- THE PRINCE OF REGGEA -
Only 10 years old, Junior Natural makes his debut on the big stage of the largest reggae festival in Scandinavia. He plays the drums. Shortly after he changes the drumsticks for the microphone.
Little Junior is born with a Natural talent for music. At 12, his first single « Number 1 Girl » is released. Mastered by Bob Marley’s former Jamaican label Tuff Gong, he dedicates the love song for his mother. “I thought of her all the time when I was recording. She was very happy when I gave it to her as a Christmas gift.” His father Daddy Natural has a history as musician and wrote the song.
The development of Junior Natural’s international carrier starts when BorderBlaster detected him for the compilation « Scandinavian Hip Hop Invasion »
Junior Natural’s performance at the legendary stage Elysée Montmartre in Paris in the beginning of 2008 makes a great impression on the French public. His freestyle performance at the radio station Génération 88.2 later confirmed the artist’s incredible talent and established his name as The Upcoming Young Reggae Artist.
When Junior Natural returnes to France a few months later to perform at Garance Reggae Festival, Jamaican artist Shaggy is so impressed with his talent that he invites Junior Natural on stage to sing together with him. Later on he records the song “One in a Million” produced by Shaggy’s manager, producer and partner Robert Livingstone.
In August 2008, Junior Natural will share the stage with reggae legends like Sean Paul, Lee Scratch Perry, Junior Reed, Beenie Man and many others at Uppsala Reggae Festival (www.uppsalareggaefestival.se). He has also performed together with artists like Gentleman.
Several new songs are being recorded for Junior Natural’s first album that will be released 2009. Collaborations have been done with artists like Jah Mason, Lutan Fyah and Wayne Beathoven Beckford. The first single will be released in October 2008. More info www.myspace.com/juniornatural