Joss Stone Named Billboard’s Reggae Artist Of The Year — And People Are PISSED!

Joss Stone has been named Reggae Artist of the Year!

This is an inneresting decision by Billboard Magazine.

Joss Stone, the British singer with the sexy, throaty vocal style, has been named the mag’s Reggae Artist Of The Year for her album Water For Your Soul.

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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!

At least one Billboard Magazine writer, Steven Horowitz, wasn’t feeling Stone’s conversion to reggae:

“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):

Well… at least Billboard has people talking?

[Image via AEDT/WENN.]

Dec 22, 2015 5:17pm PDT

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