Best Dancehall Reggae Artists

Dancehall reggae is a specific genre of reggae music.

The Top Ten

1 Shatta Wale

Shatta have revived reggae dancehall in not! Only Ghana but Africa and today every youth is loving up to him as role model

"he ( Shatta WALE ) has brought dance hall music to the youth of Ghana and Africa in general. Many people have learnt the real lessons of life through some of his songs like # Life to God and # Reality. I think he deserves to be the best and I thank all those who voted for him. Guys he never gives up..

He is the best dancehall artist in Africa.. I love shatta so much...#continue. Do your tin

Best and greatest ever

2 Vybz Kartel

Kartel has the most hits in dancehall and that's a fact, no dancehall artist has dominated the industry for as long as he did and is still doing even from behind bars and the fact he writes all his songs himself is just incredible, all of the artist on this list had or have ghost writers and they still haven't put out as much hits as the great vybz kartel

The most versatile artist in the game, unfortunately incarceration has hindered his career from reaching its full potential.

Vybz Kartel possibly has the most successful dancehall career within Jamaica and the Caribbean. He has hit after hit and has the biggest influence over Jamaica than any of these artists ever had.

Best Dance hall Artists with out doubt lyrical content and versatility out of this world.

3 Sean Paul Sean Paul Sean Paul Ryan Francis Henriques is a Jamaican rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor.

Go to 1

Just discovered a relatable comment, and it turned out to be me!
- TheDuttyGyal

Sean Paul followed up on what Shabba Ranks started by keeping dancehall music playing on the radio.

He is so good! I’m listening to him right now! He and Major Lazer are forever!
- TheDuttyGyal

4 Bounty Killer

De 5star genaral bounty killer respect

Bounty killer is one of the best of all time. he contributed by far the most to dancehall and is still doing so

Controversial, Bounty has always kept it real.

Bounty killer boss the most artist in my opinion he is the best

5 Stonebwoy

He brought an exception in the reggae dancehall music #he is gifted

He's to much. 1st dancehall artiste 2 win de BET award

The best so far from Ghana and to the world, voice clarity, mad raga flows and sweet melody's

He is the best dancehall artist in the world. I have his music.

6 Alkaline

Alkaline has been my favourite artist for 4 years now and one of the best artist I love and support #vendetta for life

A good artist who speaks with integrity

Alkaline is one of the best dancehall artist in the world the king dance hall

Have enough self confidence

7 Buju Banton

number 1

Buju is the greatest artist! I love the song journey! I can't wait for his concert over here when he is freed

Voice of the Jamaican people unfortunately hindered by incarceration

Buju banton is better than alkaline, stonebwoy and bounty killer though

8 Beenie Man

He stay current, where a lot of artist has fallen off. He still finds hits and his stage performance and presence is second to none in dancehall. He also had mainstream success and still stayed relevant in Jamaica.

Great Artist and performer, he is a down to earth guy. He is always in touch with his root and likes to mingle with his people in Jamaica just like a normal person

Was and still is one of my favourite artists of all time

Longevity and the ability to stay current

9 Sizzla

Real Roots.. Powerful.. Although it the catalogue too big... When he good.. It's the best.

Keep on trying do not give up

Representing the Bobo dreads, Sizzla put out the most incredible reggae album since Bob Marley "The Real Rock", his output however is incosistent

10 Shaggy Shaggy Orville Richard Burrell CD, known mostly by his stage name Shaggy, is a Jamaican-American singer, songwriter and deejay.


Shaggy u are the best

Shaggy you v got d killer lyrics n motivation big up

The Newcomers

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The Contenders

11 Tommy Lee Sparta

Has his own style and his own flow deserves to be higher up he mad Gothic dancehall reach places

Tommy Lee Sparta must be the of on top. He is far better than shatta wale and alkaline

He don't deserve that position rather in top 3 yes.

Tommy Lee is the best of all

12 Rudebwoy Ranking

Best reggae artist for me

Best artist In Nima Maamobi

We all love you Nima bass Rudebwoy Ranking

A real talent try his new album you "should" amazed

13 Winky D

One of the biggest underrated artist in Africa as a whole, his lyrical content is world class


Keep it up

Winky D one of the most underrated superstars

14 Popcaan

Popcaan is the best artist not only in Jamaica but also in the caribbean,dem dead.

Popcaan you the best of all time
I really love most
You are the artist of all time

Best artist foreverrr

The best dancehall artist ever

15 Soul Jah Love

Yes respect to souljalove

Brilliant the best

The best of all time in zim

The king of dancehall big up makuruwani

16 Mavado

You are the best man

Mavado is the Greatest Dancehall Artist of all times top 1

Gully always on top.. Respect and manners Gully gad...

In mavado we trust... Dancehall wise.

