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Bob Marley
(Jamaican Singer, Musician and Songwriter Who is Considered One of the Pioneers of Reggae)
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Birthdate: February 6, 1945
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nine Mile, Jamaica
Died: April 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.

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Shaggy
(Reggae Musician & DJ With Hits Like 'It Wasn't Me'. 'Boombastic' and 'In The Summertime')
Shaggy
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Birthdate: October 22, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica

Jamaican reggae singer Orville Richard Burrell, better known as Shaggy, has delivered international hits such as It Wasn't Me and In The Summertime. The two-time Grammy-winning artist was also bestowed with the Jamaican Order of Distinction. He was part of the U.S. Marine Corps during Operation Desert Storm.

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Bradley Nowell
(Lead Singer and Guitarist Of the Ska Punk Band 'Sublime')
Bradley Nowell
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Birthdate: February 22, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States
Died: May 25, 1996
Bradley Nowell is best remembered as the lead vocalist and guitarist of the punk band Sublime. His dalmatian, Lou Dog, was the band’s mascot and often appeared on stage with the band. Nowell died of a heroin overdose, at 28, at a hotel in San Francisco, while touring with Sublime. 
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Matisyahu
(Vocalist)
Matisyahu
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Birthdate: June 30, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: West Chester, Pennsylvania

Grammy Award-nominated American Jewish singer Matisyahu is best known for mingling hip-hop and reggae with beatboxing. Known for tracks such as Chameleon, he has also stepped into acting of late, with roles such as that of Tzadok in the 2012 supernatural thriller The Possession. His work often reflects Jewish themes.

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Vybz Kartel
(Songwriter)
Vybz Kartel
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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.

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Stephen Marley
(Jamaican-American Musician and Son of Singer Bob Marley)
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Birthdate: April 20, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Stephen Marley is a Jamaican-American musician best known for his collaborations with his brothers Damian and Ziggy Marley. Stephen, the son of Bob Marley, is a multiple-time Grammy Award winner and a successful musician, both in the Jamaican and American music industry.

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Ali Campbell
(English Singer and Songwriter)
Ali Campbell
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Birthdate: February 15, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Birmingham, England
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Tash Sultana
(Known for the Hits ‘Notion’, ‘Gemini’ and ‘Synergy’)
Tash Sultana
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Birthdate: June 15, 1995
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Tash Sultana soared to fame with her phenomenally successful single Jungle, which was first posted on YouTube and went viral on social media, gaining a million views in 5 days. The non-binary Australian singer uses the pronoun “they.” She also made it to the 2019 Forbes 30 under 30 list.

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Bunny Wailer
(Jamaican Singer-Songwriter and Percussionist)
Bunny Wailer
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Birthdate: April 10, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica

Bunny Wailer was a Jamaican percussionist and singer-songwriter. An original member of a famous band named The Wailers alongside Peter Tosh and Bob Marley, Wailer is regarded as one of the foremost exponents of reggae music. Over the course of his illustrious career, Bunny Wailer received several prestigious awards including three Grammy Awards.

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Eddy Grant
(Musician)
Eddy Grant
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Birthdate: March 5, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Plaisance, British Guiana [now Guyana]
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Spice
(Singer)
Spice
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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.

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Yellowman
(Jamaican Singer and Songwriter)
Yellowman
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Birthdate: January 15, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica

Yellowman is a Jamaican dancehall and reggae deejay who achieved immense popularity in his country in the 1980s. Despite losing a large portion of his lower jaw due to a cancerous tumor, Yellowman has successfully released many studio albums and live albums. He continues to inspire many across Jamaica.

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Cedella Booker
(Jamaican Reggae Singer and the mother of Reggae Musician ‘Bob Marley')
Cedella Booker
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Birthdate: July 23, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica
Died: April 8, 2008

Cedella Booker was a Jamaican singer best remembered as the mother of Bob Marley. Booker is credited with conceiving and creating an annual music event, which came to be known as the 9 Mile Music Festival. While Marley helped popularize the festival, Cedella Booker helped spread the legend of Marley far and wide by authoring two books on her son.

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Julian Marley
(Musician)
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Birthdate: June 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England, UK
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Elettra Lamborghini
(Singer, Model)
Elettra Lamborghini
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Birthdate: May 17, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy

Elettra Lamborghini began her career with TV reality shows such as Gran Hermano VIP and Super Shore. She later soared to fame with her chart-busting track Pem Pem, which was viewed over 4 million times in its debut week. Her track Tócame from Twerking Queen featured Grammy Award-winning rapper Pitbull.

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Tessanne Chin
(Jamaican Recording Artist, Singer and Songwriter)
Tessanne Chin
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Birthdate: September 23, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica

Tessanne Chin soared to fame after winning season 5 of The Voice. The Jamaican recording artist was born to musician parents and was introduced to music as a child. Known for tracks such as Tumbling Down and Fire, he has also campaigned to raise awareness for diseases such as Lupus and AIDS.

