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News Americas, LOS ANGELES, CA, Mon March 15, 2021: It has already been more than six months since music fans around the world bid farewell to reggae legend Toots Hibbert, who was one of more than 2.6 million victims of the dreaded COVID-19 virus. But last night Hibbert’s name sounded like another Grammy winner.
Hibbert and his band, The Maytals, were declared 2020 Grammy Award winners for their latest album, “Got To Be Tough,” which was released a few weeks before the famous singer’s death.
Toots & the Maytals defeated Buju Banton, Skip Marley, Maxi Priest and The Wailers to claim victory at the 63rd GRAMMY Awards, which took place virtually.
It was the group’s second Grammy. They won the award in 2005 for their album, True love. Toots’ daughter Leba Hibbert accepted the award on behalf of her father and the band, thanking fans, the band and the label while adding, “Daddy we love and miss you.”
The group then tweeted: “A very special way to remember Toots Hibbert’s legacy! We are very grateful to everyone who helped make this happen. #TootsForever.
Singer Jhené Aiko hosted the first preview ceremony where most of the evening’s awards were presented. The broadcast will be hosted by Trevor Noah later this evening at 8 p.m. ET on the CBS Television Network.