Famous Jamaican Singers

Find out more about the greatest Jamaican Singers, including Bob Marley, Grace Jones, Vybz Kartel, Sean Paul and Damian Marley.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

Vote for Your Favourite Jamaican Singers

 1 Bob Marley

Bob Marley.
18
Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: February 6, 1945
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nine Mile, Jamaica
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 Sean Paul

Sean Paul.
9
Famous As: Jamaican hip-hop artist
Birthdate: January 9, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Sean Paul is a Jamaican recording artist and producer, widely considered one of dancehall's most prolific artists. He is best known for his singles, Temperature and Get Busy. Most of his albums have received Grammy nominations under the Best Reggae Album category.

Recommended Lists:

 3 Grace Jones

Grace Jones.
14
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: May 19, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Spanish Town

Grace Jones began her career as a model in New York and Paris, popularizing her androgynous style. One of VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll, she experimented with disco, punk, reggae, and pop, and contributed to the 1980s’ cross-dressing movement. She later appeared in films such as Vamp.

 4 Sean Kingston

Sean Kingston.
29
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 3, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Miami, Florida
Jamaican-American singer and rapper Kisean Paul Anderson, better known as “Sean Kingston,” is best known for his chart-topping tracks Beautiful Girls and Eenie Meenie. He has campaigned for PETA and the non-profit Do Something. He launched the Professional Rapper Boxing League in 2020 and guest-starred in Black Dynamite.

 5 Damian Marley

Damian Marley.
6
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 21, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kingston

 6 Vybz Kartel

Vybz Kartel.
4
Famous As: Songwriter
Birthdate: January 7, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kingston

Jamaican reggae/dancehall musician Vybz Kartel, also known as Worl' Boss, soared to fame with hits such as Romping Shop and Summer Time. In 2014, he was convicted of the murder of his associate Clive "Lizard" Williams and received a life sentence. However, he continues to release music from prison.

Recommended Lists:

 7 Rita Marley

Rita Marley.
4
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 25, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Cuban-born Jamaican singer Alpharita Constantia Marley, or Rita Marley, was married to the reggae legend Bob Marley. She was initially part pf the group I Threes and contributed to the backing vocals for Bob Marley and the Wailers. She later released an autobiography, detailing her life with her husband.
You May Like

 8 Cedella Marley

Cedella Marley
8
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 23, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica

 9 Jimmy Cliff

Jimmy Cliff
5
Famous As: Singer, Actor, Music artist, Artist, Musician
Birthdate: April 1, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Saint James Parish

 10 Ky-Mani Marley

Ky-Mani Marley
4
Famous As: Actor, Singer, Film actor
Birthdate: February 26, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Falmouth

 11 Shabba Ranks

Shabba Ranks
3
Famous As: Musician, Singer
Birthdate: January 17, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint Ann Parish

 12 Beenie Man

Beenie Man
2
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 22, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kingston

 13 Marcia Barrett

Marcia Barrett
3
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 14, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Catherine Parish

 14 Yellowman

Yellowman
3
Famous As: Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: January 15, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kingston

 15 Spice

Spice.
4
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 6, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saint Catherine Parish

Grace Latoya Hamilton, better known by her stage name Spice, is a dancehall singer, songwriter, and recording artist. She is one of the world's most popular female dancehall artists and is dubbed the Queen of Dancehall. Also known for her philanthropic efforts, Spice established the Grace Hamilton Women Empowerment Foundation in 2018, in an attempt to uplift young women.

 16 Cedella Booker

Cedella Booker
3
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 23, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica
Died: April 8, 2008

 17 Liz Mitchell

Liz Mitchell
3
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 12, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Clarendon Parish

 18 Tessanne Chin

Tessanne Chin
2
Famous As: singer
Birthdate: September 23, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kingston

 19 Bunny Wailer

Bunny Wailer
3
Famous As: Singer, Percussionist, Songwriter
Birthdate: April 10, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kingston

 20 Gregory Isaacs

Gregory Isaacs
2
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 15, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kingston
Died: October 25, 2010

 21 OMI

OMI.
2
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 3, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Clarendon

OMI is a Jamaican singer best known for his song Cheerleader, which achieved commercial success, reaching number one in many countries including Germany, the US, and the UK. The song earned him nominations at the Teen Choice Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, NRJ Music Awards, Radio Disney Music Awards, and Billboard Music Awards.

 22 Lee Perry

Lee Perry
3
Famous As: Record Producer
Birthdate: March 20, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kendal, Jamaica

 23 Millie Small

Millie Small
2
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 6, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Clarendon Parish, Jamaica
Died: May 5, 2020

 24 Dennis Brown

Dennis Brown
2
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 1, 1957
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica Kingston, Jamaica
Died: July 1, 1999

 25 Burning Spear

Burning Spear
2
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 1, 1945
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint Ann's Bay, Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica Saint Ann, Jamaica

 26 Toots Hibbert

Toots Hibbert
2
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 8, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: May Pen, Jamaica
Died: September 11, 2020

 27 Bounty Killer

Bounty Killer
2
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 12, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica

 28 Super Cat

Super Cat
2
Famous As: Singer, Disc jockey
Birthdate: June 25, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kingston

 29 Sister Nancy

Sister Nancy
2
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 2, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kingston

 30 Beres Hammond

Beres Hammond
2
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: August 28, 1955
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saint Mary Parish

 31 Ini Kamoze

Ini Kamoze
2
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 9, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Mary Parish

 32 Barrington Levy

Barrington Levy
2
Famous As: Musician, Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: April 30, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kingston

 33 Sizzla

Sizzla
2
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 17, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Saint Mary Parish

 34 Jah Cure

Jah Cure
2
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 11, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hanover Parish

 35 Prince Buster

Prince Buster
2
Famous As: Singer, Record producer, Composer
Birthdate: May 24, 1938
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kingston
Died: September 8, 2016

 36 Mr. Vegas

Mr. Vegas
2
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 29, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kingston

 37 Precious Wilson

Precious Wilson
2
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 18, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Spanish Town

 38 Gyptian

Gyptian
2
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 25, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saint Andrew

 39 Koffee

Koffee
8
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: February 16, 2000
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Spanish Town, Jamaica

 40 Alton Ellis

Alton Ellis
4
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 1, 1938
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Trench Town, Kingston, Jamaica
Died: October 10, 2008

 41 Ken Boothe

Ken Boothe
2
Famous As: Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: March 22, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kingston

 42 Max Romeo

Max Romeo
1
Famous As: Composer, Singer
Birthdate: November 22, 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint James Parish

 43 Tami Chynn

Tami Chynn
2
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 14, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kingston

 44 Lady Saw

Lady Saw
1
Famous As: Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: July 12, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saint Mary Parish

 45 Junior Delgado

Junior Delgado
0
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 25, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
Died: April 11, 2005

 46 Justin Hinds

Justin Hinds
1
Famous As: Vocalist
Birthdate: May 7, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Steertown, Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica
Died: March 16, 2005

 47 Eddie Kirkland

Eddie Kirkland
2
Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: August 16, 1923
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
Died: February 27, 2011

 48 Dobby Dobson

Dobby Dobson
0
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 5, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
Died: July 21, 2020

 49 Barry Llewellyn

Barry Llewellyn
4
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: December 24, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
Died: November 23, 2011