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Jamaican Reggae and Dancehall sensation Koffee was a big winner during night four of the NAACP Image Awards.

The Jamaican creator came out victorious in the Outstanding International Song category at the awards on Thursday night, March 25, for her 2020 summer hit Lockdown.

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Koffee’s NAACP success comes after the 21-year-old made history as the first woman and youngest artist to win the Best Reggae Album Grammy award in 2020 for her 2019 EP, Rapture.

Lockdown, released on July 17, 2020, also created history when it became the fastest track by a Jamaican Reggae artist to surpass one million views on YouTube in 48 hours.  The video, directed by Yannick Reid, Habibi and Koffee, has amassed over 46 million views on YouTube with cameo appearances from the Unruly Boss Popcaan, Skillibeng, Dre Island, Dane Ray, and others.

The Toast singer responded with a simple, “Thank you” on Twitter.

Reggae star Skip Marley was nominated in the Outstanding New Artist category for Higher Place from his EP of the same name.  American singer Doja Cat won that category against other nominees Chika, D Smoke, and Giveon.

The NAACP Image Awards was conceived over 50 years ago by the U.S.-based National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to recognize the achievements of people of color in TV, music, literature, and film.


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