Jesse Royal broke out in 2014 with the runaway success of the single “Modern Day Judas,” and solidified his position at the forefront of the genre in 2017 with his debut full-length Lily of da Valley (Easy Star Records). That album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Reggae Chart and impressively hit #131 on the Billboard “New Album Top 200” chart and #36 on the “independent albums chart.”
Jesse Royal is continuing to establish himself and his unique brand of reggae music across the world. Keeping the genre alive is Jesse Royal’s mission as he continues on the legacy of the late greats Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, and Jacob Miller, to name a few, even as he begins to push the boundaries of his own artistry. Following Lily of da Valley’s release, he has toured around the world continuously, becoming a fixture at festivals and with his own headline tours, especially in the US and Europe.
During his career, Jesse has already been featured in Vogue magazine, has made a Vice TV appearance, garnered a #1 Jamaican single, and accumulated over 8 million views on a single video. Royal’s ambition is to bring his music and vision to a worldwide reggae audience and beyond. Alongside the successful career launches of his friends and peers – including Protoje, Chronixx, Jah 9, Kabaka Pyramid, Mortimer, and others – Jesse has helped spearhead a popular return to conscious lyrics and messages in modern reggae.
Royal’s latest single “Natty Pablo” is inspired by the many layers of Rastafarianism and the criticism it faced from the general public over the years, only to have come full circle with many of those same critics now following many of the lifestyle choices that Rastas have been advocating for years. “Natty Pablo” reintroduces his unique take on modern reggae featuring the socially-conscious lyricism and classic style he is known for ahead of the release of his highly anticipated sophomore album release.
NEWS ABOUT JESSE ROYAL
On December 27, 2022, the reggae world lost one of its great up-and-coming stars when JO MERSA MARLEY passed away unexpectedly. Jo Mersa had been a close friend of JESSE ROYAL’s (and had [...]
OUT NOW ON EASY STAR RECORDS Following his nomination for a GRAMMY with his last full album (2021's ROYAL), Jesse Royal returns with this powerful, rousing track speaking about ways to fight for [...]
64th Annual GRAMMY Award Nominations Final voting for Recording Academy members is open until January 5, 2022. Thank you for your consideration! Congratulations to Jesse Royal for his first GRAMMY nomination for the outstanding album Royal. [...]
OUT NOW ON EASY STAR RECORDS ZAC JONE$ has teamed up with International Reggae Star Jesse Royal on ‘The Weed Song’, dedicated to the ‘feel good’ high from the controversial plant. Rising Producer/Artist [...]