TIMELINE EXPLORE OUR HISTORY

This timeline shows an interactive journey through Jamaica's rich and ever-shifting musical history; encompassing it's birth, growth and myriad of characters that has made it a genre admired by the world.

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1992

image MadHouse Record label was found by Dave Kelly and Janet Davidson in 1992. The label is responsible for some of the most successful riddims to date including Pepperseed, Joyride and Showtime. Some of the biggest hits on the label wer

1992

image In 1992 Buju Banton broke Bob Marley's record for the most number one singles in a year. Banton's album, Mr. Mention, includes his greatest hits from that year such as 'Love Me Browning' 'Love Black Woman' & 'How The World A Run'

1992

image In 1992 Garnett Silk released his debut album "Its Growing" which went on to become one of the best selling albums in Jamaica that year. It featured his first major international hit single "Hello Mama Africa" which topped the regga

1992

image Shabba Ranks won two Grammy awards for the Best Reggae Album category twice in a row- in 1992 and 1993 for his albums “As Raw As Ever” and “X-tra Naked.”

1993

image Gold, released by the U.K. Charm label in 1993, included the inspirational "Zion in a Vision" by Garnett Silk, a Jamaican number one cut with producer Jack Scorpio, as well as Silk's first international hit.

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