Blessed

Blessed

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Blessed has won two JUNO awards for Best Reggae Recording with his break out hit, Natural African (Love) and his smash Ska anthem, Reggae Time. Blessed's unique sound combined with insightful lyrics is dynamic, uplifting and has tremendous crowd appeal.

Biography

Blessed was born in the small parish of St. Thomas, Jamaica, island of reggae, sun and fun. From an early age he exhibited musical talent, first for family and friends, soon followed by appearances in school sponsored musical dramas and the church choir. By the time Blessed immigrated to Canada at the age of twelve, he was already writing his own songs. Shortly after commencing high school, Blessed was introduced to the soundsystem culture, and did his first recordings in the form of dubplates and DJ specials.

In 2002, he received critical acclaim for his break-out international urban hit Love (African Woman), which earned him a JUNO for Best Reggae Recording. This single, produced by Firehouse Crew charted in the number one position in many key reggae markets including Trinidad, Germany and Canada and peaked at number three on IRIE FM radio in Jamaica. The single rated highly on FLOW 93.5’s Top 50 Requested Songs for the year 2001. In 2002, Blessed also won a UMAC award for Best Reggae Recording with the single Can’t Say No More. Blessed was nominated for JUNO awards in 2003 for Smile and in 2004 for the single Empty Barrels featuring Kardinal Offishall. Blessed went on to win the UMAC award for Best Reggae Recording with Empty Barrels in the same year. Blessed has recently won the JUNO and UMAC award for Best Reggae Recording in 2006 with Reggae Time.

Blessed has shared the stage with artists such as Lauryn Hill, Gregory Isaacs, Beres Hammond, Marcia Griffiths, Wayne Wonder, Capleton and Sizzla. Blessed performed on the first International Reggae Festivals in Calgary, Montreal and Toronto. Appropriately named by friend Lindo P, Blessed, looks towards his music reaching and inspiring people around the world.

Reggae Time is the lead single off of his highly anticipated debut album due out on the Explorer Label and has received high rotation on FLOW 93.5 FM and IRIE FM and the video is airing on HYPE TV, BET, Much VIBE, Much More Music and affiliate stations. Blessed has recently been nominated for another JUNO award for In The Streets with Trinity Chris.

Discography

Singles -

Love "Natural African" - Spragga Roots
*Empty Barrel's featuring Kardinal Offishall - Black Shadow
Unexpected - Black Eyes Entertainment
*Reggae Time - Explorer Records
**In The Streets featuring Trinity Chris - Startin Lineup

*denotes Juno Award winner
** denotes Juno Nominee
Music Video's

My Mother
Unexpected
In The Streets
Reggae Time

Set List

Love "Natural African"
Reggae Time
Unexpected
Can't Take No More
In The Streets
Plus 7 or 8 alternative tracks
Sets Range from 35-45 minutes