Born Anthony Moses Davis, but is professionally known as Beenie Man has won the 2001 Grammy Awards at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles. The DJ has yearned for and earned the Golden Gramophone presented by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences; NARAS for Best Reggae Album for his Virgin Records debut Art and Life. Beenie Man has been nominated three times consecutively. Prior to Art and Life, He was nominated for Many Moods of Moses and The Doctor. The reggae artiste was managed by local company Shocking Vibes Records at the time. As an entertainer from the age of 7 and has taken over the spotlight since 1992, has been labelled as DJ Of The Year locally six times. The DJ has won numerous awards both locally and internationally, including two MOBO awards; Music Of Black Origin in England, but the Grammy Awards is seen as the highest musical honour in this hemisphere.
Beenie Man achieved international attention in 1998 when the single Who Am I performed creditably in the United States and the United Kingdom. In 2000, he was snatched by major record label Virgin Records who signed him to a five-album deal. ‘Art And Life’ is the first album under that arrangement. The album has so far sold close to 500,000 copies in the United States with additional sales in Europe and other parts of the world. ‘Art And Life’ stayed at the top of the Billboard reggae chart for 29 weeks. Each year, a Grammy award is presented to a reggae artiste for Best Album. At the time, Beenie Man beat a field which included Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, Wailing Souls and Pato Banton.Beenie Man was in Los Angeles to accept his award.