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Beres Hammond is a Jamaican reggae singer known for his smooth, soulful voice and romantic lyrics. Born in 1955 in the small town of Annotto Bay, Jamaica, Hammond was exposed to music at an early age by his father, who was a local DJ. Hammond began his own career as a DJ in the 1970s, and soon began writing and recording his own songs. His debut album, Soul Reggae, was released in 1977.

Hammond’s career took off in the 1980s with the release of several hit singles, including “I’m in Love with a Rastaman” and “Tempted to Touch”. He became one of the most popular reggae singers of the decade, and his albums began topping the Jamaican charts. In 1992, Hammond released his breakthrough album, One Love, One Life, which featured the hit single “Can You Play Some More?”.

One Love, One Life was a huge success, selling over a million copies worldwide. It established Hammond as one of the biggest reggae stars of the 1990s, and he followed it up with a string of successful albums throughout the decade. In 2000, Hammond was awarded the Order of Jamaica, one of the country’s highest honors.

Hammond continues to record and perform today, and remains one of the most popular reggae singers in the world. He has won numerous awards, including multiple Grammy nominations. His net worth is estimated at $5 million.

General Info

Full NameBeres Hammond


ChildrenNativa Hammond, Nastassja Hammond, Beresford Hue Hammond
ParentsRoslyn Patterson


NominationsGrammy Award for Best Reggae Album
MoviesThe Four Tops of Reggae, Dancehall Showcase

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Second Coming2014writer: "Groovy Little Thing" - as Hammond
Babymother1998TV Movie lyrics: "Trust Me", "Return Of The Don" - as Beres Hammond / music: "Trust Me", "Return Of The Don" - as Beres Hammond
The Reggae Movie1995Documentary performer: "Putting Up Resistance" / writer: "Putting Up Resistance"


Third World1980special thanks to


Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical guest
Made in Jamaica2006DocumentaryHimself (as Beres Hammond)
Riddim Driven: VP Records 25th Anniversary Concert2005Video documentary
The Reggae Movie1995DocumentaryHimself (as Beres Hammond)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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