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|Birth Name||Sophia Brown|
|Born||St. Elizabeth Jamaica|
|Genres||Reggae, Lover’s Rock|
|Phone||1876 441 8303|
|Years active||1992 – Present|
Sophia Brown’s first involvement in the entertainment industry was as a dance choreographer in 1986 for Dancehall Pioneers, this was what opened the door to the opportunity for her to showcase her musical talents with the Jamaican Tourist Board, on what was then known as the Appleton Estate Tour. This was the fortuity that gave live to Sophia’s dream of becoming an International & Inspirational acclaimed Reggae Artiste.
In 1988, with a network of support she left her home of Parish St. Elizabeth to live closer to Kingston the music capitol of Jamaica in St. Catherine. The beautiful and talented Sophia, standing at a petite 5’3″ was extremely passionate about her music. She persevered and knew that “every journey begins with a first step” and it took her 3 years, but she finally realized her passion and released her 1st recording, a single entitled “Jig Me” Produced by Outta National in 1992, giving Sophia Brown her very 1st local radio listenership. The song resonated well with reggae music fans, creating an opportunity for Sophia Brown to perform alongside popular International Reggae & Hip-hop Artists Shabba Ranks, Lady Patra, Frankie Paul, Richie Stephens & Doug E. Fresh in BlaBla Town the same month.
Sophia Brown destined to make music her life, has had to endure numerous setbacks in her career, only to make her stronger, but none that have deterred her from fulfilling her life’s dream of becoming an internationally acclaimed recording Artist. In 1992, Sophia Brown performed in the one and only major “Reggae Sun splash” in Montego Bay. This sensational performance was greatly received escalating her career, with the collaboration with the renowned Mad Professor from Europe. This collaboration set in motion this “Lovers Rock Artiste” putting her on a roll. Initially she landed a recording contract with a Cayman Island Co. Strawberry Records, which was later sold to CMI in 1995. There she was to have had a 4 album deal until the contract was forfeited when CMI declared bankruptcy. This didn’t put the cabash on Sophia Brown, she remained focused & formed her own record company called “Music Mecka” with colleague dale Dunkley, both releasing a host of singles during that time, including “Baby Tonight” and “Give it up” which received favorable airplay.
In the following years, Sophia Brown took to the road doing several tours both locally and abroad, including the Tri-state area of NY, Arizona and Virginia. She has performed with such greats as Snoop Dogg, Lil Kim & Ja Rule in 2002, in Norfolk, Virginia. In 2007, on her return to Jamaica, Sophia recorded a single entitled “Love You Pure” a
Reggae/R&B track inspired by a friend’s personal relationship experiences. “I was inspired to write that song after listening to a friend’s own personal experience. It was a beautiful song that could have easily been a Valentine’s Day classic.” said a smiling Sophia Brown. A video for this single followed eventually finding its way on the local and E.Strip Video Charts peaking at #3.
Sophia Brown continued recording and releasing other hit singles under her “Music Mecka” label before recording her first album “The Spotlight” May 15, 2009. The album had an official press launch and success began to knock on Sophia’s door. At the turn of the decade, Sophia insured her position in the local markets by retaining new management in Los Angeles with J.R. Blake after successfully promoting her campaign in 2009 on her “Weak to You” single, which soared to the top of the local charts. She attempted to attract a younger demographic by the release of her new single “Gimme That Good Love” and video. Sophia Brown was also nominated for the local EME Awards (Excellence in Music & Entertainment) Awards, “Best Female Vocalist” category, while “Gimme That Good Love,” single found its way at the top of the CVM hit list Video Charts.
In January 2010, Sophia Brown also met with kids from the Alman Town Primary School in Kingston where she was invited to give a motivational speech. She spoke about the importance of self-esteem. “Their self-esteem is a very big part of anything they do,” she remarked, “when they have that they can accomplish anything.”
2010 through 2011 saw a steady increase in both local and U.S. promotional activities for Sophia Brown, with the release of her new singles “Let It Be Me” produced by Cash Flow Productions, “Gimme That Good Love” and “Lovers Rock” produced by her label “Music Mecka.” “Let It Be Me” hit N.Y. and South FL. Top 30 Reggae Single Charts, the debuting entry to the U.S. charts. She also made the Top 100 songs for 2010 in N.Y & South Fl. coming in at #100. Sophia Brown charted in the Top 10 Urban, Chris Coxson Reggae Top 10 on NY Radio and Top 50 Pop for Satellite, College & Internet radio, marking her cross-over from Reggae to Reggae-Pop. “Let It Be Me” hit a UK base chart as well. Sophia continues to climb the international charts and is due to release her newest, most successful and acclaimed album “Catch Me If You Can” on Valentine’s Day 2012.