Category Search - reggae music (Genre found in Caribbean - especially Jamaica)

(53 found)

Ari Up
singer, musician, punk, reggae music

Real/Birth Name:
Arianna Forster
Also Known As:
Baby Ari
Madussa
Ari-Up
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

English punk rock band The Slits, formed when she was fourteen.

Buju Banton
reggae music, criminal

Real/Birth Name:
Mark Anthony Myrie
Also Known As:
Gargamel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Reggae and dancehall. Albums Voice of Jamaica, Til Shiloh, Before the Dawn. Song Willy Don't Be Silly. Sentenced to 10 years prison for drug sales.

Beenie Man
singer, rapper, dj, reggae music

Real/Birth Name:
Anthony Moses Davis
Also Known As:
Ras Moses
Nickname(s):
Dancehall King
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

UK. Reggae and rap. Song Who Am I. Album Many Moods of Moses.

Bounty Killer
musician, reggae music, accused

Real/Birth Name:
Rodney Basil Price
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Reggae star. Album My Xperience. Accused of inciting violence about anti-gay issues.

Ali Campbell
singer, reggae music, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Alistair Ian Campbell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
62, 10 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group UB40. Album Running Free. Song Rat in Mi Kitchen. Song Red, Red Wine a cover of the Neil Diamond song.

Clevie
reggae music

Real/Birth Name:
Cleveland Browne
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Group Steely and Clevie. Album Steely and Clevie Play Studio One.

Jimmy Cliff
singer, reggae music, actor

Real/Birth Name:
James Chambers
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Harder They Come, Club Paradise. Reggae and ska music.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Collie Buddz
singer, reggae music

Real/Birth Name:
Colin Harper
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
39
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Reggae & dancehall, song Come Around.

Count Prince Miller
reggae music, actor, dancer

Real/Birth Name:
Clarence Linberg Miller
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Mule Train Parts One & Two.

Diplo
producer, dj, rapper, reggae music, educator

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Wesley Pentz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Name from diplodocus, a dinosaur. Philadelphia-based. Record producer and school teacher. Album Decent Work for Decent Pay.

Elephant Man (reggae)
reggae music

Real/Birth Name:
O'Neil Bryan
Also Known As:
The Energy God
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Dancehall reggae. Song Pon Di River, Pon de Bank.

Father Goose
rapper, kids, singer, reggae music

Real/Birth Name:
Wayne Rhoden
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age:
55 or 56
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Jamaican. Apperars in group Dan Zanes & Friends. Album Catch That Train! won a Grammy Award for children's music. Rock band Del Fuegos. Album It's a Bam Bam Diddly!. Also a dancehall singer.

Toots Hibbert
singer, reggae music

Real/Birth Name:
Frederick Nathaniel Hibbert
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Ska and roots reggae. Band Toots & the Maytals. Songs Bam Bam, Sweet and Dandy, Pomps & Pride. His 1968 song Do the Reggay is widely credited as the origin of the name of reggae music.

Lauryn Hill
rapper, musician, R&B, reggae music, criminal

Real/Birth Name:
Lauryn Noel Hill
Also Known As:
Ms. Hill
L Boogie
Lauryn
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Younger than Rohan Marley by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Member Fugees. Albums The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, Supernatural. Controversy in magazine Rolling Stone about legality of her marriage, refuted in magazine Trace. Convicted of tax avoidance.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

I Wayne
reggae music, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Cliffroy Taylor
Also Known As:
I-Wayne
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age:
41 or 42
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Living in Love, Can't Satisfy Her from his debut album Lava Ground.

Iyaz
singer, R&B, reggae music

Real/Birth Name:
Keidran Jones
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
33
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album and song Replay. Song Pyramid with Charice.

J.R.
producer, R&B, reggae music, rapper

Real/Birth Name:
Jonathan Reuven Rotem
Also Known As:
JR
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age:
46 or 47
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

His own record label, Beluga Heights, in 2006. Many artists, including Britney Spears, multiple genres. Israeli descent.

