On this day in Jamaican history: Buju Banton (Mark Anthony Myrie )

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On this day in Jamaican history: On July 15, 1973, Grammy award winning reggae singer Buju Banton (Mark Anthony Myrie ) was born in the Kingston Jamaica. 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. He is currently serving a ten-year federal prison sentence. He is scheduled to be released January 2019. Happy Birthday Buju Banton.