Famous Reggae Singers - List of Famous Reggae Singers

With the origin of Reggae music in Jamaica, reggae singers came with two similar styles called ska and rocksteady. The singers often combined these two styles and sung in Jamaican patois which is a dialect of English. Reggae music was pioneered by Bob Marley and the Wailers and they also paved the way for many other famous reggae singers. As the years passed this music was influenced by American blues and jazz and the first reggae single was recorded by The Pioneers. Reggae singers often sing in lyrics which are not easily understood by Americans and British. They also usually sing about Rastafarianism which is a popular religion in Jamaica and uses Cannabis as a sacred religious substance. Reggae singers represented the youth and the rebellious rude and aggressive boys of Jamaica. These singers often voiced out the sentiments of young men who underwent violence and were unemployed. Soon becoming a global phenomenon, reggae singers no more stressed on the rude boys but the music is still considered to be rebellious. Many bands and singers have become famous since Bob Marley and have still kept the spirit of this music alive. Read more about famous reggae singers and their biographies. Also learn interesting facts and trivia about them from their life histories.

The Most Famous Reggae Singers

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
MatisyahuJune 30, 1979AmericanMatisyahu is a Jewish American reggae singer, alternate rock musician, and beatboxer
MalumaJanuary 28, 1994ColombianMaluma (Juan Luis Londoño Arias) is a Colombian musician, singer, and songwriter
Sean PaulJanuary 9, 1973JamaicanSean Paul is a Grammy Award winning reggae artist from Jamaica
Bob MarleyFebruary 6, 1945JamaicanBob Marley is a famous Jamaican reggae singer, known for his album ‘Rastaman Vibration’
Bruno MarsOctober 8, 1985AmericanBruno Mars is a Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter who is one of the world's best-selling artists of all time
Grace JonesMay 19, 1948Jamaican, AmericanGrace Jones is a famous Jamaican singer and actress
John WilliamsonNovember 1, 1945AustralianJohn Williamson is a famous singer from Australia, known for albums like ‘Mallee Boy’, ‘Warragul’, and ‘Boomerang Café’
SpiceAugust 6, 1982JamaicanSpice (Grace Latoya Hamilton) is a Jamaican singer, songwriter, DJ, businesswoman, and philanthropist
Vybz KartelJanuary 7, 1976JamaicanVybz Kartel (Adidja Azim Palmer) is a Jamaican dancehall deejay, lyricist and entrepreneur
Annette FunicelloOctober 22, 1942AmericanAnnette Funicello was an American actress and singer
Bob Marley

Bob Marley

Bob Marley is a famous Jamaican reggae singer, known for his album ‘Rastaman Vibration’

Vybz Kartel

Vybz Kartel (Adidja Azim Palmer) is a Jamaican dancehall deejay, lyricist and entrepreneur

JamaicanJanuary 7, 1976177 views

John Williamson

John Williamson is a famous singer from Australia, known for albums like ‘Mallee Boy’, ‘Warragul’, and ‘Boomerang Café’

Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars is a Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter who is one of the world's best-selling artists of all time

AmericanOctober 8, 1985273 views

Spice

Spice (Grace Latoya Hamilton) is a Jamaican singer, songwriter, DJ, businesswoman, and philanthropist

JamaicanAugust 6, 1982196 views

Grace Jones

Grace Jones is a famous Jamaican singer and actress

JamaicanMay 19, 1948240 views

Maluma

Maluma (Juan Luis Londoño Arias) is a Colombian musician, singer, and songwriter

ColombianJanuary 28, 1994409 views

Annette Funicello

Annette Funicello was an American actress and singer

AmericanOctober 22, 1942134 views

Sean Paul

Sean Paul is a Grammy Award winning reggae artist from Jamaica

JamaicanJanuary 9, 1973337 views

Matisyahu

Matisyahu is a Jewish American reggae singer, alternate rock musician, and beatboxer

AmericanJune 30, 1979552 views