17 Spice

Best female
- TheDuttyGyal

Very nice
- TheDuttyGyal

I love her and she's very intelligent and respectful to people and she has very nice song my favorite is the panda remix

One of the Best Artist alive 1,1 million followers on Instagram

18 Busy Signal

With the flow and lyrics of the best dj and adding melody that can match some good dancehall/reggae singers, Busy a.k.a the "Turf President", is the most talented and best dancehall artist of all time. To add to that, he has great live performance ability and effortlessly makes hits on a plethora of topics and variety of beats from multiple different genres.

the best

Best Dancehall artist of all time

Always number 1

19 Shabba Ranks

The first dancehall artist to win a grammy award, the one who pioneered the crossover of dancehall music into the mainstream

Should be WAY higher on this list. Seriously people?

Shabba is a legend yet to be equalled!


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20 Masicka

Ah mi artist


Masicka u di best

Well done Masicka you deserve it my brother

21 Konshens

His perfomances in Kenya have never failed

Cool one - CedreticFomento

No one is better than Konshens via dancehall
N not even any Jamaican legend has more hits than him

The best evee

22 Samini

Godfather of dnaceHall in Ghana

23 Anthony B

He is truly a good singer

A Catalog of hits and the most amazing live show in reggae music period


24 Dsherif PmBoss

He is the best Artits in ghaha PM Boss

Pm boss is the best

He is the best of all

Nima Dancehall Artists

25 Yellowman

Albinism, cancer nothing has stopped this artist from staying at the top of his game longer than anyone else in the game.

People choice 1st king of the dancehall until Vybz Kartel happened to claim the all time King of the dancehall tittle

26 Aidonia

For years they been underating aidonia and look at the number they put the artist jamacian akways overrate some artist and underate the better ones aidonia never fall off and always consistence

Song of the year artist of the year


An amazing lyricist, he is versatile- constantly to produces immaculate "war" as well as"gal" tunes. Hands down the only dancehall artiste to ever lyrically parallel the world boss as we know it. For reference see aidonia vs vybz kartel on YouTube

27 Lisa Bwoy


Up up Km

I think and it's Also Fact That KMboss #LisaBwoy is the best...Because All His Lyrics And Msg in His Tracks Perfect....
Time Will Be His Witness...
CeeLane/Zeelane UpUp....

28 Damian Marley

Best in the world

He is the best in the world

29 Patoranking

He is the best

Patoranking is the best

He deserve it...

He'sdong is really energizing

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30 Elephant Man
31 Jah Vinchi

u too good

32 Kelvinbwoy
33 Super Cat

A legend. Should be in the top ten of all time.

Flow is insane especially for that time GOAT..

Well ahead of his generation... The Don Dada is the greatest of all time

Rude boy rasta dada

34 Rollerg

Best ever

Rollerg (Ramseys) from saltpond.
Student of Mehisco. We appreciate that. Rhapsody boy.
Big up. Watch out for Rollerg.

Stone bwoy all the way.. Best in the world

This is the best

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35 Yung General
36 Dexta Daps

There are few names on the list of dancehall artists who can make you whine even to a slow song and Dexta Days is one of them.

The most versatile artist in dancehall today pay close attention remember I tell you about this kid,a just because him nu inna the clash and hype ting, right now him just a deal with the ladies.

37 Tarrus Riley

He is doing much with his talent good job I like him the who's responsible hit emnraces

38 Charly Black

Wicked man

€Team Unstoppable”
“Charly yuh wicked bredda”
“Mad Chune all 2018”

39 Capleton

A catalog of hits, a spit-fire delivery and an incredible live show makes Capleton one of the leaders in Dancehall music.

40 Rihanna Rihanna Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian-American pop singer. Born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, she first entered the music industry by recording demo tapes under the direction of record producer Evan Rogers in 2003. She ultimately signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning more.

She is The Best of All Time

I love your skills

41 Seh Calaz

Boss yala is very talented 100% good music

King of Dancehall BOSS YALA
Trust him 100%
Pliz listen to his lyrics
Don't bi jealous
Bang bang bang

He's the Best

He is very talented..
his music motivates and inspires people

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42 Shiney Bwoy

We All Love Shiney Bwoy Because He Is The Best Student Of Vybz Kartel Said By Adidjah Palmer

43 Kahpun
44 Burna Boy

Burna Boy is the Best from Africa

The greatest that ever did it �"�

45 Wizkid

Great artist

46 Vershon

Vershon is a incredible good dancehall artist man

47 Buddy Fresh
48 Hitz

Where is D.Sherrif?

49 Sean Kingston Sean Kingston Kisean Anderson, known professionally as Sean Kingston, is a Jamaican-American singer, songwriter, rapper and record producer whose first album, Sean Kingston, was released in 2007.
50 Fresh King

He pulled out a new style that even the old have failed for years

Best artist in mandeville Jamaica to st Elizabeth

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2. Bounty Killer
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