Grammy Nominated: Etana

Grammy Nominated: Etana

At SUAVV, we know great music and most importantly musicians that stand out. We’re talking about Jamaican born, Florida-based reggae sensation Etana. Her sound is a flavorful blend of Roots Reggae, Folk, Soul, and Jazz. She stands out on all levels. Etana is the queen of reggae.

Shauna McKenzie, better known as Etana is a soulful singer and songwriter. Etana has achieved international and national stardom with her fifth album Reggae Forever that debuted the Billboard Reggae Chart at number one and her fourth album I Rise also debuted the Billboard Reggae Chart at number one and her album Better Tomorrow debuted the Billboard Reggae Chart at number seven. Her album Free Expressions and debut album The Strong One all reached the Billboard Reggae Charts. The Strong One garnered many awards including the Album of the Year honors at the International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) in New York City and at the Excellence in Music and Entertainment Awards or known as the EME Awards in Kingston. Etana was also nominated as Best New Reggae Artist at London’s annual MOBO Awards in 2008.

Etana’s Reggae Forever album is nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album. She is the first female in 21 years to be nominated for the Grammy Award in the Best Reggae Album category. The last time that a female artist was nominated in the category was in 1997 when Sister Carol received a nomination. Etana makes history as the first female with back-to-back top albums on the Billboard Reggae Chart. She is a rising artist with an impeccable voice. Reggae Forever is a spectacular album filled with incredible songs. This album is easy to love and we’re so happy to see so many fans and critics dig it as much as we do. The album is distributed by Tad’s Records. Reggae Forever is available on iTunes:

For more information on Etana, visit and follow her on Facebook @OneEtana and Instagram @EtanaStrongOne and Twitter @EtanaStrongone.

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