This is an inneresting decision by Billboard Magazine.
That album was also named Billboard’s Reggae Album Of The Year, narrowly beating out Easy Skankin’ In Boston ’78, a live album by none other than Bob Marley and the Wailers!
But there’s trouble in music paradise!
“For more than a decade, Joss Stone has been a serial genre-hopper. Switching from R&B to blues, funk to rock, the 28-year-old Brit has powered six albums with soulful vocals beyond her years. The songs are technically impressive, as expected from Stone, but unconvincing.”
It wasn’t only Horowitz, either — fans of the genre were PISSED about Stone’s victory, and they took to Twitter to voice their displeasure (below):
I only recognize Joss Stone songs bc I always think “this white lady’s trying real hard to sing black, must be Joss Stone”. And sure enough.
Hustle & FLOTUS (@alysSAWRAH) December 22, 2015
As a Reggae connoisseur, this Joss Stone thing is an insult to reggae artists who have been making music for decades & still get no props.
Indie Visual (@ImSoJheanelle) December 22, 2015
Well… at least Billboard has people talking?
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