Chronixx, Beenie Man owns at Reggae Sumfest’s International Night 1 Image

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As with every Sumfest staging, there are stand out performances that simply take patrons’ breath away and Wiz Khalifa, Jason Derulo, Beenie Man and Chronixx truly didn’t disappoint.

Chronixx, the conscious Roots Reggae crooner, did not disappoint, exceeding all expectations, while rocking the crowd with Nah Follow, Prayer and Here Comes Trouble.

Chronixx, who appropriately started 'star time' for International Night One, ended his one-hour set with Spirulina and Behind Curtain, to a rousing ovation.

American R&B artiste Jason Derulo followed, the incredible reggae set, performing hit after hit, from Ridin Solo and Whatcha Say, a duet of Vertigo, and Talk Dirty.

He was joined by American Idol winner Jordin Sparks, who performed No Air to an exceptional audience response.

International Night One also had the likes of Shuga, Jesse Royal, Rojjah Mendez & Nature as ice breakers, while DJ Bambino and Miss Kitty kept the crowd engaged through the transitions. 

'The Doctor' Beenie Man had a near-flawless surgery on the audience Saturday morning at the Catherine Hall complex in Montego Bay when he closed the curtains on International Night One.

Dedicating his opening song to the incarcerated Buju Banton, Beenie Man arrested the audience with How Would You Feel.

Drawing for his renowned hits, Sim Simma and Girls Dem Sugar, 'The Doctor' took fans through moments which defined why he is called the King of the Dancehall.

Increasing the tempo of the festival, Beenie Man incorporated Memories, Ole Dog, Dude, King of the Dancehall and Back it Up hitting masterpiece after masterpiece.

His energy never waned, and neither did the response from the crowd.

Then came the dancing! Each song punctuated by his dance moves, showed why he was tagged the ultimate showman.

It was the same dancing-machine DJ, who tried to debunk the myth that he had never 'bust' an artiste, by reminding the audience of the rapper T.I.'s first song which he was featured on I'm Serious.

Beenie Man was joined on stage by Future Fambo for Rum & Red Bull which brought more life to the morning's last performance.

The International Night One performance was further elevated, even as Beenie Man re-empathized with I'm OK before closing with Bob Marley's Redemption Song

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