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Cham (singer)

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Name  Damian Beckett
Birth name  Damian Beckett
Labels  Atlantic, Madhouse
Also known as  Baby Cham
Role  Rapper

Origin  Saint Andrew Parish
Spouse  Ophelia Beckett (m. 2002)
Years active  1999 – present
Music group  The Alliance
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Born  24 February 1979 (age 36) (1979-02-24)
Occupation(s)  Deejay, singer-songwriter, record producer
Albums  Ghetto Story, Wow... The Story, WOW: The Story Volume 1 & 2, The Day Before, Team Cham
Genres  Reggae, dancehall, reggae fusion
Similar People  Bounty Killer, Wayne Wonder, Dave Kelly, Alicia Keys, Beenie Man

Cham (born Damian Beckett, 24 February 1979) is a Jamaica born rapper, singer-songwriter and actor, most well known for his 2006 single "Ghetto Story" from his major label debut album of the same name, a song which led to multiple "story" songs by other artists in a similar vein. He is currently signed to Atlantic Records, and was known as Baby Cham until 2005. He is still called Baby Cham by his Jamaican fans and fans from around the world.


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Originally from Sherlock Crescent in Saint Andrew Parish, Cham's career began in the early 1990s. The Miami New Times referred to his debut album Wow... The Story, released in 2000, as "the most anticipated album in years from any reggae artist", and a Washington Post review of a live Cham concert in 2006 described him as "the man who may be the next Sean Paul -- a dancehall artist who crosses over to the U.S. hip-hop market."

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Throughout his career, Cham has collaborated with many hip hop and R&B artists such as Foxy Brown, Alicia Keys, Carl Thomas, Shawn Mims, Mis-Teeq, Rihanna, Che'Nelle, Jentina, Akon, and T-Pain, Keke Palmer and many others.

Cham has for a long time worked with producer Dave Kelly. In 2012, he recorded with his wife, O, on the singles "Wine" and "Tun Up". In 2013 he released the Kelly-produced single "Fighter", featuring Damian "Junior Gong" Marley.

Cham's third album, the Kelly-produced Lawless is due to be released in June 2015. Featuring the single "I Am Hot", the album was recorded in Florida apart from a collaboration with Mykal Rose and Bounty Killer, which was recorded in Jamaica.

Guest appearances

  • "Shottas" T-Pain featuring Cham & Kardinal Offishall
  • "This Is Why I'm Hot" (Remix) Mims featuring Junior Reid & Cham
  • "The Day Before" Baby Blue Soundcrew featuring Jully Black & Cham
  • "Oh No (You Can't Be Serious)" Carl Thomas featuring Cham
  • "Tables Will Turn" Foxy Brown featuring Cham
  • "Party Time" (Remix) Lukie D featuring Cham & Jadakiss
  • "Love Is on My Mind" Shawnna featuring Cham & Sisqo
  • "Run Dem" Foxy Brown featuring Cham
  • "Never Never" (Remix) Brick & Lace featuring Cham
  • "I Fell in Love with the DJ" Che'Nelle featuring Cham
  • "Tonight" Keke Palmer featuring Cham
  • "Girl I Need" Mario featuring Cham
  • "Bullet" DJ Khaled featuring Cham, Rick Ross
  • "That's Just Not Me" Mis-Teeq featuring Baby Cham
  • "Bad Ass Strippa" (Remix) Jentina featuring Cham
  • References

    Cham (singer) Wikipedia