Called "The Messenjah" by many, reggae artist Luciano has been building his career internationally for the past 20 years. After bursting onto the music scene with numerous hit songs in Jamaica, he rose up as one of the dominating reggae voices on today's global scene, making waves with a sound whose influences include Stevie Wonder, Frankie Paul, and Dennis Emmanuel Brown. Luciano has toured the world extensively, reaching Africa, Australia, Europe, and Asia, as well as undertaking numerous North American tours, performing in festivals and clubs across the country. Over the course of his career he has released over 45 albums.
Born Jepther McClymont OD in 1964 in Jamaica as the seventh of nine children, Luciano began recording in 1992, releasing his debut single "Ebony & Ivory" on the Aquarius Record label and following up with his debut album Moving Up in 1993. After voicing several covers for the producer Sky High, Luciano released "Give My Love A Try," which was produced at Castro Brown's New Name Studio and was a hit in Jamaica. It was at the studio that Luciano met reggae superstar Freddie McGregor and joined his production company, where he began to develop the religiously conscious reggae for which he is known today. In the ensuing years, he changed his stage name to Luciano, collaborated extensively with Fattis Burrell's Xterminator label, and issued numerous independent releases as well. Among his most acclaimed albums are Where There is Life (1995) and the Grammy-nominated A New Day (2002).
Luciano has won numerous awards for his contributions to reggae music. He has garnered acclaim from reggae authorities and even the Jamaican government, the latter coming when he was awarded the Order of Distinction in the rank of Officer in 2007. In the face of all these awards, his objective is to stay forever humble. His latest in a long string of releases include Write My Name (2010) and Rub-A-Dub Market (2011).
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