Category:Reggae fusion artists
This category consists of reggae fusion artists.
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This category consists of reggae fusion artists.
The following 79 pages are in this category, out of 79 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Reggae fusion – Reggae fusion is a fusion genre of reggae that mixes reggae or dancehall with other genres, such as pop, rock, R&B, jazz & drum and bass. Although artists have been mixing reggae with other genres from as early as the early 1970s, artists such as UB40 were described using terms that joined the various genres they performed. It was not until the late 1990s when the term was coined, the subgenre predominantly evolved from late 1980s and early 1990s dancehall music which instrumentals or riddims contained elements from the R&B and hip hop genres. Due to this, some consider dancehall artists such as Mad Cobra, Shabba Ranks, Super Cat, Buju Banton, for some of these artists, such as Buju Banton, reggae fusion became a staple throughout their careers. Therefore, Third World can be seen as arguably the original pioneers of reggae fusion leading the way for such as UB40. This led dancehall artists who were trying to break into the U. S, traditional dancehall acts, such as Shaggy and Beenie Man experienced commercial success in the American markets with the release of their albums in 2000. The early 2000s also saw Sean Paul achieve tremendous success internationally with singles such as Baby Boy, Breathe, Like Glue and Make It Clap, among many others. His albums Dutty Rock & The Trinity altogether spawned five top 10 Billboard Hot 100 hits between 2002 and 2006, including number one hits, Get Busy & Temperature. In the early 90s, the evolution of reggae fusion reached another musical style in Europe with the worldwide #1 hits All That She Wants, The Sign, other Eurodance artists such as Dr. Alban, E-Rotic and the Vengaboys regularly fused their style with Reggae as well. The first reggae fusion-influenced riddim was produced in 2005 by Cordell Skatta Burrell, Reggae fusion is now a regular staple on Jamaican radio stations, especially Zip 103 FM, in the form of singles, mixes and remixes. This has led to more reggae fusion hits being produced as well as making waves on the Dancehall charts in Jamaica. One such single, Ramping Shop by Vybz Kartel and Spice, was one of the biggest reggae fusion hits in 2008, not to one of the top singles in Jamaica of that year. Holiday was also nominated and won for the Best Collaboration, in 2011, Shaggy established a reggae fusion record label called Ranch Entertainment. It is intended to be launched in the summer of 2012 and its growth locally, however, has not come without its criticisms as some feel that the subgenre only serves to dilute the raw sound of reggae and their musical culture. While On A Mission was recognized as the official song and was applauded by some. A popular dancehall artist, Mr. Vegas spoke out against the use of the song being quoted as saying It doesnt represent Jamaica 50, it doesnt reflect our culture or where our music is coming from. Stephens believed that due to ska not being at the forefront of Jamaican music for many years, combining it with something fresh could bring it back into the spotlight. Through other Caribbean-born artists such as Sean Paul, Damian Marley, Sean Kingston, Nicki Minaj and Rihanna who emerged during the mid-2000s, later in 2014, Canadian reggae fusion band, Magic
2. 2Baba – Innocent Ujah Idibia, better known by his stage name 2face Idibia, or 2Baba, is a Nigerian singer-songwriter, record producer and entrepreneur. He officially discontinued the use of the name Tuface and selected 2baba or Tu-baba as his stage name and he is one of the most decorated and successful Afro pop artists in Africa. He is also one of the most bankable artists in Africa, innocent Idibia was born in Jos, Nigeria. He is from the Idoma ethnic group in the part of Benue State. He attended Saint Gabrielas Secondary School in Makurdi, Benue State and he enrolled at Institute of Management & Technology, Enugu, where he did his preliminary National Diploma course in business administration and management. While attending IMT, he performed at school organised shows and parties, as well as other schools such as the University of Nigeria. He eventually dropped out to pursue his music career, while attending IMT, 2face Idibia started composing and singing jingles at the GB Fan Club at Enugu State Broadcasting Services in 1996. Also in 1996, he adopted the stage name 2Face and he cited the reason as trying to demarcate my personal life with my business life. He moved to Lagos and started performing with rapper Blackface Naija and he had met BlackFace while attending IMT. With Blackface and with musician Faze, he went on to form the trio band Plantashun Boiz, Plantashun Boiz released two successful albums, Body and Soul and Sold Out under the Nelson Browns owned Label before disbanding in 2004. Relations were marred for many years during which the broke up. Long after the known as the Faze vs Tuface beef. After the disbandment of Plantashun Boyz in 2004, all band members sought separate musical careers, 2face Idibia released his debut solo album Face 2 Face, which established him as a viable solo artist. Following the release of his album, he released his second album Grass 2 Grace in 2006. He is the founder of Hypertek Entertainment, in 2006, his song African Queen was used in the soundtrack for the film Phat Girlz, which was released internationally. He released an album in 2008 called The Unstoppable releasing the single Enter the Place. Problems with album distribution in 2007 caused as shift of the date of the album from 2008 to early 2009. 2face released two singles from the international version of his Unstoppable album
