Biggest Stars

The Police
The Police
GBRPop Rock

The Police

GBRRockPop Rock
Shaggy
Shaggy
JAMReggae Fusion

Shaggy

JAMReggaeReggae Fusion
Dread Mar I
Dread Mar I
ARGRoots Reggae

Dread Mar I

ARGReggaeRoots Reggae
Vybz Kartel
Vybz Kartel
JAMDancehall

Vybz Kartel

JAMReggaeDancehall
UB40
UB40
GBRReggae Fusion

UB40

GBRReggaeReggae Fusion
Manu Chao
Manu Chao
FRAReggae Fusion

Manu Chao

FRAReggaeReggae Fusion
MAGIC!
MAGIC!
USAReggae Fusion

MAGIC!

USAReggaeReggae Fusion
Sublime
Sublime
USASka Punk

Sublime

USAPunkSka Punk
O Rappa
O Rappa
BRARoots Reggae

O Rappa

BRAReggaeRoots Reggae
Busy Signal
Busy Signal
JAMDancehall

Busy Signal

JAMReggaeDancehall
Rawayana
Rawayana
USARoots Reggae

Rawayana

USAReggaeRoots Reggae
Valiant
Valiant
USAReggae Fusion

Valiant

USAReggaeReggae Fusion
Pure Negga
Pure Negga
ESPReggae Fusion

Pure Negga

ESPReggaeReggae Fusion
Kali Ranks
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Kali Ranks
USAReggae Fusion
Hot

Kali Ranks

USAReggaeReggae Fusion
Inner Circle
Inner Circle
JAMRoots Reggae

Inner Circle

JAMReggaeRoots Reggae
Boomdabash
Boomdabash
ITAMainstream Pop

Boomdabash

ITAPopMainstream Pop
Teejay
Teejay
JAMDancehall

Teejay

JAMReggaeDancehall
Afaz Natural
Afaz Natural
COLAlternative Hip Hop

Afaz Natural

COLHip HopAlternative Hip Hop
Blaiz Fayah
Blaiz Fayah
FRADancehall

Blaiz Fayah

FRAReggaeDancehall
Byron Messia
Byron Messia
KNADancehall

Byron Messia

KNAReggaeDancehall
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Top Artists by Radio Spins Last month

UB40
UB40
GBRReggae Fusion

UB40

GBRReggaeReggae Fusion
94.4K radio spins
Shaggy
Shaggy
JAMReggae Fusion

Shaggy

JAMReggaeReggae Fusion
50.9K radio spins
MAGIC!
MAGIC!
USAReggae Fusion

MAGIC!

USAReggaeReggae Fusion
29.9K radio spins
Eddy Grant
Eddy Grant
GUYReggae Fusion

Eddy Grant

GUYReggaeReggae Fusion
21.3K radio spins
Big Mountain
Big Mountain
USAReggae Fusion

Big Mountain

USAReggaeReggae Fusion
19.4K radio spins

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Rude
Rude
3.6M streams
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Me Gustas Tu
Me Gustas Tu
3.4M streams
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It Wasn't Me
It Wasn't Me
2.6M streams
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Angel
Angel
1.6M streams
5
Red Red Wine
Red Red Wine
1.4M streams
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Boombastic
Boombastic
1.4M streams
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Baby, I Love Your Way
Baby, I Love Your Way
872.6K streams
8
Hey Sexy Lady
Hey Sexy Lady
747.6K streams
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Bongo Bong
Bongo Bong
687.5K streams
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Kingston Town
Kingston Town
654.6K streams
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It Wasn't Me

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Baby, I Love Your Way

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Bongo Bong

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This Is MAGIC!
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      Reggae Fusion artists
      Spotify
      246.3M
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      Overview of Reggae Fusion music

      Reggae Fusion music emerged in the late 20th century as a fusion of traditional reggae music with elements of other genres such as hip-hop, R&B, and electronic music. The fusion was a result of the cultural exchange between Jamaican and American music scenes.

      The incorporation of electronic instruments such as synthesizers and drum machines into the traditional reggae sound created a new, more upbeat sound that appealed to a wider audience. The fusion also allowed for more experimentation with lyrics and vocal styles, resulting in a more diverse range of themes and approaches.

