Here are afew things you should know about the acclaimed reggae artists.
1. Tarrus Riley was not born in Jamaica.
Tarrus was born in the Bronx, New York City. He moved to Jamaica and was raised there.
2.Tarrus Riley’s father is a pioneer of lover’s rock.
His father Jimmy Riley was a member of the famed 1960s rocksteady group The Sensations known for the track “Baby Love” and he was also part of the group The Uniques. The genre rocksteady, pioneered lover’s rock which is
3. Tarrus Riley’s first album was released in 2004.
He started out as a teen in the music industry and work his way up to his first album 14 years.
4.Tarrus Riley was feted with one of the most prestigeous awards in Reggae music.
In 2009, he was honored with the award for ‘Most Admired Song in the Past 15 Years’ at the CVM TV’s 15th Anniversary Award for the hit “She’s Royal”.
5.Tarrus has over 10 nominations and awards.
Among one of his most memorable accolades is his 2009 Caribbean-American Heritage Awards – Reggae Runnins Caribbean Heritage Award. He also received a nomination for the BET Soul Train Award for Best Reggae artist.
6. Tarrus’ “Love Situation” reached No 1 on BillBoard chart.
Tarrus Riley has always had great success on the BillBoard charts. His “Love Situation” album released in 2014, knocked out Snoop Lion’s release, to claim the top spot. This was the first time Riley, secured the top spot on the Billboard Reggae Album chart.
7.Tarrus Riley’s is no stranger to collaboration across genres.
His collabo with Major Lazer and Ellie Goulding grossed 100M views online.