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BUSY SIGNAL - DISCOGRAPHY: (Reggae Singer)

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BUSY SIGNAL - BIOGRAPHY:
Busy Signal is a Jamaican Reggae singer.
Born Reanno Gordon on January 24, 1983 and raised alongside three brothers and a sister by his devoutly Christian mother in the St. Ann’s parish community of Brown’s Town, Busy’s first exposure to music, like so many Jamaican youth, was in the church.
While attending services and singing hymns he realized he possessed immense vocal talent and earned his very first encore from the church congregation.

In his early teens Busy’s family relocated to Kingston moving between the garrison communities of Standpipe, Tivoli Gardens and Papine, volatile environments that inspired the gritty depictions heard on his numerous dancehall hits. While attending school Busy would save his lunch money to buy cassettes of popular music, including Madonna, Whitney Houston, Jay Z and Eminem and was repeatedly reprimanded for beating out riddims on his desk. At night, he often snuck out of the house to hear popular sound systems like Renaissance and Bass Odyssey, fascinated by the deejays’ voices that boomed through the towering assemblage of speakers.

Busy made the requisite links with several sound systems in hopes of becoming a recording artist and gained a modicum of studio experience voicing dub plates for Renaissance and Kilimanjaro sounds; his first single “Shake It Fast” was voiced on Renaissance’s Tunda Clap riddim.
Busy’s breakthrough arrived in 2005 with the hits “Not Going Down” and the self produced “Step Out”, the title track of his critically acclaimed 2006 debut released on Greensleeves Records. “Step Out” also featured a cadre of guest artists including Bounty Killer who mentored the early stages of Busy’s career and provided the aspiring deejay with his first opportunity to perform before a Jamaican audience as part of the Killer led artists’ consortium called The Alliance.

With the release of “Loaded” in September 2008 for VP Records, characterized by its authentic street savvy and mesmerizing vocal stream, Busy’s music was now regarded as the gold standard for a new generation of dancehall artists. “Loaded” included such mega hits as the risqué “Tic Toc” (which ranked at number 70 on Rolling Stone’s 100 Best Singles of 2008) and “Jail”.
Busy’s album “D.O.B.” released in July 2010 on VP, incorporated various styles including the Latin flavored “Picante”, an acoustic unity plea “Let Peace Reign” and the tough edged commentary “Summn’ A Guh Gwaan” featuring Bounty Killer. Also included the hits "Sweet Love (Night Shift)” and “One More Night”.

In 2011, he covered of Kenny Rogers’ “The Gambler” for the genre-bending compilation 'Reggae’s Gone Country'. In April 2012, he released the album 'Reggae Music Again'.
In 2014, Busy Signal launched the live albums "Live in Stockholm" & "Live In Paris"


BUSY SIGNAL - OFFICIAL DISCOGRAPHY:

1) Albums:
.2006 - Step Out
.2008 - Holding Firm
.2008 - Loaded
.2010 - D.O.B.
.2012 - Reggae Music Again
.2012 - Reggae Dubb’n Again
.2014 - Live in Stockholm
.2014 - Live In Paris


2) EP:
.2009 - Hottt Ed - EP - [VP Records]
.2013 - IT (Incomparable Talent) - EP - [Turf Music/VPal Music]


