Gyptian is a Jamaican reggae singer. He best known hits include Serious Times, Mama, Beautiful Lady, I Can Feel Your Pain, Love Against The Wall, Hold You and She’s My Lady.
Nominated for Best New Entertainer at the 2006 International Reggae and World Music Awards, the singer has been dominating the Jamaician charts with hits including « Is There a Place », « Beautiful Lady », and the chart-topping ballad, « Mama, Don’t Cry ».
In May 2010, his single « Hold Yuh » had peaked at number 91 on the Billboard Hot 100, number 33 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Chart, number 6 on the Billboard Heatseekers Songs Chart and had been at the top of the Reggae Digital Songs chart for nine consecutive weeks.
In June, the song re-entered the Billboard Hot 100 and eventually reached a new peak of 77 on that chart, number 3 on the Heatseekers Songs chart, 31 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Chart, 63 on the Radio Songs chart and an astonishing peak of 28 on the Billboard Rhythmic Top 40.
The song also peaked at number 1 on the Dancehall/Reggae fusion Charts of the Jamaica Weekly Music Charts for two consecutive weeks.
In Canada it peaked at No. 69 on the Canadian Hot 100. The official remix for the song features rapper Nicki Minaj. It spent 29 weeks on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Chart and 15 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100.
Gyptian had further chart success with his album Hold Yuh, which reached number 2 on Billboard’s Reggae Albums Chart. The title track, « Hold Yuh », became a multi-chart hit worldwide. According to Billboard magazine, « not since Wayne Wonder’s « No Letting Go » has an underground reggae artist garnered as much attention in the United States as Jamaica’s own Gyptian. »
In October 2012 he released the SLR EP, which included three tracks from his forthcoming Sex, Love & Reggae album. Sex, Love & Reggae was released in October 2013 and entered the Billboard Top Reggae Albums chart at number one.