Music is a universal language that everyone speaks. Thats why its not strange to see someone from the west play music from the other side of the globe and vice versa. The top 20 dancehall artists in the world today have followers from every corner of the world and keep releasing new projects to earn new fans.
Vybz Kartel is no doubt a household name in the international dancehall scene. The Jamaican artist popularity keeps rising despite him facing murder charges and serving time for killing a businessman in 2011. The Jamaican recording artist, also known as world boss, has been expanding his discography even while in prison. To date, Vybz Kartel has about 1000 songs. He is one of the most popular dancehall artists.
Popcaan began ruling the dancehall scene in his early 20s. The Jamaican deejay, singer and songwriter, first became known when he collaborated with Vybz Kartel on the song Clarks in 2010.
Gully King Mavado has been active in the music scene since the early 2000s. The 40-year-old singer and deejay first came into the limelight after releasing his first official single Real McKoy, in 2005. He became people's favourite when he released the song Weh Dem a Do on the Red Bull & Guinness riddim.
Beenie Man has been the king of the dancehall scene for the longest time now. The 47-year-old music legend came to be popular in the 80s and 2000s as he was starting his career. The star is also a deejay with over 30 albums and thousands of singles. Beenie Man is one of the few artists who are still relevant in the dancehall, reggae and raga genres despite being in the industry for decades. He is one of the most celebrated Jamaican dancehall artists.
Spice is one of the female dancehall artists with excellent chemistry when making music with dancehall king Vybz Kartel. The two have collaborated on various songs, including Conjugal Visit, Back Way, and Romping Shop, which have all been hits. The 38-year-old recording artist, singer and songwriter came into the limelight in early 2000 and has so far released about 1000 songs, 3 EPs and mixtapes.
Alkaline is one of the best dancehall artists. He is known for having surreal eyes, which have had fans question if he had tattooed his pupils or not. It is only recently that the 27-year-old Jamaican artist revealed that he has been rocking black eye contacts and that he had not tattooed his pupils.
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