Andre Jay Sutherland, known professionally as Popcaan is a Jamaican dancehall deejay, singer and songwriter from the parish of St. Thomas. In 2008, He joined Vybz Kartel’s Gaza Music Empire. In 2010, he released his breakthrough international hit Clarks with Kartel, an ode to the popular shoe brand. He has collaborated with some international artists, most notably Drake, Jamie xx, Pusha T, Giggs, Matoma, Wale, Gorillaz, and Davido. Let’s know more about him through this article.
What is Popcaan famous for?
- An American singer and song-writer.
Where is Popcaan born?
Recalling his early life, Popcaan was born in Saint Thomas, Jamaica. He holds Jamaican nationality and belongs to black ethnicity. His birth sign is Cancer. His parent’s name is unknown. He grew up in Portmore, St. Catherine. There is no information about his educational background.
When did Popcaan begin his singing career?
- Moving towards his career, Popcaan approached Vybz Kartel at a local jam called My Scheme, where Kartel recruited the young DJ to his Portmore Empire, becoming both a producer and mentor.
- In 2010, his breakthrough came with Clarks, a collaboration with Kartel. In 2011, he received the Excellence in Music and Entertainment Award for Best New Artist, and Collaboration of the Year for Clarks which also won Song of the Year- Dancehall.
- He released a new mixtape at the end of January 2012, Chromatic presents Yay Change, the follow-up to his 2010 mixtape Hot Skul, Fry Yay, Boil Brainz.
- In March “Only Man She Wants” gave him his first Billboard entry at No. 89 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. He has toured the world since in Europe, Canada, and the Caribbean and South American regions.
- He signed to Mixpak Records for a multi-record deal. His debut studio album Where We Come From was released on Mixpak on June 10th, 2014.
- In 2015, he was featured on Jamie xx’s I Know There’s Gonna Be with American rapper Young Thug. In 2016, he made his first UK appearance alongside Mixpak for the annual Red Bull Culture Clash and won the clash over Wiz Khalifa/Taylor Gang, Eskimo Dance, and UKG.
- In March 2017, He performed guest vocals for the Gorillaz track, Saturnz Barz, off of the album Humanz. The track reached number five on the Billboard Hot Rock Songs chart. He also spent time in Europe as the opening act on Drake’s Boy Meets World tour.
- He announced his second album Forever on 11th May 2018. It was preceded by the singles Body So Good, Wine For Me, and Firm and Strong. The album was released on 20th July, premiered on a live-stream hosted by Boiler Room. He headlined Reggae Sumfest the following day. Forever entered the Billboard Reggae Albums chart at number 2.
- On 23rd December 2018, Drake announced that he will be signed to OVO Sound. His third album Vanquish was released on 19th December 2019, was the first project produced with OVO Sound.
Is Popcaan married?
Reflecting on his personal life, Popcaan is a married man. He got secretly married to his girlfriend Kavell Keir. She was previously married to Machel Montano but started dating the songwriter Popcaan since 2015. Presently, the duo lives blissfully life without rumors of divorce or separation.
How much is Popcaan worth?
Being a part of the music industry, Popcaan earns a decent amount of money and fame through his profession as a singer. Based on some online reports, his estimated net worth said to be $1.4 million. However, his salary is yet to be disclosed.
How tall is Popcaan?
Observing his body statistics, Popcaan stands a height of 5 feet 5 inches and weighs is unknown. Similarly, he has an athletic body with black eyes and hair color. His other body information is yet to be disclosed. In the case of disclosed, we will let you know.