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Best Singers Of Antigua And Barbuda And 10 Songs Of History Of Antigua And Barbuda

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Antigua and Barbuda situated in the West Indies is not a place from where too many singers, actors and players come but what comes is the best in itself.

Here is a list of Best Singers of Antigua and Barbuda:

Claudette Peters

Claudette Peters is a soul singer and songwriter from Antigua. Peters is known as Antigua’s “Soca Diva” and was also the female vocalist leading in the Taxik Band. She has won many awards, and the best was the Groovy and Jumpy Party Monarch crowns which she had won in Annual Carnival Party Monarch Competition. Like many singers, Peters also started singing at an early nine. She sang at Church and was also a part of her schools’ choir. She had gone through many rewarding experiences but showcased her singing talent first in hotels, and this was the beginning of her journey to become the greatest singer of Antigua.

Her debut was with ‘ Ken Phoenix and Company’, and after that, she sang for many local bands and gain fame. Her first song was ‘Something’s Got A Hold On Me’ in 2002 with Da Bhang. But afterward, she left Da Bhann as she wants to get more fame and support as a female solo singer. She was the first artist to get the title of  ‘Antigua Soca Monarch’  for this amazing song called ‘All I Know’. Then she captured many awards afterward like ‘Song of the year’ award, named ‘The Best Soca Artist’ and even nominated for International Soca Music Awards which made her truly famous and now is one of the best singers of Antigua and Barbuda. She had won many titles in Groovy and Jumpy Monarch like All I knew in 2005, Make Waves in 2006, Go Claudette Go in 2007 by Groovy Monarch and Showtime by Jumpy Monarch, Carnival Day in 2008 by Groovy Monarch and Bring It On by Jumpy Monarch Still Jamming in 2010, and many more.

King Short Shirt

Sir MacLean Emanuel, popularly known as King Short Shirt. He was born in St John’s, Antigua in 1942. He started his singing career by singing regularly in a local bar every evening after doing the full-day job being a construction worker in St. Thomas, away from his hometown and school. In 1962, he returned to Antigua and took his passion and hard work towards singing to heights. His talent grew up him so much that he won around 15 titles between 1964 and 1992 and no one has accomplished this much in Antigua and Barbuda before. He also opened ‘Shorty’s Bar-B-Q’ bar and restaurant in the 1980s and his wedding in 1987 was the most beautiful wedding in the history of Antigua and Barbuda. Many of his songs point towards the injustice happening with the kids, which included black power theme and was also an indication of the disillusionment he felt in his days. He also has two songs with the political message like “Cry for a Change” and “Unity”, and some are with judging calypso and various competitions.

Sherman Jeremy

Shermain Jeremy is one of the most beautiful and amazing Antiguan singers who was a beauty pageant winner of Miss Antigua, and Barbuda Carnival Queen Show Competition was born on 24 June 1983. She started her singing career at 12, where she sang with the church choir for the first time. She won many debates as well as basketball competitions and was an athlete as well. She represented Antigua and Barbuda, the home country of Shermain at the Miss World and was named the Most Talented Woman and she did it twice consecutively in 2004 and 2005.

‘My Way, My Style’ was the first album she released in 2009. After then, she worked with many renowned singers such as Vybz Karte, Myron Henry, and Wadley Clauser. ‘I Came to Show You’ was her debut single which was released in 2006. After that, he has done numerous albums like Ghetto Vibes, Hang On, Summer Festival, Illusion, The Spirit of Carnival, The Message, Power Pack, Leroy, Wadadlie Rock, Spiced and Styled and many more.

Tian Winter

Tian Winter is world widely famous for the fusion of R&B and Caribbean beats and has sung numerous hit songs in Antigua and the rest of the Caribbean. Apart from being an excellent singer, he was very famous among all due to his good looks, and this combination never stopped his singing talents and charming looks ever. At the age of ten, he first realized his amazing singing ability through the honours and compliments given by his family, friends, teachers, and people around him. He made his mind and committed himself for singing at the age of eighteen. He has two daughters and one son. He won many awards in musical career including that of Groovy and Jumpy in the Soca Monarch competition at Lime Peoples Choice awards in 2009. Taking his musical career to heights, he joined Patrice Roberts in 2009 and sang single ‘Bump and Grind.’ He has sung many excellent songs like In Yuh face, Liberta Riddim, Do Wah Yuh Want, Right Away, Fete is life, Never, Oath, Giving Thanks, Can’t Explain, and Alive. People get mesmerized by these songs.

10 Best And Overwhelming Songs Of Antigua And Barbuda

Artist: King Short Shirt

Song: Our pledge

Album: True Patriot

Link: https://youtu.be/0MQe9Sq8FCs

Artist: King Short Shirt

Song: Tourist Leggo

Album: Ghetto Vibes

Link: https://youtu.be/RVfXQVY9GAI

Artist: Sherman Jeremy

Song: I came to show you

Link: https://youtu.be/yW6wXooWqoU

Artist: Shermain Jeremy

Song: Hold on

Link: https://youtu.be/Kd9ZFAokCT8

Artist: King Short Shirt

Song: When

Album: Ghetto Vibes

Link: https://youtu.be/iz6j-sCAe0k

Artist: Claudette Peters

Song: Out Deh

Link: https://youtu.be/JUHTUWyyJcc

Written by: Jamaal Miller from Seven Flags Creative Group and Claudette Peters

Produced, Mixed and Mastered by Sherrod Lewis of CL productions

Recorded at: Masterpiece entertainment and Brockway Productions 

Artist: Tian Winter

Song: Can’t Explain

Album: Can’t Explain

Written by: Seventh Wing

Produced by: Sherrod Lewis of CL productions

Link: https://youtu.be/eq7hX69YE78

Artist: Claudette Peters

Song: Jammin Dutty

Produced by: Curly Christopher of Coco music and Ajmal Peters Skyo Beats

Written by: Wildfire Music, Andre ‘Mysta Lyon’ swimming, Mario ‘Supa Mario’ and Claudette Peters.

Link: https://youtu.be/vT5fghJ3d8s

Artist: Tian Winter

Song: Oath

Album: Oath

Written by: Jamaal Miller from Seven Flags Creative Group, Tian Winter, Ibarra Davis, Kayode O’Marde, Produced by Bass Ink Productions

Link: https://youtu.be/qrozUmPhp4

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