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Danielle, like the soothing tropical climate of the island on which she was born, radiates contagious warmth. Her petite frame, intense eyes and childish grin adds to her appeal. Friends describe her as effervescent and’ feisty’, though humble and warm. She admits that her zest for life has greatly influenced the music she presents to the world. Being free spirited, she believes in being happy, despite the situation. She has developed the talent necessary to ensure her the success she is destined for on a global scale. Born and raised a stone’s throw away from the home of the legendary Bob Marley, she is determined to follow in his footsteps as an ambassador for her homeland.
Her relationship with music dates back to high school. She hungrily gobbled up the popular music at that time, listening to the racy rants of ‘Patra’, ‘LadySaw’, and the boastful lyrical bites of ‘Beenie Man’ among other leading acts. The sounds of Hip Hop, and R&B were equally close to her heart, through Rappers ‘Lil Kim’, ‘Jay-Z’, ‘Foxy Brown’ as well as ‘Usher’. These performers still lead her listening roster. She developed songwriting skills as an adolescent, while studying in the U.S. Her love and passion for reggae music led to her return to her island home to begin her musical quest to be a recording artiste.
Upon her return, she made her way around Kingston’s finest studios, and sought the opinions of leading Jamaican producers. They gave her high marks on her potential. She proceeded with the launch of her first release, “Turn himon” which she co-produced. The saucy track featured prolific song writer and dancehall sensation, ‘Ce’Cile’. The accompanying music video swiftly garnered high rotation on local / Caribbean TV stations. ‘Danielle’ was now established as the hot newcomer on the dancehall reggae scene. Her charm, passion and drive soon landed her a track with ‘Gramps Morgan’ of the group’ Morgan Heritage’ in addition to dancehall icon, ‘Beenie Man’. It was a great achievement to collaborate with Beenie, who had been an inspiration for so many years. The result was the birth of the upbeat song, “Brown girl in the ring”, which brought along a nickname and increased popularity.
Her demand grew and soon Birchill records sought her, to produce “Downtown Man”. This release dismissed all qualms suggesting an amateur status. She officially moved up the ranks, performing on major festivals such as: ‘Reggae Sumfest’ and ‘Sunsplash’ as well as ‘Sting’. Her next big hit came through producer, DJ Karim with “Beat it”. This track established her as a force to be reckoned with. The infectious track brought ‘Danielle’ great demand outside of her country with shows in Chicago, New York, Trinidad and London among other destinations. Infamous dancehall superstar, Vybz Kartel fell for the monster hit, “Beat it”. He offered a remix and pursued to make it a reality. When Danielle heard the lyrics Kartel laid down, she was immensely impressed with his wit and genius. She later allied with renowned, Truck Back Records to acquire the incredibly successful and controversial recording, “Man weh mi nuh want”.
To achieve her goal Danielle ‘DI’ has committed herself to intense vocal training and has partnered with a robust support team. Under their direction she initiated her journey with her single, “Jamaican Girl” produced by Uptown ambassador, Stephen “Supa-Hype” Davis. The patriotic tune continues to receive much attention from the Jamaican Diaspora stretching from neighboring Caribbean islands to as far as Europe, the Americas and Canada. The video for the up-tempo an them is also receiving heavy rotation. Danielle is also racking up great recognition and reviews for her latest single ‘Big Man’ also produced by Taxi Records (Sly and Robbie) which features the Grammy winning veteran Shabba Ranks. The track has become the noted follow up record to the much loved, breakthrough single ‘Rebel’.