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List of Famous Bands from Jamaica

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List of Jamaica bands, listed by their level of fame. This Jamaica musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Jamaica bands are included, as well as many Jamaica musicians of underground status. This list of Jamaica musical artists includes information like what genre the artist falls under, what albums they've put out and more. If you want to know more about these famous Jamaica bands you can click on their names to learn more about them. Bands from every genre are listed here, including rock, pop, hip-hop/rap, jazz, and more.

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  • Jimmy Cliff1

    Jimmy Cliff

    Ska, Reggae

    AlbumsThe Harder They Come, Jimmy Cliff, Many Rivers to Cross, Breakout, Oh

    James Chambers, OM (born 1 April 1948), known professionally as Jimmy Cliff, is a Jamaican ska... more on Wikipedia

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  • Canibus2


    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

    AlbumsRip the Jacker, Hip-Hop for $ale, C of Tranquility, Can-I-Bus, 2000 B.C.

    Germaine Williams (born December 9, 1974), better known by his stage name Canibus, is a... more on Wikipedia

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  • Lee “Scratch” Perry3

    AlbumsRevolution Dub, Super Ape Inna Jungle, Time Boom X De Devil Dead, Panic in Babylon, Scratch the Upsetter Again

    Lee "Scratch" Perry OD (born Rainford Hugh Perry; 20 March 1936) is a Jamaican music producer,... more on Wikipedia

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    #66 of 70 The Best Stoner Music#2 of 156 The Best Dub Musicians

  • Peter Tosh4

    Peter Tosh

    Ska, Reggae

    AlbumsLegalize It, Bush Doctor, The Toughest, Mystic Man, Wanted Dread & Alive

    Peter Tosh, OM (born Winston Hubert McIntosh; 19 October  1944 – 11 September 1987) was a... more on Wikipedia

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  • Bob Marley & The Wailers5

    AlbumsExodus, Rastaman Vibration, Catch a Fire, Legend, Live!

    Robert Nesta Marley, (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) was a Jamaican singer and songwriter.... more on WikipediaBuy buy button
  • Ziggy Marley6

    Ziggy Marley


    AlbumsDragonfly, Love Is My Religion, Wild and Free, In Concert, Family Time

    David Nesta "Ziggy" Marley (born 17 October 1968) is a Jamaican musician and leader of the... more on Wikipedia


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  • Sean Paul7

    Sean Paul

    Hip hop music, Ragga

    AlbumsDutty Rock, The Trinity, Stage One, Gimme the Light, Imperial Blaze

    Sean Paul Francis Henriques (born 9 January 1973) is a Jamaican rapper, singer and record... more on Wikipedia

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  • Toots & the Maytals8

    AlbumsThe Harder They Come, Funky Kingston, Sweet and Dandy: the Best of Toots and the Maytals, Monkey Man / From The Roots, Monkey Man

    Toots may refer to:

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  • Heavy D9

    Heavy D

    Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B

    AlbumsVibes, Waterbed Hev, Heavy, We Got Our Own Thang, This Is Your Night

    Dwight Arrington Myers (May 24, 1967 – November 8, 2011), better known as Heavy D, was a... more on Wikipedia

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  • Sean Kingston10

    Sean Kingston

    Hip hop music, Pop music

    AlbumsTomorrow, Love Like This, Sean Kingston, Back 2 Life, Beautiful Girls

    KiSean Paul Anderson (born February 3, 1990), known professionally as Sean Kingston, is a... more on Wikipedia

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  • Shaggy11


    Hip hop music, Ragga

    AlbumsIntoxication, Hot Shot, Lucky Day, Gebt das Hanf frei, Lucky Day CD Sampler hosted by Bobby Konders

    Orville Richard Burrell CD (born October 22, 1968), better known by his stage name Shaggy, is... more on WikipediaSpotify buy button

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  • Eek-a-Mouse12

    AlbumsNo Wicked Can't Reign, Eek-A-Nomics, Wa-Do-Dem, Mouse-A-Mania, Black Cowboy

    Eek-A-Mouse (born Ripton Joseph Hylton, 19 November 1957) is a Jamaican reggae musician. He is... more on Wikipedia

