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Barrington Levy, born on April 30, 1964, in Clarendon, Jamaica, is a reggae and dancehall artist renowned for his soulful voice and influential contributions to the genre. Rising to prominence in the late 1970s, Levy gained recognition for his distinctive vocal style and powerful stage presence.

Levy’s breakthrough came with the release of his debut album, “Bounty Hunter,” in 1979, featuring hits like “Collie Weed” and “Bounty Hunter.” Known for his ability to seamlessly blend reggae with elements of dancehall and R&B, Levy became a prominent figure in the Jamaican music scene during the early 1980s.

One of his most iconic tracks, “Here I Come,” released in 1985, solidified his international success and remains a classic in reggae history. Levy’s lyrics often touch on themes of love, social issues, and his Rastafarian faith, showcasing his versatility as a songwriter. His collaboration with producer Junjo Lawes resulted in some of his most memorable works.

Throughout his career, Barrington Levy has released numerous albums, including “Prison Oval Rock,” “Too Experienced,” and “Divine,” earning him critical acclaim and a dedicated global fanbase. Levy’s impact endures, making him a respected and influential figure in the world of reggae and dancehall.