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Tiana shines at SummerJam in Germany, featured in upcoming Riddim Magazine issue


Tiana posed for a selfie along with members from PowPow Movement and Jugglers Sound after her performance at Summerjam in Germany.

The Dancehall Duchess Tiana who has recently completed her six-week European tour alongside controversial deejay Alkaline, kick start off her five-week Solo Summer Tour with a magnificent performance at Europe‘s biggest reggae/dancehall festival SummerJam.

Tiana graced the stage about minutes after 2am with Me Nuh Fear Yuh, produced by Konshens and D&H from France. The Duchess who performs alongside one of Germany’s biggest sound system PowPow Movement had the audience shouting out her name when she performs her hit single, Dem A Bawl, a Sounique Records-produced track.

The Duchess then gave the Summerjam audience a teaser of one of her newly release single titled Batty Rider on the Bike Ryda Riddim which got the Duchess an encore as she demonstrates to the audience that, “Shi know fi sidung pon di saddle, jiggle up round a back.” The track which is produced by Chris Rock and Fireside Imperial from Australia was also well received earlier in the day at the festival when SuperSonic Sound premiered the Bike Ryda Riddim.

So far this tour has been a very successful one for the Dancehall Duchess which also saw Tiana getting double page feature in the August issue of the highly rated Riddim Magazine that can be defined as the #1 Reggae/Dancehall Magazine across Europe and in several other territories.

“I just want to say a big thank you to my manager Carlington Wilmot, I-Motion Sound, Solid Europe Booking, Chris Rock and all the promoters who continues to support me and also how can not say thank you to all the fans who came to the shows love you all.”

Tiana is expected to be back in Jamaica mid-August.

New Releases

A total of three more songs will be released in July for Tiana which are all going to be distributed by digital distributing giant 21st Hapilos. The names of these tracks are Too Bad Mind, produced by Vanessa Bling aka Gaza Slim for her VB Records label, So Sexy on the Skin to Skin Riddim, produced by Hitmaker Muzik and Dat Me Want featuring Trinidadian soca star, Shurwayne Winchester, produced by her manager, Carlington Wilmot, to be released on his OutAroad Production label.

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Tiana set to tour Europe on heels of ‘Gyal Broad Out’ success

Tiana Dancehall 2014The Dancehall Duchess Tiana has been riding on a high after a successful Cross Country Road Tour courtesy of The RJR Communication Group which saw Duchess taking command of her fans as they scream and shouted “Tiana ti ti Tiana” … The almost six weeks road tour had the artiste making over 40 appearances on shows that was held in every major town located in the beautiful Island of Jamaica.

The female anthem Yuh Nuh Groupie singer most recent success happens over the weekend when the video for her hit single Gyal Broad Out made its debut on the popular Video Alley Top Ten Reggae/Dancehall Chart hosted by Suzie Q.

Video Alley Top Ten Chart is aired on several international stations in countries such as New York, England, Africa and also on various Caribbean TV stations.

Since the premiered of Tiana’s Gyal Broad Out video on VEVO the video has quickly accumulates over 30,000 views on Tiana’s official VEVO channel (TianaVEVO).

The song is currently #3 on the OutAroad Top 20 Hot Singles Chart and have graced the Top Ten of several charts around the globe such as Africa, UK … also on European radio show Yaad Report which is aired on Eldoradio based in Germany, hosted by Angie & Ruffie from I-Motion Sound/Solid Europe Booking Agency.

In a few weeks from now Tiana and Alkaline will be embarking on a six-week European Tour starting May 15th to June 25th … The tour will be hosted by I-Motion Sound who’s also responsible for Tiana’s first European Tour in 2013 which saw the Duchess making live appearances in countries such as Germany, Italy, Austria, Holland and Hamburg.

However, in the mean time the Dancehall Duchess has been busy in the studio working on several new projects such as a soca album soon to be released produced by Island Traffic Entertainment. Also a new track called So Sexy produced by Seduction Riddim producer Hit-Maker and Batty Rider which is a collaborated effort between Chris Rock Records & European producer Fireside … Tiana also recently collaborated with Trini-Soca Star Shurwayne Winchester on a track called Dat Me Want.

New Videos:
Upcoming video releases from Tiana will include videos for 18 & Ova collaboration with Unycorn … Whine Pon Yuh Vershon along with Birchill Recording artiste Vershon … Guh Dung for the lead song off her upcoming soca album and Touch Like The World Ago End.

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Tiana, fellow female artists defend J Amsterdam in wake of oral sex song

J Amsterdam and TianaAfter an avalanche of criticism hurled at upcoming Dancehall artist, J Amsterdam for his controversial new single, Gyal Come Wine Inna Mi Face, some female artists are coming to his defense, calling a double standard on the issue of oral sex in music.

The song, released last week by the Portmore-based artist, strongly suggests that he wants to give oral pleasure to a woman, marking the first time any male Dancehall artist has ever sang openly about the subject. The self-professed ‘Freak Messiah’ gave a number of media interviews last week opening up on why he did it, defending men who desire to give their women such pleasure.

J Amsterdam has been on the receiving end of a public battering for his openness, in song, on what has long been a taboo topic in Jamaican folklore.

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Tiana now on VEVO, to tour Europe for a second time

The Dancehall Duchess, Tiana is the latest Jamaican artiste to be added to the prestigious internationalVEVO network which is also the home for many international superstars such as Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry and many more.

This VEVO platform also allows fans to watch their favorite videos via Google TV, Android, Windows Phone, Kindle Fire, Apple TV, Boxee, Roku and theXbox 360.

So far VEVO has approved a total of 8 videos performed by the Dancehall Duchess which include Dem A Bawl, My Life, Mad Ova Me, Bruk Out & Wine, Dont Stop, Freaky Man, P#M P#m Phat and Real Bad Gyal/Me Nuh Fear Yuh medley.

Tiana DancehallAccording to Tiana, who is from the beautiful parish of St Mary, “I am excited with the direction my career is heading, thanks to having a good manager … I will also be embarking on my second European tour in between that I will make a quick stop in Kenya and then back to Europe then home.”

For many artistes they started out touring as an opening act while Tiana might be one of the few to skip being an opening act to being her own headline act.

Tiana’s tour will officially start on November 30th.

However, before doing so, Tiana will be releasing a slew of new tracks such as Gyal Back It Up produced bySounique Record, Touch Like The World Ago End, produced by Wawa Music and OutAroad Production as well as Talk It Out, a spanking hot collaboration with ‘bad gyal,’ Danielle aka DI, produced by Dancehall/Reggae veterans Sly & Robbie. The Duchess will also be releasing another controversial song titled Groupie which will definitely be a favorite for the females.

