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Roots Soulstress Etana Releases Her Debut Album "The Strong One"


Etana, the captivating Jamaican singer/songwriter, will unleash her highly anticipated debut album, The Strong One, on June 17, 2008 on VP Records. Arguably the most prolific female vocalist in reggae today, Etana has struck a cord with the masses and is winning the hearts of the people one song at a time. She made her debut with the hit “Wrong Address” in 2006, “Roots” in 2007, “Warrior Love” in 2008, received numerous awards in her native country, rocked major stage shows and will now unveil her first studio album boasting production by reggae legends Dean Frasier, Carl James and Robert Livingston.

The Strong One contains brand new material as well as her current singles that have already impacted Jamaican radio and other international reggae charts - including her sultry new love song, “Warrior Love,” which is currently #1 on Jamaica, England, U.S. and Virgin Islands reggae charts, “Roots,” the socio-political tune that remained at the top of Jamaican charts for over 22 weeks, as well as her breakthrough anthem “Wrong Address,” “a heartbreaking acoustic reggae lament about a woman who gets rejected for a job because she comes from the wrong hood,” stated from Spin Magazine. With spirit and song, Etana celebrates life and love, mends the disheartened and spreads wisdom throughout this cohesive musical testament.

Born in Jamaica and raised in Miami, the talented artist landed her first major gig as a back-up singer for roots sensation Richie Spice. Since then, she has scored three solo #1 hits, toured the globe from the United States to Europe to Africa and was recently awarded Best Female Vocalist at both the Excellence in Music & Entertainment (EME) Awards and IRIE FM Radio Awards as well as the Best Solo Female Reggae Vocalist at the 1st annual Reggae Academy Awards. According to Vibe Magazine, “at 23, she has already established herself as a formidable performer and songwriter whose music and reputation precedes her.” Incorporating elements of jazz, pop, rock and reggae, Etana has cultivated a pristine sound that touches on real life experiences and enlightens her listeners. “It is straight from the heart, straight from the soul, straight from the people and everyday life,” as Etana describes.


Comments (6)


Posted by jerome | April 29, 2008 12:30 PM

well done we love you here in the tortola bvi.

Posted by jerome | April 29, 2008 12:32 PM

well done keep up the good works we love you here in tortola bvi

Tee Tee:
Posted by Tee Tee | April 29, 2008 12:33 PM

Why is Etana so heavily made-up if she's a Roots girl.

Empire To The World:
Posted by Empire To The World | April 29, 2008 2:51 PM

Tee Tee she is not heavily made up, she is naturally beautiful, if you don't like her then why come with hateful comments, she is a pretty black princess, and is extremely talented, her music is better than that mavado crap people are listening to

Tee Tee:
Posted by Tee Tee | April 30, 2008 7:31 AM

To The World, I am not attacking Etana's Music. I really do like her music and i dont' consider my comment to be negative. My point is this, I saw Etana in an interview saying that she was in a group and was required to look a certain way and she didnt like it because she didnt like make up and heels. She sings a lot of roots and is considered a roots girl. also normally when you see her, she's wearing her natural hair and looks natural. so if she's this roots girl and naturally beautiful, why does she have on so much make up and her natural hair that we're use to is not there. She looks more like a Beyonce. That's my point. That's my opinion that i am entitled to that. And I didnt in no way mean to be negative because I love Etana's Music. But if this is her album cover, I would rather see a more natural looking Etana.

Posted by Roland | April 30, 2008 8:33 AM

Great job Etana. You, Ifrica and Cherine Anderson continue to make us so proud. And i agree that the music you ladies make is more substantial that the gun and gay music some of those DJs put out any day. Loving the music keep it up

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