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Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 2010s  

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They're a little bit ska, a little bit dancehall, and have a lot of catchy rhythms. These are the nominees and winners of the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in the 2010s, ranked from top to bottom by you. The best Grammy nominated 2010s albums come in many forms. Some 2010s reggae album artists have been performing for decades, while other acts got a Grammy nomination for their very first production.

What LPs will you find on this list of the best reggae albums of the 2010s? Snoop Dogg recorded under the name Snoop Lion for his album Reincarnated. The reggae/hip-hop masterpiece was nominated for a Best Reggae Grammy in 2014, but it lost to Ziggy Marley's In Concert. Lee “Scratch” Perry was also popular with fans and Grammy voters throughout the decade.

Jimmy Cliff reached a new audience with his Grammy-winning album Rebirth by supporting the release at major music festivals like Coachella and Lollapalooza. Other great recordings featured on this roundup of best 2010s album nominees include Tomahawk Technique by Sean Paul and Buju Banton's Before the Dawn.

Which of these critically acclaimed albums deserves the top spot on this list? That's up to you to decide. Vote your favorite releases up towards number one by giving them a thumbs up.
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Rasta Got Soul is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 2010s
Rasta Got Soul Buju Banton
Nominated in 2010.
2
The Reggae Power is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 2010s
The Reggae Power Sly & Robbie and Spicy Chocolate
Nominated in 2015.
3
In Concert is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 2010s
In Concert Ziggy Marley
Won in 2014.
4
One Love, One Life is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 2010s
One Love, One Life Beres Hammond
Nominated in 2014.
5
The Cure is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 2010s
The Cure Jah Cure
Nominated in 2016.
6
Harlem-Kingston Express Live! is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 2010s
Harlem-Kingston Express Live! Monty Alexander
Nominated in 2012.
7
Summer in Kingston is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 2010s
Shaggy
Nominated in 2012.
8
Before the Dawn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 2010s
Before the Dawn Buju Banton
Won in 2011.
9
Isaacs Meets Isaac is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 2010s
Isaacs Meets Isaac Gregory Isaacs and King Isaac
Nominated in 2011.
10
Brand New Me is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 2010s
Brand New Me Gregory Isaacs
Nominated in 2010.
11
Legacy: An Acoustic Tribute to... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 2010s
Legacy: An Acoustic Tribute to Peter Tosh Andrew Tosh
Nominated in 2011.
12
Miracle is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 2010s
Miracle The Original Wailers
Nominated in 2013.
13
Rebirth is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 2010s
Rebirth Jimmy Cliff
Won in 2013.
14
Strictly Roots is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 2010s
Strictly Roots Morgan Heritage
Won in 2016.
15
Reggae Knights is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 2010s
Reggae Knights Israel Vibration
Nominated in 2012.
16
Acousticalevy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 2010s
Acousticalevy Barrington Levy
Nominated in 2016.
17
Revelation is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 2010s
Revelation Lee "Scratch" Perry
Nominated in 2011.
18
Imperial Blaze is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 2010s
Imperial Blaze Sean Paul
Nominated in 2010.
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Reincarnated is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 2010s
Reincarnated Snoop Dogg
Nominated in 2014.
20
Reggae Connection is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 2010s
Reggae Connection Sly & Robbie & the Jam Masters
Nominated in 2014.
21
Full Frequency is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 2010s
Full Frequency Sean Paul
Nominated in 2015.
22
Fly Rasta is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 2010s
Fly Rasta Ziggy Marley
Won in 2015.
23
Out of Many One Music is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 2010s
Shaggy
Nominated in 2015.
24
Made in Jamaica is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 2010s
Made in Jamaica Bob Sinclar and Sly and Robbie
Nominated in 2011.
25
Back on the Controls is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Best Grammy-Nominated Reggae Albums of the 2010s
Back on the Controls Lee “Scratch” Perry
Nominated in 2015.