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  • Kool DJ Herc13

    Kool DJ Herc

    Hip hop music
    Clive Campbell (born April 16, 1955), better known by his stage name DJ Kool Herc, is a... more on Wikipedia

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  • Toots Hibbert14

    Toots Hibbert

    Ska, Reggae

    AlbumsToots in Memphis

    Frederick Nathaniel "Toots" Hibbert, O.J. is a Jamaican singer and songwriter, known as the... more on Wikipedia

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    #13 of 51 The Best Roots Reggae Bands/Artists#41 of 90 The Best Rocksteady Bands/Artists

  • Boney M.15

    Boney M.

    Disco, Pop music

    AlbumsThe 20 Greatest Christmas Songs, Christmas Time, Christmas Album, Christmas with Boney M., Christmas With Boney M

    Boney M. is a Euro-Caribbean vocal group created by German record producer Frank Farian.... more on Wikipedia
  • Buju Banton16

    Buju Banton

    Dancehall, Reggae

    AlbumsVoice Of Jamaica, Dubbing With the Banton, Mr. Mention, 'Til Shiloh, Want it!

    Buju Banton (born Mark Anthony Myrie; 15 July 1973) is a Jamaican dancehall and reggae... more on Wikipedia

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  • Jepther McClymont17

    AlbumsChild of a King, A New Day, One Way Ticket, Jah Words, Serious Times

    Jepther McClymont OD (born 20 October 1964), better known as Luciano, is a Jamaican... more on Wikipedia
  • Junior Reid18

    Junior Reid

    Dancehall, Reggae

    AlbumsRasta Government, Big Timer, Emmanuel Calling, Long Road, Visa

    Delroy "Junior" Reid (born 6 June 1963) is a Jamaican reggae and dancehall musician, best... more on Wikipedia
  • Yellowman19


    Ragga, Dancehall

    AlbumsMister Yellowman, King Yellowman, Operation Radication, Young, Gifted

    Winston Foster (born 1956), better known by the stage name Yellowman, is a Jamaican reggae... more on Wikipedia

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  • Shabba Ranks20

    Shabba Ranks

    Ragga, Dancehall

    AlbumsX-tra Naked, As Raw as Ever, Holding On, A Mi Shabba, Rappin' with the Ladies

    Shabba Ranks (born Rexton Rawlston Fernando Gordon; 17 January 1966) is a Jamaican dancehall... more on Wikipedia

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  • Gregory Isaacs21

    Gregory Isaacs

    Reggae, Dub

    AlbumsNight Nurse, Extra Classic, All I Have Is Love: Anthology 1968 to 1995, Cool Ruler, Private Beach Party

    Gregory Anthony Isaacs OD (15 July 1951 – 25 October 2010) was a Jamaican reggae musician.... more on Wikipedia

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  • DJ Clue22

    DJ Clue

    Hip hop music, Rhythm and blues

    AlbumsBackstage: A Hard Knock Life, The Professional, The Professional 2, I'm a Show You How to Do This, You Can't Impeach the President

    Ernesto Shaw (born January 8, 1975), better known as DJ Clue?, is an Panamanian-American disc... more on Wikipedia
  • Junior Marvin23

    Junior Marvin

    Rock music, Reggae

    AlbumsSmokin' to the Big M Music, Wailin' for Love

    Junior Marvin (born 1949 as Donald Hanson Marvin Kerr Richards Jr) also known as Junior... more on Wikipedia
  • The Mighty Diamonds24

    The Mighty Diamonds

    Reggae, Roots reggae

    AlbumsRight Time, The Mighty Diamonds Meets Don Carlos & Gold at the Channel 1 Studio, Ice on Fire, Natural Natty Reggae, Leaders Of Black Country

    Mighty Diamonds are a Jamaican harmony trio, recording roots reggae with a strong Rastafarian... more on Wikipedia
  • The Skatalites25

    The Skatalites

    Ska, Reggae

    AlbumsBall of Fire, Lucky Seven, In Orbit, Volume 1, Anthology

    The Skatalites are a ska band from Jamaica. They played initially between 1963 and 1965, and... more on Wikipedia

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