International Dancehall artiste Spice made a special appearance on popular US talk show the Tamron Hall show on Wednesday to talk about her Grammy nomination and music achievements.
The ‘Go Down Deh’ hit maker, who did the interview via Skype shared a summary of her journey venturing into music at an early age for love of the art form, to now being among the most recognizable figures in the genre.
“I came from humble beginnings, you know when I was about 13 years old, trying to venture into music and dancehall, my father was a lover of music and he used to say if you can sing this song imma give you extra food on your plate,” she jokingly shared
“I could never imagine I would be here as the first female dancehall a Grammy nominated artiste, “she continued.
A reflective Spice expressed jubilance for her achievements over the years and her work to world ethic, which has led to her being the first female Dancehall Artiste to be nominated for a Reggae Grammy for best album.
“I am a living testimony through prayer, hard work, consistency and dedication that dreams can become a reality,” the ‘Suh mi like,’ singer added.
Also highlighting that she was proud to have risen to her current status, without changing her complexion or extreme alterations to fit the ‘industry model’ of appeal.
Spice shared excitement whilst talking briefly about her hit song ‘Go Down Deh’ being on President’s Barack Obama’s playlist.
“I love Barack Obama, thank you for highlighting that, cuz I was screaming when I saw he had my song on his playlist,” she expressed before sharing the dedication it took to make great music over the years.
With just under a week before the Grammy awards Reggae will be a keenly watched category as her album ‘10’ jostles for the honor with fellow nominees Jessie Royal-Royal, Etana-Pamoja, Sean Paul-Live N Livin Gramps Morgan-Positive Vibration and Reggae band SOJA- Beauty and Silence.
The 2022 Grammy Awards ceremony will be held on April 3, at the MGM Grand Arena, Las Vegas.