Machel Montano
Machel Montano

Machel Montano

About Machel Montano

Trinidadian singer-songwriter Machel Montano won his first soca competition at age 9, and at 13 he was the youngest person ever to win the Caribbean Song Festival.

∙ In 2007, he reinvented his legendary soca band Xtatik as Machel Montano HD, claiming to be “the first human being to go HD.”
∙ Montano is a seven-time winner at the International Soca Monarch competition, often called the “Super Bowl of soca music.”
∙ The remix video for his 2014 dancehall electro-pop collaboration with Major Lazer and Ariana Grande, “All My Love,” has racked up 71 million views.
∙ His soca-with-a-supercharger single, “Ministry of Road (M.O.R.),” earned Montano the BET Soul Train Award for Best International Performance in 2014.
G.O.A.T., featuring such guests as Bunji Garlin and Ashanti, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Reggae Albums chart in 2019.