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Jamaican dancehall

Most popular artists in Jamaican dancehall

This chart is based on the monthly listeners metric for all artists tagged with the genre jamaican dancehall by Spotify. It may contain some errors or some data may not be up to date. You can check the artist profile to update data if necessary.

# Artist Monthly Listeners Followers
1
12,661,568
385,574
2
3,624,531
341,416
3
3,572,055
508,007
4
2,698,614
506,073
5
2,418,891
1,367,594
6
Jugglerz
1,594,888
14,822
7
1,586,246
613,123
8
1,562,566
723,619
9
Masicka
1,192,599
378,098
10
Mavado
1,053,744
597,286
11
Teejay
831,511
223,973
12
Skeng
825,560
306,415
13
AMARIA BB
720,849
50,348
14
Demarco
696,654
354,807
15
Tommy Lee Sparta
641,738
302,358
16
Tanto Metro & Devonte
504,769
67,564
17
Projexx
433,858
7,123
18
Notnice
414,994
12,488
19
jahmiel
398,106
216,478
20
Elephant Man
378,046
368,966
21
Kraff Gad
373,429
103,952
22
Bayka
356,776
96,311
23
DING DONG
347,219
177,967
24
Chronic Law
307,021
187,418
25
Intence
302,463
149,148
26
Eshconinco
276,205
42,966
27
Tony Matterhorn
270,153
93,515
28
Massive B
242,674
3,423
29
IWaata
239,495
46,542
30
Govana
218,973
162,347
31
Marksman
213,361
55,411
32
Rygin King
193,530
157,710
33
Bugle
186,553
106,186
34
Jahshii
184,961
84,756
35
Jah Vinci
160,763
243,043
36
Gage
130,760
12,459
37
Deno Crazy
120,679
5,608
38
Chi Ching Ching
110,629
17,931
39
Laa Lee
108,192
17,723
40
Jahvillani
97,854
112,897
41
Shane O
97,031
39,989
42
Kalado
82,420
22,375
43
D-Major
75,805
8,350
44
Likkle Addi
62,670
12,527
45
Kyodi
61,732
10,660
46
Voicemail
61,504
37,616
47
Rytikal
59,399
86,268
48
Pamputtae
52,098
12,479
49
Sponge Music
51,528
739
50
Shawn Storm
51,107
59,307
51
Blvk H3ro
50,716
8,933
52
Royal Blu
49,747
3,764
53
Kash Promise Move
49,368
27,912
54
Usain Bolt
48,574
6,182
55
Simpleton
48,018
10,162
56
Yaksta
47,169
30,475
57
Kiprich
46,391
49,546
58
Vanessa Bling
41,613
25,085
59
Harry Toddler
40,738
12,126
60
Knaxx
40,318
3,039
61
Jafrass
40,105
46,859
62
Tatik
36,432
4,666
63
Laden
35,804
22,091
64
Fully Bad
33,650
16,333
65
Ikaya
27,573
17,553
66
Zamunda
27,109
10,343
67
Nhance
23,575
5,075
68
Franco Wildlife
21,455
12,462
69
Danny English
20,253
3,623
70
Jay-A
19,823
386
71
Daddy1
19,610
47,377
72
Don André
19,315
1,659
73
Deep Jahi
18,181
17,212
74
Samantha J
16,069
27,074
75
Imeru Tafari
14,323
2,120
76
ReniGAD
14,102
255
77
Stein
13,551
3,146
78
Norris Man
13,336
27,031
79
Lt. Stitchie
12,899
14,707
80
Savage Savo
12,813
2,230
81
Quenga
11,980
814
82
Digital Sham
10,405
453
83
Guinney Pepper
10,281
2,210
84
Yeza
8,980
1,966
85
Vyzadon
8,127
135
86
Ross I-Yota
7,744
7,945
87
Rhumba
7,713
15,307
88
Dane Ray
7,092
4,187
89
Prohgres
6,898
7,633
90
Grim YG
6,766
8,420
91
Zizi
6,684
4,346
92
Navino
6,635
4,906
93
Kempo
6,535
2,749
94
Deablo
6,369
4,538
95
Sevad
6,339
554
96
Kapital Stone
6,093
156
97
Benedetto
6,051
267
98
Black Ryno
5,778
12,969
99
6t6
5,506
285
100
Nervz
5,468
8,963
101
Hot Frass
5,454
430
102
Delomar
5,290
216
103
T'Jean
4,908
1,350
104
Neeqah
4,808
9,674
105
Radijah
4,605
263
106
Kenne Blessin
4,510
936
107
Propa Fade
4,458
1,143
108
Lavisch
4,208
858
109
Skip Da Line
3,916
530
110
Chilando
3,360
1,556
111
E-Dee
3,342
3,788
112
New Empire
3,209
122
113
Trabass
3,108
9,426
114
G-Terra
3,077
2,253
115
Blak Diamon
3,050
3,932
116
Posh Morris
2,949
111
117
Starface
2,896
1,475
118
Dizzle JA
2,752
117
119
Renee 6:30
2,540
906
120
Bryka
2,430
4,129
121
IamStylezMusic
2,350
2,400
122
Wai Fuzion
2,344
116
123
Iyara
2,096
10,929
124
PipeLyne
2,073
71
125
Jahshii
1,877
22,421
126
Top Bozz
1,756
23
127
Nklyne
1,736
11,413
128
I Quu
1,731
1,241
129
Dotta Coppa
1,703
469
130
Frassman Brilliant
1,678
740
131
Intell
1,658
381
132
Vassell Meka
1,634
68
133
Ryme Minista
1,609
4,468
134
SumeRR
1,500
648
135
Daniiboo
1,495
821
136
Kxng Izem
1,483
760
137
Fya Doops
1,476
522
138
Trance 1Gov
1,458
1,909
139
Shemdon
1,409
332
140
Jayds
1,397
1,850
141
Sinna Meech
1,392
2,081
142
Kibaki
1,381
3,176
143
Jahzi Lee
1,375
503
144
Fyah Roiall
1,315
501
145
Gadzila
1,261
3,866
146
Pink Boss
1,205
332
147
Zinthos
1,178
286
148
Fresh King
1,164
634
149
Javaughn Genius
1,154
660
150
Dwayno
1,149
232
151
Shokryme
1,128
1,559
152
Travalaunch
1,116
491
153
TweeGeddo
1,076
313
154
Fadagad
1,067
781
155
Phil Watkis
1,067
3,210
156
Mr. Peppa
1,029
464
157
Insideeus
1,016
448
158
Blackout JA
1,016
18
159
Ran G
684
18
160
Saba Tooth
597
130
161
Korexx
596
574
162
Kapella Don
567
1,566
163
Daine Blaze
469
170
164
XX3eme
442
388
165
EleganceGad
418
428
166
Karamanti
358
67
167
KASEENO
348
188
168
Black Kush
309
113
169
Kurry Stain
203
56
170
I-Shenko
181
1,219
171
Robbie Rule
175
512
172
Wiseman
167
57
173
Kenyaman
103
472
174
Taurus Ink
103
122
175
Fhiyahshua
98
2,730
176
Siva Hotbox
90
739
177
Young GT
89
39
178
Champagnie
86
155
179
Mr. Chumps
63
52
180
Gerry Digital
55
3
181
Takeova
45
48
182
Big Voice
42
39
183
S.Gee
41
659
184
Vipa Music
34
244
185
Fyne Style
30
58
186
InkLine
14
21
187
Kenobling
2
54

