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FULL VIDEO: Musical powerhouse Tessanne Chin rocks the stage in Boston

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The sultry, Jamaican songstress Tessanne Chinand talented 2014 winner of The Voice, is currently making her rounds, promoting her new album ‘Count On My Love’ and landing major media appearances while on tour #TessOnTour14… progressively leaving her imprint for the world to see what Jamaica’s best kept secret truly has to offer.

Recently posted on Chin’s Facebook page was this video (Watch below), stating,“One of my dear fans sent this to my Promotions Team @Tessanity this morning! Thank you @SamTLSham!!! Check out his video!! “Something very special #TessOnTour14 Live from #Cafe939 Boston @Tessanne Chin Concert – http://youtu.be/K4Bjr-h27VQ #BestFansOnEarth! !!! #TessanityisReal”

This woman is in a league of her own, simply astounding, jaw dropping, vocals and stage presence unmatched and just a simply beautiful, well rounded entertainer. Mention must be made of her tightly gelled stage team as well, whose energy and performance compliments the singer so well, her band and supporting vocalists.

We continue to watch this artiste as she continues to spread her wings…check out the entire show below:

Video: Upcoming New York based Reggae-fused songstress Levantay making strides

by Natalie Monique
To frequent patrons of New York City cabaret-style lounges and US based Caribbean events across the Tri-state, the name Levantay may ring a bell. Upcoming Jamaican born-New York based singer/songwriter and former Miss Jamaica USA runner-up Levantay is making strides and proving she will very soon be a force to reckon with on the local and International Music scene.

The soft-spoken singer can be easily considered a breath of fresh air, very attractive and possessing lots of natural charm and innocence. At first impression Levantay is very unassuming, however, the minute she starts singing she demands attention with her rich, engaging tone exuding passion from each note.

Levantay has written numerous songs and considers herself a writer above everything else. Her talent and networking has now finally been getting some recognition, allowing her the opportunity to work with top musicians such as Grammy nominated Pianist of Israel Vibrations band and many others. Levantay has been making numerous appearances in the United States and made stops in London during the heat of the 2012 Olympics, which she was excited about especially while celebrating Jamaica’s 50 years of Independence.

The articulate and eclectic Miss Levantay is definitely an artiste to look out for on both the local and International scene. She is currently working with a number of Jamaican producers and looking to do great collabs with local artistes she says. Fans can look out for her debut Music Video to be released in the fall, which she is very excited about and also working on her EP and website to be launched very soon.

Check out a few of her clips below:

NEW! International Reggae-fused singer-songwriter Diana King comes out: ‘Yes, I am a lesbian’

by Natalie Monique

The charismatic, talented Jamaican singer Diana King, is most popular for her hit single, ‘Shy Guy’ which sold over 5 million copies worlwide and making it to No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. She also made an appearance on Notorious B.I.G’s song ‘Respect’ from his album, ‘Ready To die’ to name a few of her achievements. Diana has appeared on some the worlds largest shows, such as Essence Awards, Soul train and VIBE.

The bald-headed beauty has also shared the stage with top celebrities such as Brian McKnight and Celine Dion, representing her island Jamaica and Reggae music for almost 2 decades.

Recently posted on King’s Facebook page was a very lengthy note to her fans (I have only posted a few excerpts from the note):

“My name is DIANA EUGENA KING, known to most as DIANA KING my fans call me KingSinga. I AM … WOMAN … MOTHER … AUNT … JAMAICAN … AMERICAN … INTERNATIONAL ARTIST … SINGER … SONGWRITER … BAND LEADER … FRIEND … LOVER … ENTREPRENEUR … GODDESS! among other things AND YES!!…..I AM A LESBIAN … the answer to my most asked INDIRECT question. I welcome the “WHO CARES” right now LOL.”