      The popularity of Reggae Fusion music has continued to grow over the years, with many artists incorporating the sound into their own music.

      Today, Reggae Fusion remains a vibrant and dynamic genre that continues to evolve and push boundaries.

      Which musicians and bands defined Reggae Fusion music?

      Notable musicians and bands in this genre include:

      Shaggy (1992-present) - This Jamaican-American artist gained international acclaim with his catchy melodies and smooth vocals, infusing reggae with pop, dancehall, and R&B influences.

      Sean Paul (1994-present) - Hailing from Jamaica, Sean Paul brings high-energy dancehall rhythms and melodic hooks, merging reggae with hip-hop, pop, and electronic elements.

      UB40 (1978-present) - This British band combined reggae with pop sensibilities, delivering socially conscious lyrics and infectious grooves that resonated with audiences worldwide.

      Inner Circle (1968-present) - Originating from Jamaica, Inner Circle blends reggae with rock, pop, and soul, creating a distinctive sound that has evolved throughout their long-standing career.

      Damian Marley (1992-present) - Son of reggae legend Bob Marley, Damian Marley fuses reggae with hip-hop and dancehall, delivering powerful lyrics and showcasing his versatile musicality.

      Major Lazer (2008-present) - A collaborative project led by DJ and producer Diplo, Major Lazer infuses reggae and dancehall with electronic beats, creating energetic and infectious tracks.

      J Boog (2007-present) - Hailing from the United States, J Boog combines traditional reggae elements with contemporary R&B, showcasing his soulful voice and heartfelt songwriting.

      Which songs and albums defined Reggae Fusion music?

      Some popular songs that represent this style include:

      "Red Red Wine" by UB40 (Song, 1983): A reggae fusion classic, this UB40 hit blends smooth reggae rhythms with pop sensibilities, resulting in an infectious and timeless party anthem.

      "Bad Boys" by Inner Circle (Song, 1987): Known as the theme song for the TV show "Cops," this Inner Circle track infuses reggae with elements of pop and rock, showcasing their ability to create catchy and internationally recognized reggae fusion.

      "Temperature" by Sean Paul (Song, 2005): A chart-topping hit, this Sean Paul track combines dancehall and reggae with pop and R&B influences, displaying his signature energetic delivery and captivating melodies.

      "Welcome to Jamrock" by Damian Marley (Song, 2005): Released as the title track of Damian Marley's Grammy-winning album, this hard-hitting reggae fusion anthem combines powerful lyrics with elements of hip-hop and dancehall, creating an infectious and socially conscious masterpiece.

      "Hot Shot" by Shaggy (Album, 2000): Shaggy's multi-platinum album showcases his reggae fusion style, blending reggae, dancehall, and pop elements into a collection of infectious and commercially successful tracks, including the smash hit "It Wasn't Me."

      "Dutty Rock" by Sean Paul (Album, 2002): This Grammy-winning album solidified Sean Paul's place in the reggae fusion scene, blending dancehall, reggae, and hip-hop influences with infectious hooks and lively rhythms.

      "Boombastic" by Shaggy (Album, 1995): Shaggy's breakthrough album, featuring the chart-topping title track, combines reggae, dancehall, and pop flavors, showcasing his unique vocal style and knack for catchy melodies.

      These songs and albums showcase the unique blend of reggae and other musical elements that define the Reggae Fusion genre.

      Which music festivals and events represent Reggae Fusion music?

      Some of the more notable festivals and events that represent Reggae Fusion music genre include the Reggae Sumfest in Jamaica, which features a lineup of both traditional reggae and Reggae Fusion artists.

      Another significant event is the One Love Cali Reggae Fest in California, which showcases the best Reggae Fusion acts from across the United States.

      Other events to look out for include the Rototom Sunsplash Festival in Spain, the Rebel Salute Festival in Jamaica, and the Reggae Rise Up Festival in Florida.

      These festivals offer a diverse range of Reggae Fusion acts and provide an excellent opportunity for fans of the genre to experience the best that Reggae Fusion has to offer.