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Wayne Marshall Signs With Ghetto Youths International

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer Writer

Friday, January 27, 2012 ////

 

Dancehall artist Wayne Marshall recently signed with Stephen Marley’s Ghetto Youths label. The deal will see the release of Marshall’s sophomore album later this year.

According Marshall (real name Wayne Mitchell), the album is being executive produced by Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley.

In the meantime he has a number of singles ready for release including material with Washroom Entertainment and Pay Day Music. A new video for the single TGIF featuring dancer turned artist Ding Dong is to be released shortly.

Wayne Marshall saw a revival in his career over the past year with hits including Good Ole Wife and Swaggin featuring Fambo and Tifa.

Raine Seville and Mavado team up

Raine Seville and Mavado

 

With her single Listen still garnering spins on radio, singer Raine Seville is looking at making the breakthrough with the single Cheating Game.

The track features dancehall heavyweight Mavado. In an interview recently, Raine explained how the collaboration came about.

“The plan was to be on the track alone, while in the process of recording, Mavado came into the studio and decided to record a verse”.

She described working with Mavado as a good experience. “He’s extremely talented and his career is on a high right now. He’s also very humble and easy to communicate with so that made working with him comfortable.”

Cheating Game was produced by Pay Day Music, which Seville has previously collaborated with on the tracks Showdown, See dem a Look and It’s Over a collaboration with former Portmore Empire member Kym.

Jimbolee rides high

Newcomer Jimbolee is riding high on the New City Mature Radio Top 10 in the New York tri state area with his single I Wish.

The Ocho Rios-based artist was quite upbeat when he learnt of the song’s success. “I feel very good about how things are going with my career. I have been getting some really good attention from this and it is quite encouraging to see your hard work paying off”, said Jimbolee.

Jimbolee who once resided in Curaçao is hoping to duplicate the success he enjoyed in the Dutch Antilles island, locally.

“When I lived in Curaçao I always had hit songs on the radio and on the charts. Now I am back in Jamaica recording some good material and getting the promotion off the ground”, said Jimbolee.

Soca artiste releases new video

Tobago based soca artist Tele Cruz has amped up the promotion of his latest single Sweat with the release of the accompanying music video. The video was shot on location in Tobago at a mansion villa as well as at Cruz Cocktail Bar and Bistro. Additional scenes were shot at the famous Back Bay beach in Tobago.

Tele Cruz has a hectic schedule lined up for the soca season. “I have several performances coming up. As a matter of a fact my schedule is full every single week until carnival Monday and Tuesday. After that I’ll be heading overseas to England and Sweden to continue promoting other songs that will be released in time summer”, he said .

Chart Updates

Adele has a lock on both the Billboard 200 and UK album charts this week. Her album 21 is back at the top of the UK album chart, while over in the US, 21 clocks 17 weeks at number one. Adele’s fortunes in the states continues to soar as Set Fire to the Rain, the third US single from the album, surges to number one on the Hot 100 chart.

Singer Jessie J has the number ten single in the US with Domino. The track fares better in the UK with a second week at number one on the UK pop singles chart.

Rapper Drake scores another number one single on Billboard’s R&B Hip Hop songs chart. His collaborative effort Make Me Proud featuring Nicki Minaj is the top song. Elsewhere on the R&B chart British singer Estelle jumps from 40 to 30 with Thank You.

Latin/pop music veteran Gloria Estefan who rocked the charts with hits like Bad Boy and Rhythm is Gonna Get You in the 1980’s, is back on top of the Billboard Dance Music Club Play chart with her latest single Hotel Nacionale. This is her eighth number one dance single overall.

DID YOU KNOW

Did you know that Levels by Avici which is number 68 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Good Feeling by rapper Flo Rida which is currently number three, both contain samples of Etta James’ Something’s Got a Hold on Me?

James’ track originally peaked at number 37 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1962.

 

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