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Grammy winner: dancehall legend Beenie Man

Grammy Award-winner Beenie Man is coming to Bermuda for Cup Match Summer Splash 2016.

Concert promoters declined to comment but reliable sources in Jamaica have confirmed the dancehall legend will perform at the event.

Reggae stars Sanchez and Jah Cure will also perform, along with other entertainers yet to be announced.

The popular concert series is scheduled for July 23 and 27.

Further details are expected to be announced in the near future.

Beenie Man, who is regarded as the “Dancehall King”, is no stranger to the island. His previous performances were a hit with reggae fans here.

The Jamaican, whose real name is Anthony Davis, is a singer, songwriter, DJ and record producer whose genres span reggae, dancehall, reggae fusion and ragga soca.

He dominated the Jamaican reggae charts from the mid- to late-1990s.

In 1996 Beenie Man hit the UK charts with seminal album, Maestro. His single Who Am I went gold the following year, and was a global hit.

He won a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in 2000 with Art & Life, which featured Arturo Sandoval and Wyclef Jean. During the course of his illustrious career he has recorded duets with legends such as the late Dennis Brown and R&B star Janet Jackson.

Jamaican lovers rock singer Sanchez is known for multiple hits including Frenzy,One In A Million,I’m Missing You and Loneliness. Jah Cure is a Jamaican reggae musician known as being the king of lovers rock and roots reggae.

He started as a singer in 1987. Like Beenie Man and Sanchez, he was raised in Kingston. His first big break came in March 1997 when he released the single King in this Jungle.

Reggae stars Barrington Levy and Morgan Heritage and global DJ sensation Major Lazer headlined last year’s Cup Match Summer Splash.

Bermuda gig: reggae artist Jah Cure