Alkaline

Alkaline

Earlan Bartley (born 19 December 1993), better known as Alkaline, is a Jamaican dancehall recording artist.

Career

Bartley began recording at the age of 16, and using the stage name Alkaline became popular in Jamaica in 2013 with a series of popular singles.[3][4] It later emerged that Alkaline achieved his look by using contact lenses.[3][5]

In March 2016, Alkaline's debut album, New Level Unlocked, was released by DJ Frass Records, going on to top the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart in April, making him the first dancehall deejay to have a number one album on the chart for five years.[6][7][8] He had hit singles in Jamaica that year with "Champion Boy", "Block and Delete", "After All", "12 PM (Living Good)", "Formula", and "City".[7] In November he was featured on a remix of Shaggy's "That Love".[9]

His tour of the United Kingdom in June 2016 was beset by problems, with several cancellations due to security issues.[10][11][12]

In September 2016 he was nominated for a MOBO Award for the second time in the Best Reggae Act category, and announced the launch of a clothing line.[13][14][15]

His "Champion Boy" single was remixed in October 2016 and used in an advertising campaign for the Red Stripe Premier League.[16]

New Level Unlocked was selected at number 3 in Billboard's "10 Best Reggae Albums of 2016".[3]

Discography

Albums

Singles

  • "Walk With You" (2011)
  • "Church Folks" (2013)
  • "More Than A Friend" (2013)
  • "Ready" (2013)
  • "Obeah" (2013)
  • "Things Mi Love" (2014)
  • "Nuttin But Badmind" (2014)
  • "Nuh like people" (2014)
  • "Lonely" (2014)
  • "Live Life" (2014)
  • "Sheg Up" (2014)
  • "How It Feel" (2014)
  • "Weh Wi Ah Go Do" (2014)
  • Raw As Eva EP (2014)
  • "Move Mountains" (2014)
  • "Holiday Again" (2014)
  • "Bruk Out" (2014)
  • "Eva Clean' (2014)
  • "Grow Ruff" (2014)
  • "Gone Away" (2014)
  • Ride Or Die EP (2015)
  • "More Than Happy" (2015)
  • "Nice Suh" (2015)
  • "Object Bingo" (2015)
  • "Declare Weh Yuh Have" (2015)
  • "Dead Dem Ago Dead" (2015)
  • "Fleek" (2015)
  • "Bedroom Fantasy" (2015)
  • "Atm" (2015)
  • "Living It Up" (2015)
  • "Side Chick" (2015)
  • "Try Again" (2016)
  • "Formula (2016)
  • "Block & Delete" (2016)
  • "City" (2016)
  • "One Life" (2016)
  • "Direction" (2016)
  • "Conquer the World" (2016)
  • "After All" (2016)
  • "Farewell (ft. Mavado)" (2016)
  • "My Side of The Story" (2016)
  • "Company" (2016)
  • "12PM (Living Good)" (2016)
  • "Spoil You" (2016)
  • "Extra Lesson" (2016)
  • "Ricochet" (2016)
  • "Badness It Name" (2016)
  • "Microwave" (2017)
  • "#DeathToMicrowave" (2017)
  • "Extra Lesson"(2017)
  • "Son of a Queen" (2017)
  • "Fast" (2017)
  • "Pretty Girl Team" (2017)
  • "Nice and Easy" (2017)

References

  1. Jump up^ "Dancehall's Enigma Alkaline Celebrates His 22nd Birthday". techwizbox.com. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  2. Jump up^ "Biography: Alkaline". www.reggaeville.com. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  3. ^ Jump up to:a b c Kenner, Rob (2016) "Billboard's 10 Best Reggae Albums of 2016: Critic's Picks", Billboard, 23 December 2016. Retrieved 27 December 2016
  4. Jump up^ Bassil, Ryan (2014) "Jamaican Dancehall Artists are Blinding Themselves by Getting Eyeball Tattoos", vice.com, 20 January 2014. Retrieved 27 December 2016
  5. Jump up^ "Alkaline shocks fans with new photo revealing his eyes weren’t tattooed", Antigua Observer, 21 December 2015. Retrieved 27 December 2016
  6. Jump up^ "Alkaline's album outshines Sizzla's and Agent Sasco's on Billboard chart", Jamaica Star, 6 April 2016. Retrieved 27 December 2016
  7. ^ Jump up to:a b Jackson, Kevin (2016) "Spotlight - Alkaline", Jamaica Observer, 20 December 2016. Retrieved 27 December 2016
  8. Jump up^ Grizzle, Shereita (2016) "Alkaline's Album Success No Surprise - Producers", Jamaica Gleaner, 23 April 2016. Retrieved 27 December 2016
  9. Jump up^ "Shaggy teams with Alkaline", Jamaica Observer, 18 November 2016. Retrieved 27 December 2016
  10. Jump up^ Grizzle, Shereita (2016) "Cancellations won't affect Alkaline's album sales - DJ Frass", Jamaica Star, 24 June 2016. Retrieved 27 December 2016
  11. Jump up^ "Plug pulled on Alkaline’s gig, again", Jamaica Observer, 15 June 2016. Retrieved 27 December 2016
  12. Jump up^ Authi, Jasbir (2016) "Reggae star Alkaline concert cancelled at last minute due to violence fears", Birmingham Mail, 11 June 2016. Retrieved 27 December 2016
  13. Jump up^ "Best Reggae Act 2014", mobo.com. Retrieved 27 December 2016
  14. Jump up^ Jackson, Kevin (2016) "Spice among 5 vying for MOBO Best Reggae Act", Jamaica Observer, 21 September 2016. Retrieved 27 December 2016
  15. Jump up^ Morgan-Lindo, Simone (2016) "Alkaline eyes clothing line", Jamaica Observer, 23 September 2016. Retrieved 27 December 2016
  16. Jump up^ "Alkaline puts ‘premier’ spin on Champion Boy", Jamaica Observer, 29 October 2016. Retrieved 27 December 2016

 

 

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