|Birth name Kevin Anthony Jackson|
Years active 1987–present
|Name Kevin Jackson|
|Born 30 November 1964 (age 51)Kingston, Jamaica (1964-11-30) |
Occupation(s) Singer, record producer
Albums One in a Million: The Best of Sanchez, In Fine Style
Genres Reggae, Dancehall, Rhythm and blues, Lovers rock, Gospel music
Record labels VP Records, Jet Star, Greensleeves Records, RAS Records
Similar People Wayne Wonder, Flourgon, Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Thriller U
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Kevin Anthony Jackson (born 30 November 1964), also known by his stage name Sanchez, is a record producer and reggae singer of Jamaican descent. After starting his career in 1987, Sanchez has produced a number of hit singles including "One In A Million", "Fall In Love", "Missing You", "I Care For You" and "Never Dis Di Man".
Born in Kingston, Jackson grew up in the Stony Hill and Waterford areas. He was given the nickname 'Sanchez' due to his football skills - a reference to a footballer of that name. He sang from an early age in the Rehoboth Apostolic Church choir in St Catherine. After working with several Kingston sound systems, first as selector for the Rambo Mango sound system, he began recording and had his first hit with "Lady In Red", recorded for producer Red Man in 1987. By 1988 he was one of Jamaica's most popular singers, and at his performance at Reggae Sunsplash that year he was called back for six encores. He had further big hits with "Loneliness Leave Me Alone", produced by Winston Riley, and with his version of Tracy Chapman's "Baby Can I Hold You", which was included on the Philip "Fatis" Burrell-produced Number One album (1989). He has worked with several of Jamaica's other top producers, including King Jammy, Bobby Digital, and Donovan Germain.
His 2000 album Simply Being Me reached number 14 on the US Billboard Top Reggae Albums chart, and 2002's Stays on My Mind hit number 9.
Primarily known for love songs and cover versions of pop and R&B songs, in the 1990s he mixed gospel themes with other topics on his albums, and released the totally gospel Who is This Man in 1999 and He's Got the Power in 2003.
In 2012 he revealed that he is now "a full-time producer", and has been working with studio engineer and writer Rodnie "Tenor" Lion. In May he revealed that he was working on two self-produced albums, one dancehall (Like a General) and one gospel (There is no Other Like You Lord).