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Jamaican celebrities

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  • Vybz Kartel
    Vybz Kartel Jamaican Dancehall artiste
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    Adidja Azim Palmer (born 7 January 1976), better known as Vybz Kartel, is a Jamaican reggae dancehall musician, singer, composer, record producer and entrepreneur. Among his various nicknames, he is referred to as "Worl' Boss" and has been recognized as one of the genre's most prolific and skilled lyricists credited with further popularizing dancehall.
  • Grace Jones
    Grace Jones Jamaican singer, model
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    Grace Beverly Jones OJ (born 19 May 1948) is a Jamaican model, singer, songwriter, record producer and actress. In 1999, Jones ranked 82nd on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll, and in 2008, she was honored with a Q Idol Award. Jones influenced the cross-dressing movement of the 1980s and has been an inspiration for artists including Annie Lennox, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Solange, Lorde, Róisín Murphy, Brazilian Girls, Nile Rodgers, Santigold, and Basement Jaxx. In 2016, Billboard magazine ranked her as the 40th greatest dance club artist of all time.
  • Bob Marley
    Bob Marley Singer, songwriter, guitarist
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    Robert Nesta Marley, OM (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) was a Jamaican singer, songwriter and musician. Considered one of the pioneers of reggae, his musical career was marked by fusing elements of reggae, ska, and rocksteady, as well as his distinctive vocal and songwriting style. Marley's contributions to music increased the visibility of Jamaican music worldwide, and made him a global figure in popular culture for over a decade. Over the course of his career Marley became known as a Rastafari icon, and he infused his music with a sense of spirituality. He is also considered a global symbol of Jamaican culture and identity, and was controversial in his outspoken support for the legalization of marijuana, while he also advocated for Pan-Africanism.
  • Sean Paul
    Sean Paul Jamaican musician
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    Sean Paul Ryan Francis Henriques OD (born 9 January 1973) is a Jamaican rapper, singer and record producer.
  • Usain Bolt
    Usain Bolt Jamaican, Track and Field
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    Usain St Leo Bolt, OJ, CD (born 21 August 1986) is a Jamaican former sprinter. He is a world record holder in the 100 metres, 200 metres and 4 × 100 metres relay. Owing to his achievements and dominance in sprint competition, he is widely considered to be the greatest sprinter of all time.
  • Shaggy
    Shaggy Reggae singe and former U.S. Marine
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    Orville Richard Burrell CD OJ (born October 22, 1968), better known by his stage name Shaggy, is a Jamaican-American reggae musician, singer, DJ, and actor who scored hits with the songs "It Wasn't Me", "Boombastic", "In The Summertime", "Oh Carolina", and "Angel". He has been nominated for seven Grammy Awards, winning twice for Best Reggae Album with Boombastic in 1996 and 44/876 with Sting in 2019, and has won the Brit Award for International Male Solo Artist in 2002.
  • Damian Marley
    Damian Marley Jamaican musician
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    Damian Robert Nesta "Jr. Gong" Marley (born 21 July 1978) is a Jamaican DJ, singer, songwriter and record producer. A renowned lyricist, Damian is the youngest son of reggae singer Bob Marley. He was 2 years old when his father died; he is the only child born to Marley and Cindy Breakspeare, Miss World 1976. His nickname Junior Gong is derived from his father's nickname of Tuff Gong. Damian has been performing since the age of 13.
  • Keyshia Dior
    Keyshia Dior Jamaican, Model (Adult/Glamour)
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  • Sizzla
    Sizzla Jamaican musician
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    Miguel Orlando Collins (born 17 April 1976), known by his stage name Sizzla Kalonji or Sizzla, is a Jamaican reggae recording artist. He is one of the most commercially and critically successful contemporary reggae artists and is noted for his high number of releases. As of 2018 he has released 56 solo albums.
  • Buju Banton
    Buju Banton Jamaican, Disc Jockey
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    Buju Banton (born Mark Anthony Myrie; 15 July 1973) is a Jamaican reggae dancehall recording artist. He is widely considered one of the most significant and well-regarded artists in Jamaican music. Banton has collaborated with many international artists, including those in the Hip Hop, Latin and punk rock genres, as well as the sons of Bob Marley.
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