Mikalya Simpson popularly known as Koffee made history yesternight after she was crowned the first female and youngest solo act to win a Grammy for the Best Reggae Album. This was at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards held at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The 19-year-old conscious reggae and dancehall singer’s debut EP Rapture was nominated for the Best Reggae Album category alongside albums from industry heavyweights: Julian Marley for the album The As I Am, Sly & Robbie & Roots Radics for the album The Final Battle: Sly & Robbie Vs. Roots Radics, Steel Pulse for the album Mass Manipulation and Third World for the More Work To Be Done.
The Jamaican could not hold back her joy and she took to social media to show gratitude to her fans and also congratulated all the nominees
Koffee rose to stardom less than 3 years ago when a video of her singing went viral on Instagram. In 2017 she released her first song Legend a tribute to Usain Bolt which also went viral on Instagram after Bolt posted it. Koffee later went on to release hits like Toast, Rapture and Burning that cemented her place in the reggae scene globally.
This win comes shortly after she won the Apple Music award for the debut album of the year 2019.