3. Aidonia – Aidonia is a Jamaican musician and head of the musical partnership J. O. P. which has a contract under The Alliance. He became active in early 2004, and has released albums on the labels, VP Records. Aidonia has also released in the mixtape Bolt Action, in collaboration with Federation Sound, Equiknoxx Music/Gerusalem Music and he took his stage name from the first two letters in his middle name Aitana, and Donia, a name which he earned while playing football. Aidonia attended Mona Heights Primary, then Meadowbrook High, after watching a tape of Sting 1993 with the clash between Beenie Man, and his icon Bounty Killer, Aidonia decided to become a deejay. He began re-enacting the clash for classmates and friends, writing his own lyrics, after being expelled, he relocated to the United States with his father, and worked at FedEx. For the next three years, he visited Jamaica regularly, and did a few things on the dancehall scene in New York. While in New York, he was encouraged by some to return to Jamaica in order to get his career going and he met Mr. G and recorded his first single Many a Dem in October 2003 on Goofys Young Blood label. Soon after, he working with Rod Pinnock of Orizen Entertainment. In the latter part of 2004, Aidonia was approached by Cordell Skatta Burrell who invited him to record at his studio, two months later, Aidonia had his first hit, the song Lolly which was done on Skattas Irish Dance riddim. In October 2005 Lolly was included on VP Records annual Strictly The Best compilation, in 2011 Artiste Aidonia has recently started pushing forward his J. o. P members Deablo, Shokryme, Jayds, Tanso, Size 10. The group has had a few hit collabs such as All 14, in 2013 Aidonia welcomed a baby boy from fiance Kimberly Megan. In addition, Aidonia continues to work hard in the industry and is leaving an indelible mark. In September 2016, Aidonia married his fiance Kimberly
4. Cherine Anderson – Cherine Tanya Anderson is a Jamaican actress and dancehall/reggae vocalist. Andersons acting career began in the film Dancehall Queen as the role Tanya, she is known for playing the character Serena in the 2003 Jamaican film. Anderson has worked and performed with Sly and Robbie, Sting, Wyclef Jean, Bootsy Collins, Jimmy Cliff, Michael Franti, good Love appeared on the 2008 Grammy nominated album, Anniversary, by Sly and Robbie and the Taxi Gang. In 2006, Anderson collaborated with Chuck Fenda on the single, Coming Over, which rose to #1 on the Jamaican charts, and remained on the Top 30 for 26 weeks. She also collaborated with Britney Spears on the Sly and Robbie remix of Piece of Me. Anderson made her debut in 2007 when she directed the video for Kingston State of Mind. The song would top the Caribbean video charts and remained in the Top 10 for 4 months. In late 2007, Anderson collaborated with Michael Franti and Spearhead on their All Rebel Rockers album and she was also featured on the single Say Hey, as well as the tracks Sound System and Little Bit of Riddem. In 2008 through 2009, Anderson toured extensively with Franti and Spearhead as their act in North America, Australia. Anderson is the first Jamaican female artist to hit the Billboard Rock charts featured on the song Say Hey, the song simultaneously peaked six Billboard charts and was placed on the soundtrack of numerous films and TV commercials including the EA2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Music Soundtrack. She dominated both local and international charts with her single Shine on Jamaica from her EP The Introduction-Dubstyle EP. Shine On Jamaica peaked at number 1 for four weeks on both the NY Reggae charts and South Florida reggae charts, the EP also produced reggae hits such as Talk If Yuh Talking and Kingston State of Mind. Shine On Jamaica was also featured on the 2011 Grammy-nominated album for Sly & Robbie One Pop Reggae. As a result, she was honored with the award for Best Female Vocalist of the year 2010 at the Jamaica Excellence In Music Awards as well as Female Vocalist of Year at Stone Love Awards. Cherine continues to dominate Jamaican radio and stays relevant in the dancehall with the smash hit Haffi Come Back as well as the collaboration Rebel with D. I. She has toured with such as John Mayer, Counting Crows, Slightly Stoopid, Sly & Robbie. Andersons first official product, The Introduction-Dubstyle EP, was released in March 2009, the EP included reggae chart toppers such as Shine On Jamaica, Talk If Yuh Talking, Kingston State of Mind, Shine on Jamaica and Coming Over Tonight. Coupled with the success of dominating both dancehall and reggae charts, she has also tapped for an array of A-list philanthropic projects. Anderson was also aligned with the United Nations-backed Way Out Project, an initiative to end violence and endorse gender equality, which is run jointly by the UN and the Bureau of Womens Affairs
