Dancehall artiste Ishawna and Grammy-winning UK singer Ed Sheeran have announced the release of their new track together.

Wednesday, 22 June 2022 18:55

Dancehall Artiste Skeng pleads not guilty

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CONTROVERSIAL dancehall Artiste Skeng pleaded not guilty to disorderly conduct and resisting arrest when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Tuesday.

Monday, 20 June 2022 20:59

Jamaica Carnival Calendar Released

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The official calendar of events has been revealed for the 2022 carnival season.

A man said to be a bodyguard of iconic reggae act Sizzla Kalonji was shot dead in Judgement Yard in August Town, St Andrew on Sunday night.

Entertainers Tami Chin and Wayne Marshall have welcomed their fourth child together.

Tuesday, 14 June 2022 13:46

Festival Song Competition 2022 is back on!

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In an amazing turnaround, the Festival Song Competition for 2022 is back on. It is understood that an irate Prime Andrew Holness intervened and mandated that the competition should take place.  The ministry responsible for the flagship independence event has issued the following release:

Monday, 13 June 2022 10:14

No Festival Song Competition for Jamaica 60

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A Jamaica 60 commemorative album will be released in lieu of this year’s Jamaica Festival Song Competition.

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange said this commemorative album will comprise various artists and genres.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has described the banning of  Jamaican artistes by other countries as an embarrassment.
Thursday, 10 February 2022 07:30

It's Back to the Dancehall for Lady Saw

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Dancehall's former leading lady Minister Marion Hall shocked fans on Tuesday with the announcement of her departure from Christian ministry.
 
Minister Hall, formerly known as Lady Saw, posted on social media that she is walking away from her calling and will discontinue using online platforms to share the word of God. 
 
The announcement follows backlash from members of the industry and fans, who have chastised the former Queen of dancehall for her blistering criticism of current female performers. 
 
In a recent video on social media, Hall had condemned artistes including Spice, Shenseea and Jada Kingdom for their raunchy music.
 
Her comments were met with stinging rebuttals from entertainers Spice and Jada Kingdom.
Tuesday, 23 November 2021 10:20

Reggae Grammy Nominees Announced

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The Recording Academy has announced the 2022 Grammy nominations for the highly anticipated ‘Best Reggae Album’ category.

Best Reggae Album Nominees:

10 – Spice

This is Spice’s first Grammy nomination. The album 10 was released in August this year and served as Spice’s debut album. It was produced by international Dancehall superstar Shaggy. The album’s lead single ‘Go Down Deh’, featuring Sean Paul and Shaggy was co-produced by Grammy nominee, Romanian singer/songwriter Costi Ionita and Shaggy. The single topped several reggae charts and the album peaked at number six on the Billboard Reggae Chart.

Live N Livin – Sean Paul

This is Sean Paul’s ninth Grammy nomination. He has won the award once in the same category, in 2004, with Dutty RockLive and Livin, released in March, is the seventh studio album by Sean Paul. The project featured a slew of features including Agent Sasco, Buju Banton, Busy Signal, Damian Marley, and others. The album peaked at number nine on the Billboard Reggae Chart.

Royal – Jesse Royal

This is Jesse Royal’s first Grammy nomination. Royal is Jesse Royal’s second album. Its lead single was “Rich Forever” featuring Vybz Kartel.

Pamoja – Etana

This is the second Grammy nomination for Etana. She was nominated for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards for Best Reggae Album. Pamoja is Etana’s eighth album.

Beauty in the Silence – SOJA

SOJA (an acronym of Soldiers of Jah Army) is an American reggae band based in Arlington, Virginia. This is their second Grammy nomination. The first was for their 2014 album, Amid the Noise and Haste, which included features from Damian Marley, J Boog, Anuhea, and Collie Buddz. Beauty in the Silence peaked at number two on the Billboard Reggae Chart.

Positive Vibration – Gramps Morgan

Gramps Morgan is a member of Grammy Award-winning reggae band Morgan Heritage, but this is his first Grammy nomination for a solo project.

The Grammy’s recognizes the best recordings, compositions and artistes of the year running from September 1, 2020, to September 30, 2021. The 64th GRAMMY Awards will take place on Jan. 31, 2022.

Monday, 09 August 2021 13:21

Ruff Kutt Keyboardist Nigel Staff Suffers Stroke

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Acclaimed musician Nigel Staff of the Ruff Kutt band suffered a stroke while at his home on Friday. He was hospitalised but is reportedly doing well.

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