Immediately following was an explanation as to why she has decided to ‘come out’: “Honestly speaking, I have always been afraid to admit it openly, because of the unknown, of what it may cause negatively, to me, my career, my family and loved ones. But I realized that it is not my job to make others comfortable, I am only responsible for my life, the stuff U think about on your deathbed and at this point in my life I do not care about the things that frighten me anymore…My biggest regret is that I didn’t COME OUT earlier because being silent has held me back from being ALL that I was born to be. The DEEP FEAR that I’ve had, especially that my own JAMAICAN PEOPLE will judge me and not accept me because of their homophobia has been a heavy burden. I fly my country’s flag HIGH…..I could have STAYED SAFE AND HIDDEN but for me, IT WOULD MEAN THAT ALL THOSE WHO HAVE DIED for BEING LIKE ME … ALL DIED IN VAIN. As usual, MUCH LUV AND GOOD VIBES TO U ALL. AND IF U DECIDE NOW THAT U DO NOT “LOVE” ME ANYMORE … KNOW THIS!!! NOTHING WILL EVER MAKE ME STOP LOVING U.”

For many years, fans and followers of the multi-talented singer have expressed assumptions, in regards to King’s sexuality, however this is the first time that she has outrightly admitted her sexual preference. She has gained overwhelming support from her fans based on the numberous comments which followed.

NEW!! 12 year old Selah Marley on her budding singing career and modeling debut

by Natalie Monique

Another Kid-Celebrity on the rise to stardom….12 year old Selah, is the daughter of Lauryn Hill and Rohan Marley, son of the legendary Bob Marley.

Selah was photographed by Victor Demarcheller for Teen Vogue magazine, and she sure looked amazing and definitely a ‘mini-me’ of her mother, Hill. In the interview, she spoke how she randomly introduced her interest in modelling to her father, ‘I was in a hotel with my dad, and I was just joking around and said, ‘Oh yeah, Daddy, I want to model…..I don’t know—the camera is just fun.”




She spoke of her many extra-curricular activities outside of school, which involve ‘piano, violin, guitar, basketball, gymnastics and ballet.. and the fact that she still manages to maintain an ‘A’ average, which was highlighted by her Mom. Of her notable musical talent in her family, she said she ‘likes her Mothers music..it is truthful..’ and of her Grandfather, Bob Marley of course, she find shis music soothing.

Selah made sure to express her ‘public love’ for Justin Beiber, (see video below) mentioning she admired his rise to fame, and his cute looks (lol). The bubbly, little diva said the pressure to be ‘another successful Marley’ was very much in existence, she said, “People tell me I have to follow in the footsteps of my mom and grandfather, but it’s a lot of pressure—I can’t really slip up and mess up the name.”
From the looks of things, it seems Lauryn is not taking anything for granted, haha Selah told sources, “One day I was like, ‘Mom, you wanna sign me at Sony?'” Selah recalls. Her mother’s response? “Let me hear your stuff and I’ll think about it.”


We have our eyes on this little Island princess on the rise…it really is scary how much she resembles her mother:) Taking the Caribbean to the worlddd!!


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Jamaica Jazz and Blues 2012 kicks off this weekend, January 26th-28th, 2012

The 16th Annual Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival takes place this weekend, Thursday, January 26th – Saturday, January 28th, 2012 at the Greenfield Stadium, Trelawny, Jamaica. Each year the show, one of the Caribbean’s largest Music Festivals, attracts thousands of patrons from all over the world, delivering a weekend of Culture, Music, Food and rich, quality Entertainment.

The weekend will feature a slew of local and international artistes, headlined by Musical Soul legend, Celine Dion. This years festival marks the celebration of Jamaica’s 50th Independence (Jamaica gained Independence from Great Britain, August 6, 1962) , and the first night will be dedicated to the festivities.

