Etana
 

Most Popular Songs

     Wrong Address

     I Am Not Afraid

     Warrior Love

     People Talk

Booking and Current Status

Birth name Shauna McKenzie
Born May 22, 1983 Kingston, Jamaica
Genres Reggae, gospel
Occupations Singer-songwriter, record producer, guitarist
Years active 2000-Present

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Reggae music has birthed yet another rarity- a spirited and soulful singer/songwriter in the eloquent and enchanting empress Etana! In just one short year, Etana has been hailed as one of the burgeoning new and sensational sound in the roots Reggae era. This young woman, a small one at that, in a largely male-dominated industry makes her presence even more powerful. Her debut single, Wrong Address, co-written with Sean Element and released in the spring of 2006 has created waves throughout the music scene. The recognition is attributable to her unique and expressive vocals which envelope the song, as well as the song’s lyrical content. To catch her in performance is to experience an intriguing mix of the sultry and meditative – her body sways and dances as her voice soars and her musical testimonies are as edifying as they are captivating. Etana’s beginnings are humble, but influence greatly her intense passion for music and the sense of maturity and respect with which she approaches her art. With her roots sunk deep in August Town, Jamaica, the home base of Reggae icon Sizzla, but her feet physically planted in Miami, Florida after migrating there with her family at 9 years old, Etana tried to succeed in the music business as a member of the all girl pop group Gift. It was not until she returned to the source, uncannily to start up an internet café with a friend in the busy Kingston metropolis that her lifelong dream began to be realized. She scored an audition with Fifth Element Records, the management company largely responsible for launching the careers of Richie Spice and Chuck Fender. Floored by her powerful and sometimes raspy alto voice, the Fifth Element management team immediately asked her to join Richie Spice’s touring party as a backing vocalist. The ensuing fifteen months would see Etana stepping up and out to soak up some of the stage lights, gracing stages in Europe and North America and independently in Africa. Wrong Address struck a resounding chord with Reggae enthusiasts and still receives heavy radio rotation. Her most recent single Money released in the summer of summer 2006 has proved to be a radio friendly hit. From reggae and pop to rock and jazz, her musical influences are varied and though she is not one to subscribe to labels, Etana describes her brand of music as reggae soul – “It is straight from the heart, straight from the soul, straight from the people and everyday life” . Operating now from both Solid Agency, the leading Caribbean entertainment events / artiste management company and Etana’s very own, Freemind Music “the B.E.S” Records, expect sheer greatness. Etana’s debut album, which is still untitled, will be released early next year (2008). In the mean time her third single, Roots, released may 2007, has already begun to enjoy popularity as evidenced from the air waves and her live performances. Prepare yourself for the Etana Experience!.

Ah-E-A-Oh Ahead In Life Alimony All About Love All Virgins Angel Back In The Days Bedroom Bounty Hunter Believer Big Up Body A Shake Bonafide Girl Boombastic Bow Wow Wow Broadway Bullet-Proof Buddy Can\\\’t Fight This Feeling Can\\\’t Hold Me Chica Bonita Chow Church Heathen Clothes Drop Criteria Dame Dame feat. Kat Deluna Dance & Shout Day Oh Diva Don\\\’t Ask Her That End of the World (Drink Up\\\’) Everything You Need Feel the Rush Feeling Alive Finger Smith Fired Up (F*ck the Rece$$ion!) Fly High 2012 Follow Me Forgive Them Father Freaky Girl Full Control Gal Roll Gal You A Pepper Gal Yu a Pepper Geenie Get Back My Baby Get Down To It Get My Party On Get Up, Stand Up Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Girls Just Want to Have Fun Give Thanks Give Thanks And Praise Glamity Gone With Angels Good Times Roll Heartbreak Suzie Hey Love Hey Sexy Lady Hold Me Holla At You Hookie Jookie Hope Hot Shot How Much More Hurting I\\\’m Rebel I\\\’m Sorry In The Summertime Intoxication Island Lover It Bun Me It Wasn\\\’t Me Jenny John Doe Jump and Rock Just Another Girl Keep\\\’n It Real Keep\\\’n It to Me (Swingers mix) Kibbles and Bits Lately Leave It To Me Leave Me Alone Letter To My Kids Lonely Lover

Lost Love How Them Flex Lucky Day Lust Luv Me, Luv Me Luv Me Up Mad Mad World Mampie Man a Yard Me Julie Midnite Lover Mission More Woman Move Hype Mr. Boombastic My Dream Needle Eye Nice And Lovely Not Fair Oh Carolina One Burner Out Of Control P.h.a.t. Perfect Song Piece Of My Heart Ready Fi Di Ride Reggae Vibes Repent Rise Road Block Sexy Body Girl Sexy Body Girls Sexy Lady Shaggy & Rayvon Show Shake Shake Shake She Gives Me Love Shut Up And Dance Soldering Soldiers Story Something Different Soon Be Done Special Request (Rough Cut Demo) Stand Up Strange Love Strength Of A Woman Sugarcane Supa Hypnotic Tek Set Tender Love Thank You Thank You Lord That Girl The Only One (Lie to Me) The Only One (Lie to Me) (feat. Jaiden) The Rain is Coming The Train is Coming The Voices Of Sweet Jamaica – All Star Remix These Are The Lips Think Ah So It Go This Could Be Your Day Those Days Too Cute Too Hot To Handle Train Is Coming Ultimatum Version Walking In My Shoes Way Back Home We Are The Ones We Never Danced To The Rub-A-Dub Sound Wear Di Crown What\\\’s Love Why Me Lord? Why You Mad At Me? Why You Treat Me So Bad Wild 2Nite Wildfire Woman a Pressure Me Woman Scorn WorldCitizen (Radio Edit) [feat. Shaggy] Jahcoustix Would You Be Wrong Move You See Him Face

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