VP RECORDS CELEBRATES 20th ANNIVERSARY OF THE LONGEST-RUNNING ANNUAL REGGAE COMPILATION STRICTLY THE BEST

Established in 1993, Strictly The Best is the first annual reggae compilation in the business. This year’s installment Vol. 48 & Vol. 49, which features an explosive collection of trendsetting hits on two separate discs, is available this week (Dec. 17) and marks the series’ 20th anniversary. Year after year, the Strictly The Best series unveils a comprehensive collection of…

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2013 SOUL TRAIN AWARD WINNER BUNJI GARLIN TOOK OVER NYC, BOSTON AND HARTFORD

Bunji Garlin, known to many as the Viking of Soca, is taking the genre to new heights. A year after his explosive single’s release, “Differentology (Ready For The Road)” is breaking beyond Caribbean Carnival and turning into a massive hit in North America. The single was recently chosen as one of NPR’s Favorite Anthems for 2013 and is in the…

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JAMAICAN REGGAE ICONS BERES HAMMOND AND SIZZLA ARE NOMINATED FOR 2014 GRAMMY AWARD IN THE BEST REGGAE ALBUM CATEGORY

The 2014 Grammy nominees were revealed on Friday, December 6th, 2013. Two titles released on VP Records, Beres Hammond’s One Love, One Life and Sizzla’s The Messiah, are in the running for the Best Reggae Album category. Known to many as the “Otis Redding of Reggae,” Beres Hammond has been producing and pouring out his smoky-sweet vocals over every kind…

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BUNJI GARLIN WINS 2013 SOUL TRAIN AWARD FOR BEST INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE

Trinidadian soca star Bunji Garlin takes home the 2013 Soul Train Award for Best International Performance. Other nominees in this category included Machel Montano, Emeli Sande, P-Square and Iyanya. While this year’s Soul Train Awards was taped in Las Vegas on Nov. 8, the ceremony aired this past Sunday (Dec. 1) on BET. Garlin lands this win for his hit…

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BUNJI GARLIN’S “DIFFERENTOLOGY” IS BECOMING ONE OF THE NBA’S TOP ARENA ANTHEMS FOR 2013-2014 SEASON AND WAS FEATURED ON ABC’S GREY’S ANATOMY

There’s no stopping the success of Trinidadian vocalist Bunji Garlin’s latest anthem “Differentology.” The soca star’s song will be featured on tonight’s episode of ABC’s top-rated TV drama series Grey’s Anatomy. Tune in tonight (Nov. 21) at 9pm ET / 8pm CT to watch out for the jam in season 10, episode 10, titled “Somebody That I Used to Know.”…

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