5. De Apostle – De Apostle is a roots reggae, dance hall artist hailing from St. Croix, U. S. Virgin Islands. He started performing at the age of six in school talent shows and his music is in the tradition of the reggae music of St. Croix, Virgin Islands, which has a distinct roots feeling and is strongly rooted in Rastafari. De Apostles first album Genesis was released in early 2001, to follow would be numerous albums and songs culminating with The King Of The VI, which was submitted for nomination in 2009 for the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards 2010 in the category Best Reggae Album. He has collaborated with artists such as multi-platinum recording artist Juvenile. Also, Sizzla, Morgan Heritage, Luciano, Turbulence, Pressure Buss Pipe, gensis Book of Fire Renegade Music Xtreme-All or Nothing Island Heat Vol.1, Vol.2, Vol.3 The Ultimate Collection Armed & Danerous King of the V. I
6. Buju Banton – Buju Banton is a Jamaican dancehall, ragga, and reggae musician. Banton has recorded pop and dance songs, as well as dealing with sociopolitical topics. He released early dancehall singles in 1988 but came to prominence in 1992 with two albums, Stamina Daddy and Mr. Mention, which became the 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, Buju Banton was born in Kingston, Jamaica in a poor neighborhood called Salt Lane. Buju is a given to chubby children that means breadfruit in the language of the Maroons in Jamaican and was given to him by his mother as a child. Banton is a Jamaican word that refers to someone who is a storyteller, and it was adopted by Myrie in tribute to the deejay Burro Banton. It was Burros rough gravelly vocals that Buju emulated and ultimately made his own, Bujus mother was a higgler, or street vendor, while his father worked as a labourer at a tile factory. He was the youngest of fifteen children born into a family that was descended from the Maroons of Jamaica. Banton has homes in Jamaica and Tamarac, Florida, as a youngster, Buju would often watch his favorite artists perform at outdoor shows and local dancehalls in Denham Town. At the age of 12, he picked up the microphone for himself and began toasting under the moniker of Gargamel, working with the Sweet Love and Rambo Mango sound systems. In 1986, he was introduced to producer Robert Ffrench by fellow deejay Clement Irie, and his first single, The Ruler was released not long afterwards in 1987. This led to recording sessions with such as Patrick Roberts, Bunny Lee, Winston Riley, and Digital B. In 1991, Buju joined Donovan Germains Penthouse Records label and began a partnership with producer Dave Kelly who later launched his own Madhouse Records label. Buju is one of the most popular musicians in Jamaican history, having major success in 1992, with Bogle and Love me Browning. Controversy erupted over Love Me Browning which spoke of Bantons penchant for light-skinned women, I love my car I love my bike I love my money and ting, some accused Banton of promoting a colonialist mindset and denigrating the beauty of dark skinned black women. In response, he released Love Black Woman which spoke of his love for dark-skinned beauties, Mi nuh Stop cry, fi all black women,1992 was an explosive year for Buju as he broke Bob Marleys record for the greatest number of number one singles in a year. Beginning with Woman fi Sex, Bujus gruff voice dominated the Jamaican airwaves for the duration of the year, Bantons debut album, Mr. Mention, includes his greatest hits from that year
7. Beenie Man – 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 worlds King of Dancehall, Davis was born in the Waterhouse district of Kingston in 1973. He was involved in the industry from a young age, starting toasting at the age of five, and was encouraged by his uncle Sydney Knowles. Beenie Man continued performing and honed his craft beside the then dominant dancehall figures including Ninjaman, Admiral Bailey and he found his artistic home at the Shocking Vibes studio where he continued to record singles with only moderate success in the early 1990s. The rivalry was captured on the 1994 album Guns Out, with the two artists settling the feud with a soundclash. Beenie Man had his first number one single in Jamaica in 1993 with Matie and he won the DJ of the Year Award the same year, I was baptised an Ethiopian Orthodox and at the age of 10 I became a Judah Coptic. In 1994, he was signed by Island Records and released the acclaimed album Blessed. In 1995 he toured the UK and joined up again with Barrington Levy to record an updated version of Levys Under Mi Sensi. In 1995, Beenie Man collaborated with Dennis Brown and Triston Palma to release Three Against War and Mad Cobra and he also collaborated with Lady Saw on Healing, Sanchez on Refugee, and Michael Prophet on Gun n Bass, further establishing his reputation. He took another step up the ladder in 1996, releasing the seminal Maestro, produced by Patrick Roberts, Beenie Mans first real break into the United States came in 1997. He heard an