2020’s Top Reggae Artist, and more…
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2020’s Top Reggae Artist, and more…

2020s Top Reggae Artists and Best Reggae Songs

Brief Reggae Artists / Genre History

Although reggae is much loved in America, it originated from Jamaica. Thus, in sharing the full story of reggae music, we will be starting off with the root of reggae music in Jamaica. When reggae music originated in the 1960s it was a style of music that was meant to address sufferings and other negative issues in society.

Reggae music was confused with other forms of music such as Jamaican Mento and Jamaican Ska, which were popular at that time. The distinction between these styles of music became obvious with the introduction to reggae bands. Reggae music is, however, still described as being influenced by Jamaican Mento and Jamaican Ska music.

The earliest reggae songs were known to focus on romantic love. As the genre evolved and developed a specific style, the themes of songs broadened to include love between romantic partners as well as love of spiritual beings, other than singing about oppression, poverty and other negative forces against the natural flow of life and love.

By the 1970s, reggae music became heavily influenced by the Rastafarianism. Rastafarianism is a religion that was particularly popular in Jamaica, even though not all reggae musicians practice the religion.  The reference to cannabis that is regularly made in reggae music is because of the significance of cannabis in connecting with God according to Rastafarianism.

Reggae music spread really fast to the United States, because of several factors. These factors included the fact that, at that time, radios in the U.S. could pick up signals from Jamaica, which displayed a new style of music as its popularity grew.  Another factor was popular culture.  The movie “The Harder They Come” and its soundtrack, featuring reggae legend Jimmy Cliff, was one of the world’s first introductions to the genre.

Following the introduction, people began to accept the likes of Bob Marley and other top reggae artist. Bob Marley, who is one of the greatest artists of all-time, embodied the message of reggae music as a political activist and Rastafarian. His songs sent strong messages on strong reggae themes addressing societal issues as well as promoting love and oneness.

Today, Reggae music has found a home not just in America but a lot of places around the world.  Below is a list of the top reggae artists of 2020 that truly showcases how well the genre has grown since Bob Marley and other artists during reggae’s early days.

2020’s Top Reggae Artists

Stefflon Don, follow on Instagram: @StefflonDon and watch on Youtube: Stefflon Don

Honorable Mentions

Ishawna, follow on Instagram: @MsLegendary and subscribe on Youtube: IshawnaVEVO

Charly Black, follow on Instagram: @CharlyTrelawnyBlack and subscribe on Youtube: Charly Black

2. Shenseea, follow on Instagram: @Shenseea and watch on Youtube: Shenseea

Honorable Mentions

Tommy Lee Sparta, follow on Instagram: @TommyLeeSparta and subscribe on Youtube: Tommy Lee Sparta

Stylo G, follow on Instagram: @OfficialStyloG and subscribe on Youtube: Stylo G

Popcaan, follow on Instagram: @PopcaanMusic and watch on Youtube: Popcaan Music

Honorable Mentions

Shauna Chyn, follow on Instagram: @ShaunaChyn and subscribe on Youtube: Shauna Chyn

Mavado, follow on Instagram: @MavadoGully and subscribe on Youtube: Mavado

Vybz Kartel, follow on Instagram: @VybzKartel and watch on Youtube: Vybz Kartel

Honorable Mentions

Busy Signal, follow on Instagram: @BusySignal_Turf and subscribe on Youtube: Busy Signal

Govana, follow on Instagram: @Govana and subscribe on Youtube: Govana

HoodCelebrityy, follow on Instagram: @HoodCelebrityy and watch on Youtube: HoodCelebrityy

Honorable Mentions

Lisa Mercedez, follow on Instagram: @LisaMercedez and subscribe on Youtube: Lisa Mercedez

Rygin King, follow on Instagram: @RyginKing and subscribe on Youtube: Rygin King

Spice, follow on Instagram: @SpiceOfficial and watch on Youtube: SpiceOfficial

Honorable Mention

Tarrus Riley, follow on Instagram: @TarrusRileyJA and subscribe on Youtube: Tarrus Riley

Chronic Law, follow on Instagram: @LawBossOfficial357 and subscribe on Youtube: Chronic Law

Alkaline, watch on Youtube: Alkaline

Honorable Mentions

Jahmiel, subscribe on Youtube: JahmielVEVO

Protoje, subscribe on Youtube: Protoje

Masicka, follow on Instagram: @MasickaMusic and watch on Youtube: Masicka

Honorable Mentions

Quada, follow on Instagram: @QuadaWellbad and subscribe on Youtube: Quada

Teejay, subscribe on Youtube: OfficialTeejayVEVO

Koffee, follow on Instagram: @OriginalKoffee and watch on Youtube: Koffee

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