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Buju Banton

Jamaican musician
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Net worth 2018: $4 Million
Industry: Musicians
Country: Jamaican
BirthDay: 15 July 1973
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Buju Banton was bornon 15 July 1973 in Jamaican, is Jamaican musician. Buju Banton who is currently serving a ten year sentence is one of the greatest dancehall, ragga, and reggae musicians of the 20th century. His music is known to have resemblance with the music style of Bob Marley and has earned positive and favorable reviews. Banton’s journey as a musician began very early; he was 12 when he picked the microphone for the first time to ‘deejay’ and ‘toast’. A huge fan of Burro Banton, a renowned dancehall reggae deejay of the mid-eighties and nineties, Buju tried to match his voice and in the process developed his own style. He rose to stardom with his albums ‘'Til Shiloh’ and ‘Inna Heights’ which increased his international audience. Majority of his songs criticize the violence prevalent among the youth of Jamaica. Some of the songs also deal with issues like AIDS and try to promote the use of contraceptives. For the philanthropic themes of his songs he was invited to meet the Prime Minister of Jamaica and was bestowed with several awards and honors. However, drug abuse and trafficking has brought his career to standstill as he was convicted of possessing cocaine and has been imprisoned for the same. To know more about this famous reggae and dancehall musician, read the biography below.


$4 Million


After repeated convictions and several trials, he is currently serving a 10-year jail sentence which will end in January 2019


‘Before the Dawn’ released on September 28, 2010 was a Grammy Award winning album


His ‘Rasta Got Soul’ released on 21st April 2009 was also a big hit and won a Grammy nomination


‘Friends for Life’ an albums largely based on politics was released in 2003 and in 2006 he released ‘Too Bad’ which revisited the dance hall style of music


His next album was ‘Unchained Spirit’ released, in 2000 which enjoyed moderate success


In 1998, he collaborated with the punk band ‘Rancid’ to release ‘Misty Days’, ‘Hooligans’ and ‘Life Won't Wait’


His international fame grew with the release of the 1997 album ‘Inna Heights’ which has the hit numbers ‘Destiny’ and ‘Hills and Valleys’


In 1995 he released 'Til Shiloh' an album with enjoyed a cult status as it was a shift from the popular dancehall music and focused on reggae and propounded Rastafarianism


In 1993, he released his next album ‘Voice of Jamaica’ which won him several awards and great appreciation from the public


In 1988, his first recorded song ‘Boom Bye Bye’ was released and in 1991 he signed up with Penthouse Records labels in collaboration with producer Dave Kelly


In 1986 one of his fellow deejays introduced him to producer Robert Ffrench who helped him release his first single ‘The Rule’ in 1987

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