Jah Thomas
reggae music

Real/Birth Name:
Nkrumah Manley Thomas
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age:
66 or 67
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Cricket Lovely Cricket.

Jr. Gong
rapper, reggae music

Real/Birth Name:
Damian Marley
Also Known As:
Junior Gong
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

son of
son of
half-brother of
Younger than Stephen Marley by 6 years.
half-brother of
Younger than Ziggy Marley by 9 years.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Song Welcome to Jamrock.

Judge Dread
singer, reggae music, dj

Real/Birth Name:
Alexnder Minto Hughes
Nickname(s):
The World's No. 1 Rude Boy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album Dreadmania. Died of a heart attack on stage.

Lady Saw
singer, reggae music, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Marion Hall
Nickname(s):
First Lady of Dancehall
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album Strip Tease.

Bunny Lee
producer, reggae music

Real/Birth Name:
Edward O'Sullivan Lee
Also Known As:
Bunny "Striker" Lee
Striker Lee
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Record producer in Jamaica.

Bob Marley
musician, reggae music

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Nesta Marley
Nickname(s):
Tuff Gong
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Song No Woman, No Cry. Album Revolution Experience. Group The Wailers. Died of cancer 1981.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry6 February 2001

Matisyahu
rapper, reggae music

Real/Birth Name:
Matthew Paul Miller
Also Known As:
Matisyahu Miller
Nickname(s):
Matis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Jewish (Hassidic) hip-hop and reggae performer. Album Shake Off the Dust...Arise.

Bobby McFerrin
singer, conductor, jazz, reggae music

Real/Birth Name:
Robert McFerrin Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
70, 14 days before his 71st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Famed especially for song Don't Worry, Be Happy. Grammy winner. Unusual polyphonic and multiphonic stype.

Sugar Minott
singer, producer, reggae music

Real/Birth Name:
Lincoln Barrington Minott
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Also dancehall music. Recording system operator.

Me'Shell NdegéOcello
singer, reggae music, rapper, musician, actor, composer, bassist

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Johnson
Also Known As:
Meshell
Meshell Ndegeocello
Meshell Suihailia Bashir Shakur
Michelle Johnson
Gender:
Female
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Birth name Mary Johnson. Neo-soul singer and bassist. Music incorporates also hip-hop and reggae elements. Albums Bitter, Comfort Woman, Peace Beyond Passion. Last name is Swahili for "free like a bird" - her name is pronounced "MEE-shell n-duh-GAY-o-chel-o".

Sean Paul
musician, reggae music

Real/Birth Name:
Sean Paul Henriques
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20

Brief Facts:

Dancehall reggae artist. Album Hot Gal Today.

Prince Hammer
reggae music, criminal

Real/Birth Name:
Berris Simpson
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Convicted for possession of drugs for sale.

Prince Jazzbo
reggae music, producer, dj

Real/Birth Name:
Linval Roy Carter
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62, 8 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Performer, producer, dancehall DJ.

Quizz
tv, business, reggae music

Real/Birth Name:
Carol Kathleen Sigurdson
Also Known As:
Carrie 'Quizz' Sigurdson
Mic Chik
Nickname(s):
Carrie
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age:
44 or 45
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Owner/creator of online RE-TV for Jamaican pop culture. Creator of a web site. Canadian, born in Iran to Canadian parents, moved tp Jamaica.

Red Fox
rapper, dj, reggae music, R&B

Real/Birth Name:
Gareth Shelton
Gender:
Male
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Brooklyn. Album As a Matter of Fox.

Rihanna
singer, R&B, reggae music, activist, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Robyn Rihanna Fenty
Nickname(s):
RiRi
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
33, 5 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Name pronounced "ree-ANN-uh." R&B, dancehall vocalist. Albums Loud, Music of the Sun, Good Girl Gone Bad. Songs Pon De Replay, Umbrella, Hard, Rude Boy, Only Girl (In the World), What's My Name?. Beaten by Chris Brown who was convicted of the attack. Movies Ocean's Eight, Valerian and the Ciry of a Thousand Planets, Battleship.

