Known as The Queen of Dancehall, Spice has been dropping hits for more than a decade while becoming one of Jamaican music’s most famous faces.
∙ Although she grew up singing in the church, Spice was drawn to dancehall as a teenager and made her big-stage debut in 2000 at the Jamaican Sting festival.
∙ She connected with famed dancehall producer Dave Kelly and released a string of singles on his Madhouse label, scoring a minor hit with 2005’s “Fight Over Man.”
∙ “Romping Shop,” Spice’s sexually charged 2009 collaboration with Vybz Kartel, was her breakthrough track—the song spent 15 weeks on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
∙ Her 2014 EP, So Mi Like It, reached No. 14 on Billboard’s Reggae Albums chart, and her 2018 follow-up, the full-length mixtape Captured, went all the way to No. 1.
∙ Spice touched off an international conversation about colorism with “Black Hypocrisy,” the controversial lead single from Captured.
∙ In 2017, she appeared as a guest star on the reality show Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta and was subsequently invited to become a regular member of the cast.
HOMETOWNSt. Catherine, Jamaica
BORNAugust 6, 1982