Reggae singers and reggae's unique style originated from living in the poor communities in Jamaica. It rose up because of its beats which were completely opposite to the ones that rock music had.
This was probably something everyone needed - CHANGE.
Here came the new sound and beats of reggae.
In spite of the different but awesome beats, reggae music gained momentum after Bob Marley composed and sang songs for the first time in the 1970s giving the world community some extremely amazing dance numbers.
After that there have been several reggae artists who have made their mark in the field of world music.
Bob Marley is considered to be the Jamaica's legendary reggae artist who gave the needed push to reggae music.
His best works as a composer and singer have been 'Stir It Up' and 'No Woman No Cry'. 'Three Little Birds' was another song sung by Bob which hit the top charts in the United Kingdom which vibrated around the entire world.
Among the list of exceptional and new reggae artist, Peter Tosh was a very promising singer, dying quite young in 1987, but some of his songs had become extremely popular among his fans.
'Legalize It' happens to be one of them that advocated legalizing the use of marijuana.
'Equal Rights' is another very inspiring number released at the peak of the movement against apartheid in African.
'African' was another great song that spoke about how proud Africans should be to be the natives from Africa.
Toots and the Maytals is also among the top reggae singers of all time.
gave some brilliantly performed songs during the 1960s and 1970s, and
are considered to be the protagonists of reggae music and Ska.
Some of the most popular songs of Maytals have been "I'll Never Grow Old", "Pressure Drop" and "Monkey Man".
In fact they are known to have used the word "reggae" for the first time in their songs.
Jimmy Cliff happens to be the only reggae singer,
to-date, to hold the Order of Merit, which is the highest honor that a
Jamaican can get for arts and sciences.
He is best known for his fascinating numbers such as 'Sitting In Limbo', my favorite, 'Many Rivers To Cross', and 'You Can Get It If You Really Want'.