ALAINE
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ALAINE - TEN OF HEARTS - CLASS ACT - PERFORMED ON THE SIERRA NEVADA WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL - AVAILABLE FOR BOOKINGS

Vivacious singer, songwriter and producer Alaine has established herself in the reggae and world music industry as a true talent. Her bubbly, warm personality, effervescent smile and unforgettable songs have placed her in a league of her own. Born in New Jersey and raised in Jamaica, Alaine grew up studying piano, acting and singing on stage, radio and television. As a child she was a member of the Jamaica Folk Singers, starred in commercials and she made her big screen debut in the 1988 movie “Clara’s Heart” starring Whoopi Goldberg. Alaine is currently a very strong musical force in Jamaica and more so on the world stage. She works with the best management and musicians in the reggae genre. Contact Peter, Kings Music International for bookings.

After Graduating from University with an Honors Degree in Management and Psychology, Alaine moved to New York City where she worked in investment banking while simultaneously pursuing a career in songwriting. She sang hooks for Roc-A-Fella recording artist Cam’Ron in the songs ‘Live My Life’ (Leave me Alone) (Roc-A-Fella 2002) and Yeo from Music inspired by Scarface (Def Jam 2003).

When a promotion in 2004 meant that she would have to give up her musical aspirations, Alaine gave up the security of the banking industry, and headed home to Jamaica, to follow her dreams of singing. “Life is all about leaps of faith, and I'm so glad I leaped” exclaims Alaine. Alaine hit the ground running, recording songs with many of the Island’s top producers and she immediately gained airplay and recognition among industry insiders. Her eloquently penned lyrics, sweet soul-penetrating voice and heartfelt delivery of timeless reggae love songs with an unmistakable R&B flavor such as 'No Ordinary love' 'Sacrifice' and 'Rise in Love' struck a resonating chord with her audience and her ability to write hit dancehall songs such as 'Wine'' Make Me Weak' and 'Gi Yuh What U Want' highlighted her versatility and appealed to the appetite of her fast rising fan base, which led to her touring Central America, the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia.

Alaine released two successful albums in Japan; Sacrifice (Avex, 2007) andLuv-A-Dub (Koyashi Haikyu, 2009). Many of her songs have been included on leading reggae compilations to date. 2010 saw Alaine's career further expanding with the formation of her record label 1Thirty1 Records. 'You are Me', the company's first release was a powerful song inspired by the violent events which took place in Tivoli Gardens in Western Kingston, Jamaica. Alaine was driven to tears as she watched and heard the violence unfold so close to home, which instinctively led her to her piano where she wrote 'If I love you like I love me and if I treat you like I treat me, what a world... when I see you are me.' The song was included on VP Records' Strictly the Best Volume 42' compilation. It was voted song of the year at the Kingston 10 Reggae awards in Kenya while the music video, directed by Ras Shac, maintained the number one spot on the MTV Base Africa dancehall charts for several weeks. Alaine also made her first trip to Africa, headlining the sold out 'Sepetuka' Concert in Nairobi Kenya, where she performed to a crowd of over 12,000 ecstatic fans for which she was awarded performance of the year at the Kingston 10 Reggae Awards as well. Alaine has since performed for tens of thousands more in both Tanzania, at the annual Serengeti Fiesta Festival and in Uganda at the 2013 Pepsi Concert.

Alaine also inked an endorsement deal with Caribbean telecommunications giant Lime in 2010. The year culminated with the release of the smash hit 'For Yur Eyez Only', a combination with superstar Shaggy and produced by dancehall super producer Tony Kelly. The song was used by Lime as the theme song for their 'Lime Mobile TV' promotion and steadily took the number one position on reggae music charts all over the world. A music video directed by Jay Will was released in December of the same year and continues to receive rave reviews.

Alaine has continued to grace stages worldwide while consistently releasing new music. The ever humble artist has released several smash hits including such songs as ‘No Disturb Sign’, a remix of Beres Hammond’s original with the same title, ‘All or Nothing’ and ‘Bye Bye Bye’, for which a chart topping video was released in March of 2012. Alaine collaborated with Kenyan artiste Wyre on the chart topping single “Nakupenda Pia” in 2013. The video for the song has garnered almost a million viewers online and the song continues to be a fan favorite. Alaine has had a chance to write music for other artists including writing for reggae great Marcia Griffiths. She co-wrote the smashing single “Tight Up Skirt” for upcoming female Jamaican sensation Samantha J. Alaine also co-wrote Tarrus Riley’s mega hit “Gimme Likkle One Drop” off his latest album. Alaine continues to give back by contributing to various charities around the Caribbean and in Africa. Around a decade after her return home, this beautiful gifted musician, in the words of her songs is' Still Smiling' and continues to Rise ' Up Up Up’. In 2014 Alaine released her first length album called Ten of Hearts which has been a great success in recognition and sales. She now gets regular play on the radio and in the dancehalls and is considered to be one of the top female reggae artists in the reggae genre.

Solos
“You Are Me” http://youtu.be/VBGTNw5iKns
“Bye Bye Bye” http://youtu.be/LsFqfaXoToE
“Rise In Love” http://youtu.be/O9Lofmpuj94
“Love Loud & Clear” http://youtu.be/eWIW0etKNbY
“Love Of A Lifetime” http://youtu.be/2C70sEzXvts
“No Ordinary Love” http://youtu.be/t7C8c93todg
Collaborations
“For Yur Eyez Only” with Shaggy http://youtu.be/Luka4xeWM8Q
“Nakupenda Pia” with Wyre http://youtu.be/74I6oBt63yo
“Forever More” with Tarrus Riley http://youtu.be/JoC5i-ytWTQ
“Dreaming Of You” with Beenie Man http://youtu.be/6kWYvLou3q4

Live Performances
Live in Kenya http://youtu.be/0MMUYrLYXAU
Live in Uganda http://youtu.be/h5ykkrhB_b4
Live in Tanzania http://youtu.be/C9Q34W2k83o
Live at Jamaica Jazz http://youtu.be/O4_5EWi-E14