Buju Banton

~ Person

Legal name: Mark Myrie

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Buju Banton (born Mark Anthony Myrie 15 July 1973) is a Jamaican dancehall, ragga, and reggae musician. Banton has recorded pop and dance songs, as well as songs dealing with sociopolitical topics.

He released early dancehall singles in 1991, but came to prominence in 1992 with two albums, including Mr. Mention, which became the best-selling album in Jamaican history upon its release. Banton signed with major label Mercury Records and released Voice of Jamaica the following year. By the mid-1990s, Banton had converted to the Rastafari faith, and his music undertook a more spiritual tone. His 2010 album Before the Dawn won Best Reggae Album at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards.

Banton gained international notoriety early on in his career for the anti-gay track "Boom Bye Bye", as well as for his 2009 arrest and conviction in the United States on drug conspiracy and firearms charges, for which he is currently serving a ten-year federal prison sentence. He is scheduled to be released January 2019.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1993 Mr. Mention Buju Banton 2
1993 Voice of Jamaica Buju Banton 3
1995 'Til Shiloh Buju Banton 4
1997 Inna Heights Buju Banton 2
1998 Quick Buju Banton 1
2000 Dubbing With the Banton Buju Banton 1
2000 Unchained Spirit Buju Banton 1
2001 Gonna Bring Ya Buju Banton 1
2003 Friends for Life Buju Banton 2
2004 Buju and Friends Buju Banton 1
2006 Too Bad Buju Banton 1
2009 Rasta Got Soul Buju Banton 1
2010 Before the Dawn Buju Banton 1
Flames of Freedom Buju Banton 1
The Early Years (90-95) Buju Banton 1
Want it! Buju Banton 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2001 Ultimate Collection Compilation Buju Banton 1
2012 The Early Years, Vol. 2: "The Reality Of Life" Compilation Buju Banton 1
Best of Buju Banton, Volume 1 Compilation Buju Banton 1
The Best Of... Compilation Buju Banton 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
Live at Summer Jam 2000 Live Buju Banton 1

Single

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1992 Ring the Alarm Quick Tenor Saw & Buju Banton 1
1994 Champion (Miami Remix) Buju Banton 1
Boom Bye Bye Buju Banton 1

EP

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
Small Axe Buju Banton 1

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