40 Best Dancehall Artists In The History Of Jamaican Dancehall


Dancehall has seen a lot of artists since it’s origin in Jamaica. These are the best dancehall artists in the History of Jamaican Dancehall.

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1. Vybz Kartel

Adidja Azim Palmer better known as Vybz Kartel, is a Jamaican musical artist, actor, record producer and entrepreneur. Kartel is one of dancehall’s most successful artists and among his various nicknames is referred to as “Worl’ Boss”.

2. Mavado

David Constantine Brooks, better known by his stage name Mavado, is a Jamaican deejay, singer and songwriter, signed to We the Best Music Group and Cash Money Records.

3. Beenie Man

Anthony Moses Davis, better known by his stage name Beenie Man, is a Jamaican reggae dancehall recording artist. He is referred to as the world’s “King of Dancehall”.

4. Sean Paul

Sean Paul Ryan Francis Henriques is a Jamaican rapper, singer, record producer, and actor.

5. Bounty Killer

Rodney Basil Price, known as Bounty Killer, is a Jamaican reggae and dancehall deejay. Allmusic describes him as having been “one of the most aggressive dancehall stars of the ’90s, a street-tough rude boy with an unrepentant flair for gun talk”.


6. Buju Banton

Buju Banton is a Jamaican dancehall, ragga, and reggae musician. He has recorded pop and dance songs, as well as songs dealing with sociopolitical topics.

7. Sizzla

Miguel Orlando Collins, known by his stage name Sizzla Kalonji or Sizzla, is a Jamaican reggae and dancehall musician. He is one of the most commercially and critically successful contemporary reggae artists and is noted for his high number of releases.

8. Shabba Ranks

Shabba Ranks is a Jamaican dancehall musician. He was one of the most popular dancehall artists of his generation and one of the first Jamaican deejays to gain worldwide acceptance, and recognition.

9. Koshens

Garfield Spence a.k.a. Konshens is a Jamaican dancehall recording artist.

10. Lady Saw

Marion Hall is a Jamaican singer-songwriter whose career has spanned over two decades. Widely known as the Queen of Dancehall, she is the first female deejay to win a Grammy Award and to be certified as a triple-platinum artist.

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