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Jennifer Hudson, Common to Headline Jamaica’s Reggae…

Dana Niland | Caribbean Journal   in  ·
June 20, 2015

This year’s Reggae Sumfest in Jamaica ill feature Grammy award-winning R&B singer Jennifer Hudson and American rappers Common and Rick Ross.

The trio join a growing list of US-based singers who have headlined the event in recent years, including Usher, Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Trey Songz, R. Kelly, T-Pain, and Ne-Yo.

Common and Rick Ross will headline International Night One on Friday, July 17 and Hudson, along with rapper Yazz, will headline International Night Two on Saturday, July 18, the final night of the festival.

Sumfest begins on July 12, when thousands of reggae fans will gather in Jamaica’s tourist capital, Montego Bay.

The star-studded lineup naturally includes some of the region’s top reggae stars, including Jamaica’s own Beenie Man, Chris Martin, Cocoa Tea, Konshens, I-Octane, and Kakaba Pyramid.

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