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Tarrus Riley

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Birth name  Omar Riley
Years active  2005–present
Origin  Kingston, Jamaica
Labels  VP Cannon Productions

Genres  Reggae
Name  Tarrus Riley
Instruments  Vocals guitar
Role  Singer ·
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Born  26 April 1979 (age 36) Bronx, New York, United States (1979-04-26)
Parents  Jimmy Riley, Lavern Tatham
Awards  Independent Music Award for Best Album - R&B/Soul
Albums  Love Situation, Mecoustic, Parables, Contagious, Challenges

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Tarrus Riley (born Omar Riley, 26 April 1979, Bronx, New York, United States) is a Jamaican-American reggae singer and member of the Rastafari movement.


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Riley was born in Bronx, New York and raised in Jamaica. His father is veteran reggae singer Jimmy Riley. He made his recording debut as a teenager. In 2004, Tarrus released his debut album, Challenges. Riley has consistently racked up awards for his work. Among his accolades are Best Singer, Male Vocalist, Cultural Artiste, Song of the Year, and Best Song. Some of the awards institutions which have rewarded Riley include the Youth View Awards, The Star People's Choice Awards, EME Awards, and the Reggae Academy awards. Tarrus is the holder of Jamaica's CVM TV's 15th Anniversary Award, held in February 2009, for the 'Most Admired Song in the Past 15 Years' for the hit "She's Royal".

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In 2009 Riley released his third album Contagious on Cannon Productions. The album was distributed by VP Records. It contained the hits "Start Anew", "Contagious", and "Good Girl Gone Bad" featuring Konshens and Superman, a cover of a Robin Thicke original. 2010 saw the release of the chart-topper "Protect the People", which scaled several charts in Jamaica and across the Caribbean. Early 2011 saw the release of the Black History-themed "Shaka Zulu Pickney", which was featured on a Nyabinghi rhythm album from Bombrush Music. The video for the song which was directed by Storm Saulter was well received upon its release. His interest in educating the youth about Black History resulted in the Tarrus Riley Freedom Writers Competition, which ran on Jamaica's Irie FM radio station.

2011 also saw the release of videos for hit singles including "Come Ova" and "Never Leave I". Both songs became hits on Jamaican radio as well as in several Caribbean territories. Riley has performed on several stages around the world. His performances have drawn credible reviews from the media in the Caribbean, North America, the United States and Europe.

Riley tours Europe once each year, performing on the major reggae festivals in several European countries. Riley's most recent high-profile performances include the 2011 Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival and Roskilde Festival 2011 in Denmark, Reggae Sumfest 2010, Betty Wright and Friends in concert in Jamaica, and the Palmyra Foundation's Fundraising event. He also headlined the Hennessey Artistry show in Barbados in December 2011.

Among his accolades in 2011 were the EME Awards (Excellence in Music and Entertainment) for Vocalist of the Year Male and Cultural Artiste of the Year. Riley also copped the 2011 Youth View Award for Cultural Artiste of the Year.

Riley released the acoustic album Mecoustic in 2012 and toured Europe in support of it with his Blak Soil band.

He worked with saxophonist and producer Dean Fraser on his 2014 album Love Situation, which he described as "a true tribute to the rocksteady era", and features guest appearances from U-Roy, Big Youth, Konshens and Mr. Cheeks. The album gave him his first number one placing on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart in February 2014.

Tarrus was featured on Major Lazer's song "Powerful" from the album Peace Is the Mission along with Ellie Goulding.

Awards and nominations

  • 2007 – Jamaica Observer Artiste of the Year
  • 2008 – Excellence in Music and Entertainment (EME) Awards – Cultural Artiste of the Year (nominated), Male Vocalist of Year Award, Song of The Year ("She's Royal")
  • 2008 – Reggae Academy Awards – Best Reggae Song, Most Popular Song (both for "She's Royal"), Best Solo Male Vocal Performance, Breakthrough Reggae Artiste
  • 2009 – Caribbean-American Heritage Awards – Reggae Runnins Caribbean Heritage Award
  • 2009 – MOBO Awards – Best Reggae (nominated)
  • 2009 – Soul Train Music Awards – Best Reggae Artist (nominated)
  • 2011 – (EME- Excellence in Music and Entertainment (Jamaica)- Cultural Artiste of the Year and Vocalist of the Year (Male)
  • 2011 – Youth View Awards (YVA's) – Cultural Artiste of the Year
  • 2011 – UNIA Marcus Garvey Award – For Contribution of Music
  • 2014 – MOBO Awards – Best Reggae Act (nominated)
  • Discography

  • Challenges (2004), VP
  • Parables (2006), VP
  • Contagious (2009), VP
  • Mecoustic (2012), VP
  • To the Limit (2013)
  • Love Situation (2014), Zojak World Wide
  • References

    Tarrus Riley Wikipedia

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