Top Female Reggae artists

Top Female Reggae artists - The Dancehall and Reggae music field is male-dominated, but there are a few female Reggae artists who have broken down the barriers and stamp their class.

Top Female Reggae artistsMarcia Griffiths

When you think about Reggae the first thing comes to mind is Bob Marley right? As he has been credited with being the artist who introduced the world to reggae music.

Two of the first Reggae artists we music mention here are Dawn Penn and Lady Patra

In 1994 Dawn Penn rock the world with her chart-topping single "You Don't Love Me (No No No)". The single charted in the US, Europe, Jamaica and reached number three on the UK Singles Chart.

Patra first made an impression on the US charts as a featured singer on the Shabba Ranks song, "Family Affair", which hit No. 84 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1994. In 1993, Patra released her debut album Queen of The Pack (#1 on the Reggae albums chart. 

Since then there have been numbers of artists climbing up the ranks making it to the top.

Here are some of the top female Reggae artists:


Marcia, Rita and Judy Mowatt were the backup singers for Bob Marley alongside Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer.

Other notable Female Reggae music artists are:


One of the biggest Reggae songs ever was done by the world-renown Millie Small titled "My Boy Lollipop"  The single which was released in 1964 reaching number two both in the UK Singles Chart and in the US Billboard Hot 100, and number three in Canada. It also topped the chart in Australia.

We must also mention the newer bunch of female Reggae artists:

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