated in 2001.
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African Holocaust is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 2000s
African Holocaust Steel Pulse
Nominated in 2005.
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Who You Fighting For? is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 2000s
Who You Fighting For? UB40
Nominated in 2007.
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Calling Rastafari is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 2000s
Burning Spear
Won in 2000.
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Living Legacy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 2000s
Living Legacy Steel Pulse
Nominated in 2000.
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Music Is Life is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 2000s
Music Is Life Beres Hammond
Nominated in 2002.
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Repentance is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 2000s
Repentance Lee “Scratch” Perry
Nominated in 2009.