Young, female Dancehall-Reggae artist, Danielle Shand, better known as Tiana has emerged on the Jamaican music scene; is stating her case as the industry’s newest diva.
The St. Mary based singer first burst onto the scene in 2009 with her single “I Won’t” which was produced by her manager, Carlington Wilmot from popular Jamaican media house, OutARoad.com. The single addressed issues of domestic violence & was recorded following the notorious incident involving R&B/pop superstars, Chris Brown & Rihanna.
Tiana first gained recognition through her collaboration with Dancehall artist & dancer, Chi Ching Ching for the hit single “Skippin’ Feelin,” in 2009. The dance song, inspired by the Black Eyed Peas hit song “I Got a Feeling,” helped launch the singjay to stardom; showcasing her vocal abilities with her curvaceous & enticing figure.
With the amazing spotlight Tiana got from Skippin Feelin got it earns her a spot to perform on the biggest one night Reggae/Dancehall show on earth Sting.
However, her most thought-provoking single was a 2010 song entitled “No Man Can Talk Bad Bout Mi.” The song, considered a rebuttal to Konshens’ track “Talk Bout Me” was co-produced by Konshens’ label, SubKonshus Records & D&H Records. The song received noteworthy buzz & earned a myriad of #1s regionally and the video for the single debuted at #1 on the popular CVM Hit List Video Countdown Chart. Furthermore, Tiana also released the hit song “Dat Mi Want” on the Flirtation Riddim (Media House Productions) which featured Konshens as well Portmore Empire leader, Vybz Kartel.Quote from Tiana: I see myself being one of or if not the first female artiste(s) to close Sting or Sumfest.
The ‘Dancehall Duchess’, Tiana, has earned international recognition with her hit song,’ Dem A Bawl’. The popular song has hit MTV Base Africa’s Top 10 Charts.
This is a significant stride for the up-and-coming female performer. She has been enjoying success with the track that has been riding local charts since early summer.
Tiana’s global reputation has been enhanced now that she has a MTV Top 10 spot to boast.
The video is also occupying the No.1 spot on Kenya’s Rebel Liberation Sounds Top 10 Video Countdown.
“I got two IRAWMA nominations earlier this year. Dem A Bawl has hit all the top charts in Jamaica, plus MTV, now. I’ve been getting bookings for a number of events, I am very grateful,” said Tiana. She has been receiving significant airplay in Africa and has acquired a vast amount of her 1.8 million youtube views from that territory. The music video for Dem A Bawl stands out with cameos by popular dancehall artistes, Konshens, Gyptian, Elephant Man, ZJ Liquid, DeMarco, KipRich, Flexxx and Delus, all endorsing the budding entertainer.
The track, produced on the Aurora Skies (Sounique Records) infiltrated the airwaves this summer, along with a number of other tracks such as Watch Dem a Watch Me, One Stuck Whine and Don’t Stop. A video for Don’t Stop is in post production and will be released soon.