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Mr. Vegas racks up rave reviews for 'Sweet Jamaica' album Featured

Entertainment News Written by  PHLEXX Monday, 12 March 2012 02:52 font size decrease font size increase font size 0
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Mr. Vegas has launched a full-scale publicity blitz to promote his double album ‘Sweet Jamaica’ doing a number of media interviews and appearances as a launching pad for his latest studio album.


Last week, he launched his double album entitled'Sweet Jamaica' in a well-attended event at Mango Ranch, West Kings House Road,St Andrew. Vegas' superstar friends like Nadine Sutherland, Luciano and Barrington Levy were in attendance, and several musicians came out to show theirsupport.

 The night kicked off with a superb performance by Natel, who made way for the man himself, Mr. Vegas. The 'Bruk It Down' singer kicked off his sets with rendition of songs such as You Make Me Happyand Sweet and Dandy. He was later joined onstage by Nadine Sutherland andBarrington Levy, the latter performing songs such as Living Dangerously, MyWoman and Broader Than Broadway to the delight of those in attendance.  Levy also took a moment to take a potshot at the organisers of the annual Jazz and Blues festival and their treatment of local acts.

However, he soon returned to the feel-good vibes of a night of great reggae music, by complimenting Mr. Vegas on the quality of the production of the reggae songs on his album. The launch featured select  songs from the reggae disc of Vegas' 'Sweet Jamaica' project.

The night's proceedings were dictated by MC Claudette Powell who did a great job directing questions towards Mr. Vegas regarding his album and his career. Guest speakers Mickey Bennett and Charles Campbell ofJamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA) gave kudos to Vegas on a well puttogether album and spoke of the advancement of his career throughout the years.

The album's lead single, Sweet Jamaica, went to number oneon reggae charts in the United States and Europe last year, with the videopeaking on the MTV BASE Dancehall Video chart at number one. The dancehall disc also features the current chart-burner, Bruk It Dung, which is #7 on the ER Dancehall Top Ten charts, and #5 on the FIWI Choice Top Ten charts.

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