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Buju Banton is a Jamaican dancehall, ragga, and reggae musician. Banton has recorded pop and dance songs, as well as songs dealing with sociopolitical topics. He released early dancehall singles in 1991, but came to prominence in 1992 with two albums, including Mr. Mention, which became the best-selling album in Jamaican history upon its release. Banton signed with major label Mercury Records and released Voice of Jamaica the following year. By the mid-1990s, Banton had converted to the Rastafari faith, and his music undertook a more spiritual tone. His 2010 album Before the Dawn won Best Reggae Album at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards.
Born: Jul 15, 1973 (age 42) · Kingston, Jamaica
Net worth: $2 million USD (2016)
Awards: Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album (2011)
Sizzla Kalonji, or simply Sizzla is a reggae musician. He is one of the most commercially and critically successful contemporary reggae artists and is noted for his high number of releases. As of 2014 he has released over 70 solo albums.
Born: Apr 17, 1976 (age 39) · Kingston, Jamaica
Nominations: Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album (2014)
Super Cat is a deejay who achieved widespread popularity during the late 1980s and early 1990s dancehall movement. His nickname, "Wild Apache", was given to him by his mentor Early B. He is the elder brother of reggae artist Junior Cat and is considered one of the greatest deejays within the Jamaican dance-hall scene to date.
Born: Jun 25, 1963 (age 52) · Kingston, Jamaica
Compositions: Fly (Sugar Ray Song)
Desmond John Ballentine, better known as Ninjaman, and sometimes as Don Gorgon is a popular Jamaican dancehall deejay and actor, known for his controversial and pro-gun lyrics and his stuttering and melodramatic style. Ninjaman is currently out on bail awaiting trial for a murder that was committed in Kingston, Jamaica.
Born: Jan 24, 1966 (age 49) · Annotto Bay, Jamaica
Bounty Killer (born Rodney Price; 12 June 1972; Kingston, Jamaica) is a Jamaican reggae and dancehall deejay. Allmusic describes him as having been "one of the most aggressive dancehall stars of the '90s, a street-tough rude boy with an unrepentant flair for gun talk". He is the founder of a dancehall collective known as The Alliance with deejay Mavado.
Yellowman is a Jamaican reggae and dancehall deejay, widely known as King Yellowman. He was popular in Jamaica in the 1980s, coming to prominence with a series of singles that established his reputation.
Born: Jan 15, 1956 (age 60) · Kingston, Jamaica
Spouse: Rosie Foster
Nominations: Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album (1998)
Anthony Moses Davis, better known by his stage name Beenie Man, is a Grammy award-winning Jamaican reggae dancehall recording artist. He is referred to as the world's "King of Dancehall".
Born: Aug 22, 1973 (age 42) · Kingston, Jamaica
Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)
Net worth: $3.50 million USD (2016)
Spouse: Michelle Downer (2006 - 2011)
Awards: Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album (2001)
Children: Marco Dean (Son)
Barrington Ainsworth Levy is a Jamaican reggae and dancehall artist. Levy was born in Clarendon, Jamaica. He formed a band called the Mighty Multitude, with his cousin, Everton Dacres; the pair released "My Black Girl" in 1977. Levy established his solo career the next year with "A Long Time Since We Don't Have No Love"; though the sin…
Born: Apr 30, 1964 (age 51) · Clarendon Parish, Jamaica
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Morgan Heritage is a reggae band formed in 1994 by five children of reggae artist Denroy Morgan, namely Peter "Peetah" Morgan, Una Morgan, Roy "Gramps" Morgan, Nakhamyah "Lukes" Morgan and Memmalatel "Mr. Mojo" Morgan.
Black Uhuru are a Jamaican reggae group formed in 1972, initially as Uhuru. The group has undergone several line-up changes over the years, with Derrick "Duckie" Simpson as the mainstay. They had their most successful period in the 1980s, with their album Anthem winning the first ever Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in 1985.
Awards: Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album (1985)
Gregory Anthony Isaacs was a Jamaican reggae musician. Milo Miles, writing in The New York Times, described Isaacs as "the most exquisite vocalist in reggae". His honorific nickname was the Cool Ruler.
