A Ranking of The Best Dancehall Artistes of All Time from Around The World has been released by Rank.com
Having ranked dancehall artistes from around the world, they came up with a list of Best Dancehall Artistes. According to the popular website, the artistes ranked on the list include Jamaican megastars and under-the-radar dancehall artists quietly putting out new songs. The top dancehall bands on this list have enough of a fanbase to sell out music halls and theatres around the world.
It was noted that dancehall started in the late 1970’s in Jamaica as an offshoot of reggae. The genre saw a new wave of popularity come in when current crossover artistes like Rihanna and M.I.A. introduced elements of dancehall to a broader audience of hip hop and R&B fans.
It would be nice for those who have fallen in love with the genre through current songs to go back and rediscover best dancehall artistes like Yellowman and Eek-a-Mouse who are must-listens for any fan of dancehall.
According to rank.com, this list represents a look at greatest dancehall bands of all time – across many decades – from the time the most famous and best dancehall artistes were ever listed. The order according to them was decided by actual fans of the best dancehall music.
The website allows voters to vote based on the quality of the band’s music instead of just voting for the most popular dancehall bands that they might have heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote. In simpler terms, the best dancehall artists of all time are based on user votes and input.
To Ghana’s credit, Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy and Samini ranked with other popular dancehall artistes from around the world.
And to crown it all, popular Dancehall King of Ghana, Shatta Wale was among the top 10, occupying second place in the list!
Below is the Top 10 from the List of World’s Best Dancehall Artistes of All Time:
1. Vybz Kartel
2. Shatta Wale
3. Beenie Man
4. Busy Signal
6. Buju Banton
7. Winky D
8. Sean Paul
9. Damian marley