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Gregory Isaacs
(Jamaican Reggae Musician)
Gregory Isaacs
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Birthdate: July 15, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
Died: October 25, 2010

Jamaican reggae musician Gregory Isaacs, also known as the Cool Ruler and Lonely Lover, soared to fame with the track Night Nurse. He excelled in both romantic ballads and socially relevant songs. He sold marijuana in his early days and had a lifelong drug problem. He was also once imprisoned for possessing firearms.

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Millie Corretjer
(Puerto Rican Singer and Actress)
Millie Corretjer
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Birthdate: April 18, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Millie Corretjer is a Puerto Rican actress and singer best known for her debut album Sola, which earned her a Lo Nuestro Award nomination for Best New Artist. The album housed popular songs that were featured on Billboard lists. Millie Corretjer and her music are well-known in several Latin American countries like Mexico, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Bolivia, and Argentina.

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Dennis Brown
(Jamaican Reggae Singer)
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Birthdate: February 1, 1957
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
Died: July 1, 1999

Arguably the most popular Jamaican reggae singer of his time, Dennis Brown popularized what is now known as lovers rock. The Grammy-nominated singer started singing at age 9 and later soared to fame with tracks such as Africa. He had a lifelong struggle with drugs and of a lung collapse.

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Toots Hibbert
(Reggae Singer & the Lead Vocalist for the Reggae and Ska Band 'Toots and the Maytals')
Toots Hibbert
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Birthdate: December 8, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: May Pen, Jamaica
Died: September 11, 2020

Toots Hibbert was a Jamaican singer-songwriter best remembered for his association with the musical group Toots and the Maytals where he was the lead vocalist. A pioneer of reggae music, Toots Hibbert helped establish the fundamentals of reggae over a course of his six decade-long career. His song Do the Reggay is credited as the origin of the name reggae.

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Burning Spear
(Jamaican Roots Reggae Singer-Songwriter, Vocalist and Musician)
Burning Spear
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Birthdate: March 1, 1945
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: St. Ann Parish, Jamaica

Winston Rodney, better known as Burning Spear, is one of the most popular roots reggae singers from Jamaica. He has often depicted Rastafarianism in his works. Along with Rupert Willington, he soared to fame with the track Door Peep. The 2-time Grammy winner is best known for the album Calling Rastafari.

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Nasri
(Singer, songwriter, and record producer.)
Nasri
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Birthdate: January 10, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Bounty Killer
(Singer)
Bounty Killer
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Birthdate: June 12, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica

Bounty Killer is a Jamaican dancehall and reggae deejay. One of the most popular and aggressive dancehall deejays of the '90s, Bounty Killer is also widely regarded as one of the greatest dancehall lyricists. He is also well-known for his feuds with popular contemporaries like Beenie Man.

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Teddy Afro
(Singer)
Teddy Afro
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Birthdate: July 14, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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John Williamson
(Singer-songwriter)
John Williamson
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Birthdate: November 1, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kerang, Australia

John Williamson is an Australian folk and country music singer-songwriter. A multi-talented individual, JOHN Williamson is also known for his skills as a multi-instrumentalist, conservationist, and television host. One of the most respected musicians in Australia, Williamson has released more than 50 albums and has won several awards. In 2010, he was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame.

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Stonebwoy
(Ghanaian Afropop, Dancehall and Reggae Musician)
Stonebwoy
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Birthdate: March 5, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ashaiman, Ghana

Grammy-nominated Ghanaian musician Livingstone Etse Satekla is better known by his pseudonym Stonebwoy. A master of reggae and dance hall music in Africa, he began his career with hits such as Climax and Ghetto Love. He also became the first Ghanaian artist to find a place on a Billboard chart.

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Koffee
(Rapper)
Koffee
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Birthdate: February 16, 2000
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Spanish Town, Jamaica

Koffee is a Jamaican singer, songwriter, deejay, rapper, and guitarist. She is best known for her 2019 extended play Rapture, which earned her the prestigious Grammy Award, making her the only woman and youngest person to receive the award under the Best Reggae Album category.

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Paloma Mami
(Singer)
Paloma Mami
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Birthdate: November 11, 1999
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States

Chilean-American singer Paloma Mami first gained fame with the reality show Rojo, el color del talento. She then became the first Chilean singer to seal a contract with Sony Music Latin. She has universal following, as she sings in both Spanish and English, and mingles Latin R&B with pop and trap.

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Barrington Levy
(Jamaican Reggae and Dancehall Artist)
Barrington Levy
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Birthdate: April 30, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Clarendon, Jamaica

Barrington Levy is a Jamaican dancehall and reggae artist. He is best known for his 2015 album Acousticalevy, which earned him a Grammy Award nomination under the Best Reggae Album category in 2016. Over the course of his illustrious career, Barrington Levy has also collaborated with other popular artistes like Bounty Killer and Snoop Dogg.