Born: Jul 15, 1951 · Kingston, Jamaica
Died: Oct 25, 2010 · London, England
Movies: Rockers · Land of Look Behind
Nominations: Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album (2011, 2010)
Member of: Gregory Isaacs & Dennis Brown
Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley, OM was a Jamaican reggae singer, songwriter, musician, and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim. Starting out in 1963 with the group The Wailers, he forged a distinctive songwriting and vocal style that would later resonate with audiences worldwide. The Wailers would go on to release some …
Lived: Feb 06, 1945 - May 11, 1981 (age 36)
Height: 5' 8" (1.72 m)
Spouse: Rita Marley (1966 - 1981)
Children: Ziggy Marley (Son) · Damian Marley (Son) · Rohan Marley (Son) · Stephen Marley (Son) · Cedella Marley (Daughter)
Member of: Bob Marley & The Wailers · The Wailers
Parents: Cedella Marley-Booker · Norval Marley
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Albums: Highest Grade, The Kings Book
Beres Hammond OJ is a reggae singer known in particular for his romantic lovers rock and soulful voice. While his career began in the 1970s, he reached his greatest success in the 1990s.
Born: Aug 28, 1955 (age 60) · Annotto Bay, Jamaica
Member of: Zap Pow
Nominations: Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album (2014)
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Garnett Silk, was a Jamaican reggae musician and Rastafarian, known for his diverse, emotive, powerful and smooth voice. During the early 1990s he was hailed as a rising talent, however his career was ended by his early death in 1994, while attempting to save his mother from her burning house. Even today still hailed as a reggae prodigy, G…
Born: Apr 02, 1966 · Jamaica
Died: Dec 09, 1994 · Mandeville, Jamaica
Capleton is a Jamaican reggae and dancehall artist. He is also referred to as King Shango, King David, The Fireman and The Prophet. His record label is called David House Productions. He is known for his Rastafari movement views expressed in his songs.
Born: Apr 13, 1967 (age 48) · Islington, Jamaica
Marion Hall, better known as Lady Saw, is a former Jamaican dancehall singer. Hall was born in Galina, Saint Mary, Jamaica on 12 July 1972 and began performing with local sound systems at the age of fifteen. She went on to work with the Stereo One system in Kingston. Her performances brought her to the attention of recor…
Born: Jul 12, 1972 (age 43) · Saint Mary Parish, Jamaica
Movies: Dancehall Queen
Nominations: MTV Video Music Award for Best Cinematography (2003) · MTV Video Music Award for Best Pop Video (2003)
Shabba Ranks is a Jamaican dancehall musician. He was one of the most popular dancehall artists of his generation. He was also one of the first Jamaican deejays to gain worldwide acceptance, and recognition for his 'slack' lyrical expressions and content, when "ridin' di riddim", his gravel toned, rough-sounding voice made him inst…
Born: Jan 17, 1966 (age 50) · Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica
Net worth: $1 million USD (2016)
Spouse: Michelle Gordon
Awards: Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album (1993, 1992)
Member of: Admiral Tibet, Ninjaman & Shabba Ranks
David Michael Rodigan MBE is an English radio DJ who also performs as a disc jockey for his sound system. Known for his selections of reggae and dancehall music, he has played on stations including Radio London, Capital 95.8, Kiss 100, BBC Radio 1Xtra, BBC Radio 2 and BFBS Radio.
Born: Jun 24, 1951 (age 64) · Hanover, Germany
Education: Gosford Hill School
Albums: FabricLive 54: David Rodigan · Real Authentic Reggae, Volume 1 · Real Authentic Reggae, Volume 2
Adidja Azim Palmer better known as Vybz Kartel, is a Jamaican reggae dancehall recording artist and entrepreneur. Some of his singles include "Clarks", "Ramping Shop", "Poor People Land", "Tell You Say", "Summertime", "Dancehall Hero" "Like Christmas" and Major Lazer collab "Pon De Floor".
Born: Jan 07, 1976 (age 40) · Kingston, Jamaica
Height: 6' 0" (1.83 m)
Net worth: $1 million USD (2016)
Education: Calabar High School
Nominations: Soul Train Music Award for Best Reggae Artist (2010)
Member of: Chrissy Mai & Vybz Kartel · Kano & Vybz Kartel
Orville Richard Burrell CD, best known by his stage name Shaggy, is a Jamaican-American reggae fusion singer and deejay. He is best known for his hit singles "Boombastic", "It Wasn't Me", "Hey Sexy Lady", and "Angel". He is s…
Born: Oct 22, 1968 (age 47) · Kingston, Jamaica
Height: 5' 11" (1.80 m)
Awards: Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album (1996) · Juno Award for International Album of the Year (2002)
Children: Richard Burrel (Son) · Sydney Burrell (Daughter)
Nominations: Razzie Award for Worst Original Song (1998) · American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist (2002)
Member of: Ali G & Shaggy · Shaggy & Rayvon