Often described as a soulful, inspirational, motivational and prolific composer. Jermaine pays homage to Jamaica’s strong musical heritage but is not constrained by it. Energetic or soothing, his style is influenced by a variety of musical genres.
Born in St. Andrew, Jamaica on July 22, 1980, to Bishop Rowan Edwards and Pastor Janet Edwards, Jermaine grew up surrounded by Christian teachings. He took on the responsibility of a family at an early age; marrying Tracylyn when he was nineteen years young. Their union produced two daughters; Halil and Tehillah. He highlights his family as his greatest achievement.
His ear for harmony was apparent from an early age. Before he was ten years old, Jermaine was playing the keyboard at Sunday services and crusades where his father preached and was later ordained Minister of Music at his father’s church; Light House Assembly in Spanish Town, St. Catherine.
He began to seriously explore possibilities in the music industry in 1997 when he recorded an album as a member of the gospel group ‘Living Lights’.
His first album ‘ISLAND WORSHIP-A Jamaican Experience’, a collection of traditional worship songs was well received by local and international audiences birthing his music production in 2004. This was followed by his second album ‘ISLAND WORSHIP 2 A CLOSER WALK in 2006. Tracks on this second album were inspired by his quest to draw closer to God.
Faced with the choice of giving up gospel for secular music, Jermaine took some time to examine God’s thumbprints for his life, and chose to honour God over “ready cash.” His decision to commit his talents to spreading the gospel, inspired the song ‘Make You Smile’ from his third album ‘Destiny’
Album’ Destiny’ released 2012
which won the Reggae Vocal Performance of the Year-Male artist of the year, Engineered Recording of the Year Producer of the Year and Album of the yearat the Marlin Awards in 2010.
Three years later excellence was evident when Jermaine reminded us not to count him out with his fifth highly anticipated album titled -roduced by him and mastered by Kirk Franklin Master Engineer – Herb Powers. This album of grace was a game changer for Jermaine, with hits like Beautiful Day, Hallelujah and Don’t Count Me Out
Album’ Don’t Count me out’ was released 2014
to name a few. Jermaine cemented himself in the hearts of Corporate Jamaica.Becoming the first and only gospel artiste to be signed as a brand ambassador for the Caribbean region’s leading telecommunications provider – Digicel. He has also shared platforms with the likes of gospel greats; Kirk Franklin,Donnie McClurkin, Travis Greene, Israel Houghton, JJ Hairston and ADA to name a few. Being recognized as a local and international celebrity is a reality Jermaine struggles to grasp and his humbled traveling all over the world and seeing the impact his music has on people of different ethnicity. He is grateful for every moment but never loses sight of God’s power to give and to take away.
Jermaine works hard to ensure that he and his music remains accessible, trendy and relevant. He is unpretentious and stresses that“being necessary is like salt that needs no advertisement “.
His current power quote is “The absence of light is darkness. With this revelation he did a collaboration with agent Sasco “Hope In My Head”
The latest 2022 single by Jermaine Edwards feat Agent Sasco titled ‘Hope in my head’
sharing the light through optimism.
His strong passion for working with the youths as well as his sense of responsibility to fortify young people for their spiritual fight, is evident in his music.
Jermaine is grateful for his talents and is committed to honing them for greater service through obedience and sensitivity to the purpose and seasons in his life.
Purchase the latest 2022 single by Jermaine Edwards feat Agent Sasco titled ‘Hope in my head‘
Written by: Tony
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