This year also sees new producers of the show, Art of Music Productions ( AMP), spearheaded by Stephen Dear, with Walter Elmore remaining the Executive Producer of the prestigious event.
Check out the line up below:

Thursday, January 26th (Celebrating Jamaica’s 50th )

Shaggy
Yellowman
Christopher Martin
Assassin aka. Agent Sasco
John Holt
Marcia Griffiths
Ky-Mani Marley
Half Pint
George Nooks
Etana
Pluto Shervington
Byron Lee and the Dragonnaires
AJ Brown
Marcia Barrett
Derrick Morgan
Lloyd Parkes and the We The People Band
Mykal Rose
YellowMan

Friday, January 27th

Celine Dion
Richie Stephens and Gentleman
Jully Black
Tami and Tessanne Chin
Nicole Henry

Saturday, January 28th
Cee Lo Green
Damian Marley
Destra
The Temptations
Heads of State
Earl Klugh

NEW!! Pepsi Jamaica Youth View Awards 2012 kicks off this weekend, February 4th, 2012

by Natalie Monique

The Pepsi Jamaica Youth View Awards takes place this Saturday, February 4th at the National Indoor Centre, Kingston, Jamaica. The show is known as one of Jamaica’s premier local Entertainment Awards show and the After Party is always a must go for the happening..this years theme being Young, Hot and Hype

Now in its fifth year, the show features some of Jamaica’s popular local acts. This year’s show will be hosted by popular artiste Tami Chynn and Joel ‘Kruddy’ Harris, and performances by artistes such as Spice, Wayne Marshall, Cecile, Fambo, Popcaan, I Octane and more…

Check out the nominees for this year, surprised that some other hip and happening contributors to Jamaica’s Entertainment Industry did not make the list, but…. CONGRATS to those who did, making a positive contribution to Jamaica’s Entertainment Sector!

2012 YVA Nominees

New Favorite Break Out Celebrity of the Year
Yohan Blake
Specialist
Tommy Lee

New- Favorite Summer Song
“Ravin”-Popcaan
“Summer Time”-Vybz Kartel
“Let’s Go”-Beenie Man

Entertainment Show
Intense
ER
RE View

Young Hot & Hype Female of the Year
Tifa
Spice
Denyque

Young Hot & Hype Male of the Year
Popcaan
Vybz Kartel
Ding Dong

Celeb Role Model
Shaggy
I-Octane
Yendi

Fashion Icon Male
Beenie Man
Dexter Pottinger
Ding Dong

Fashion Icon Female
Tifa
D’angel
Spice

Favorite Selector (DJ)
ZJ Bambino
ZJ Liquid
ZJ Chrome

Favorite Group or Collaboration
“Swaggin”-Wayne Marshall/Tifa/Fambo
“One By One”-Laza Morgan and Mavado
“Matrimony Medley”-Wayne Marshall/Tami Chynn/ Lady Saw/ Sean Paul/ Fambo/Tifa/ZJ Liquid/ Mr. G/Chico

Favorite Dance Group
Shady Squad
Card Unit
Infamous Dancers

Favorite Female Dancer
Mystic
Tahera Tam
Mad Michele

Favorite Male Dancer
Ding Dong
Adonis Blackwood
Shelly Belly

Favorite Local Male Artiste
Vybz Kartel
Mavado
Popcaan

Favorite Local Female Artiste
Tifa
Spice
Tami Chynn

Local International Artiste
Sean Paul
Shaggy
Mavado

Favorite Dancehall Artiste Male
Vybz Kartel
Mavado
Popcaaan

Favorite Dancehall Artiste Female
Tifa
Spice
Ce’Cile

Favorite Video Director
Jay Will
Dexter Pottinger
Nordia Rose

Favorite Music Producer
Stephen McGregor
Russian
Not Nice

Favorite Gospel Artiste
DJ Nicholas
Prodigal Son
Ryan Mark

Favorite local Chart Topping Song of the Year
“Ravin”- Popcaan
“Summer Time” Vybz Kartel
“Settle Down” Mavado

Favorite Cultural Artiste
I-Octane
Tarrus Riley
Etana

Favorite Media Personality Radio/ TV
Pepita
Ms. Kitty
ZJ Bambino

Favorite Local Music Video
“Swaggin”-Wayne Marshall/Tifa/Fambo
“Matrimony Medley”-Wayne Marshall/Tami Chynn/ Lady Saw/ Sean Paul/ “Summertime” Vybz Kartel

Favorite Sound System
Coppershot
Renaissance Disco
Stone Love