Fans will also finally get the chance to see Tiana’s anticipated Gyal Broad Out video which will be premiered on her VEVO Channel, on Saturday November 23rd. The video was shot on several locations including Germany, Jamaica and St Maarten at the Sonesta Hotel Maho Beach Resort.

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Danielle D.I. stars on U.S. tour with Gyptian

Danielle D.I.Dancehall’s rebel, Danielle D.I. has returned to the island after impressive performances alongside international reggae star, Gyptian during a successful The Sex, Love and Reggae tour in the United States.

“I am grateful to Gyptian for endorsing my talent,” she said “It’s a tremendous opportunity to have a world class act’s support. He has been in my shoe and understands the journey I’m taking. He presently has the number one reggae album on the Billboard charts, and is the only Jamaican to sell Gold in the past eight years; numbers never lie, so I’m deeply appreciative to be under his wings.”

Danielle D.I. completed solid sets for the capacity crowds. The turnout was phenomenal for every one of the events. The audience sang along, while dancehall’s bad girl performed her hit tracks: Beat It, Rebel, Pat It Up and My Man.

“I had no idea I would get such positive responses,” she said. “It was overwhelming at times. One of my favorite stops was performing at S.O.B.’s in Manhattan. I could feel the love while on stage and after the show. Fans showed excitement in meeting me, to get my autograph and to take pictures. Words can’t explain how it feels when they sing back my old songs to me, it’s a joy!”

The entertainer says she was excited to share the stage with her peers that also performed “Everyone did well, Bashcom X, Khago, Ricky Blaze, Fambo, Ding Dong and Benji. It was smooth sailing and I felt proud to represent as a female artiste,” Danielle D.I. said.

She is presently getting great reviews for her brand new video, My Man. The much talked about Sly and Robbie produced record is becoming a street anthem. The song is relatable to loyal lovers facing harsh economic times; through sunny or cloudy days their affection remains the same.

This weekend Danielle will be shooting her latest release titled, Talk It Out with the ‘Dancehall Duchess,’ Tiana. OutaRoad Pictures will visualize the Sly and Robbie composition.

The Riddim Twins are also the producers for her album, Sly and Robbie Presents Danielle D.I. The Rebel. It was the number one album for two consecutive weeks on the Jamaica Music Countdown Charts.

On November 30th Danielle D.I. will be performing at female revolution, which will be held at the Chinese Benovolent Centre in Kingston. She is also confirmed to before at the annual GT Extravaganza in Black River, St. Elizabeth on Christmas Day.


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Danielle and Tiana ‘Talk It Out’ on new single

Danielle DI and Tiana (2)The ‘Dancehall Rebel’ and the ‘Dancehall Duchess’ have merged forces to collaborate on the track, Talk It Out. The very catchy tune which is expected to be a female favorite was recently recorded at Taxi Records.

“Talk It Out, is one of the easiest songs I’ve ever recorded. We had a great chemistry in the studio. The lyrics and ideas came quickly and it was smooth sailing. We  even have the same first name, this connection was meant to be, it was ordained,” Danielle D.I. enthusiastically shared.

Tiana endorsed D.I.’s statement and looks forward to the project, “It was indeed a pleasure, we share a lot in common, especially as it relates to creative ideas. We have already drafted plans for the video. When it premieres it will show our male counterparts that we have the ability to help drive the music further. It was a dream come true to work with the great musicians, Sly and Robbie.”

Talk It Out was co-written with Paul “Patchy” Wright and produced by Sly Dunbar, Robert Shakespeare and Orville Baker of One Pop Music.

Danielle D.I. has recently released her first album, The Rebel that features collaborations with Shabba Ranks, Gramps Morgan and Cherine Anderson. Tiana is one of the first upcoming female acts from Jamaica to ever headline her own seven weeks European tour with sold out audiences on her own merit.

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Tiana sizzles with new single, ‘Touch Like The World Ago End’

Touch Like The World Ago EndThe ‘Dancehall Duchess,’ Tiana makes a splash with the release of her new smash, Touch Like The World Ago End, an aggressive, sexy anthem for the ladies. The single was released on July 2, 2013 in both clean and explicit versions, and is now available worldwide from FOX FUSE.

Born Danielle Shand in St. Mary, Jamaica, Tiana has been marking her territory in Dancehall music ever since she emerged on the scene in 2009, and now takes her sounds worldwide, recently completing her first European tour.

This new single is the latest card in Tiana’s bountiful hand, as she aims to break through to the global audience as the premier female dancehall artist today. Touch Like The World Ago End is definitely one of my favorite songs, I just love the vibe and the energy I get from the audience whenever I perform it live,” reveals Tiana. “It’s the first time I have performed a song that is unreleased to the public but it always seems to ‘tun-up di vibes’ and make the ladies dance like crazy. This repeatedly happens on every show that I have performed this song, especially while I was on tour in Europe.” Tiana just returned to Jamaica, following an 11-show European tour that included stops in Germany, Italy, Austria, and The Netherlands.

The track was produced by Jamaica-based production house, WAWA Music for OutARoad, providing Tiana with the proper ammunition to decimate dance halls and airwaves, with her suggestive lyrical missives and strong, sultry delivery.

“As one of the producers of this amazing track, I know this song will forever be an anthem and one that will be discussed by many,” states Carlington Wilmot, head of OutARoad and Tiana’s manager. “I know this song will certainly do a lot for Tiana’s already budding career, as this is a topic that has never been explored in this manner nor by any other dancehall artists before her.”

Collaborating with some of the biggest artists and producers in dancehall music, Tiana has become a spokesperson for her generation; calling out what she felt was a ‘sexist’ music industry in Jamaica, as she strives to see females earn similar recognition to their male counterparts. Her profound stance and statements have garnered mass media attention, as well as support from her female colleagues within the industry. With her local and international popularity growing consistently, Tiana is indeed earning her ranking as the “Princess of Dancehall.”

Touch Like The World Ago End and F**k Like The World Ago End are now available worldwide on iTunes and all major digital retailers from FOX FUSE.

Fans can also be on the lookout for two new videos from the ‘Dancehall Duchess.’ The first video will be for her My Life single produced by OutAroad and Asha D Records while the other video is for her fast rising single, Gyal Broad Out on the Seduction Riddim produced by HitMaker Muzik. Both videos were shot on several locations in Europe.

