July 2010 saw the release of Gyptian’s fifth album Hold You, which features the crossover success song “Hold You (Hold Yuh).”
Born Windel Beneto Edwards (October 25), in the King Weston District of St. Andrew, Jamaica, Reggae singer Gyptian received his musical calling at the age of 7, when he began singing in the church. Gyptian is well-known for hits with themes spanning from love and family ties to political issues, such as “Is There a Place,” “Serious Times,” “Beautiful Lady,” and “Mama, Don’t Cry.” He was nominated for Best New Entertainer at the 2006 International Reggae and World Music Awards. His first album, I Can Feel Your Pain, was released in 2008.
This summer, his single “Hold You (Hold Yuh)” became a crossover success. It was at the top of the Reggae Digital Songs chart for nine consecutive weeks. It reached number 77 on the Billboard Hot 100, number 3 on the Heatseekers Songs chart, 31 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Chart, 63 on the Radio Songs chart, and 28 on the Billboard Rhythmic Top 40, capitalizing it. The song also peaked at number 1 on the Dancehall/Reggae fusion Charts of the Jamaica Weekly Music Charts.
For more information, see http://gyptian.com/about-gyptian.html and http://www.billboard.com/artist/gyptian/732321#/artist/gyptian/732321