Two months after its release, the album that heralded Nadine Sutherland’s return to the music spotlight shows no signs of slowing down. Call My Name (Eight76 Records) is number 1 on this week’s South Florida Reggae Album Chart (XNews) and inches closer to Billboard’s Reggae Album Top Ten with a two point rise to #12. In related news, the album’s first single, “Big Tingz,” has entered the top ten in South Florida, and sits at #30 on New York’s Reggae Singles Chart.
Nadine and Eight76 recently held a press reception for the album at Grog Shoppe (Devon House) in Kingston, Jamaica. The island’s press corps turned out in full force including representatives from RE-TV, HYPE TV, Entertainment Report (TVJ), CVM-TV, X News, Khool FM, Roots 96.1, Jamaica Observer, and Irie FM. After an invocation from Rev. Sheila McKeithen (Universal Center of Truth) guests were treated to a video presentation and live performance by Nadine. The popular artist’s creativity, growth, longevity and perseverance were lauded in remarks by Desmond Young (Jamaica Federation of Musicians), Clyde McKenzie (Entertainment Advisory Board), Winston “Merritone” Blake, and industry peers Pam Hall and Robbie Lyn. Co-executive producer, Kenroy “YahBreeze” Archibald, spoke of the creative connection with Sutherland that made the album special from the very outset. Wife and Eight76 Records partner, Myshjua Archibald, noted that the album’s success brings her pleasure not only as a record label but also as a friend. “I am excited to see my friend doing well and still enjoying her work after so many years in this industry,” said Archibald.
Nadine is on a short production break from her hit show, Digicel’s Rising Stars. She will use the time to continue promotion of her album with stops in South Florida and New York. In South Florida, Sutherland will appear at the City of Lauderhill Lakes WalMart SuperCenter’s Hurricane Preparedness Rally on Saturday, June 2nd in conjunction with NBC 6 TV and MYSTIK 1400AM. From there, she heads up to the Big Apple for the CTDC Caribbean Week (June 9 through 17). For more information visit www.CaribbeanWeekNY.com.
Eight76 Records is distributed in the United States by C.E.D. Entertainment / Super D, and the label’s vinyl singles are sold through Dynamic Sounds in Jamaica.
Official Websites: www.Eight76Records.net