Four years after being certified diamond-selling in Latin America and RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) certified gold for his hit “Gyal You A Party Animal,” Jamaican dancehall artist Charly Black releases his debut EP So Many Reasons today, available on Aftercluv, Universal Music’s Latin America dance music division.
Charly Black is no stranger in bridging the gap between the Jamaican dancehall, reggaeton and Latin trap. His forthcoming EP So Many Reasons is a culmination of Caribbean & Latin American dance showcasing their natural synergy. On the new EP, he tapped a diverse roster of talent from both worlds, including Spanish DJ and record producer Sak Noel, Columbian superstar and songstress Greeicy, Jamaican GRAMMY-winning artist Sean Paul and Miami-based multi-platinum hit maker Scott Storch.
His long-standing history crossing these musical borders started when Black broke the record as the first Jamaican music artist to go diamond in Central America for “Gyal You A Party Animal.” The “King Of Reggaeton” Daddy Yankee and American-Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi both put their spin on Black’s anthem. Today, the song has almost 500 million combined Spotify streams for the original version (200m) and its remixes with Daddy Yankee (231m) and Luis Fonsi (43m). Its video is also approaching 200 million YouTube views. Earlier this month, he was one of the few guest features on Colombian pop star Maluma’s ’s latest album.
Now as Charly Black readies his first body of work So Many Reasons, he pushes the boundaries once again. Whether it is intimate odes to love like on “Treat,” “So Many Reasons” and “Don’t Wanna Let You Go” or feel-good party tracks like “Diggy Dee” and “Ravin’,” every song captures the vivacious energy of the dancefloor that traverses beyond any cultural and geographical borders.
1. Ravin’ feat. Sean Paul & Greeicy (Produced by Scott Storch)
2. Don’t Wanna Let You Go (Produced by El Brujo)
3. So Many Reasons (Produced by TJ Records)
4. Anniversary (Produced by Dj Fly)
5. Treat (Produced by El Brujo)
6. Diggy Dee feat. Sak Noel (Produced by Sak Noel and Jazzy T)
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