3) Singles:
[Partial]:
.2005 - Step Out - [Gravi-T Music]
.2005 - Agony - [Don Corleon Records]
.2006 - Step Out/Badman Place - [Greensleeves Records]
.2008 - Tic Toc/Unknown Number - [VP Records]
.2008 - Deal Wid It - [Sue Lion Publishing]
.2010 - One More Night/Picante - [VP Records]
.2010 - Indian Gyal - [Jus Eazy Productions/Kamalu Records]
.2011 - Deal Wid It (Remix) - [Krush Proof Muzik]
.2011 - F.Y.I - [Stainless Records]
.2012 - Even Though It's Hard - [Sky Pro Productions]
.2012 - Judgement Book - [Blaqk Sheep Records]
.2013 - Money Finger (Gappy Ranks & Busy Signal) - [Hot Coffee Music]
.2013 - You Alone - [Equiknoxx Music]
.2013 - The Days - [Daseca Productions]
.2013 - Ants Falla Fat - [Warriors Musick Productions]
.2013 - Bad up Who - [Stainless Records]
.2013 - Guiding Star - [Stainless Records]
.2013 - Ackee Seed - [I Strong Records]
.2013 - See We Rich (Bawse Dawg, Agent Sasco, Esco & Busy Signal] - [Tall Kings Productions]
.2013 - Set It Good - [I Strong Records]
.2013 - Danger Zone - [Blaqk Sheep Records]
.2013 - Ring Di Alarm - [Weedy G Soundforce/VPAL Music]
.2013 - Dreams of Brighter Days (Busy Signal & RC) - [Silly Walks Discotheque]
.2014 - Real Talk - [Stainless Music]
.2014 - Same Way - [Turf Music]
.2014 - Tek Cover - [Biggy Music/21st Hapilos Digital]
.2014 - Things Like These - [Stainless Music]
.2014 - Everybody Move - [Stainless Music]
.2014 - Hello - [Turf Music]
.2014 - Look so Sexy - [Turf Music]
.2014 - Bou Yah "Vampire Teeth" - [Turf Music]
.2014 - Hill & Gully Ride - [First Name Music/21st Hapilos Digital]
.2014 - Professionally - [Turf Music]
.2014 - Sports Day - [Stainless Music]
.2014 - Gal Yuh Good - [Turf Music/Shiah Records]
.2014 - The Real Whine - [Turf Music]
.2014 - Can't Do We Shhh - [Killah Kutt Unique Impact]
.2014 - Up!! - [Stainless Music]
.2014 - Never Gonna Give You Up - [Turf Music]
.2014 - Watch Me Now - [Stainless Music]
.2014 - Pum Pum Jump [Warriors Musick Productions/21st Hapilos Digital]
.2014 - Money Flow (Feat. Eek-A-Mouse) - [Turf Music]
.2014 - Sport Day - [Stainless Music]


4) Compilation/Best of: 
.2011 - Reggae Masterpiece: Busy Signal - [VP Records]


See Photos and Music Videos:

Busy Signal's Discography:
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1) Official Albums:

.2006 - Step Out
(Original Press):
Editions:

Lp: "Step Out" 2006 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Step Out. 2) Where I´m From. 3) Everybody Busy. 4) That Bad. 5) Do The Maths [Feat. Bounty Killer]. 6) Love Me Not [Feat. Reanno Gordon]. 7) Badman Place [Feat. Mavado]. 8) Bare Tings. 9) Mammy. 10) Full Clip [Feat. Mavado]. 11) Since U Been Away [Feat. Kris Kelly]. 12) Full A Talk.
[Label: Greensleeves (Lp: 2006)]

Cd: "Step Out" 2006 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Step Out. 2) Where I'm From. 3) Everybody Busy. 4) That Bad. 5) I Love Yuh [Feat. Alaine]. 6) Do The Maths [Feat. Bounty Killer]. 7) Badman Place [Feat. Mavado]. 8) Bare Tings. 9) Love Me Not [Feat. Reanno Gordon]. 10) Ava Interlude. 11) Mammy. 12) Born And Grow. 13) Guns Fi Dubs Interlude. 14) Full Clip [Feat. Mavado]. 15) Relationship Interlude. 16) Since U Been Away [Feat. Kris Kelly]. 17) Full A Talk. 18) Not Going Down.
Bonus Videos:
19) Step Out [Video]. 20) Born And Grow [Video]. 21) Not Going Down [Video].
[Label: Greensleeves (Cd: 2006)]
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.2008 - Holding Firm
[Compilation of hits, includes previously unreleased]
(Original Press):
"Holding Firm" 2008 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Holding Firm. 2) Get Bright. 3) Rasclaart. 4) From Afar. 5) I Dont Know Ya. 6) Go Fi Dem. 7) Wrong Place. 8) Ghetto Yutes. 9) Save Wat U Hustle. 10) Nah Sleep A Jail [Feat. Assailant]. 11) Launch it Out. 12) The Letter P. 13) Double Rhyme. 14) The Result.
[Label: Victor (Japan) (Cd: 2008)]
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.2008 - Loaded
(Original Press):
"Loaded" 2008 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) People So Evil. 2) Jail. 3) Tic Toc. 4) Wine Pon Di Edge. 5) Fast, Fast, Fast, Fast. 6) Hey Girl. 7) Real Jamaican [Feat. Mykal Roze]. 8) Unknown Number. 9) These Are The Days. 10) Hustle Hard. 11) My World. 12) Strappings. 13) Cool Baby. 14) Knocking At Your Door. 15) Murderer [Feat. Alborosie].
[Label: VP Records (Cd: 2008)(Digital Release: 2008)]
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.2010 - D.O.B.
(Original Press):
"D.O.B." 2010 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) How U Bad So. 2) Picante. 3) My Money [Money Tree]. 4) Yes Dawg. 5) Busy Latino. 6) Gal Dem Song. 7) Sweet Love [Night Shift]. 8) Hi Grade. 9) Opera. 10) One More Night. 11) Summn' A Guh Gwaan [Feat. Bounty Killer]. 12) Hair Dresser Shop. 13) Nuh Fraid. 14) Peace Reign. 15) Nuh Boy Caan Buy Wi Out [Accapella].
[Label: VP Records (Cd: 2010)(Digital Release: 2010)]
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.2012 - Reggae Music Again
(Original Press):
"Reggae Music Again" 2012 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Busy Thoughts: Positive Music. 2) Run Weh. 3) Modern Day Slavery. 4) Reggae Music Again. 5) Come Over [Missing You]. 6) Royal Night. 7) Kingston Town. 8) 119 [Feat.Anthony Redrose & Joe Lickshot]. 9) Fire Ball. 10) Wicked Man. 11) Running From The Law. 12) Busy Thoughts: Music From The Heart. 13) Jah Love. 14) Part Of Life. 15) Sweetest Life. 16) Comfort Zone [Acoustic Remix]. 17) Busy Thoughts: My Intention.
[Label: VP Records (Digital Release: 2012)(Cd: 2012)]
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.2012 - Reggae Dubb’n Again
(Original Press):
"Reggae Dubb’n Again" 2012 - (Vinyl with 6 Tracks)
Tracks:
1) Modern Day Slavery. 2) Kingston Town. 3) 119 [Feat.Anthony Redrose & Joe Lickshot]. 4) Reggae Music Again. 5) Come Over [Missing You]. 6) Royal Night.
[Label: VP (Lp: 2012)(Digital Release: 2012)]

