Saturday, March 1, 2014

Reggae/Dancehall and other music news in February highlights

Reggae/Dancehall and other music news (Bits 'n' Pieces) highlights throughout the month of February 2014

Chad Young
28/02/14 27 Years Old Irie FM & ZIP 103 FM CEO 'Chad Young' has died
Four years after the death of his father, 'Karl Young' and former CEO of popular Jamaican radio stations Irie FM and ZIP 103 FM, 'Chad Young' CEO and Managing Director of both stations died shortly after he was diagnosed with brain cancer read more



25/02/14 Heart felt tributes for Bunny Rugs 
William Alexander Anthony Clark aka Bunny Rugs was remembered for his sense of humour and music at a memorial held Monday 24/2/14 at the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity in Kingston... Read more

18/02/14 Sean Paul/Konshens Historic Arsenio Hall Performace

Sean Paul and Konshen live on the Arsenio Hall Show 
The Jamaican Dancehall brand once again took centre stage on U.S. mainstream television when Sean Paul and Konshen gave an unforgettable performance on the Arsenio Hall Show February 16, 2014. The artistes performed their 'Want Dem All' collaboration, the lead single off the Grammy winning artiste's 6th studio album "Full Frequency," released February 18, 2014 and feature collaborations with international artistes Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea, 2Chainz and Juicy J Read more

18/02/14 Wayne 'Sleng Teng Smith' has died
Another hitmaker in the Jamaican music industry whose music significantly impacted and brought new dimensions to the Jamaican Reggae brand has passed. Wayne Smith best known for his computerised hit song 'Unda Mi Sleng Teng' died Monday February 17 at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) at 48 years old. He was admitted after complaining about pain in his stomach Read more

17/02/14 Bass Odyssey Awarded by JARIA
Bass Odyssey sound system manager Keith Walford Sr. proudly accepted the Jamaica Reggae Industry Award (JARIA) for contribution to local entertainment and international impact watch
Pharrell Williams
13/02/14 Pharrell William's 'Happy' Becomes Highest Charting Oscar Nominated Song
US Virginia's native Pharrell Williams who recently walked away with the 56th Grammy Awards 'Song of the Year' created history with his uplifting melody 'Happy' which recently became number one on the musical boards and was deemed the "top-charting Oscar nominated song in more than a decade' Billboard reported read more and watch the Digicel Jamaica inspired #JamaicaHappy video click
12/02/14 Taurus Riley's new album 'Love Situation' tops Billboard
In a sweep across Billboard's top 100 Reggae chart, Taurus Riley's latest album entitled "Love Situation" stomped Snoop Dogg's "Reincarnation" album that held the top spot for weeks from it's base to claim the spot impressively read more 



Rihanna
10/02/14 Rihanna #VEVOKilla
Pop star Rihanna is the first VEVO certified artist to have 17 videos receiving over 100 millions views #HistoRih.

8/02/14 Chronixx Awarded Cultural Artiste of the Year
Chronixx received The Youth Views Award YVA "Artiste of the Year" 2014 recently in Kingston and tweeted his appreciation saying  "Give thanks to the youths and the YVA's for presenting I.." for the awards.