When Gyptian hit the scene in in 2006, he immediately earned comparisons to the great Gregory Isaacs for his mixture of conscious reggae and sultry lovers rock. That same year saw Gyptian take home the “Most Promising Entertainer” title at the International Reggae and World Music Awards in New York City, an honour he has certainly lived up to in the years since.
Gyptian has layers and multiple facets to his artistry. There’s the conscious reggae singer who listeners first came to know on his breakthrough 2005 hit ”Serious Times.” Then there’s the champion lover who captivated females worldwide with his crooning on “Hold You,” the sultry island pop smash that topped charts globally in 2010, certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America for sales of over 500,000, becoming the first reggae single to attain that status since Damian Marley’s “Welcome To Jamrock” in 2005.. The song caught the attention of rap superstar Nicki Minaj, who jumped on the remix.
Gyptian brings a musically diverse set that takes the audience from dancehall to soca to global pop sounds.
“For me, there’s no boundaries in music. Pick one—there is a Gyptian song in that category for you.” Gyptian