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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1993

image Tougher Than Tough: The Story Of Jamaican Music album was released Nov 02, 1993 on the Mango label. This collection of 95 songs on 4 CDs attempts to chart the music's diversity and development through ska, rock-steady, reggae, and d

1993

image UB40's cover of Elvis Presly's song (I Cant Help) Falling In Love With You is to date one of their biggest hits! They covered the song, as first single from their 1993 album Promises and Lies. It was a great success, reaching numbe

1993

image Patra’s debut album, ‘Queen of the Pack’ peaked at number one on the Billboard Reggae Album chart in 1993. It featured songs such as Worker Man, Think (About It) ft Lyn Collins and Romantic Call ft Yo-Yo.

1993

image Chaka Demus and Pliers was the first Jamaican act to have three consecutive Top 5 hits on the UK Singles Chart. Their first UK chart hit was "Tease Me" (#3 in 1993), then they released a cover of the Isley Brothers' "Twist and Shout

1993

image InnerCircle received a Grammy Award in 1993 for 'Best Reggae Album by Duo or Group' for their hit single 'Bad Boys'

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