Beenie Man, whose real name is Anthony Moses Davis, is a Grammy award winning Jamaican reggae artist. He was born on August 22, 1973 in Kingston, Jamaica. He is now the proclaimed," King of the Dance Hall."
He recorded cover versions of Bob Marley's "Crazy Baldheads" and "No Woman No Cry" in 1994. Beenie Man converted to the Rastafari movement. In 1994, he was signed by Island Records and released the critically acclaimed album Blessed, which established his reputation internationally. In 1995 he toured the UK and joined up again with Barrington Levy to record an updated jungle version of Levy's "Under Mi Sensi".
During the period from the mid to late 1990s, Beenie Man dominated the Jamaican charts to the extent that he perhaps had a good claim to the crown of "Dancehall King", a title only bestowed previously on Yellowman in the early 1980s.
Beenie Man's first real break into the United States came in 1997. His song "Who Am I" quickly went Gold. It opened the doors for the world to see a new reggae star in the pages of Newsweek and other major media outlets. The same year, Beenie Man topped the Jamaican singles chart with seven different singles. Beenie has released 22 albums in total.
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