REGGAE act Ziggy Marley has responded to criticism that his family automatically wins a Grammy Award once nominated.
The 46-year-old became the most Grammy-decorated reggae artiste winning for his album Fly Rasta, on Sunday. The win earned him a total of four as a solo artiste, and an additional three with his sibling group, The Melody Makers.
The Marley clan has gone home with the Golden Gramophone on 11 occasions since the reggae category was introduced in 1985.
For Marley, it is a good thing if people expect members of his family to win the award once nominated.
“I think we are known for putting out good music, so that may be the basis on which we are judged. If Usain [Bolt] is in a race we expect him to win. If Brazil is playing a football match, we expect them to win because they are Brazil… I guess it’s the same with us. I really have nothing bad to say about this… I actually feel good that people expect us to win,” he told the Sunday Observer from his base in California.