Chaka Demus & Pliers

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About Chaka Demus & Pliers

Although they started out as solo artists, reggae duo Chaka Demus & Pliers had their greatest successes after teaming up in the early ’90s. ∙ They are the first Jamaican act to land three consecutive Top 5 hits on the UK Singles chart. ∙ Iconic Jamaican production team Sly & Robbie were early fans of Chaka Demus & Pliers, coproducing 1993’s Tease Me and 1996’s For Every Kinda People. ∙ In 1997, the duo kicked off the star-studded album Reggatta Mondatta: A Reggae Tribute to The Police with their cover of “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic.” ∙ They performed at the 2007 American Music Awards when Alicia Keys turned her live reggae remix of “No One” into a dancehall medley that also featured Beenie Man and Junior Reid. ∙ Their hit “Murder She Wrote” has been sampled by such artists as Pitbull (“El Taxi”), Black Eyed Peas (“RITMO [Bad Boys for Life] [Remix]”), and French Montana (“Freaks”).

Kingston, Jamaica

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