instrumental rhythm by a producer named Jeremy Harding. So this was the birth of his first international hit, he recorded Who Am I and it opened the doors for the world to see a new reggae star in the pages of Newsweek and other major media outlets. The same year, Beenie Man topped the Jamaican singles chart with seven different singles, Beenie Man appeared as himself in the 1997 film Dancehall Queen. In 1998, Beenie Man headlined Reggae Sunsplash and signed to Virgin Records to release albums in the United States and his first American offering was The Doctor. During the late 1990s, Beenie Man began his conquest of America with the hits, Romie, Who Am I, and Girls Dem Sugar, which featured American R&B singer, Mýa. During this time he received a number of international music awards including a MOBO Award for Best International Reggae Act in 1998. In 2000, Beenie Man released Art & Life, which featured Arturo Sandoval and Wyclef Jean, in the same year he co-produced the debut album by actor Steven Seagal. Beenie Man, like many artists, is outspoken on a number of social issues, as exemplified by songs such as Steve Biko
8. Dionne Bromfield – Dionne Julia Bromfield is an English singer, songwriter, TV presenter and television personality. Bromfields debut album, Introducing Dionne Bromfield, was released in 2009 by Amy Winehouses Lioness Records label and she first came to public attention after performing on the British TV show Strictly Come Dancing with Amy Winehouse on backing vocals. She is known for being one of the presenters on Friday Download. Bromfield was born on 1 February 1996 in Tower Hamlets, East London to a white English mother and a Jamaican father. She has two brothers, Bromfield grew up in Chislehurst, South London, and attended Gatehouse School in Victoria Park, London, Bromfield first appeared on YouTube singing a cover of Alicia Keys song If I Aint Got You with her godmother Amy Winehouse. Bromfield attended the Sylvia Young Theatre School in Westminster, in September 2009, Bromfield was the first artist to be signed to Winehouses record label, Lioness Records. Her debut album, Introducing Dionne Bromfield, was released on 12 October 2009, on 10 December 2010, Bromfield performed at the Young Voices concerts at the Manchester M. E. N. Arena, on 12 January 2011 in London at the O2 Arena and this album consisted of cover songs and contained no original material. On 28 January 2011, it was announced that Bromfield has recorded a new single called Yeah Right, co-written with Eg White, the album is composed completely of original material, written by Bromfield and many song writers. A second single featuring Lil Twist, Foolin, was released on 17 June and this album has been promoted by Bromfield appearing on television shows such as Blue Peter and Fern. Dionne is the new face of Gio-Goi jeans since 2011, Bromfield has uploaded two episodes of a web show with Will Manning called Down With Dionne on YouTube. Episode 1 - The first episode was uploaded to YouTube on 6 April 2011, in this episode, Will helps Bromfield hunt down her fashion favourites, and she performs an impromptu performance of her hit single Yeah Right on Oxford Street. Episode 2 - The second episode was uploaded to YouTube on 15 April 2011, in this episode, Bromfield is challenged to hunt the pockets of witting Londoners, she meets Jessie J, and Will does an Irish Jig. It was announced that she would present a show called Friday Download on CBBC, the 13-part series will address themes such as music, dance, TV, comedy, movies, and lifestyle. Bromfield said, I did the audition and there were loads of well-known actresses auditioning, I didnt think I stood a chance. Id forgotten all about it until my mum came in to tell me Id got the job, I didnt believe her at first. Its so exciting, and I cant wait to get started, on 1 July 2011, Dionne Bromfield and Tinchy Stryder’s collaboration, Spinnin for 2012, was confirmed as the first official song for the 2012 Summer Olympics. The lyrics for the song, originally written and recorded by Speech Debelle, have been re-written by Tinchy, the song was released 23 September 2011
9. Collie Buddz – Colin Patrick Harper, better known by his stage name Collie Buddz, is an American/Bermudian reggae artist best known for his single Come Around. Although born in New Orleans, Louisiana, he was raised in Bermuda and he studied audio engineering at Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida. He performed on Shaggys 2007 album Intoxication on the track Mad Mad World, in 2008, he performed the song SOS on WWE The Music, Vol.8 as the entrance theme for wrestler Kofi Kingston. He also appeared in a 2009 remix of Kid Cudis single Day n Nite and his name is based on slang for cannabis, and he has been photographed flaunting a device commonly used for its consumption. He launched his own record label Harper Digital, Buddz has built an extensive touring machine, selling out venues across the US and worldwide. In 2013, he was an act with Rebelution, Matisyahu. Colin married Zarah DeSilva in 2010. Collie Buddz –2007 Playback –2011 Blue Dreamz EP –2015 Good Life –2017420 Mixtape –2007 On The Rock –2009 The Last Toke –20102006, S. O. com Bernews, Collie Buddz Bio, Photo Gallery, Videos