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Published:Saturday | July 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Iconic reggae artiste George Nooks had some success on the reggae Billboard Chart this week, with his album Ride Out Your Storm making its debut at number four.Nooks' debut is somewhat impressive, considering he faced competition from the likes of...

Published:Tuesday | July 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Miss Lou is regarded by many as one of the stalwarts of Jamaican culture, and is credited for her boldness as it relates to speaking the Jamaican Patois in all...

Published:Saturday | July 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Dancehall reggae music continues to reap success on the Billboard chart this week, with Sean Paul rising to number three on the Hot 100, courtesy of his collaboration Cheap Thrills with Sia. This is the deejay's highest placing in the chart since...

Published:Sunday | July 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Veteran journalist/lecturer Dr Dennis Howard, believes one of the reasons behind the poor sales of reggae and dancehall music, has to do with internationally imposed copyright laws which affects the region. The sales for reggae/dancehall music have...

Published:Saturday | July 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Dancehall artiste Charly Black got his first Billboard hit with the song, Gyal You A Party Animal, climbing to the number-three spot on the Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic song chart.Produced by Kurt Riley, Gyal You A Party Animal, had tongues...

Published:Sunday | July 10, 2016 | 12:17 AMCurtis Campbell

In the wake of the burning issue raised by reggae artiste Mr Vegas regarding artistes not receiving the relevant credit for their work, the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JARIA) chairman, Ibo Cooper, recently told The Sunday Gleaner that the...

Published:Sunday | July 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

The Kingston Waterfront was transformed into a tropical oasis for the elite last Saturday night for the highly anticipated Cabana City.Setting the tone for the fashion experience were bouncers and security personnel who were...

Published:Saturday | July 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Canadian rapper Drake might be under fire from American rapper Joe Budden, who released two songs aimed at the rapper this week. However, the Back to Back rapper continues to reap success on US charts, with his One Dance single still sitting at...

Published:Sunday | July 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Chairman of the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association, Ibo Cooper, in a recent interview with The Sunday Gleaner, said that the music should be allowed to change with time. According to the former Third World band member, if ska changed into...

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Vybz Kartel's recently released album, King of The Dancehall, has fallen to number four on the Billboard reggae chart.The album, which debuted at number two last week, has been replaced by Ziggy Marley's self-titled album, Ziggy Marley.However, the...

Published:Thursday | June 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Iconic reggae artiste Freddie McGregor recently celebrated his birthday-album-listening party at Stone Love HQ located on Burlington Avenue. The new album has already been released in Asia and is called True to My Roots. However, the veteran...

Published:Saturday | June 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Dancehall artiste Sean Paul is back on top of the Billboard charts, courtesy of the dancehall collaboration, Cheap Thrills, with Sia. The single climbed to the number one spot on the Canadian Billboard Chart.Ironically, Cheap Thrills, which has been...

Published:Friday | June 17, 2016 | 11:44 PMCurtis Campbell

Grammy Award-winning reggae artiste Ziggy Marley has fallen from the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Reggae chart, after spending only two weeks on top with his self-titled album.Marley's reign on top was terminated by Falling Into Place, released by...

Published:Saturday | May 28, 2016 | 12:08 AMCurtis Campbell

Grammy award-winning reggae band, Morgan Heritage, is taking another big step in the business of entertainment, venturing into the world of reality TV. The band is currently in the final production stages of At Home With The Morgans, and will...

Published:Wednesday | May 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Korean reggae artistes Skull & HaHa have collaborated with multi Grammy Award-winning reggae artiste Stephen Marley for a recently released single titled, Love Inside...

Published:Monday | May 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

EDX organisers are gearing up to host Appleton Estate's EDX on July 2. The event will be staged at Grizzly's Plantation Cove in Richmond, St Ann, and is expected to pull thousands of patrons.The annual drink-inclusive electronic dance music (EDM)...

Published:Sunday | May 22, 2016 | 12:16 AMCurtis Campbell

The local music industry has long been regarded as a male dominated playground with some female artistes claiming that they have been victims of sexism, especially at the hands of...

Published:Saturday | May 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Reggae artiste Jah Cure has returned to the number one spot on the Reggae Billboard chart. The artiste who recently embarked on a tour of Europe, is now celebrating his 37th week on the chart.Titled The Cure, the self produced album was one of last...

Published:Sunday | May 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Popular promoter Heavy D believes entertainment shows produced locally are suffering from poor turnouts because the current crop of Jamaican acts are burnt out, and is, therefore, suggesting that the Jamaican music industry increase its support for...

Published:Saturday | May 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Canadian rapper Drake has taken over Billboard this week, holding down the No. 1 spot on the Hot 100 chart with his single One Dance, while his album titled Views holds the No. 1 spot on the Top 200 Albums Chart.Notably, One Dance is the first Drake...

Published:Sunday | May 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Entertainers Sizzla Kalonji and Prado have collaborated for a new single dedicated to mothers called My Mama. The song is set to be released today, and according to Prado, the record may be purchased on all digital outlets as a gift to mothers on...

Published:Saturday | May 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

The Billboard Chart was a rough place to be this week if you are not among the biggest names in music, as popular stars like Beyonce, Drake and Prince, have dominated the media with their projects.Beyonce's recent album, Lemonade, currently sits in...

Published:Sunday | May 1, 2016 | 12:14 AMCurtis Campbell

Following Police Commissioner Dr Carl Williams' recent suggestion that crime is related to dancehall lyrics, several members of the music industry have rubbished these claims, while...

Published:Saturday | April 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

The late legendary singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and actor, Prince, has taken over the Billboard charts this week with several of his previously released albums/singles climbing atop his musical competitors.Prince, who...

Published:Monday | April 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Record producer/DJ Kurt Riley is celebrating the success of his rhythm, 'Jambe-An', which has been climbing charts intentionally thanks to the single, Party Animal, recorded by Charly Black. The single was released under the legendary Technique...

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