Famous Jamaican Musicians

Find out more about the greatest Jamaican Musicians, including Vybz Kartel, Damian Marley, Ziggy Marley, Peter Tosh and Jimmy Cliff.

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 1 Bob Marley

Bob Marley
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: February 6, 1945
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Jamaican
Died: May 11, 1981

Bob Marley was a Jamaican singer and songwriter who sold 20 million records in his career. He was the first international star to come from the ‘Third World’ and is considered one of the forerunners of reggae. A fusion of reggae, ska and rocksteady was his music’s hallmark. Marley died due to cancer at the age of 36.

 2 Ziggy Marley

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Birthdate: October 17, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Jamaican
Jamaican musician Ziggy Marley, son of legendary reggae artist Bob Marley and Rita Marley, is known for leading the band Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers. He is also an avid philanthropist and has worked with charities such as Unlimited Resources Giving Enlightenment and Little Kids Rock.
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 3 Peter Tosh

Peter Tosh
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Famous As: Reggae Musician
Birthdate: October 19, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Jamaican
Died: September 11, 1987
Abandoned by his parents as a child, Peter Tosh grew up learning music by watching others perform. Part of the Jamaican reggae group Bob Marley and the Wailers, he advocated for legalization of marijuana. He loved unicycling. He was shot dead during a robbery attempt by three gunmen.

 4 Pepa

Pepa
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: November 9, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Jamaican

 5 Buju Banton

Buju Banton
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Famous As: Jamaican musician
Birthdate: July 15, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Jamaican

Buju Banton is a Jamaican recording artist widely regarded as one of the most important and celebrated artists in the history of Jamaican music. He is best known for his album Mr. Mention, which became one of the best-selling Jamaican albums of all time. In 2010, Buju Banton won the Grammy Award for his tenth studio album, Before The Dawn.

 6 Stephen Marley

Stephen Marley
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: April 20, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Jamaican, American

 7 Cedella Marley

Cedella Marley
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 23, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Jamaican
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 8 Ky-Mani Marley

Ky-Mani Marley
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Film actor
Birthdate: February 26, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Jamaican

 9 Jimmy Cliff

Jimmy Cliff
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Famous As: Singer, Actor, Music artist, Artist, Musician
Birthdate: April 1, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Jamaican

 10 Yellowman

Yellowman
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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: January 15, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Jamaican

 11 Liz Mitchell

Liz Mitchell
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 12, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Jamaican

 12 Shabba Ranks

Shabba Ranks
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Famous As: Musician, Singer
Birthdate: January 17, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Jamaican

 13 Lee “Scratch” Perry

Lee “Scratch” Perry
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Birthdate: March 20, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Jamaican

 14 Cedella Marley-Booker

Cedella Marley-Booker
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Birthdate: July 23, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Jamaican
Died: April 8, 2008

 15 Marcia Barrett

Marcia Barrett
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 14, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Jamaican

 16 Beenie Man

Beenie Man
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 22, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Jamaican

 17 Gregory Isaacs

Gregory Isaacs
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 15, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Jamaican
Died: October 25, 2010

 18 Dennis Brown

Dennis Brown
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 1, 1957
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Jamaican
Died: July 1, 1999

 19 Mavado

Mavado
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Famous As: singer
Birthdate: November 30, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Jamaican

 20 Toots Hibbert

Toots Hibbert
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Famous As: singer
Birthdate: December 8, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Jamaican

 21 Desmond Dekker

Desmond Dekker
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 16, 1941
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Jamaican
Died: May 25, 2006

 22 Burning Spear

Burning Spear
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 1, 1945
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Jamaican

 23 Millie Small

Millie Small
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 6, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Jamaican
Died: May 5, 2020

 24 Prince Buster

Prince Buster
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Famous As: Singer, Record producer, Composer
Birthdate: May 24, 1938
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Jamaican
Died: September 8, 2016

 25 Super Cat

Super Cat
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Famous As: Singer, Disc jockey
Birthdate: June 25, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Jamaican

 26 Bounty Killer

Bounty Killer
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 12, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Jamaican

 27 Sister Nancy

Sister Nancy
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 2, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Jamaican

 28 Ini Kamoze

Ini Kamoze
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 9, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Jamaican

 29 Sizzla

Sizzla
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 17, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Jamaican

 30 Barrington Levy

Barrington Levy
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Famous As: Musician, Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: April 30, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Jamaican

 31 Jah Cure

Jah Cure
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 11, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Jamaican

 32 Joseph Hill

Joseph Hill
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 22, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Jamaican
Died: August 19, 2006

 33 Elephant Man

Elephant Man
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Birthdate: September 11, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Jamaican

 34 Beres Hammond

Beres Hammond
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: August 28, 1955
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Jamaican

 35 Eek-a-Mouse

Eek-a-Mouse
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Birthdate: November 19, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Jamaican

 36 Busy Signal

Busy Signal
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Famous As: singer
Birthdate: January 24, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Jamaican

 37 Garnett Silk

Garnett Silk
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: April 2, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Jamaican
Died: December 9, 1994

 38 Mr. Vegas

Mr. Vegas
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 29, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Jamaican

 39 Gyptian

Gyptian
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 25, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Jamaican

 40 Augustus Pablo

Augustus Pablo
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Famous As: Musician, Pianist, Record producer, Composer
Birthdate: June 21, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Jamaican
Died: May 18, 1999

 41 Rico Rodriguez

Rico Rodriguez
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Famous As: Trombonist
Birthdate: October 17, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Jamaican

 42 Alton Ellis

Alton Ellis
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 1, 1938
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Jamaican
Died: October 10, 2008

 43 Ken Boothe

Ken Boothe
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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: March 22, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Jamaican

 44 Precious Wilson

Precious Wilson
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 18, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Jamaican

 45 Tami Chynn

Tami Chynn
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 14, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Jamaican

 46 Max Romeo

Max Romeo
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Famous As: Composer, Singer
Birthdate: November 22, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Jamaican

 47 Jepther McClymont

Jepther McClymont
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Birthdate: October 20, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Jamaican

 48 Sly Dunbar

Sly Dunbar
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: May 10, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Jamaican

 49 Coxsone Dodd

Coxsone Dodd
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Famous As: Record Producer
Birthdate: January 26, 1932
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Jamaican
Died: May 4, 2004

 50 Dawn Penn

Dawn Penn
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Famous As: singer
Birthdate: 1952 AD
Nationality: Jamaican