Alaine

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Singer/songwriter Alaine possesses a sweet voice, songwriting skills that show a depth of experiences and a smile that could brighten any day. Alaine studied classical piano for four years and began writing songs at a very early age. Her talents as a singer and actress were recognized while she was a child and secured her roles in numerous Jamaican television programs and commercials, radio jingles, and theatrical productions.

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By age nine Alaine had been a Red Cross Ambassador, performed in several cabaret shows and national events, hosted a popular children’s television show, and landed herself a role in the movie ‘Clara’s Heart’ starring Whoopi Goldberg. After graduating with an honors degree in Management and Psychology, Alaine moved to New York where she juggled working in an Investment Bank (JPMorgan) while pursuing her musical career. She sang hooks for Roc-A-Fella recording artist, Cam’Ron, in the songs, “Live My Life” (Leave Me Alone) from the album Come Home With Me (Roc-A-Fella 2002), and “Yeo” from Music Inspired by Scarface (Def Jam, 2003).

After receiving two promotions at JP Morgan, she would no longer have the time to dedicate to her music career and so she had to choose between the security of a fulltime job and the uncertainty that came with pursuing music. She took a leap of faith and chose to return to Jamaica to pursue music fulltime Since returning to Jamaica in July of 2004 Alaine has worked with some of the islands top producers including the internationally acclaimed Sly & Robbie (No Doubt ) and Donovan ‘Don Corleon’ Bennett (Sean Paul, T.O.K) .

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Her music is a mixture of traditional Jamaican Dancehall/Reggae rhythms combined with writing and vocal arrangements that showcase her R&B/Hip Hop influences. Her song ‘No Ordinary Love’ charted on several Reggae Charts from across the world including, New York, Florida, Japan, Europe and the Caribbean. The music video topped the charts on MTV Tempo’s Cross Caribbean Countdown for several weeks and became the first video by a female reggae artist to be retired from the countdown on one of Jamaica’s biggest video request shows, E-Strip. Her song ‘Deeper’ is featured on Kingston 5 (Sony Europe 2005) and Strictly the Best Volume 36 (VP Records 2007). ‘Wine’ has been featured on Strictly the Best Volume 5 (VP Records 2007) and ‘The Biggest Ragga Anthems for 2006’ (Greensleeves Records).

Her singles “Heavenly” and ‘Jah Jah Cry’ were included in the compilation for ‘Biggest Reggae One Drop Anthems 2006′ (Greensleeves).’Love Sound’, her collaboration with Beres Hammond is featured on Sly and Robbie’s Grammy nominated Rhythm Doubles Album (Taxi Records 2006). ‘Dreaming of You’ (featuring, Beenie Man), ‘Rise In Love’ , ‘I Love You (featuring Busy Signal) and Sacrifice, among others, are in rotation across the world. Alaine performed at Reggae Sumfest 2005 and 2006 to positive reviews. She has also performed in St. Vincent, Tortola, St. Maarten, Cayman, Nevis, St. Croix , St. Thomas (USVI), St. Lucia and the United States.

She is currently on a tour of several high schools in Jamaica with other popular Jamaican artists spreading the message of HIV awareness and AIDS prevention. A music video for her single Sacrifice,directed by top Jamaican director Ras Kassa was recently released.. Alaine is the perfect combination of beauty and talent. Her authenticity shines through and her versatility is boundless. Her sweet voice coupled with her song writing skills perfectly combine to create and unforgettable sound that is all her own.

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