Miriam Simone is one of Europe’s hottest upcoming female reggae artistes, hailing from Amsterdam and Suriname. She is also now the first upcoming artiste to win a position on IFE Top-10 Chart for March, 2013, with the release of her latest single –Dem A Chat.
Dem A Chat is currently holding fifth position, marginally behind Rihanna’s Diamonds, Snoop Lion’s Lighters Up, Damian Jr Gong’s Affairs Of The Heartand Sean Paul’s How Deep Is Your Love.
To date, Simone has shared stages with some of the most renowned reggae artistes, such as Sizzla, Chronixx, Tarrus Riley and I-Octane. She has performed at major events such as Capleton’s St Mary We Come From, TrenchTown Rock and Tarrus Riley & Friends. She has also collaborated with Jamelody, Fyakin and has unreleased songs with Sizzla and Capleton.
Simone who visits Jamaica regularly, was in Suriname when she got the news: “I feel honoured, as an up and coming artiste to enter the IFE Top-10 Chart. It gives me confidence to keep on spreading my music to the world,” she said.
The newly implemented chart programme is designed to give upcoming artistes greater exposure through a voting system. The artiste with the most votes each month wins a placement on IFE Top-10 Charts and US$1,000 in promotions, with features in the press, radio airplay, interviews and street promotions, both locally and overseas.
The chart programme was developed by Karla Ashley, a British lady originally from Jamaica, who is also the owner of Island Fuse Entertainment (IFE). In a press statement, Ashley stated: “We all know at least one very talented artiste who is yet to be discovered. Maybe they don’t have a management team, the know-how or even resources to promote themselves. The IFE Top-10 Chart programme is just one of many programmes we will be implementing to give emerging artistes a fighting chance in the music industry.”