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Tiana back in Jamaica after successful European tour

Tiana_tour_europeThe reigning Dancehall Duchess, Tiana is now back in Jamaica following her successful six-week Dancehall Duchess: Live In Action tour backed by German favorites I-Motion Sound.

The Duchess commanded a total of 11 shows, including three in Germany where she had including a Live Sound Clash dubplate style alongside I-Motion Sound in Bochum, Club Le Grand in Dortmund and The Late Night Club in Detmold. Tiana also went to Pisa in Italy where she had a show at Club Reverse before returning to Germany two shows in Hamburg at Club Waagenbau. She also performed two shows in Austria: Club Regen in Vienna and the second show at Club After Shave in Innsbruck while also performing two shows in Holland at Club Storm and Club Eclipse, which had over 1000 patrons packed in the club. She also performed one show in Munich at Club De’Roof.

According to the Dancehall Duchess, “I enjoyed every bit of my European Tour, the tour manager D’Angy and CEO of I-Motion Sound did a great job organising the shows, the flights, ground transportation and hotels. I also want to say thank you to my manager, Carlington Wilmot, Mad Betty, Ruffie, San San, Tall Man, Mathias, Rasheed, and the other promoters who made this tour possible and nuff love goes out to all the friends and fans that I’ve met”.

Now, Tiana is now ready to take over the summer with the release of several hot new ‘futuristic’ singles such as My Life produced by OutAroad & Asha D Music. The video for My Life will be out soon, which was shot in several European countries while on tour.

She is also set to release Me Nuh Beg Fren, produced by I West Music, with an accompanying video for to come, as well as Gyal Broad Out on the Seduction Riddim (HitMaker Music) and also the potential street anthem F@#k Like The World Ago End produced by Wawa Music and OutAroad Production and will be distributed by FoxFuse, based in New York.

Fans can also be on the look out for a hot song and video from Tiana’s protege, Shae-Mill, who’s one of the first members of Tiana’s Duchess Empire. The Empire also includes Fendii from New York and D’Angy from Germany.

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Tiana features on remix with Nicki Minaj and Mavado, stars on European tour

Tiana European tourThe reigning ‘Dancehall Duchess,’ Tiana has been on a roll in recent weeks as she continues her tour of Europe; scoring a major collaboration of sorts in the process.

Tiana has been featured on a soon-to-be-released remix alongside Trinidadian-American rap sensation, Nicki Minaj and Dancehall stalwart, Mavado. The remix, done by ‘The Remix King,’ DJ Dain features a mash-up of Tiana’s Freaky Man, a remix of Vybz Kartel’s Freaky Girl: Part 3 and Freaks, by Nicki Minaj and French Montana, with a sprinkling vocals by the ‘Gully Gaad’ across the song.

This remix is sure to be a smash for Dancehall and hip-hop fans as it encompasses various elements of urban music in one song.

It is another achievement for Tiana, who has been enjoying her first tour of Europe since April 13th. The Tiana: Live in Action tour has seen the Duchess perform at shows in Austria and across various German cities, including Dortmund, Bochum and Detmold.

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Tiana to tour Europe, Canada this spring

Tiana European tour flyerAs she looks to strengthen her already wide-ranging fan base, the Dancehall Duchess, Tiana will kick start her biggest series of shows to date as she is set to begin her first ever European tour on April 13.

After leaving the island Wednesday, Tiana is expected to perform her first show on the world’s largest continent in Vienna, Austria. The show will feature other female deejays from around the world, including Lady Louise from Sweden, Aisha Bee from Hungary and DJ Mad Betty from Italy.

Other key dates on this highly anticipated tour include her April 27 show in Dortmund, Germany and The Hague, Netherlands on April 29, with two shows in Italy on May 4 in Rome and May 11 in Catanzaro.

Following her Euro-trip, the Dem a Bawl singer will head to Canada for a pair of shows and will also be in the island of St. Maarten for a show June 1st.

2013 has been all about gauging different audiences worldwide for Tiana, as evidenced by her collaboration with Canadian singer and songwriter, Jesse Giddings for the single, Back To Me. The pop-reggae single, influenced by Celine Dion’s classic, It’s All Coming Back To Me Now, was officially released via iTunes on April 2 and produced by veteran hit-maker, Kemar ‘Flava’ McGregor.

Additionally, the Duchess was named as Kenya’s female artist of the year at the Kingston 10 Awards and has been releasing singles to maintain her relevance within the local scene with songs such as Bruk Pocket Bwoy and Freaky Man, a remix of Vybz Kartel’s Freaky Gyal (Part 3).

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Tiana teams with X Factor host for new single, ‘Back To Me’

Tiana and Jesse GiddingsInternationally recognized Dancehall starlet, Tiana seeks to conquer yet another market in the world of music as she’s teamed up with an artiste quite familiar with having the ‘X Factor.’

The ‘Dancehall Duchess’ recently joined forces with Universal Music recording artiste Jesse Giddings, co-host of the pre-show for the popular American talent series, X Factor. Giddings, a popular Canadian singer and ex-VJ of Much Music flew to Jamaica last week to shoot the video for his collaborative effort alongside Tiana entitled, Back To Me.

The visuals for Back To Me were shot in several locations across eastern Jamaica, including Downtown Kingston, Bull Bay, St. Thomas and the Old Harbour train station in St. Catherine. Giddings and Tiana also threw an after party to celebrate the success of the video, which will be unveiled in the coming weeks.

This signals a possible elevation for Tiana as she seeks to secure the faith and support of fans in Canada and across North America as she crosses over into the pop world with the sultry voice making her a household name within Dancehall. In addition to the video, Back To Me will appear on Gidding’s album, set for release this Spring.

While aiming to dominate the charts in one continent, Tiana has proven her worth in another as she recently secured Female Dancehall Artiste of the Year at the Kingston 10 Awards in Nairobi, Kenya. The Dancehall Duchess ran away with the crown, consolidating her strong reputation in the West African country as she eclipsed Tifa, Lady Saw, Ikaya and Ce’Cile for the accolade.

These achievements mark a strong start to 2013 for Tiana, who aims to be more than a prominent singjay, but a universally renowned superstar for years to come.

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Tiana nominated for Female artiste of the Year in Kenya

TianaFast-rising Dancehall artiste and the self-professed Dancehall Duchess, Tiana has once again proven her strong outreach in the continent of Africa as she’s been nominated for a major accolade in the mother continent.

