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Billboard's Writer Review of Tessanne Chin's 'Voice' Win & What it Means for the Jamaican Music Scene

The 2013 Reggae/Dancehall review will throughout this month, take you back to the scenes, comments, facts and opinion of those who know, as it relate to the Jamaican Reggae or Dancehall artistes who made 2013.

What Tessanne Chin's 'Voice' Win Means for the Jamaican Music Scene
by: Patricia Meschino
Tessanne and Shaggy
"Tessanne had reached a ceiling in Jamaica and in humbling herself to take on an American singing competition she made history as the first Jamaican to win.

Displaying stunning vocal control while performing a variety of genres throughout "The Voice's" fifth season, Tessanne, 29, won a recording contract with Universal Music Group and is positioned for a transformative career breakthrough in 2014 that has already begun to take shape: two songs she performed on "The Voice" sit on the Hot 100 for the week of Jan 4: Tessanne's stirring interpretation of Whitney Houston's classic "I Have Nothing" click to watch is No. 51 and her duet with her "Voice" coach Adam Levine on The Beatles' "Let It Be", sits at No. 76.....

Tessanne Chin's stratospheric ascent from relative obscurity, even in her birthplace, to international fame via her Cec. 17 triumph on NBC's singing competition "The Voice" is undoubtedly the island's biggest music story of 2013 read more