- Marcia Griffiths
A musical icon born in Kingston, Jamaica.
Between 1974 and 1981, Marcia was a member of the I Threes, a trio of backing singers who supported Bob Marley and The Wailers.
In 1983, she released her re-recording of the Bunny Wailer song “Electric Boogie”. Although the 1983 version became a minor hit for Griffiths, the song was remixed in 1989, and it was this version that made the Electric Slide, a line dance, an international dance craze.
It reached number 51 on the US Billboard Hot 100. It is currently the highest-selling single by a female reggae singer of all time!
Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Etana’s musical talent was realized from a young age.
When she was a teenager she joined a female vocal group named Gift.
At the time Universal Records was interested in their music and to develop them further.
But Etana had to be true to herself and stick with her roots and culture and left the group to peruse her solo career.
Etana was nominated for the 2008 MOBO Award in the ‘Best Reggae’ category.
Her fourth album, I Rise, was released in October 2014, and entered the Billboard Top Reggae Albums chart at number 7, and topped the chart in its second week of release. It remained at the number one spot for four weeks.
Etana is first female to top the reggae billboard chart in over fifteen years!
Alaine was born in New Jersey, but moved to Jamaica at the age of three.
Through the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, Alaine lived in the United States and did songwriting and backing vocals.
She moved back to Jamaica in the summer of 2004 to focus on her own music.
Her 2005 single “No Ordinary Love” was a breakthrough single, and Alaine was quickly praised for her talents.
Her debut album, titled Sacrifice, was released in early 2008.