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Studio albums
Year Album Chart peaks [1][2]
U.S. R&B
U.S. Reggae
1983 The Invincible Beany Man - The 10 Year Old D.J. Wonder

Released: 1983
Label: Bunny Lee

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1992 Cool Cool Rider

Released: December 4, 1992
Label: VP

— — —
1994 Defend It

Released: March 4, 1994
Label: VP

— — —
1994 Dis Unu Fi Hear

Released: September 25, 1994
Label: Hightone

— — —
1995 Blessed

Released: July 17, 1995
Label: Island

— — 12
1995 Beenie Man Meets Mad Cobra

Released: September 5, 1995
Label: VP

— — —
1996 Maestro

Released: December 16, 1996
Label: Greensleeves, VP

— — 3
1997 Many Moods of Moses

Released: December 9, 1997
Label: VP, Slammin' Vinyl

151 35 1
1999 Ruff 'N' Tuff

Released: Apri 6, 1999
Label: Fuel 2000

— — 5
1999 The Doctor

Released: May 18, 1999
Label: VP, Slammin' Vinyl

— 55 1
1999 Y2K

Released: September 14, 1999
Label: Artists Only

— — 11
2000 Art and Life

Released: July 11, 2000
Label: Virgin

68 18 1
2001 Youth Quake

Released: October 2, 2001
Label: Artists Only

— — 10
2002 The Magnificent

Released: March 26, 2002
Label: 2B1 Multimedia

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2002 Tropical Storm

Released: August 20, 2002
Label: Virgin

18 7 1
2004 Back to Basics

Released: July 13, 2004
Label: Virgin

51 7 1
2005 Hundred Dollar Bag

Released: May 30, 2005
Label: Self-Released

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2006 Concept of Life

Released: January 25, 2006
Label: Corner Shop

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2006 Undisputed

Released: August 25, 2006
Label: Virgin

65 12 1
Year Album Chart peaks [3][4]
U.S. R&B
U.S. Reggae
1995 All the Best

Released: May 23, 1995
Label: Peter Pan

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1999 Wild Wild

Released: October 1, 1999
Label: Rhino

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2000 Best of Beenie Man

Released: December 12, 2000
Label: VP

— 4
2002 The Very Best of Beenie Man: Gold

Released: January 1, 2002
Label: Jet Star Music

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2005 Kingston to King of the Dancehall: A Collection of Dancehall Favorites

Released: February 1, 2005
Label: Virgin

60 3
2007 Monsters of Dancehall

Released: May 21, 2007
Label: Greensleeves

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Collaboration albums

1994: Guns Out (versus Bounty Killer)
1994: 3 Against War (with Dennis Brown & Triston Palmer)

Live albums

1983: Aces International @ 82 Chisholm Avenue, Kingston
2004: Live in San Francisco

Mixtapes and unofficial releases

2000: Trendsetter
2004: Cool Cool Rider - The Roots of a Dancehall Don
2006: Its Ah! Beenie (riddim mixtape)

As a lead artist
Year Song Chart positions[5][6] Album
U.S. Hot 100 U.S. R&B U.S. Rap CAN UK
1995 "Slam" — 75 33 — — Blessed
1997 "Dancehall Queen" (featuring Chevelle Franklin) 90 64 — — — Dancehall Queen OST
"Who Am I (Sim Simma)" 40 15 6 10 10 Many Moods of Moses
1998 "Tell Me" (featuring Angie Martinez) — 82 41 — — The Doctor
2000 "Love Me Now" (featuring Wyclef Jean) — 90 42 — — Art and Life
"Girls Dem Sugar" (featuring Mýa) 54 16 — — 13
2002 "Fresh From Yard" (featuring Lil' Kim) — 85 21 — — Tropical Storm
"Feel It Boy" (featuring Janet Jackson) 28 31 14 15 9
2003 "Bossman" (featuring Lady Saw & Sean Paul) — — — — 78
"Street Life" — — — — 13
2004 "Dude" (featuring Ms. Thing & Shawnna) 26 16 12 — 7 Back to Basics
"King of the Dancehall" 80 26 22 — 14
2006 "Hmm Hmm" — 31 19 — — Undisputed
"Girls" (featuring Akon) — — — — 47
2010 "I'm Drinking/Rum & Redbull" — — — — — non-album single
2012 "Wine Gal" — — — — —
As a featured guest/guest appearances

