Dancehall originated in Jamaica in the late 1970s as an offshoot of reggae and has since spread to the rest of the world. The genre has become popular, not just in the Caribbean, but all over the world to the extent that international artists including Rihanna and Drake have released dancehall tracks.
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While many artistes try their hand on the genre, very few ensure that dancehall vibes remain in the airwaves. Who is the king of dancehall music? Find out in our list of best dancehall artistes of 2019.
It goes without saying that Vybes Kartel has the most hits in dancehall and is by far the most dominant artist in the genre. Although he is currently behind bars, the dancehall sensation has topped the charts for a better part of the year and deserves the top spot as the best dancehall artist of 2019.
2. Sean Paul
Sean Paul is famous for his single hit ‘Give it Up to Me,’ that was featured in the 2006 blockbuster “Step Up”. Sean Paul has so many successful albums that he has released over time. He has won a lot of awards and Grammys over time. The second album of Sean which was titled ‘Dutty Roc’ won the 2004 Grammy for Best Reggae Album. Most of his fans attribute his success to his outstanding dancehall performances and great tunes. Although he is known for his dancehall vibe, Sean Paul also produces songs in other genres. He has pop hits, reggae show-stoppers, and killer dancehall songs in various song charts. With such releases, it is no wonder that most individuals in the world are
The 2001 ‘Hot Shot’ album by Shaggy sold over 20 million copies across the globe, making him one of the top-selling artistes. It made him acquire so much recognition. Shaggy has continued to release successful albums after album, causing people to fall in love with his music more and more.
Konshens has risen to be one of the finest international dancehall artists. He teamed up with some of the biggest producers this year including Major Lazer and also collaborated with Chris Brown. Konshens held great shows this year and released hits such as ‘Turn Me On’ and ‘Right Back’ which lit up the dancehall scene in 2018.
5. Beenie Man
Beenie Man is a famous dancehall artist who is popularly known for his hit track ‘King of Dancehall’. This ‘Zim Zimmer’ deejay hit the airwaves back in the 1990s and has managed to maintain his catalogue of hits. He is ranked among the top innovative artists of Jamaica due to his breathtaking songs. Beenie Man is loved by millions of individuals across the globe. He has released multiple songs in genres such as dancehall, reggae, and raga.