3. Junior Tucker
Leslie ‘Junior’ Tucker was born in Trench Town, arguably the birthplace of Jamaica’s music. The child prodigy, who came from a family of singers, was even nicknamed the Jamaican Michael Jackson because of his extraordinary talent. In fact, some of Jackson’s early recordings became a staple in Tucker’s repertoire in his early years. His local and international hits include cover versions of Rod Stewart’s Some Guys Have All The Luck, New Edition’s Mr Telephone Man, Benny Mardones’ Into the Night, which he re-titled 16 and his how songs Don’t Test and Love of a Lifetime.
Tucker held several international recording contracts over the course of his career, with the likes of Island, Geffen and Virgin Records and toured places like Japan, Mexico, the United Kingdom, the United States and most of the Caribbean islands. However, in 1997, he became a Christian and is now a full-time music minister in Florida. He has released three gospel albums: Brand New, Ready For The Rapture and Man of God.