Jamaican reggae artiste Buju Banton, who is to face a US court tomorrow on drugs and gun charges in a matter of hours, has won the 2010 Grammy for the Best Reggae Album.
This is Buju’s first Grammy victory.
Buju, who was nominated for his album ‘Before The Dawn’ beat out five other nominees.
This is the second consecutive year, that Buju was nominated. Last year he was nominated for ‘Rasta Got Soul’.
Buju joins a list of other reggae winners which include Sean Paul, Black Uhuru and Damion ‘Junior Gong’ Marley.
Buju Banton, whose real name is Mark Myrie is now in the United States is to face the courts tomorrow.
On December 10 2009, he was arrested for allegedly buying cocaine from undercover agents from the US Drug Enforcement Administration.
However, following his trial in September in Tampa, Florida the 12 member jury failed to reach a verdict after three days of deliberation.