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Contact: Peter Wardle
King's Music International
Kings Music International is currently booking a May 2011 tour package with Gyptian and Etana. Gyptian is the man who gave us the number one song on the billboard top 100 charts – Hold You. Hold You was also the number one song on digital I Tunes, and has crossed over to mainstream radio where teenagers all over the world are listening to and embracing Gyptian.
Etana has also been coming up real strong. Her new CD is called Free Expression. Her release before that is called Strong One. Etana has also won many artist awards and she is currently a top artist in Jamaica.
October 20th, 2010 Gyptian won the MOBO award for “Best Reggae Artist of the Year”. He received his trophy for the 2010 MOBO Award live during the ceremony at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. Gyptian took the stage to accept his prestigious award in front of a packed house and over 250 million viewers on TV worldwide. In November 2010 he then went on to win 'Best Reggae Artist' at this year's Soul Train Awards. Gyptian's singles Hold You and Nah Let Go and the respective videos have been receiving steady airplay ever since the release of his album, Hold You, in July 2010.
Gyptian is currently one of the most sought after artists in the reggae business. His manager is now being overwhelmed with offers and inquiries for Gyptian from all over the world, and his schedule is booked up every week giving him little time to rest.
The co billing artist with Gyptian on this May tour is Etana, the strong female sensation dominating the airwaves and stage shows in Jamaica. Etana is is young and bright, with a powerful voice and good songs. She is very popular. In 2010 she won every single female artist award in Jamaica - best singer of the year, best album of the year, etc. - six awards. Fresh and gifted, this twenty five year old spirited and soulful singer/ songwriter is now loved and accepted by the people in Jamaica and abroad. This tour features two of the most popular younger reggae artists in the world.
After an initial audition with Fifth Element Records, the recording and Management Company behind Richie Spice and Chuck Fender, Etana was asked to tour with Richie Spice as a background vocalist. Touring Europe and North America with Spice helped work her in, giving her experience on the stage working in front of the people.
After being loved and appreciated on the road, Etana’s debut single from the recording studio, Wrong Address, released in 2006, quickly caught interest in the reggae world. The song struck a resounding chord with reggae listeners, and still receives heavy radio rotation to this day. Fifth Element Records, behind the hit single Wrong Address, continued to help Etana produce a string of hit singles that have been riding hard and strong on the charts. Etana has a passion for the music, and she approaches her craft with a sense of maturity and respect. Etana is rising fast.
Saturday, February 21st 2009, Etana performed on the Ragga Muffins Festival at the Long Beach Arena in Long Beach California and she was brought back again this year in 2011. People were excited and enthusiastic to see her. She was one of the stronger artists on the festival. Etana won awards for the Best Female Vocalist and Best Album at the 2010 International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) held in New York. Etana released videos for the songs Blessings, which features Italian-born Rastafarian reggae crooner, Alborosie, and Caltariba System, both from her debut VP Records album, The Strong One.
In 2006 Gyptian gave us the mega hit Serious Times. Serious Times popularity led to Gyptian’s performing on most of the major stage shows in Jamaica, as well as many international festivals. Gyptian currently has two songs in rotation on radio with his breakout hit Hold You and his new smash Nah Let Go, both singles from his current album, Hold You, released by VP Records in July 2010.
With a solid foundation and fan base, this versatile entertainer now sees his international acclaim grow, and has already seen collaborations with the likes of Nicki Minaj, Busta Rhymes and Mary J. Blige, and will be joining Blige for her UK tour on November 2-3 in England.
In his music career, Gyptian cut right through, quickly. He was embraced by the people of the world right from the start, without having to struggle long for acceptance. He gets a great deal of love from the media and the public. His message has mass appeal. Hold You is currently hot, ringing out all over the world.
Gyptian and Etana are both hot.