Who is Kelvin Grant?


Kelvin Grant, born on July 9, 1971, is a celebrated member of Musical Youth, a reggae-pop group. At just 11 years old, he co-founded the group in 1978. They achieved international fame with their number one hit “Pass the Dutchie” in 1982. Kelvin’s unique vocals were key to the song’s success. He is the most sampled artist globally and part of the first black group on MTV before Michael Jackson. Kelvin has collaborated with Donna Summer, Stevie Wonder, and Latoya Jackson. His latest album “Defend Them” features collaborations with Don Carlos and Maleo Reggae Rockers. The album, filled with empowering and socially just messages, is relevant today. Kelvin’s contributions have made him a crucial part of the reggae industry’s foundation. He remains a respected figure in music, known for his passion, talent, and enduring impact. His music has also been featured in several movies, entered the Billboard charts in 2022, and peaked at number 2 on the top TV show charts, and reached number 1 on TikTok twice, further showcasing its cultural significance and widespread appeal.