J Boog

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BORN AND RAISED ON THE WEST COAST AND INFLUENCED HEAVILY BY HIS POLYNESIAN UPBRINGING, J BOOG IS UNDOUBTEDLY ONE OF THE TOP REGGAE SINGERS IN RECENT YEARS. MENTORED BY ISLAND REGGAE ICON FIJI, HE FINE TUNED HIS SOUND AND STYLE CREATING A UNIQUE BLEND THAT TRANSCENDS ACROSS CONTINENTS.

EARLY ON IN HIS CAREER, A CHANCE ENCOUNTER LED J BOOG TO CONNECT WITH YAMI BOLO AND GRAMPS MORGAN, WHICH THEN TOOK HIM TO JAMAICA WHERE THE REGGAE SINGER FOUND HIMSELF WORKING IN THE HISTORICAL STUDIOS OF BOB MARLEY, DON CORLEON, BOBBY DIGITALS, SHAGGY, AND SUGAR MINOTT. THIS EXPERIENCE NO DOUBT PLAYED ANOTHER KEY ROLE IN THE FLAIR OF BOOG’S MUSIC.

HIS DEBUT ALBUM, HEAR ME ROAR, DROPPED IN 2007 AND A FEW YEARS LATER HE RELEASED BACKYARD BOOGIE, WHICH INCLUDED MEGAHITS LIKE LETS DO IT AGAIN PRODUCED BY DON CORLEON AND SUNSHINE GIRL PRODUCED BY GRAMPS MORGAN AND FEATURING PEETAH MORGAN. AMIDST THE 2020 GLOBAL PANDEMIC, LET’S DO IT AGAIN EXPLODED ON TIK TOK VIA A VIRAL DANCE BY STRANGER THINGS NOAH SCHNAPP EVEN GARNERING THE ATTENTION OF HIGH-PROFILE CELEBRITIES LIKE CHARLI D’AMELIO AND JASON DERULO. THE POPULAR TRACK CURRENTLY BOASTS OVER 75M VIEWS ON YOUTUBE AND CONTINUES TO CHART ON THE ITUNES REGGAE CHART EVEN TODAY. A YEAR AFTER ITS RELEASE THOUGH, BACKYARD BOOGIE EARNED J BOOG THE BEST ENTERTAINER AT THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE AND WORLD MUSIC AWARDS IN CHICAGO. WASH HOUSE TING WAS RELEASED IN 2016 AND FEATURED TRACKS WITH VETERAN REGGAE BAND MORGAN HERITAGE AS WELL AS DANCEHALL LEGEND BUJU BANTON. THE ALBUM TOPPED BILLBOARD REGGAE ALBUM CHARTS AND WAS LATER NOMINATED FOR BEST REGGAE ALBUM AT THE 2018 GRAMMY AWARDS. HIS EP ROSE PETALS WAS NOMINATED FOR BEST REGGAE ALBUM OF THE YEAR AT THE 2017 GRAMMY AWARDS AND ALSO TOPPED US BILLBOARD AND ITUNES REGGAE CHARTS. J BOOG’S REPERTOIRE BOASTS TRACKS WITH SOJA, IRATION, TARRUS RILEY, THE GREEN, FIJI, CHAKA DEMUS, RICHIE SPICE AND MORE.

HE HAS TOURED ALL OVER THE WORLD, INCLUDING EUROPE, AFRICA, DUBAI, NEW ZEALAND, AUSTRALIA, JAPAN AND OF COURSE ACROSS THE US. HE’S PERFORMED AT FESTIVALS LIKE CALI ROOTS, ONE LOVE NZ, GOOD LOVE, REGGAE RISE UP, ONE LOVE CALI, ARIZONA ROOTS, DRY DIGGINGS, AND THE MAYJAH RAYJAH TO NAME A FEW.

IN 2021, J BOOG RELEASED THREE SINGLES [SIVA MAI FT. SIAOSI, AIN’T NO LOVE LIKE, AND FREE OF DEM]. HE EVEN HOSTED A DANCE COMPETITION FOR SIVA MAI THAT GAINED ENTRIES FROM DANCE CREWS ALL OVER THE WORLD. HE WAS ALSO NOMINATED FOR MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR AT THE ISLAND 98.5 ISLAND MUSIC AWARDS IN HONOLULU.

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Fri, Dec 16, 2022 10:00 AM

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