Tiana was recently nominated for Female Artiste of the Year at the 2012 Kingston 10 Reggae Awards in Kenya. Based in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, Kingston 10 hails as a prominent Dancehall/Reggae show that highlights many of Jamaica’s top entertainers on a daily basis; promoting the island’s key genres across the country.

Known for her strong fan base in the West African country, Tiana was nominated for Female Artiste of The Year alongside the Queen of Dancehall, Lady Saw, prominent Dancehall divas, Tifa and Ce’Cile as well as Reggae warrior, Ikaya.

Tiana had a commendable follow-up year to her breakout campaign in 2011. After scoring with hits like Bruk Out and Wine, Highest Grade and many others last year, Tiana made waves with hits like Only Girl Him Want (remix of Popcaan’s Only Man She Want), Dem a Bawl, Don’t Stop and One Stuck Whine. Dem a Bawl landed Tiana a top 10 spot on the MTV Base Africa Dancehall/Reggae charts while holding down top spot on the Kenyan charts four consecutive weeks.

The Dancehall Duchess is no stranger to award nominations this year as she not only copped a pair of nominations at the International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) this past July, but she was named Jamaica’s top new artiste at the 2012 3B Entertainment Industry Awards in October.

Tiana is seeking your support as she contends for the Kingston 10 Reggae Award for Best Female Artiste. To participate in the process, head over to the official Kingston 10 Facebook page to cast your vote for this emerging star.

The Kingston 10 Reggae Awards is now in its fifth year and will take place in January 2013.

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Tiana being over priced by booking agencies – especially for shows in Africa

With the Dancehall Duchess asserting herself as one of the genre’s emerging acts, it seems that a few promoters are trying to capitalize on her royal status within the industry.

Dancehall star, Tiana has allegedly been the subject of attempted scamming by promoters, locally and internationally. One source, who recently travelled from Africa, told Tiana’s manager, Carlington ‘OutAroad’ Wilmot that unscrupulous persons are over charging the artiste for upcoming shows.

Additionally, one promoter also told Tiana’s manager of a specific case, when a booking agency charged US$20,000 for her services in Africa. However, after a price of US$15,000 was seemingly agreed to, the booking agent relayed that Tiana will be not available for the date anymore, but they could offer three other artistes affiliated with their company for a similar price.

This isn’t just happening to Tiana with overseas agencies, but such excessive pricing has also occurred locally for the Dancehall Duchess. Not only have some local promoters been overcharging her, they have been doing so in an effort to book persons who are signed with their agencies.

Meanwhile, many persons have been booking dub plate sessions for Tiana without her consent as producers have inquired her on social media about these sessions that they paid for. Industry players are being urged not to pay money to these unscrupulous persons.

Nevertheless, these apparent politics won’t deter Tiana from closing out 2012 with a bang as she recently released singles such as Mine Di Dog Bite Yuh (Dog Bite Riddim) – Produced by Washroom Entertainment).

Additionally, Tiana features on the soon-to-be released, OutARoad produced, Hot Pursuit Riddim, which also features acts such as deejay of the year contender, Konshens and his rising protégés, Darrio as well as Delus, amongst many others.

All Booking Inquires should be directed to Tiana’s Manager [email protected] or [email protected] – Tell: (876) 3813874. NEW YORK: [email protected]

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Tiana named Jamaica’s top new artiste at 3B Entertainment Industry Awards

The Princess of Dancehall, Tiana was one of many winners at the 2012 3B Entertainment Industry Awards held at the Club House inside the Temple Hall Estate last weekend.

This award was given to artistes/producers for their outstanding contribution to Jamaica’s entertainment industry, both locally and, even more so, on the international scene.

Last year’s top winners were Dancehall giants such as Mavado, I-Octane and Gyptian.

According to Tiana, “I will always remember this moment; accolades like these motivate me to work harder.”

This year has definitely been a good year for Tiana, with her video, Dem A Bawl hitting the screens of MTV Africa while still riding high in the top ten of all major Jamaican charts. Dem a Bawl holds the top spot on TVJ’s Video Alley chart, hosted by Suzie Q on MTV Tempo’s Pree Dis Chart, eighth on Richie B’s Jamaica Music Countdown Top 25 Dancehall chart, tenth on Hype TV’s Top 20 chart and ninth on the OutAroad Top 20 Hot Singles chart. Dem A Bawl was also the number one video in Kenya for 4 weeks on Rebel Liberation Top Ten Chart.

Within the next two weeks, four new tracks will be released by Tiana including, Wine Up Mi Body, Think Yuh Bad (featuring Shae) on the OutARoad produced Hot Pursuit Riddim, Mad Ova Me on the Soak Riddim (produced by Inna Mi House Music) and My Man Love Me on the Smear Bass Riddim (produced by Studio Vibes.)

Additionally, the self-proclaimed Dancehall Duchess was recently in Miami shooting two new videos: Don’t Stop, which was directed by Rick Ross’ famed director, Shutah Films and Mad Ova Me, directed by OutAroad Pictures.

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Tiana heats up the summer with four new tracks

With her undeniable work ethic and constant ability to adapt within the musical framework, it’s no surprise that prominent Dancehall diva, Tiana has decided to take the summer by storm with four singles that are sure to dazzle fans across the genre.

The Princess of Dancehall has targeted the peak season for partying and enjoyment with these singles as she seeks to dominate clubs and sessions across Jamaica. One of the song titles embodies that very sentiment as she’s released the OutARoad produced single, Weh Di Party Deh, which embodies the mindset of any person who’s just seeking a good time.

Tiana then takes an even more sultry approach as she unveils the Studio Vibes produced, Don’t Stop in which she embodies the independent female who tests a man’s resistance and endurance on the dance floor and even behind closed doors. Don’t Stop hails an ideal fit on the Illusion Riddim as she portrays the ideal fantasy that women can always relate to when they’ve found that ideal man.

Keeping with that theme, Tiana teaches the ladies a new dance move as she shows off the One Stuck Whine which she guarantees will hold any man’s attention. The single, originally released last summer is sure to carry over its appeal into this summer as it offers a flavor that the ladies can easily adapt to.

Tiana also shows her love for the men with her single, Watch Dem a Watch Me as she proves the centre of attention as well as the eye candy that several of her male admirers lust after on a regular basis. The up-tempo effort shows her love for men and desire to be around anywhere that they go.
“Mi love di man deh whether shy or dem brave man, 20 lashes, just send on di slave man, rich, bruk pauper, midget or caveman, send dem enuh,” Tiana professes.

Each of these singles, which are available for free download and on YouTube, have each received positive feedback from the Dancehall community as she re-asserts her place as a leading diva in Jamaican music.

