Warrior King Calico Studio

Warrior King Calico Studio

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Warrior King Calico Studio

Warrior King (born Mark Dyer) was born in Kingston Jamaica on 27 July 1979. He is a Jamaican reggae singer known within the Caribbean and internationally for his music that is focused on messages about education and uplifting women.[1] Some of Warrior King’s best known hits include “Virtuous Woman” (2001), “Hold Da Faith” (2005), “My Life” (2005), “Can’t Get Me Down” (2005) and “Wanna Give You Love” (2009).[2] “Never Go Where Pagans Go”(2002).Warrior King Calico Studio

Warrior King’s musical career began in high school where he performed in talent shows. At that time, he followed the musical style of reggae artiste Bounty Killer.[3]

Over time, his style evolved eventually leading to his international chart topping single Virtuous Woman in 2001 (produced by Michael Johnson).[4] In October 2001, this song was # 1 on the Jamaican reggae charts, as well as, the New York Top 30 Reggae Singles chart.[5] In 2002, his debut album Virtuous Woman was released by VP Records and spent nine weeks on the Billboard.com charts.[6] This album included the songs Hold Da Faith and Breath of Fresh Air. Many established producers in the reggae industry contributed to this album including Sheldon ‘Calibud’ Stewart (Sizzla Kalonji), Lion Paw (Luciano and Junior Kelly) and Penthouse (Buju Banton and Beres Hammond).[7]

In 2005, he released another album called Hold Da Faith whose songs were on the charts for Jamaica’s Weekly Countdown [8] and included singles such as My Life, Baby Girl, Education and Can’t Get Me Down.[9] His music became known, not only in his native Jamaica, but also Tokyo, London, New York and Africa.[10] His 2009 album Love is in the Air [11] featured the hit “Wanna Give You Love” which spent two weeks at the top of the Jamaica Music Countdown Top 25 Reggae Singles Chart.[12]

In September 2011, he released a new album called Tell me how me Sound featuring songs such as Jah is the Only One and System is Crazy.[13]