Singer Jah Biography
Born on August 1, 1982, in Montpelier, St. James, to parents Jennifer Taylor and Valentine Fraser, Marconie “Singer Jah” Fraser, later relocated to May Pen Clarendon at the age of 15, where he began his lifelong dream to become an entertainer.
Growing up as the younger of two children, Singer Jah was not to be the only musical prodigy of the struggling, single mother run household. Of course, growing up alongside older brother and Reggae Icon Ginjah was not a deterrent, if anything it ignited and further fueled this passion.
Listening to his brother singing and deejaying around the house as they went about their daily chores, Singer Jah often tried to emulate his sound, and most say this sibling bonding served as his main inspiration to try and take this passion to the next level.
After being encouraged by friends and family to take his passion more seriously, Singer Jah entered the 2006 Rising Stars Contest. Despite being unsuccessful, the announcement of another Talent Contest on the scene could not come soon enough. Singer Jah never hesitated and jumped at the opportunity to audition for the 2008 Magnum King and Queen of the Dancehall Competition.
From his very first audition, and throughout the competition, Singer Jah became famous for his powerful “Waasskaa, Waasskaa” chant, which not only shook the minds of male fans, but the hearts of his growing female fan base. With his raspy voice, inviting smile, his humble demeanor, and smooth, rhythmic melodies, Singer Jah captured the audience of Jamaicans home and abroad that tuned in to view the show on 10 consecutive Saturdays. On the final night, April 19, 2008, Jamaica spoke, and Singer Jah was crowned the first “Magnum King of the Dancehall”.
Since that night, Singer Jah has not looked back. With an album recorded with producer Skatta Burrell under his belt, and several performances over the past year, including: Beenie Man’s Summer Sizzle, Stone Love 36th Anniversary Show, General Degree’s Manchester Fiesta, Biker’s Fest in Montego Bay and Crystal Spring Family Fun Day & Stage Show in Portland. In addition,
Singer Jah has not only put out a Mixed Tape under the same name, but has also been in the streets promoting his latest singles “Right On Time” and “Never gonna give up” which are now under heavy rotation on several Radio and Television stations.
With the Almighty by his side, and his ever faithful fans eagerly awaiting more releases, Singer Jah has no plans of turning back now. As a staunch believer in positive and uplifting music for the nation, and soft songs of adoration and affection for his “fluffy” ladies, he promises to continue delivering only the best.