For Tiana, this is just the start of another dominant summer as she looks to replicate her success in the summer of 2011 as singles like Gyal Mi Love Yuh (featuring Konshens) and the Highest Grade Song quickly ascended her to superstar status.

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Tiana gets down and dirty with new single, ‘Wine Pon Yuh C***y’

The Princess of Dancehall, Tiana has once again validated her royalty within the Dancehall ranks as she’s unleashed a raunchy new single that’s sure to turn heads and engage ears.

Being an artiste whose unafraid of testing boundaries, Tiana has unveiled her latest effort, Wine Pon Yuh C***y, produced by Nica Productions on the Chemical Reaction Riddim. The new, thought-provoking track has already caused quite a stir on the internet and in the streets as Tiana leaves no stone unturned with her lyrical content as she once again proves her clout within the music industry.

Wine Pon Yuh C***y is exactly what the title sounds like: A no nonsense, hardcore track which speaks of a woman’s intentions behind closed doors when it comes to pleasing and keeping their men. With such straight forward lyrical context, Tiana sparks memories of the Queen of Dancehall, Lady Saw in her hay day as she sang similar tracks that sparked controversy but won her respect simultaneously.

In Wine Pon Yuh C***y, Tiana deejays “C***y come mek mi express mi feeling, love when yuh raise up inna di morning, wid u one eye, yuh so damn appealing, mi wudda f**k yuh from now ‘til a evening.”

She continues, “Mi haffi confess mi love fi yuh sugar cane, boy yuh body good, yuh body nuh lame. Dis yah p***y so phat it mek yuh c*cky strain, so yuh c*cky better firm and full up a vein.”

In addition to the release of “Wine Pon Yuh C***y”, a raw viral video of the single was unveiled via YouTube on Thursday which further emphasized the true essence of this sexually charged single, with well over 1,000 hits already as it offers visuals that surely aren’t for viewers under 18.

The radio version of this single, Wine Fi Yuh Johnny will soon be unveiled as Tiana seeks to maintain consistent airplay locally and overseas; following up as efforts such as Bruk Out and Wine, Gyal Mi Love Yuh (featuring Konshens) and Only Girl Him Want continue to garner good rotation.

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Tiana scores again, secures two IRAWMA nominations

The growing international reputation of prominent Dancehall star, Tiana continues to be enhanced as the budding singjay has copped two more award nominations.

The ‘Princess of Dancehall,’ who was recently nominated for two honours at the Carivibez Video Web Awards, has struck similar notice from the International Reggae And World Music Awards (IRAWMA), who have named her in a pair of categories for this summer’s event.

Recognized for her stellar year in 2011, Tiana earned a nod for Female Vocalist of the Year, where she goes against fellow Dancehall/Reggae divas, Ce’Cile, Etana, Queen Ifrica and veteran, Marcia Griffiths as well as Nkulee Dube, the daughter of late South African singer, Lucky Dube.

Additionally, Tiana was nominated for Best New Entertainer as she competes against artistes from varios genres such as the aforementioned Dube, J-Boog, Protoje and Laza Morgan.

These latest achievement further emphasizes the strength of her emergence as a top level artiste in this, her second year as a major mainstream act. Recently, Tiana released a captivating medley video for her fiery singles, Me Nuh Fear Yuh (D&H/Subkonshus) and Real Bad Gyal (Cashflow Records). Furthermore, the breakthrough sensation released her debut EP, Princess of the Dancehall via iTunes. The nine track EP, distributed by Johnny Wonder and 21st Hapilos, features hits such as Bruk Out and Whine as well as Can’t Talk Bad Bout Mi.

Meanwhile, this year’s IRAWMA ceremony features four nominations for Mavado including Best Male Disc Jockey and Best Crossover Song (Delilah). Other multiple nominees include Rihanna, Sean Paul, Shaggy, Jimmy Cliff, Freddy McGregor, Gentleman, Laza Morgan, Marcia Griffiths, Stephen Marley, Damian Marley, Tarrus Riley, Beenie Man, I-Octane, Nkulee Dube, The Green, Richie Spice, Kes the Band, Protoje, Alison Hinds, Machel Montano and Calypso Rose.

Among the other international nominees are Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, Chris Brown, Jennifer Hudson, Lupe Fiasco, Shakira, Pit Bull, Enrique Iglesias, Collie Buddz, Popcaan, Lady Saw, Elephant Man, Maxi Priest, Yellow Man, Adventura, Matis Yahu, Third World, etc…

The 31st annual International Reggae And World Music Awards will take place on July 5 in Chicago, Illinois.

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21st Hapilos Releases Tiana’s ‘Princess of the Dancehall,’ EP

Prominent Dancehall diva, Tiana has marked a crowning achievement in her career by unveiling her debut EP, Princess of the Dancehall that’s being digitally distributed by 21st Hapilos (Johnny Wonder) via iTunes and several other online digital stores.

Having made several strides within Dancehall over the last 18 months, Tiana has released several hits that have connected with underground and mainstream audiences while building strong fan bases locally and overseas. Her versatility and work ethic culminated in the official release of Tiana’s first Extended Play compilation on Friday.

The digital EP, unveiled via American music sharing outlet, iTunes features several of Tiana’s smash hits over the last 18 months as she aspires to achieve the commercial success her resume warrants. Princess of the Dancehall consists of highly-acclaimed singles such as a soca version of her first major hit, Can’t Talk Bad Bout Mi, Bruk Out and Whine on the internationally-acclaimed Overproof Riddim as well as the sexually charged track, P*m P*m Phat which took the Dancehall world by storm.

Additionally, the debut EP features a pair of Tiana’s most prominent collaborations such as U Mi Want featuring Darrio and the top 10 hit, Gyal Mi Love Yuh featuring Dancehall/Reggae superstar, Konshens.

Princess of the Dancehall encompasses various genres and stages of this dominant diva’s career as the 9 track EP solidifies her place as a stalwart within Jamaican music as she looks towards bigger and better things in 2012.

The Producers who helped to make Tiana’s Princess of the Dancehall EP possible are Adde Production (Summer Time Riddim)…So-Unique Records (Lost Angel Riddim)…Roache/JA Production(Overproof Riddim)…Carlington OutAroad Wilmot/LionPath (Flirtation & West Pines Riddim)…D&H/Subkonshus (G Shock Riddim)…Fams House Studio(Buss Out Riddim) and Cashflow Records with School Bag Riddim.

