The announcement, made by the JUNO’s organizing body CARAS at a press conference at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto on Tuesday February 2nd, 2016 was a welcome honor to Exco who was in attendance as the nominees were being recognized. “Every time I release music, it’s an extension of me, and I’m honored to once again be nominated, it’s an honor to see my fellow nominees in this category with me and I’m glad to see Reggae gaining more appreciation in Canada” he said while speaking to media.
2016 marks Exco’s drive for ‘5’ as he not only appreciates his nomination for Best Reggae Recording, but possible 5th consecutive win in this category. A win this year will maintain his status with singing legend Anne Murray as most winning artist on a single category. “Hello Mama” was produced by Silly Walks Discotheque, and featured in the Ram Jam riddim compilation. Previously, Exco worked with the German producers on the award winning “Storms of Life.”
Exco Levi will be performing at the Tribute to Legends Showcase honoring the music of Bob Marley, Joseph ‘Culture’ Hill, Gregory Isaacs and Dennis Brown. The show takes place at the The Opera House (735 Queen St. E.) in Toronto, and is a Jones and Jones Production. This is the artists’ first Toronto performance since returning from his international tour which concluded in December, 2015.
The 45th annual JUNO Awards will be held in Calgary, Alberta March 28th to April 3rd. The main awards ceremony takes place at The Scotia Bank Saddledome on Sunday April 3rd. The awards will be broadcast live across Canada on CTV, a division of Bell Media.