Dancehall veteran Beenie Man turns 49 today, and with a successful career spanning decades, the artiste indeed has much to celebrate.
The Doctor, The Girls Dem Sugar, The King of Dancehall, the iconic artiste has gone by many monikers throughout his career, but he was born Moses Davis. Davis, later taking the stage name Beenie Man, began his music career at a young age, winning first place in the national Tastee Talent competition when he was eight years old, which led to TV and radio appearances and recording deals. The ambitious entertainer released his first album when he was only ten, entitled The Invincible Beenie Man: The Ten Year Old DJ Wonder.
Since then, the Waterhouse native has released nearly two dozen albums and has garnered three Grammy nominations and one win for his album Art And Life.
Taking to Instagram to celebrate and express his gratitude, the artiste posted a photo of himself adorned in all white juxtaposed in front of historical ruins and wrote, “Blessings Pon Blessings. Earth Day Blessings to me. Big up to the most high, without you, I would be nothing. We face some challenges and some obstacles but we always find a way to push through and grow. I am grateful and today is all about gratitude.”
Beenie Man ended the celebratory post with a quote from English naturalist Charles Darwin: “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, but the one most responsive to change.”
The entertainer also gave fans a little behind-the-scenes view of how he started celebrating his day by posting a short video on his Instagram stories displaying the birthday breakfast made for him by his son, Mosiah Davis. Watch the video below.
The artiste has since received an outpouring of love and well wishes from his fellow entertainers, such as Baby Cham, Tarrus Riley, and Wayne Wonder. Read posts below.