Samantha J

Samantha J

Samantha Gonsalves (born 10 October 1996), better known by her stage name Samantha J, is a Jamaican model and singer-songwriter signed to Columbia Records. She is known for her 2013 hit, "Tight Skirt", which has topped international charts.[2] She released an international single in 2015 called "League of My Own" featuring Dej Loaf.[4]

Samantha Gonsalves was born in Kingston, Jamaica.[1][5] She resides in Saint Ann Parish and attends the Heinz Simonitsch School in Saint James Parish.[1] She was discovered by the Si Mi Yah Agency, while attending a model & talent casting in Ocho Rios.[2]

In 2016, she was featured in the single "Light It Up", a song by Norwegian duo Marcus & Martinus. The song charted both in Norway and Sweden peaking at #9 on the Norwegian VG-lista chart[6] and number 23 on the Swedish Sverigetopplistan chart.[7]



  • 2013: "Tight Skirt"
  • 2015: "Bad Like Yuh"
  • 2015: "League of My Own" (Samantha J featuring Dej Loaf)
Featured in
Year Title Peak chart positions
2016 "Light It Up"
(Marcus & Martinus feat. Samantha J)
9[8] 24[9]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Organisation Award Result
2013 Youth View Awards Favorite Breakout Celebrity of 2013 Won
Young, Hot & Hype Female of the Year Nominated