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Published:Saturday | November 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Adele's latest album 25 has now officially sold over three million copies in the United States (US), according to Nielsen Music.Prior to the release, many persons predicted that the album would have gone platinum in its first week, judging by the...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2015 | 12:01 AMCurtis Campbell

DJ Kurt Riley has hosted reggae artiste Abby Dallas' mixtape titled Destined.Destined - the mixtape is a musical blend of lovers rock, reggae, soca, pop and dancehall songs, which showcases Abby's vocal range and natural comfort in each genre.The...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2015 | 11:04 PMCurtis Campbell

Veteran music consultant and distributor at 21st Hapilos, Johnny Wonder, says Jamaican artistes are failing to consistently chart on the US, Billboard charts because of their inability to travel to the United States due to the lagging visa issues...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

With an election just around the corner, dancehall icon Bounty Killer is challenging recording artistes to make music with more substance and fulfilling content, especially social commentary. According to the artiste, known for songs like Poor...

Published:Saturday | November 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Reggae artiste Jah Cure continues to hold firm in the Top 10 of the Billboard reggae chart and has not fallen since his album The Cure was released 18 weeks ago, peaking at No. 1.Cure now sits at No. 4, moving up one place from last week's spot. Jah...

Published:Sunday | November 15, 2015 | 12:25 AMCurtis Campbell

Local businessman and deejay Kamal Bankay says he helped pave the way for local promoters to host EDM (electronic dance music) events in Jamaica. According to the promoter, he has been paying keen attention to the EDM genre since the early 2000s...

Published:Sunday | November 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Recently noted as one of the founders of EDM music, legendary producer/DJ King Jammys has been officially added to the the lineup for upcoming EDM festival, Paradise Lost. According to the producer, patrons turning out to the festival will be...

Published:Saturday | November 14, 2015 | 12:01 AMCurtis Campbell

OMI is once again the only Jamaican artiste on the Billboard Hot 100, this as Tarrus Riley who had his first Hot 100 success this year, has now fallen off the chart with the single Powerful, produced by Major Lazer.OMI however, fell a few places...

Published:Saturday | November 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Canadian singer-songwriter Lucas DiPasquale, first stepped onto the music scene with his 'acoustic mash-up' of Popcaan singles on YouTube last year.The YouTube clips exploded on the Internet, in the process helping to kick-start Lucas' career as a...

Published:Wednesday | November 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Reggae superstar Shaggy has secured the support of international companies iHeartMedia and FIAT brand for his Shaggy...

Published:Monday | November 9, 2015 | 11:09 PMCurtis Campbell

After a hiatus from the Jamaican music scene, reggae/gospel songbird Jodian Pantry returned with a bang recently when she gave a sensational performance at her live concert at Chris Gayle's Triple Century sports bar.Scenes of the staff arduously...

Published:Sunday | November 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Quiet Jamaica recently launched the concept of 'silent disco' at newly opened night club 100 to rave reviews. The experience of a 'silent disco' begins with entering an entertainment venue, however, instead of being welcomed by loud music, one is...

Published:Saturday | November 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Adele is the top musical act in the United States, catapulting from No. 49 to No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart. Her placement at the No. 1 spot was sparked by the record-breaking climb of her new single, Hello, which ousted The Weeknd from...

Published:Thursday | November 5, 2015 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Veteran disc jock/record producer Kurt Riley has high hopes for Self Reclaimed, which is the recently released EP for his newly signed artiste Torch.The acclaimed DJ, who is also the son of the late super producer Winston Riley, told The Gleaner...

Published:Monday | November 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Dancehall-Reggae artiste Kranium has criticised some Jamaican entertainers for putting money above promoting their music. According to the Atlantic Records-signed act, some local artistes would have been bigger brands internationally if they had...

Published:Saturday | October 31, 2015 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Reggae/dancehall artiste Kranium might be signed to a major record label, however, his much anticipated album, Rumors, only managed to debut at No. 6 on the Reggae Billboard Chart this week, and did not even bother to break into the the Billboard...

Published:Wednesday | October 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Veteran Journalist and university Lecturer Dr Dennis Howard will today host the first staging of a workshop, Event Planning, Design and Production.The two-day workshop concludes tomorrow at the Garmex Heart Academy, 76 Marcus Garvey Drive, St Andrew...

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

The Sunday Gleaner recently carried an article that sought to sensitise the public about EDM music since the roots of the genre can be traced to Jamaica; however, the question has since been raised as to why the average Jamaican remains unaware of...

Published:Saturday | October 24, 2015 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Canadian rapper Drake has peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 with his single Hotline Bling. He recently told Billboard.com that his ultimate dream is to rise to the No.1 spot for the first time in his illustrious career.The artiste, who is...

Published:Monday | October 19, 2015 | 12:04 AMCurtis Campbell

Following the recent revelation by Billboard.com that the EDM genre is a product of Jamaica, legendary producer King Jammys, who said he knew this all along, blames local media and historians for not documenting the history of Jamaican music.The...

Published:Saturday | October 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Gospel artiste-event organiser Chozenn is gearing up to host the first staging of Kingston Jerk and Gospel Festival. The event will be held on Monday, October 19, on the lawns of the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre.The event was previously...

Published:Saturday | October 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Jamaican producer Rvssian last made headlines when Passion Whine, a song produced by him, was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for sales of over one million copies.It was the lead single from Puerto Rican singer...

Published:Tuesday | October 13, 2015 | 1:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Event Organisers, Caribbean Trans Media limited and HMRA, NBBL inc., are currently planning Jamaica’s first EDM (electronic dance music) festival titled Paradise Lost. The festival will be held from March 10-12, 2016. According to the...

Published:Tuesday | October 13, 2015 | 12:01 AMCurtis Campbell

Media personality Jenny Jenny says there is no other event to be a part of come October 19, when she plays host to the 12th staging of the Grace Tropical Rhythms Port Royal Seafood Festival.Speaking with The Gleaner at the recent launch, the ever...

Published:Saturday | October 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell

Arguably one of the best Smirnoff parties in Kingston, MAPS (Music and Pool Series) not only pushed the limit of fashion and entertainment, but also the anticipation of patrons who wanted to be a part of the event.With the streets lined with cars,...

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