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Michelle Downer

(1978-04-01) 1 April 1978 (age 41)[1]

Michelle Downer (born 1 April 1978)[2], commonly known as D'Angel, is a Jamaican reggae singer, actress, model, and brand ambassador.[3] She has also given motivational speeches. In 2017 she released No Worries with Spice.[4] The Gleaner calls her the First Lady of dancehall.[5]

Biography [ edit ]

Born in Spanish Town, Jamaica, Downer sang in high school, modeled internationally in the 1990s, and returned home to Jamaica in 2002.[3] D'Angel has an associate's degree in Accounting and Management.[6] She considers 2004 and 2005 to be her "breakout years," according to The Gleaner.[7]

D’Angel had a celebrity marriage to singer, Beenie Man, in 2006 and they recorded the single One Man together.[3] D'Angel and Beenie Man had a son together and split up in 2010, later reunited in 2011.[8] They later divorced.[9]

In 2013, D'Angel was banned for 5 years from performing at Sting by Isaiah Laing of Supreme Promotions.[10] The reason for the ban was due to her impromptu performance of a "lyrical battle" with Ninja Man at Sting 30 that Laing considered "raunchy."[10] She was also criticized for her choice of clothing at the event by Billboard, which described her outfit as "provocative" and "revealing."[11]

In 2017, she went on tour in the United States with the theme of "We Can Survive" and addressing violence and crime through her song of the same name.[12]

She was a performer at the 27th IRAWMA Awards in New York and a nominee for Best Female Deejay.[3] She was honored as Singjay of 2008 at the 2009 EME Awards, and was a performer and presenter at the 28th IRAWMA Awards in New York where she was nominated for Best Female Deejay.[3] She won Digicel’s People’s Choice Award at the Style Observer Awards 2008.[3] In 2017, she won the award for "Female Artiste of the Year" from the Entertainment Distinction Awards.[13] She twice performed at Reggae Sumfest, Jamaica's largest reggae festival. The Gleaner praised her 2016 performance at "Galiday Bounce" in Ewarton.[5]

Her song Stronger reached the top of Jamaica's music video charts. In 2017 she recorded the song "Whipped", a response to Dexta Daps' song Owner.[14]

She has recorded with Jabari C.G. Productions LLC, MAJESTIC RECORDS, and Sweet Rains Records.

Discography [ edit ]

  • One
  • Broad Smile
  • El Pirata y la Sirena

References [ edit ]

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  3. ^ a b c d e f "Dancehall artiste D Angel official Biography". Dancehall.
  4. ^ "D'Angel - Spice have no worries". 28 July 2017. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  5. ^ a b "D'Angel Sets Sights On Billboard Charts". The Gleaner. 21 January 2017. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  6. ^ "5 things you didn't know about D'Angel". Jamaica Star. 9 November 2015. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  7. ^ "D'Angel Grown and Sassy". The Gleaner. 9 October 2017. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  8. ^ "Story of the song - Josey examines dancehall's famous 'Love Triangle'". The Gleaner. 26 December 2010. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  9. ^ "Beenie Man Found Himself a Beauty Queen With Brains". I AM A JAMAICAN. 19 January 2016. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  10. ^ a b "Sting bans Sizzla, D'Angel - Stinging criticisms come from organisers". The Gleaner. 1 January 2014. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  11. ^ Meschino, Patricia (13 February 2014). "Controversies, Clashes and 'Bad Man Police': Jamaica's 30th Anniversary Sting Concert". Billboard. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  12. ^ "D'Angel shines on US tour". Jamaica Star. 30 March 2017. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  13. ^ "D'Angel happy to bring home US award". Jamaica Star. 6 October 2017. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  14. ^ Campbell, Curtis (17 June 2017). "D'Angel rides Dexta Daps' wave with 'Whipped'". Jamaica Star. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
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