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reggae artist Maxi Priest started his musical career in the
eighties when he joined Saxon Sound International. With his appealing
blend of dancehall, roots, lovers rock and soul, Maxi Priest has
achieved a tremendous breakthrough to a worldwide audience, thus
becoming one of the most popular international reggae singers since the
"King of Reggae," Bob Marley.
His debut album titled "You're Safe"
featured his band Caution. On his 1988 "Maxi Priest" album, he collaborated with leading Jamaican rhythm section
Sly & Robbie. "Some
Guys Have All the Luck" and a cover of Cat Steven's "Wild
World" brought him worldwide recognition and, all of a sudden, he
is one of Britain's best-loved artists. What really catches is when Maxi
Priest goes political with "How Can We Ease The Pain?" Co-written
by Maxi and R. Simpson, this song questions the unfairness of life.
"Electing ones with no feelings" and wondering "…who's
gonna pay for their (children) tomorrow…TELL ME," he demands.
For "Bonafide," he got together with
Sly & Robbie. "Close To You" was born and topped the US
Billboard pop chart.
A Greatest Hits collection called "Best
of Me" was released in 1991.
Shabba and Maxi's "Housecall"
landed its spot on this album.
During of all of this, Maxi Priest was
in film with a role next to Christopher Walken in the movie "Scam."
He announced the launch of his own Dugout label in the
UK. He has been actively involved with the development of
local talent, recording highly acclaimed UK soul singer Elisha Laverne,
among other promising reggae, soul, rap and jungle acts.
With The Fun" – his seventh
consecutive album for Virgin – brought Maxi Priest to the
applause of many more folks around the world. Ever the musical pioneer,
he again chose a varied platform – either brilliantly combining classic
soul, pop or rhythm and blues with up-front reggae on his and
opening "That Girl," or singing gospel-like on the uplifting
"Love Will Cross Over."
Transcending from the Caribbean sound, known as
Reggae music, Maxi Priest has achieved success and international
fame worldwide in Popular music, known as Pop. He signed to Virgin
Records in 1985. He has achieved #1's, Top Ten hit singles on the
Billboard Charts, R&B Charts, Top of the Pop Charts, Reggae, Jazz,
Country and many other charts around the world.
He has been nominated 3 times for a Grammy Award and
has received other Awards for outstanding achievements, including numerous
soundtracks, such as "How Stella
Got Her Groove
and "House Party 2." He has worked with a wide range of
legendary artists, such as
Sly & Robbie, Lisa Fisher, Soul II Soul,
Tony Rich, Monifah, Apache Indian, Dennis Brown, Yuji Oda, Jimmy Jam & Terry
Lewis, Glamour Kid and Degree, to name just a few.
He has appeared on many television shows, including
"Arsenio Hall", "Vibe", "Morning Show",
MTV, "Bay Watch", BET and VH-1, to name a few. He has worked
with top producers and directors such as Kevin Brae, Hype Williams, Todd Hollman, appeared at the Wembly "Free Nelson Mandela" Concert,
has had seven best-selling albums.
Maxi Priest has been classified vocally with
Frank Sinatra. Like his legendary peers the honorable
Robert Nestor Marley, a.k.a. Bob Marley, The Prince Dennis Emanuel Brown
(known as Dennis Brown), and Marvin Gaye, Maxi Priest is a
pioneer. He continues to speak the word
in Reggae music in the inter and outer national world. His recordings
and live performances showcase a marvelous voice, impeccable songs sense
and the ability to tackle a wide range of material.
Maxi Priest has created a screaming pandemonium
of excitement and has the ability to thrill the hearts of any audience.
Hit songs include --
- Close to You
- Wild World
- Woman in You
- Strollin' On
- Some Guys Have All the Luck
- Crazy Love
- Peace Throughout the World
- Let Me Know
- Just a Little Bit Longer
- That Girl
- Groovin' In The Midnight
- Space in My Heart
- One More Chance
Maxi Priest may be available for your next special
.Smooth Reggae. / SmoothReggae
.Contemporary Reggae. / ContemporaryReggae
.Reggae-Pop. / ReggaePop
.Dancehall. / xDancehall
.Lovers Rock. / LoversRock
.Reggae Fusion. / ReggaeFusion
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Born: Jun 10, 1962
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based: ..in Jamaica