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Alton Ellis
(Jamaican Reggae Singer and Musician)
Alton Ellis
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Birthdate: September 1, 1938
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Trench Town, Kingston, Jamaica
Died: October 10, 2008

Alton Ellis was a Jamaican singer and songwriter best remembered as one of the innovators of a Jamaican music genre called rocksteady. Nicknamed the Godfather of Rocksteady, Alton Ellis was made an inductee of the International Reggae and World Music Awards Hall of Fame in 2006 for his contribution to Jamaican music.

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Max Romeo
(Jamaican Reggae and Roots Reggae Recording Musician)
Max Romeo
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Birthdate: November 22, 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: St. Ann Parish, Jamaica

Max Romeo is a Jamaican reggae recording artist whose songs have been featured on several music charts in the United Kingdom and in his home country. In 1968, Max Romeo released his single Wet Dream, which gave rise to a new style of reggae.

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Busy Signal
(Jamaican Dancehall Reggae Artist)
Busy Signal
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Birthdate: January 24, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: St. Ann Parish, Jamaica

Busy Signal is a Jamaican musician, songwriter, producer, and deejay. He has released several successful albums, such as Reggae Music Again and Parts of the Puzzle. Also an entrepreneur, Busy Signal announced his own clothing line in 2011. He made headlines the following year when he was arrested and extradited to the US where he faced cocaine-related charges.

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Ken Boothe
(Jamaican Vocalist and Singer)
Ken Boothe
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Birthdate: March 22, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica

Ken Boothe is a Jamaican singer best known for his distinctive timbre and vibrato. He is widely regarded as one of Jamaica's finest vocalists. Ken Boothe has also achieved international recognition, thanks to a series of crossover hits. In 2003, the Jamaican government honored his immense contribution to Jamaican music with the prestigious Order of Distinction.

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Flex
(Singer Songwriter)
Flex
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Birthdate: August 29, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Panama City, Panama
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Jose Chameleone
(Ugandan AfroBeat artist and musician)
Jose Chameleone
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Birthdate: April 30, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Uganda
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Bebe Cool
(Singer)
Bebe Cool
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Birthdate: September 1, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kampala, Uganda
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Rayvon
(Singer)
Rayvon
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Birthdate: January 18, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Barbados
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Richie Campbell
(Singers, Songwriter)
Richie Campbell
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Birthdate: November 25, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Caxias, Portugal
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Detsl
(Singer)
Detsl
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Birthdate: July 22, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Moscow, Russian
Died: February 3, 2019
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Smiley
(Reggae artist)
Smiley
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Birthdate: December 18, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Aruba
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Bubbi Morthens
(Icelandic Singer-Songwriter Who Has Been Part of Bands Such as Utangarðsmenn and Egó)
Bubbi Morthens
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Birthdate: June 6, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Reykjavík, Iceland

Icelandic singer-songwriter Bubbi Morthens was 14 when he left school and began travelling as a migrant fish worker and experimenting with his guitar. While he has been part of bands such as Utangarðsmenn and Egó, he has also had a tough battle with drug addiction earlier and later advocated addiction prevention.

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J. Perry
(Singer)
J. Perry
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Birthdate: June 4, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
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Lucius Banda
(Politician, Singer-songwriter)
Lucius Banda
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Birthdate: August 17, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Malawi
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Marlon Asher
(Singer)
Marlon Asher
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Birthplace: Enterprise, Trinidad and Tobago
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Bigga Haitian
(Singer, Musician)
Bigga Haitian
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Birthdate: November 4, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Bigga Haitian is a Haitian singer and musician who achieved popularity in the 1990s. He is best known for successfully breaking into the Jamaican reggae scene and paving the way for several young and aspiring Haitian artists. Some of the most talented Haitian artists like Mecca aka Grimo and Wyclef Jean credit Bigga Haitian as a major influence.

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Junior Delgado
(Jamaican Reggae Singer)
Junior Delgado
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Birthdate: August 25, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
Died: April 11, 2005

Junior Delgado was a reggae singer best remembered for his roots style, a subgenre of reggae. He achieved popularity in the 1970s and 1980s with the release of hit albums like Dance a Dub and Taste of the Young Heart. He was also imprisoned for 18 months in the 1980s for a drug-related offence. Junior Delgado died at age 46.

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Admiral T
(Singer)
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Birthdate: March 29, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Les Abymes, Guadeloupe
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King Mensah
(The Golden Voice of Togo)
King Mensah
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Birthdate: August 12, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Togo
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Dobby Dobson
(Singer)
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Birthdate: July 5, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
Died: July 21, 2020

Dobby Dobson was a Jamaican record producer and singer whose contribution to reggae music earned him the prestigious Order of Distinction from the Governor-General of Jamaica in 2011. Dobby Dobson was also featured in a 2009 documentary titled Dobby Dobson: An Interview with Jamaica's Music Ambassador.

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Natural Black
(Reggae singer)
Natural Black
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Birthdate: March 16, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Georgetown, Guyana