Roots Manuva
rapper, reggae music, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Rodney Smith
Also Known As:
Lord Gosh
Hylton Smythe
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

British, parents from Jamaica. Album Brand New Second Hand.

Bunny Rugs
singer, reggae music

Real/Birth Name:
Willam Clarke
Also Known As:
Bunny Scott
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65, 4 days before his 66th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of groups Third World, Inner Circle, Bunny & Ricky, The Wild Bunch. Lead singer.

Rupee
reggae music, musician, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Rupert Clarke
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

From Barbados. Soca and reggae musician. Album 1 on 1. Song The Game of Love and Unity. AIDS awareness activist.

Sean Kingston
rapper, reggae music, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Kisean Jamal Anderson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
31, 22 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Moved to Kingston, Jamaica when he was six. Song Beautiful Girls. Injured in a jet ski accident in Miami, May 2011.

Shabba Ranks
reggae music, rapper

Real/Birth Name:
Rexton Rawlston Fernando Gordon
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Jamaican dancehall recording artist. Began with "toasting" (rapping).

Shaggy
reggae music, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Orville Richard Burrell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Reggae, ska, dancehall. Album Hotshot. Songs It Wasn't Me, Angel.

Shontelle
singer, R&B, reggae music

Real/Birth Name:
Shontelle Layne
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
35
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Stuck with Each Other.

Sir Raphael
reggae music, producer

Real/Birth Name:
John Allen
Also Known As:
Raf
Raphael The Wiz Kid
Gender:
Male
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Keyboardist. From New York.

Sizzla
reggae music, singer, accused

Real/Birth Name:
Miguel Orlando Collins
Also Known As:
Sizzla Kalonji
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

British Home Office refused a tour; alleged anti-gay lyrics.

Smiley (reggae)
reggae music, musician

Real/Birth Name:
Smiley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Moved to the Netherlands in 2000.

Smiley Culture
reggae music, singer, dj, criminal, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
David Victor Emmanuel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
48, 33 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Police Officer. Stabbed himself to death during a police raid.

Snow
singer, reggae music

Real/Birth Name:
Darrin O'Brien
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
51
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Of Irish descent; grew up in a predominantly Jamaican area in Toronto, Canada. Album Two Hands clapping. Song Informer.

Trevor Sparks
reggae music, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Trevor Chambers
Also Known As:
Sparks
Gender:
Male
Death Date:
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Born to Jamaican parents. Died of diabetes.

Burning Spear
reggae music, singer, educator

Real/Birth Name:
Winston Rodney
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72, 4 days before his 73rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Album Calling Rastafan.

Steely
reggae music

Real/Birth Name:
Wycliffe Johnson
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Group Steely and Clevie. Album Steely and Clevie Play Studio One.

Studio Ton
producer, rapper, reggae music

Real/Birth Name:
Marvin Whiteman
Also Known As:
Ton Whitemon
Gender:
Male

Styles P
rapper, reggae music

Real/Birth Name:
David Styles
Also Known As:
Styles
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Groups D-Block, The Lox, Ruff Ryders.

Peter Tosh
musician, murdered, singer, reggae music

Real/Birth Name:
Winston Hubert McIntosh
Nickname(s):
Stepping Razor
Bush Doctor
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Reggae performer. Member The Wailers.

Bunny Wailer
singer, composer, musician, reggae music

Real/Birth Name:
Neville O'Riley Livingston
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

With reggae group The Wailers. Multiple winner of the Grammy Award for a reggae album. Record Retrospective.

Wayne Wonder
singer, reggae music

Real/Birth Name:
VonWayne Charles
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

From Portland, Jamaica. Dancehall reggae music.
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