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Top 10: Most underrated Jamaican artistes

Though debate lingers as to whether or not the Dancehall/Reggae industry wallows in decline, there certainly isn’t a shortage of good, young talent within Jamaican music.

Yet some artistes, whether still relatively new or polished veterans, either are somewhat overlooked or don’t garner the respect their production deserves. Keeping that in mind, here are ten prominent Dancehall/Reggae acts that warrant more attention for their work than they’ve been given.

10. Natalie Storm: Formerly a part of the dominant trio of divas known as TNT (featuring Tifa and Timberlee), Natalie Storm has always been considered a well-rounded artiste, but somewhat in the shadow of her long-time friends. However, she deserves more consideration than she’s actually received, given her strong international resume’ which includes her hit collaboration with Mr. Vegas (Doggy). That single, along with her highly regarded single, Hotta earned her strong acclaim in Europe and North America as she’s built a growing fan base overseas.

Locally, her star has shone bright in recent months through the release of her sultry single, When You Hold Me as well as the Reggae-themed song, I A’int Missing You showcased varying sides of an artiste that possesses as much lyrical dexterity and sex appeal as her female counterparts. Perhaps, 2012 will be the year she finally earns local recognition as a top-draw act.




9. Stein: In 2011, few artistes released more singles than Gully Squad deejay, Stein whose work ethic can hardly be questioned. Always regarded as lyrical mean machine since his emergence in the early 2000s, Stein stepped up his efforts in 2011 with reputable singles such as Take You for a Ride (feat. Gyptian) Party Hard on the Overproof Riddim and Shell Dung Di Party, amongst several others.

However, his talent, while appreciated on an underground level, hasn’t been appreciated as much via the mainstream. Perhaps, that’s what led Stein to accuse the Dancehall industry of racism in a scathing YouTube rant last month. Hopefully, he won’t be forced to resort to such measures again in exchange for recognition regarding his quality music.


8. Raine Seville: Having been away from music for over a year due to the birth of her first son, Raine Seville returned with a bang last year with hit singles like, Showdown, Tra La La and See Dem A Look which reinforced the strong potential she showed after releasing Curious in 2009.  Her strong vocals and easy-flowing lyrics make her a contender for big accolades and in 2012, she’s already made a name for herself, collaborating with Mavado on the sparkling duet, Cheating Games to rave reviews locally.

Certainly making up for lost time, Raine Seville seems poised to take her place as a dominant Dancehall diva going forward.






7. Demarco – Known for several top ten hits such as Duppy Know Who Fi Frighten, Fallen Soldiers and True Friends, amongst several others, Demarco has a resume that more seasoned artistes would envy. However, it was with Love My Life where Demarco scored on an international level, earning over 30 million YouTube views for the chart-topping single, putting him in elite company with Sean Paul and Shaggy as the only artistes to achieve such as feat.

Though many might consider him in the second tier of top-draw Dancehall acts, his concepts and lyrical delivery warrants even more praise. Iron Bird and 6:30 have already proven so far this year why he merits more credit.



6. Ikaya: Certainly one of Dancehall’s sexiest acts, Ikaya’s qualities as a musician frankly should garner just as much notice. Whether a risqué, sensual vibe on a Dancehall track or a cool, soothing essence while performing Reggae, Ikaya has proven herself as the total package through internationally-acclaimed singles such as These Tears, Get High and the chart-topping single, Hard Way.

While showcasing thought-provoking singles, Ikaya has also proven herself as a culpable performer with strong sets at Reggae Sumfest 2011 and STING 2011 aswell as a memorable rendition of the classic Bob Marley single, Redemption Song at this year’s Youth View Awards. Ikaya’s heard from scarcely, which might explain why she’s not as highly rated as talent deserves. But in her case, quality does exceed quantity, thus leaving no doubt that she’ll fulfill her high mainstream potential.




5. Denyque: When fans first heard the chart topping single, Can’t Breathe back in 2008, Denyque unleashed a heartwarming voice that elicited countless goose bumps across the world. Expectations quickly rose following her debut and, to her credit, unveiled notable follow-up efforts such as Summer Love and Hooked on Me in 2010.

Since then, many wondered if she’d ever live up to her potential as she released culpable efforts but never quite connected on the charts like expected after her first mainstream success. But with a seemingly more mature attitude, Denyque has re-dedicated herself and, in turn, collaborated with Chino for the smash hit, Driving Me Insane which paid homage to Shabba Ranks’ classic single. Driving Me Insane re-ignited the aforementioned expectations initially placed on her and with more recent hits like Turn My Music Up, To Be in Love and What You Like alongsideDing Dong have renewed her status as one of Jamaica’s best singers.




4. Chino: Along with Driving Me Insane, Chino and Denyque have the underrated tag in common. Living up to expectations set by legendary father, Freddie McGregor and his brother/producer, Stephen ‘Di Genius’ McGregor, Chino is an apparent afterthought when it comes to the discussion of Jamaica’s best artistes. Given his willingness to present unconventional ideas within his music, Chino has become an international success with singles like Protected, From Mawnin, Seal the Link and Handwritings, which was an ode to late Reggae superstar, Dennis Brown. Having previously named Singjay of the Year at the EME Awards in 2010, Chino hails as one of Jamaica’s most versatile products and his lyrical clarity deserves even more local acclaim as his typically conscious vibe brings forth a refreshing aura which Dancehall desperately needs.

3. Busy Signal: Everyone knows Busy’s plethora of number one hits and commercial appeal through various Red Stripe and Red Label Wine. But for some reason, Busy Signal doesn’t get talked about with the likes of Vybz Kartel and Mavado despite over 10 number one hits and a rare lyrical ingenuity that made him a household name.

Disregard the fact he doesn’t perform at STING and Reggae Sumfest every year, his crossover appeal continues to rise as he aims to break down international barriers that Beenie Man, Sean Paul, Shaggy and Damian Marley did previously. Whether a country-influenced single like, The Gambler, a Reggae track like Life or ‘pure’ Dancehall like Swag Tun Up, Busy’s range has never been more evident and with a Reggae album now out, there’s little doubt that this artiste should be in the conversation of Jamaica’s best musicians.


2. Tiana: Combine the number of videos that Tifa, Lady Saw and many other female artistes unveiled in 2011 and they still don’t equal Tiana’s total. Her 11 videos in 2011 were unprecedented for a female artiste in 2011 and amongst them, some notable gems such as Pum Pum Phat, Gyal Mi Love Yuh (featuring Konshens) as well as Bruk Out and Wine on the Overproof Riddim.

