Jamaican-Canadian reggae artist and multiple Juno award winner, Blessed, was born in the parish(state) of St. Thomas, Jamaica and moved to Toronto at the age of 12. He honed his skills as a songwriter in his teens. He came to international attention in 2002, when he received critical acclaim for his break-out international urban hit “Love (African Woman),” which earned him a Juno for Best Reggae Recording.
Blessed was nominated for a Juno in 2003 for “Smile” and 2004 for the single “Empty Barrels” featuring Kardinal Offishall. He won the Juno and Urban Music Award for Best Reggae Recording in 2005 with “Reggae Time.” He received another Juno nomination in 2007 for “Final Road” under the Explorer Universal label. He’s been nominated 7 times in the Juno’s best reggae recording category. His latest single “Cry Every Day” spent 24 weeks on the Canadian reggae charts and six weeks at number one. Its currently been played on radio stations world wide.