Some info about jamaican dancehall

Jamaican dancehall, a vibrant and pulsating music genre, began shaping its unique identity in the late 1970s and early 1980s in Jamaica. Rooted deeply in the reggae lineage, dancehall emerged as a more direct, energetic, and dynamic derivative of the traditional reggae sound. This genre, characterized by a faster rhythm and lyrical storytelling that often revolves around everyday life, social issues, and self-assertion, swiftly carved out its niche in the music landscape.

Dancehall took its name from the "dance halls" in which popular Jamaican recordings were aired by local sound systems. These spaces became the epicenters of a burgeoning dance culture where DJs showcased their skills. Early dancehall was predominantly instrumental, with "versions" of existing reggae tracks, but soon saw the rise of live DJs who would "toast" (chant or rap) over the music, a practice influenced partly by traditions such as the talking blues and African griot storytelling.

One key figure in the genesis of dancehall was Yellowman, who became one of the first to be internationally recognized coming out of this genre. His success paved the way for others and confirmed dancehall's staying power and appeal. Following in his footsteps were a host of influential artists such as Shabba Ranks, whose Grammy-winning success in the 1990s helped propel dancehall to a global audience. Bounty Killer and Beenie Man also contributed significantly to the genre during its developmental stages, engaging in lyrical clashes that became a hallmark of dancehall culture.

Female artists such as Lady Saw and later Spice began to make their mark in the mid-90s and onwards, challenging the traditionally male-dominated scene and narrating stories from a woman’s perspective, thus adding a significant layer to the genre’s development.

The 2000s saw Elephant Man, Vybz Kartel, and Mavado becoming faces of dancehall, with each bringing their unique style and flow, further distinguishing the genre. Vybz Kartel, in particular, is noted for his prolific output and ability to stay relevant in the rapidly evolving music scene. Meanwhile, artists like Sean Paul achieved cross-over success, blending dancehall with other popular music forms like pop and R&B, thus reaching a broader international audience.

Dancehall has not only stayed popular in Jamaica but has also garnered a massive following in the Caribbean, North America, and the United Kingdom, where large Caribbean communities have historically existed. In countries such as Canada and the United States, cities like Toronto and New York are considered hubs for dancehall creativity and consumption. The genre’s influence can also be seen in other music styles like Afrobeats and reggaeton, demonstrating its impact on global pop culture.

Technological advancements and the internet have further helped propel dancehall to global audiences. Platforms like YouTube, SoundCloud, and Spotify allow artists to distribute their music more widely than ever before, while also maintaining a close relationship with their listeners.

Today, dancehall remains a potent force in the music scene worldwide, consistently influencing new sounds and genres. As it evolves, it continues to offer a compelling blend of rhythm, expression, and social commentary, cementing its place as a unique and enduring facet of global music culture.