With a musical resume’ many would envy, Tiana still seeks to earn the respect commercially that she warrants while taking the Dancehall world by storm. Her mainstream following is only now just taking shape after dominating the underground and international ranks and while Tifa and Lady Saw continue to assert themselves as prominent divas, Tiana’s body of work should garner more accolades. Nevertheless, her attempts to grab mainstream attention are finally succeeding as the ‘Princess of Dancehall’ looks to elevate her royal status within Dancehall while leading a very talented group of female prospects.

1.Konshens: Like Tiana to female artistes, nobody is more underrated as a male act that Konshens. Since the hustling anthem, Winner took the local industry by storm in 2008, Konshens’ affinity for the unorthodox has earned him his share of fans and critics in the industry. Whether voicing on frowned upon ‘one-drop’ Riddims or earning few award nominations, Konshens continues to ignore stereotypes as singles like Simple Song, Last Drink (feat. Voicemail) and Do Sumn show aspects of an artiste whose vision goes beyond music but more so, uniting and educating society. His willingness to work with younger artistes shows his optimism for Dancehall’s future and intelligence shown while addressing key music issues make him a well-polished product.

In 2012, Konshens looks to ascend within the Dancehall ranks as he’s already triggered Deejay of the Year conversation with singles like Bad Gal, Gyal A Bubble and Badman Settings. Saying that he merits his place as one of Dancehall’s elite is an understatement. But at this pace, there’s no question Konshens could quickly shed this label as Jamaica’s most underrated artiste.

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GT Taylor Extravaganza gives fans a Christmas treat

Dancehall fans got their Christmas wish this past Sunday as the GT Taylor Extravaganza stage show offered a combination of great talent and stellar performances for everyone to remember going into the New Year.

The Jagra sponsored event took place on Christmas Day in Black River, St. Elizabeth; offering a lineup that reeled in several patrons from around the island. The 12th edition of the Christmas show featured performances from a litany of Reggae and Dancehall stars including John Holt, Coco Tea, Twin of Twins, Warrior King and Specialist to name a few.

The self-proclaimed “Princess of Dancehall,” Tiana also graced the GT Taylor Extravaganza stage; aiming to once again show her worthiness as a female deejay of the year candidate. Despite band issues during her set, Tiana proved her character by performing a edited rendition of her popular single, Pum Pum Phat, to which several fans blew their horns in support. The breakthrough star then performed another fan favourite, Bruk Out and Wine from the internationally-acclaimed Overproof Riddim before closing off with another one of her hits, No Man Can Talk Bad Bout Mi.

Fellow breakout star, I-Octane also gave fans lots to cheer about; living up to his energetic performance mantra by shelling out hits such as Licky Licky, Nuh Ramp Wid Wi and Study Yuh Friends amongst others to a wonderful crowd reception. The prominent singjay continued to wow fans by performing Burn Dem Bridge and the classic hit, Mama Yuh Alone.

Another established singjay, Mavado stamped his authority on the event by performing such as Hope and Pray andI’m On The Rock prior to showcasing newer material such as Don’t Wanna Be A Memory and Survivor featuring the highly-acclaimed rapper, Akon.

However, it was yet another singjay, Khago who stole the Christmas show as his status continues to elevate within the Dancehall/Reggae ranks. Building his reputation as one of the best live performers in Jamaican music, Khago performed his sensual Reggae hit, Across Mi Heart before unleashing the chart-topping smash, Blood A Boil to an eruption of cheers. He then performed the hit, Badda Dan Dem which was then pulled due to the loud cheers from the patrons on hand.

Khago continued to rock the crowd by performing hits such as Nah Mek Dem Drain My Energy as well as his debut single, Nah Sell Out which was also tremendously received. Additionally, the singjay took time to seemingly call out his long-time rival, I-Octane before performing the Overproof Riddim smash, Tun Up Mi Ting.

Other notable performances included internationally-acclaimed deejay, Bounty Killer who continued his strong run of form after a dominant performance during his lyrical clash with rival, Beenie Man at Diamond Splash in Negril. The Alliance deejay performed his hits single, Who Tell Him Dweet, once again calling out Beenie while also performing hits such as No Cream To Mi Face before before bringing out his protégé, Kiprich who performed Real Badman amongst other hits.

JOP leader, Aidonia also made his presence felt at the event while performances from Wayne Marshall, Spice and D’Angel also were well-received.

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Tiana drops video directed at “sexist music industry”

Rising Dancehall act, Tiana claims she has been facing prejudice in the music industry. The artiste has made it clear in several recent interviews that female acts are not given a fair chance. Her belief has motivated her to shoot a new video for the track, “Haffi Mek It”. The lyrics show Tiana’s defiance and intention to press on with efforts in attaining respect for her and fellow female artistes.

“It’s time for the females to stand up, band together and ignore the obstacles. Patra, Lady Saw and Diana King have proven that once we are determined to kick the door down, they can’t stop us again”, Tiana emotionally professes. The artiste claims a lot of female acts have not been admitting the serious challenges with getting airplay, once they jump the hurdle of being recorded on a male dominated Riddim. Producers wanting more than business is another everyday clash.

“Mi flow sicker than nuff a the male artiste,” is one of the blows she throws in the new release. Tiana goes on to say that she has not been garnering much local support; overseas has shown more love and respect for the budding singer. Her track, “Gyal Mi Love You,” which features Konshens has been getting great feedback outside of her home country, the song has debut on several music charts, yet it is completely absent from prominent play lists locally. According to Tiana this is not a first, her hit track “No Man Can’t Talk Bad Bout Mi,” was a club anthem included on countless mix tapes, with dub plate requests through the roof from overseas DJ’s, contrary to a spark received on local soil.

Look out for the new video which is anticipated to debut very soon. To listen to “Haffi Mek It,” check out the Download link for the song at: http://www.box.net/shared/d3gqqbcoc1k3odsusibu

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Tiana calls for Jamaican music industry to show more love to female artistes

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Tiana asks the Dancehall industry to show females more respect

Up-and-coming female singjay, Tiana has a bone to pick with the Jamaican music industry for not giving females within the Dancehall & Reggae genres their due recognition. The “Princess of Dancehall,”spoke in-depth via press release; claiming that she’s tired of the lack of respect shown to female artistes & that the Jamaican music industry is biased against them.

“The music industry needs to give more support to the female artistes in Jamaica. “When you turn on the radio, it’s the same set of bulls; same as when you go to the Dancehall sessions, this industry is very bias towards females,” Tiana intimated. She then explained, “Check it, most of the Riddims have a bag a man pon it and even when a female artiste manages to squeeze herself on the Riddim them play all the man dem songs and bench the female song majority of the time.”

