Talk about "Jamaican", "female", "reggae" / "dancehall" and her name will definitely be called.
Known simply as "Ce'Cile", this Jamaican diva has consistently been making her unique style of reggae / dancehall music and is considered "the" trendsetter of this signature sound.
Style, wit, grace, intelligence, creativity and flare for controversy are all key components for a diva, Add a bit of sexiness, along with a large measure of talent and you've just defined the allure of Ce'Cile – Jamaica's "Bad Gyal".
Armed with raft of popular Jamaican singles, and albums released worldwide, CeCile is now promoting her 6th studio album Called "Diary Of A Journey".
From the beginning Ce'Cile has been an innovator.
This 'Bad Gyal' has kept tongues wagging since first breaking into the Dancehall scene with the self produced, shockingly refreshing and thought provoking smash "Changez" designed as a marketing ploy by poking fun at her male counterparts.
Rhythmically inventive and catchy, it shot across dancehall's macho braggadocio, light-heartedly lampooning the music's biggest male names with unflattering speculation on their bedroom performance.
Not surprisingly, it won her a legion of female fans.
Some of her most popular tracks includes. "Can You Do Di Wuk" a duet with Sean Paul featured on his Grammy winning multi - platinum selling album "Dutty Rock" and serves as a testiment to her "badgyal" demeanour.
The track became a natural pick for djs worldwide and made it possible for her to join Sean in Europe during his Dutty Rock tour for several shows including the Europe MTV Awards pre-party and Wembly Stadium in the UK.
The catchy "Hot Like We" went to the top of the German Black Charts and cemented CeCile as one of the most popular Jamaicans on the touring circuit in Germany and other parts of Europe.
Her single "Gold Dust" with DJ Fresh peaked at # 24 on the UK singles chart, with a Shy EFX reedit that reached #22 on the UK singles chart and #39 on the Irish Singles Charts. The sale of all versions of Gold Dust are combined together enabling it to have sold in excess of 400,000 copies, receiving a Gold certification, despite never reaching the top twenty of the UK Singles Charts.
However, Ce'Cile does not forget her roots, thus in addition to spitting on hardcore dancehall or cross genre bangers, she also delivers on a number of groovy, roots reggae tracks including hits such as the magical "Waiting", "When You're Gone", "African King" "If You" and "Home Tonight".
Ce'Cile's sense of assurance can be partially due to the fact that she's somewhat of an anomaly within the Island's music industry as she stems from one of Mandeville's (one of Jamaica's key affluent town) oldest, wealthiest and most prestigious families.
The granddaughter of Mandeville's cherished mayor, Ce'Cile unexpectedly fell in love with the tough sound of dancehall and instead of battling her way through Kingston's hard scrabble recording scene, she systematically and single-mindedly pursued her career from the inside and began honing her signature "singjay" vocal style; a blend of honeyed melodies and rapid-fire rapping delivered in English but tinged with patios (jamaican dialect), otherwise known as chatting or toasting. Ce'Cile's signature sound - the combination of sultry singing, along with finely honed deejaying, has left in her wake a string of "Ce'Cile knockoffs" that have started emulating her pioneering style, but Ce'Cile maintains she is a full package that can never be duplicated.
Ce'Cile consistently tours the Caribbean, Australia, N. America, Europe, Asia & Africa bringing her fresh style to all audiences. She is as comfortable in front of an audience of 30,000 as she is in front of an audience of 3000. This groundwork has lead to crossover hits in Germany such as: "Rude Bwoy Thug Life", "Hot Like We", a collaboration with DJ Tomec and other genre-crossing collaborations with British breakbeat producers Stanton Warriors and the electornica wizard Amon Tobin. Ce'Cile has managed to secure collaborations with elite artists including; Trina, Shaggy, Timberland, Flo Rida, Beenie Man, Elephant Man, Sean Paul, Gavin Rossdale, Chronixx & Nina Sky (2016). Ce'Cile has come this far by doing things her own way, in her eyes being true to herself and her music is why she is Jamaica's (and soon the world) loving Bad Gyal.
CeCile truly is an original.