JAMAICAN POP STAR CONKARAH RELEASES “EVERY DAY” FEAT. ROMAIN VIRGO & FIJI
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NEW YORK, NY (March 3, 2022) – Jamaican Pop sensation Conkarah releases the new single, “Every Day” featuring Jamaican singer Romain Virgo and Polynesian vocalist/ songwriter Fiji via BMG. LISTEN TO “EVERY DAY” FEAT. ROMAIN VIRGO & FIJI HERE
Written by Conkarah and produced by 3x GRAMMY® nominated production duo Loud City (Sizzla, Vybz Kartel, Skip Marley), “Every Day” is an irresistible uplifting tune with a positive message of unity, resilience and gratitude.
On the release of “Every Day”, Conkarah states, “I am very excited about this release, a collaboration with two of my favorite reggae artists Fiji and Romain Virgo. I love this musical connection of the pacific islands and Jamaica. This song is about love and positivity, being grateful for each day and cherishing moments with friends and family.”
Romain Virgo adds, “With everything we have been through for the past two years and we are still here, fighting every obstacle, shows us that life and health are the most important things after all. If we could just put a little more love in how we treat each other and give thanks for every little blessing, it can only take us one step closer each day to the ultimate goal of seeing ourselves as one human family. This song has such a powerful message and I’m honored to be a part of it.”
The release of “Every Day” follows the 2x Diamond-certified global hit “Banana,” featuring GRAMMY® award-winning reggae singer/producer Shaggy—which has now surpassed over 2 billion global streams to date, the first Jamaican artist to accomplish this milestone in a short release period.
“Every Day” and other songs including special guests such as Pedro Capó, Shaggy, Romain Virgo, and Fiji will be featured on Conkarah’s new EP Destination Unknown, due out later this year via BMG.
Photo of Conkarah – credit William Richards
About Conkarah: Having surpassed a combined 2 billion global streams and topping charts in over 23 countries, (2x Diamond, Platinum, and Gold in Mexico; Platinum in Brazil, Canada, India, Netherlands, and Gold in Norway, Spain, France, and Sweden); Conkarah has emerged as a musical force to be reckoned with.Hailing from Kingston, Jamaica, Conkarah is bringing disparate cultures together with his vibrant brand of “Island Pop”—a colorful concoction melding reggae, dancehall, and harmony with classic songwriting, tropical rhythms, and irreverent good humor. The 2x Diamond-certified global hit single “Banana” featuring his fellow Jamaican, international reggae and GRAMMY® award-winning singer/producer Shaggy, proved a chart-topping global smash, fueled in part by the hugely popular #BANANADROP dance challenge, including videos by such celebrities and top influencers as Jason Derulo, Charli D’Amelio, Nicole Scherzinger, Chiara Ferragni, Neymar, and Addison Rae. With “Banana” still breaking records, Conkarah followed it up with another flavorful single, “Papaya (Sick Wit It Crew Mix)” during the summer of 2021.
In December 2021, Conkarah released the Switch (Fatty Fatty) Remix EP – a collection of remixes by and featuring Roach Killa, Bobby Konders (Massive B), Orange Hill, Zed Bias and Jay Mac.
Photo of Romain Virgo
About Romain Virgo: Born in Stepney, Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica in 1990, reggae singer Romain Virgo found his star rising early in life as a 16-year-old contestant on the televised singing competition show All Together Sing. He won the Digicel Rising Stars competition at the age of 17, scoring an enormous cash prize and a recording contract with Greensleeves Records. Barely out of high school in 2007, Virgo began cutting singles, scoring hits with his style that relied heavily on classic lovers rock and roots reggae.
Virgo’s self-titled debut full-length came out in 2010 on VP Records, with follow-up The System arriving in 2012 on the same label. In 2014, Virgo’s reggae re-imagining of Sam Smith’s “Stay with Me” was a massive hit, racking up millions of online plays and climbing the charts. His third album, LoveSick, arrived in 2017.
Photo of George “FIJI” Veikoso
About Fiji: Polynesian recording artist George “FIJI” Veikoso is one of the most original and dynamic entertainers the Pacific Rim has produced who continues to be one of the most influential artists in contemporary island reggae music. Since leaving his Fijian island homeland and settling in Hawaii at the age of 14, FIJI’s golden voice and expansive musical repertoire have launched him on the world stage as a pioneer of the Lost Coast Sound.
FIJI’s fan base and concert performances spans from the Pacific Rim, the Continental USA, Japan, Australia, Jamaica, with new territories and international locales in the near future.
FIJI has shared the stage with many of Hawaii’s top entertainers along with national recording artists: Gladys Knight, Aaron Neville, Beres Hammond, Damian Jr. Gong Marley, Ziggy Marley, Ky-mani Marley, Steel Pulse, Maxi Priest and Inner Circle to name a few.