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About Buju Banton
Mark Anthony Myrie is the birth name of famous Jamaican reggae and dancehall artist Buju Banton. He is undoubtedly a highly celebrated figure in reggae and Jamaican music. As of 2020, he had released 11 studio albums.
Background & Early Life
Buju Banton grew up in Barbican Road, Kingston, Jamaica. His mother nicknamed him Buju when he was young. Banton, in the Jamaican language, translates as a good storyteller. However, he adopted the name as a tribute and respect for his childhood idol, “deejay Burro Banton.”
In 1992, his album “Mr. Mention” became the highest-selling album in Jamaican music history. Buju also broke Bob Markey’s record with the most number 1 songs in Jamaica in the same year.
In 2010, his album, “Before the Dawn,” earned him the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album.
In 2011, Buju was imprisoned in the USA for being guilty of drug-related and criminal charges. However, he was released in late 2018 and deported to his native country Jamaica.
Many human-rights activists criticized his 1992 song, “Boom Bye Bye” for its lyrical content because it seemed to encourage the abuse of gay men. However, in 2019, Buju deleted the song from his catalog on all streaming platforms.
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F.A.Q. about Buju Banton
When is his birthday?
Buju Banton's birthday is on July 15, 1973.
In how many days is his birthday?
Buju Banton's birthday is in 12 days
How old is he?
He is 48 years old.
Where is Buju Banton from?
He was born in Kingston, Jamaica.
Buju Banton's Popularity
Buju Banton is a famous Jamaican singer, who was born on July 15, 1973. As a person born on this date, Buju Banton is listed in our database as the 60th most popular celebrity for the day (July 15) and the 190th most popular for the year (1973).
People born on July 15 fall under the Zodiac sign of Cancer, the Crab. Buju Banton is the 1714th most popular Cancer.
Aside from information specific to Buju Banton's birthday, Buju Banton is the 27th most famous Jamaican and ranks 11th in famous people born in Kingston, Jamaica.
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