1996: "Sound Clash" (Dream Warriors featuring Beenie Man)
1996: "Hands In the Air" (Doug E. Fresh featuring Beenie Man)
1999: "Outa Space (UFOs)" (Machel Montano featuring Beenie Man); album Any Minute Now
2000: "Money" (Jamelia featuring Beenie Man)
2001: "I'm Serious" (T.I. featuring Beenie Man)
2004: "Compton" (Guerilla Black featuring Beenie Man)
2005: "Soul on Fire" (KMC featuring Beenie Man)
2006: "Belly Danza" (Don Omar featuring Beenie Man)
2006: "Zingy" (Ak'Sent featuring Beenie Man)
2006: "Flow Natural" (Tito El Bambino featuring Deevani and Beenie Man)
2006: "Heaven Baby" (Brooke Hogan featuring Beenie Man)
2007: "Back It Up"
2008: "Better than Dem" (Natasja featuring Beenie Man)
2008: "Scorpion" (Nisha B. featuring Beenie Man)
2008: "Burnin' Burnin" (Ms. Triniti featuring Beenie Man)
2009: "Get It On" (Rasun featuring Beenie Man)
2009: "Giggle" (Busta Rhymes featuring Beenie Man)
2009: "Woman"



Whether it is jetting off to Europe for tours or closing stadium concerts across the globe, international Grammy Award-winning entertainer Beenie Man continues to be one of the most sought-after acts to emerge on the local music scene over the two decades.

Moses Davis (born August 22, 1973 in Kingston, Jamaica), better known by the stage name Beenie Man, is a well established reggae artist and DJ. He was involved in the music industry from a young age when he won the Tastee Talent contest in 1981. Only one year later, when he was eight years old, he recorded a single, “Too Fancy”, with record producer “Junjo” Lawes. By 1983, Beenie Man was recording with heavyweight DJs, such as Dillinger and Fathead and released his debut album, The Invincible Beenie Man: The Ten Year Old DJ Wonder and the single “Over the Sea”.

He was booed off stage at a show celebrating the visit of Nelson Mandela. In 1993 at the very popular show Sting he accused fellow deejay Bounty Killer that the elder artist had stolen his catchphrase, “people dead”. This triggered a lyrical battle which continued on the air with each artist counteracting the other’s songs. Finally, in 1995, Beenie Man and Bounty Killer settled their differences on the air by actually signing a peace treaty and the two recorded an album together, Guns Out. This was followed by a single, “No Mama No Cry”, a rehash of the Bob Marley classic “No Woman No Cry”, speaking out against violence and inspired by the murder of Pan Head, another popular Deejay.

Partially as a result of prodding from his producers, Sly and Robbie, Beenie Man soon converted to the Rastafari movement.

In 1994, he was signed by Island Records and released the critically acclaimed album Blessed.

In 1995, Beenie Man released a remix of Barrington Levy’s “Under Mi Sensi” in the United Kingdom, and collaborated with Dennis Brown and Triston Palma to release Three Against War and Lt. Stitchie on Mad Cobra Meets Lt. Stitchie & Beenie Man. He took another step up the ladder in 1996, releasing the seminal Maestro, produced by Patrick Roberts and shot him to UK fame. During the period from the mid to late ’90s, Beenie Man dominated the Jamaican charts to the extent that he perhaps had a good claim to the crown of “Dancehall King”, a title only bestowed previously on Yellowman in the early 1980s.

In 1998, Beenie Man signed to Virgin Records to release albums in the United States. His first American offering was The Doctor (1998). In 2000, Beenie Man teamed up with Arturo Sandoval and Wyclef Jean (The Fugees) to release The Art & Life. During the late 1990s, Beenie Man began his conquest of America with the hits, “Romie”, “Who Am I” and “Girls Dem Sugar”, which featured American R&B singer, Mya.

In 2002, he had a sizeable hit with a duet with Janet Jackson called “Feel It Boy”, but his biggest break in America came in early 2004 with the release of a remix of “Dude”, featuring guest vocals by fellow Jamaican Ms. Thing, as well as rhymes by Shawnna.

Describing his gift, Beenie Man says, "I'm a word garden. I build words, make words. Words are always in my head. All I need is a beat and that's it. I have a dictionary in my head, the beats create a melody and once you find the melody, that's the song." Contradicting his name, which means "shortie," the long, lean and lanky Beenie Man, with his melting eyes, is dubbed 'De gal dem sugar,' in tribute to his magnetic power over female fans.

You have to get everyone involved in your music," Beenie Man explains. "You can't be an artist stuck in Jamaica, America or England; you have to be a universal artist. I'm a fan of all music."

At popular sound-system Stone Love's 21st Anniversary Dance in Kingston in the Autumn of 1993. Arriving late with no thoughts of competition in mind, Beenie Man took the stage during Bounty Killer's headlining performance, provoking the newcomer to gain the upper hand in an impromptu clash. Surprised at the twist of events and nursing grievance at his loss of face, Beenie was determined to set the record straight. By the time Kingston's annual Sting Concert took place in January 1994 the pair had released a wealth of music and were sworn enemies. Thirsting for revenge, Beenie Man settled the matter in short time as the shandy bottles rained down on his hapless rival. With Shabba Ranks and Buju Banton both signed to major labels, he was now being hailed as Jamaica's No.1 dancehall artist.

"Since I was a little kid, I've been in dancehall and listening to reggae and Beenie Man is one of my favorites," says Wyclef. "We're always working together because our chemistry works so well."