Beres Hammond: Dancehall Legend

Beres Hammond or Hugh Beresford Hammond born in 1955 is viewed as the significant other’s rock artist second to none in Jamaica and around the globe. His childhood impacts were American soul, artists.

However, it was more Peter Tosh, Ken Boothe, Alton Ellis, his reggae icons that pushed him to drive forward in this style of music. In 1976, his first collection Soul Reggae on the name Aquarius was released in the wake of the single One Step Ahead, which held the primary spot on the graphs for fourteen weeks!

Beres Hammond is a reggae artist known specifically for his sentimental /romantic soulful songs and profound voice. While his musical journey began in the 1970s, he came to his most prominent accomplishment in the 1990s.

He joined the gathering Zap Pow as lead singer in 1975. Hammond approached to his top in the 1990s, his hits in this time integrated ” Falling In Love All Over Again,” “A Little More Time” and “Tempted to Touch,” a standout among the most sentimental and authoritative dancehall melodies of its period .

His first collection of 2001’s is ‘Music Is Life’. To perform at the Opening Ceremony for the Cricket World Cup 2007, he came back to Jamaica. He released yet another collection in 2008, ‘A Moment in Time’, on VP Records, which included the single “I Feel Good“.

Moreover, his 2012 collection One Love, One Life beat the Billboard Reggae Albums chart.  It was selected for a Grammy Award in 2014.

In 2013, he was honored the Order of Jamaica by the Jamaican government in acknowledgment of his “outstanding and committed commitment to the Jamaican music industry”.

Beres Hammond is a dancehall artist featured on the free music app zimvibes.