Tiana, who’s known for hits such as “Gyal Mi Love Yuh” featuring Konshens on the Buss Out Riddim & “Dat Mi Want,” on the Flirtation Riddim believes that female artistes are better than they’re given credit for, even better than some of their male counterparts. “Mi flow sicka than nuff of the male artistes and is not brag mi a brag I am just simply telling the truth because most of the female artistes are way better,” Tiana stated whilst adding, “Please show us some more love because it’s not easy being a female artiste in this male dominated industry. Mi songs dem might nah shat a yaad but them a get nuff love abroad.”

Tiana cites another of her hit singles, “No Man Can’t Talk Bad Bout Mi” (Produced by Konshens and D&H) as an example of said sentiment. “I sang a song titled “No Man Can’t Talk Bad Bout Mi,” which is a big song in several other countries but in Jamaica dem a try fi hold down the song and yet it still manages to create a buzz which could have been bigger only if that song had gotten the deserving support. But nuh matter what that song will always be an anthem for the ladies because even ten years from now nuh women nuh want no man fi talk bad bout them,” Tiana explained. The song was #1 on the charts in Belize, peaked at #5 on the Hype TV Dancehall Chart, Peaked at #4 on the OutAroad Top 20 Hot Singles Chart while the accompanying video was nominated as a candidate for Best Female Artiste Video of The Year at the CariVibezTV Web Awards in New York.

Meanwhile, Tiana had an encouraging message for fellow female artistes; telling them not to give up their hopes to succeed in the industry. “I’m not afraid to say it but a lot of us female artistes have been underrated but my message to them is from once you believe in yourself nuh body caan stop yuh…and mi more than believe in myself so mi affi mek it because I am not gonna allow anyone to stop me from shining,” Tiana implied. She also asked female artistes to stop engaging in lyrical warfare given how much harder it is for females, collectively to make a splash on the Dancehall/Reggae scene. “The female artistes dem need fi stop hating on each other…even though the males fight with each other just the same…but the big difference is that they help to buss each other. Look how many artistes Bounty Killer and Vybz Kartel buss but can we say the same about the females in this industry? No!
Nevertheless, Tiana pleads for the local industry just to give her & other females a chance to be heard & prove their worth on a wider scale. “All I am saying is give the ladies in the music industry, some more love and support wi need it. Selectas and disc jocks add some more female artiste inna di thing even if a nuh my song mi still will feel good. Just add some more females to your playlist.”

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Tiana Makes it Big in Just Two Years

IN a mere two years, Tiana has lifted her career from budding dancehall/reggae talent to internationally recognised artiste, mainly on the basis of her smash hit single No Man Can’t Talk Bad Bout Mi.

The success of the female anthem has given her household-name status, not only in Jamaica and Belize, but also in Gambia, Kenya, France, Italy, Germany, Barbados, Trinidad, the United Kingdom, as well as several states in the US such as Florida and New York.

“Belize is now the official home for Tiana’s music,” a news release from the singer’s management quotes KREM TV/radio personality Linda Blease. “Tiana’s songs are rocking the radio, house parties and clubs. Also, I must tell you the guys are going crazy for Tiana.”

Following on the success of No Man Can’t Talk Bad Bout Mi, she hit the charts in Belize again with her No Ring Pon Me Finger climbing to the Number 3 spot, her management revealed.

“It’s a joy to be back on the charts in Belize. It’s a greet feeling to know that the music is being loved by others around the world,” said Tiana, whose fan base has been growing tremendously in Australia and Denmark, according to her manager, Carlington Wilmot, founder and principal of the OutAroad Production label.

It was Wilmot who, in 2009, first recorded the Mary Mount High School and University of the West Indies graduate by producing her debut single I Won’t.

The number, they said, was inspired by the domestic violence case involving mega R&B stars Chris Brown and Rihanna.

In the catchy tune, Tiana tackles the issue of domestic violence faced by many women, reminding us that violence against women is unconscionable.

A few months later, Tiana voiced her second single called You Want Me in collaboration with the True Love hit maker Delus (brother of Konshens). However, she got her first chart topper when she invited dancer-turned-pop artiste Chi Ching Ching to join her on the single Skippin Feelin, which was also produced by Wilmot who wore the director’s cap for the accompanying video.

Both the video and single, he said, occupied pole position and top 10 placements locally and internationally.

From there on, the rest was history as Tiana finally began to feel what it’s like to live her dream of becoming a star.

Her obvious talent, supported by solid management, earned her a performing contract that same year on Sting, regarded as the greatest one-night show on earth.

Her next major performance was at the annual Spring Break in Negril where she opened for Platinum recording artiste Shaggy and Elephant Man with a short but energetic set.

She was also featured on the Portland leg of the Magnum Ten Long, Ten Strong Stage Show road tour.

Between 2009 and 2010 Tiana voiced several projects and joined big-name acts Vybz Kartel, G Whizz, Charly Blacks and Black Ryno on the Glory Rhythm produced by Cashflow, her contribution being Inna 2010, which gained popularity in Gambia, The Bahamas and the UK.

Her next production was More Money, voiced on the Romeich Records Stage Mix-produced rhythm, which also features dancehall heavyweights Beenie Man, Mavado, Cobra and TOK.

Tiana also had a winner with Dat Mi Want on the Flirtation rhythm, which also hosts top acts Vybz Kartel and Konshens.

The St Mary-born artiste said she believes the key to being successful in the male-dominated music industry is to work twice as hard, stay focused, believe in what you are doing and, most importantly, having a good manager.

“I see myself being one of, if not the first female artiste to close Sting or Sumfest,” she said.

Tiana said she is inspired by Rihanna, Beenie Man, Lady Gaga and, of course Lady Saw, who is also from St Mary.

The young singer’s whirlwind two years in the music industry have seen her being nominated in the Breakthrough Artiste of The Year category of the EME Awards; and the Best Video By A Female Artiste category at the New York-based Web TV CariVibez awards for No Man Can’t Talk Bad Bout Mi.

According to the EME Awards website, the Breakthrough Artiste of The Year recognises the artiste whose work has attracted local and international attention, and who is considered poised as a leader for the next generation of reggae/dancehall stars.

 The tune, which was produced by D&H and Konshens’ SubkonShus Label, has racked up several number one spots, most notably on the CVM Hitlist Video Countdown Chart, and, for three weeks, on Wave Radio’s Starlight Saturdays Top Ten Countdown in Belize.

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