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R&B Dancehall superstar Kranium drives Dancehall music and culture into the future on his own terms. 2015’s “Nobody Has To Know” went Gold in the US and cemented Kranium as “the first New York-based dancehall artist to score a major international hit since Shaggy.” Ty Dolla and Major Lazer hopped on the official remix, bringing its cumulative stream count past the 200 million-mark. However, his rapid international rise didn’t stop there. “We Can” [feat. Tory Lanez] achieved a Platinum certification in Canada and clocked XX million-plus streams. On its heels, he gave us the perfect blend of Afrobeats and Dancehall with “Can’t Believe” [feat. Ty Dolla $ign & WizKid] in 2017, a hit truly ahead of its time by preceding the Afrobeats wave and asserting him as a visionary. It’s tallied 111M+ total streams (86M on the official dance video alone) and vaulted to #12 on the Billboard Reggae Chart. During 2019, he unveiled his full-length debut album, Midnight Sparks, to fan and critical adoration. The songs are still setting the world ablaze, but it’s his 2020 viral single “Gal Policy,” making a major mark on the streets and within the Dancehall culture. Even with its controversial subject matter, addressing his paramour’s man one-on-one (despite stealing his woman), it’s proving to be quite the anthem with fans singing it word for word every night along Kranium’s recent 2021 Sold Out UK Tour. Embodying the nickname of the “Melody Gad” with nearly 1 billion total streams to date worldwide. His clever wordplay, honesty, and ability to turn life experiences into smooth metaphors and bold melodies consistently distinguish him as an outlier at the highest level. He shows no signs of stopping or slowing down.
He closed out 2021 with 46 million streams in the U.S. alone and a total tally of 680 million globally. He notched two albums in the Billboard Top Reggae Albums Chart and emerged as the “2nd most streamed dancehall artist of the year.”
After clocking nearly 1 BILLION streams and receiving acclaim from Pitchfork, The FADER, and more, he ignites his next chapter and 2022 with a new single “ Wi Deh Yah,” international tour, and a few other exciting and innovative moves