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$100 Million target set for Shaggy and Friends

Come January 6 when the gates to Jamaica House open to facilitate the sixth staging of the bi-annual charity concert Shaggy and Friends, the event will be hoping to raise $100 million. If met, that target would be the largest sum raised by the concert since its inception. The $100 million objective doesn’t worry Shaggy […]

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Khago is ungrateful! – Artiste’s mother rubbishes obeah accusations

Dancehall artiste Khago is never afraid to speak his mind or even get himself caught in a bit of controversy. However last week, fans of the entertainer were left wide-eyed and appalled after he took to social media to hurl insults and accusations towards his mother and sister. The singer went in a rage as […]

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Charly Black goes ‘Universal’ – inks multi-album deal with record label

Dancehall artiste Charly Black continues to make headway on the international music scene. After earning platinum and diamond plaques and hitting the 100 million mark on Spotify as well as making an appearance on the popular Wendy Williams Show, the Gyal You A Party Animalsinger has inked a multi-album recording deal with Universal Music. Signing with Aftercluv […]

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Chronixx calls for more positive songs – Highlights impact music has on society

On Friday night Chronixx commanded the stage at Mas Camp as the Kingston leg of his Caribbean tour for his Chronolgy album got under way. The historic night was all about pleasing the scores of fans that turned out to witness him live and in living colour, and that he did. However, the show would […]

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Another hit for the Unruly boss – Popcaan makes Rolling Stones’ 2017 list

While he may not have made history on Wednesday by becoming the first artiste to win back-to-back awards for Best Reggae Act at the annual Music Of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards, dancehall artiste Popcaan still wrote his name in the history books another way. The entertainer was named the only Jamaican artiste to have a […]

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Bramma encourages youth to stay in school

With the recent release of his song ‘School’, recording artiste Bramma aims to empower the youth by highlighting the importance of staying in school and gaining a good education. Released on his One A Day EP, the track is aptly listed as Monday, the perfect way to start off the school week. The song is produced by S-Lock […]

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Push for reggae categories in more US awards

After the first Grammy Awards were held on May 4, 1959 (according to www.grammy.com), the first reggae award was handed out to Black Uhuru for ‘Anthem’ in 1985. Now, seeking more recognition for Jamaican popular music, co-organiser of the Jamaica Music Conference, Joan Webley, is one of those preparing to push for its inclusion in more […]

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The Grammys got it right – persons pleased with reggae nominations

Jamaicans, for the most part, seem to be satisfied with the nominees in the Best Reggae Album category for the 2018 Grammy Awards Chronixx, Morgan Heritage, Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley, J Boog, and Common Kings were named yesterday. In recent times, many have lashed out at the Grammys for being biased and have voiced their […]

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Tommy Lee joins peace concert

The date for the big ‘Entertainers Against Crime and Violence’ concert, which is slated for Montego Bay, St James, has had a change, and two high-profile additions have been made to the line-up. “We are pleased to announce that veteran singer Ernie, who is celebrating 50 years in music this year, and Tommy Lee, who […]

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Who will make the Grammy cut?

Source: Jamaica Observer Nominations for the 60th annual Grammy Awards will be announced tomorrow. For the past three years, the Jamaica Observer has correctly predicted 80 per cent of the nominees in the Best Reggae Album category. Today, we continue the trend and predict the category may feature five nominees. They include Morgan Heritage ( […]

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