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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1996

image In 1996 Lucky Dube released a compilation album, Serious Reggae Business, which led to him be named the "Best Selling African Recording Artist" at the World Music Awards.

1997

image In 1997, Diana King's second album Think Like a Girl entered the Billboard Top Reggae Albums chart at #1.

1997

image Jah Cure’s debut came in March 1997 when he released the single "King in this Jungle" with Sizzla which was produced by Beres Hammond.

1998

image On this day in 1998, Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers' "Fallen Is Babylon" [Elektra Records/EEG] won the 40th annual Grammy's Best Reggae Album. Other nominees were: "Big Up" - Aswad [Mesa/Atlantic Records], "Appointment With His Ma

1998

image Reggae Gold 1998 is a compilation album of reggae artists released in 1998. The album spent 82 weeks on Billboard's Reggae Album chart after debuting at #1.

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