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It's a Vinyl exclusive with 6 extended dub mixes, taken from the original album “Reggae Music Again”.
This is the sound real reggae fans. it includes: live instruments, rock solid riddims and dubbed out mixes.
The beat of the songs is more slow and the feeling is Cool.
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.2014 - Live in Stockholm
(Original Press):
"Live in Stockholm" 2014 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Creation (Intro). 2) Step Out. 3) Full Clip. 4) Badman Place. 5) Bad up Who. 6) Hustling. 7) Unknown Number. 8) Wet Spliff (Live). 9) Bou Yah (Vampire Teeth). 10) Nah Go Jail. 11) Professionally. 12) Pon Di Edge. 13) Explicit. Up in Her Belly. 14) Bedroom Bully. 15) Gyal Yu Good. 16) Reggae Music Again. 17) Dreams of Brighter Days. 18) One More Night. 19) Night Shift. 20) Miss You. 21) These Are the Days. 22) Jamaica Love. 23) Dem a Rub On. 24) Bumaye.
[Label: Turf Music (Digital Release: 2014)]

Buy Album at  iTunes - GooglePlay
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.2014 - Live In Paris
(Original Press):
"Live in Stockholm" 2014 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Burial Spot. 2) Bedroom Bully. 3) Professionally. 4) Wine Pon Di Edge. 5) Up in Her Belly. 6) Wid Di Gun. 7) Reggae Music Again. 8) Dreams of Brighter Days. 9) One More Night. 10) Night Shift. 11) Miss You. 12) These Are the Days. 13) Jamaica Love. 14) Dem a Rub on. 15) Bumaye. 16) Busy Signal Experience. 17) Comfort Zone.
[Label: Turf Music (Digital Release: 2014)]

Buy Album at  iTunes - GooglePlay

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2) New EP:

.2013 - IT (Incomparable Talent) - EP
(Original Press):
"IT (Incomparable Talent) - EP" 2013
Tracks
1) Grease Up. 2) Bad Up Who. 3) Bedroom Bully. 4) Doggy Style. 5) Set Up. 6) You And Me.
[Label: Turf Music/VPal Music (Ep Digital: 2013)

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Busy Signal - Nah Go A Jail @ Reggae Sundance 2014


Busy Signal "Set Up" 2013


Busy Signal "Reggae Music Again" 2012


Busy Signal "Come Over (Missing You)" 2012 - (Official Video)

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In this page.... Busy Signal

Biography: (Source by VP Records)

Photos by VP Records

Discography by Weststar
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