Best Dancehall Reggae Artists

Dancehall reggae is a specific genre of reggae music.

The Top Ten

1 Shatta Wale

Shatta Wale brought the old school and new school of Dancehall together. He brought on a new and unique style of blending African rhythm with the Carribean one to capture the attention and love of all african's for the genre.He keeps releasing hits upon hits making him the world's best entertainer in terms of Dancehall.He also brought the Era of Fanbase to Africa with the Shattamovement which has grown to be the greatest movement for the ghetto youth in Africa and beyond.
A great personality,lover of all,selfless fighter. He is definitely the greatest of all Time.

Ghana is not a country you easily get successful, that said I believe shatta wale will become the greatest artist Ghana has produced. The style of this guy is one to none in Africa for sometime now and still counting. I wish above all things for him, to be able to block everything thing out and just do music. We love you @shattawalenima and yes you are our number one dancehall artist in Africa no matter what Ghanaians forced on us

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..

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

2 Vybz Kartel

Kartel has changed dancehall totally, with heavy puchlines, gun bars, evil meds etc. Etc.. It's because of him Tommy Lee evil things got a pass. It's because of him artistes starts heavy up their voices while singing. It's because of him a lot of Jamaican artistes are singing through their noses for example Alkaline and Masicka. Kartel can both dj and sing. Most of his songs became a hit, sometimes locally and many times internationally.

Most songs. Most productions. Most hits. Simple as that. He is what jay Z and NAS is to rap...the foundation. He by far is the best male dancehall artist that the recording industry has ever seen. Produces his own "clarks" and bleaching cream. Runs his own label and maintains his artist...all while sitting in jail. He is a entrepreneur in every sense of the word and just as talented

Vybz Kartel is the dancehall legend we can't do without. Almost everyone in the industry deejays like Kartel, copies his lifestyle, his controversy and everything. Vybz Kartel=Dancehall.
I'm yet to see any deejay badder than Kartel.

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.

3 Sean Paul

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

No one can change the slang like him... And no one can sing like him...

I love sean paul because he is the best rapper of the year

The man help promoted dancehall internationally

4 Bounty Killer

One word, “Monster.” One of the best vocals you will ever hear. When ever he touches a microphone, he kills it. So many massive hits and classics. Hugely respected among fellow artists as one of the best too, that’s gotta count for something. Worked with many massive rap and R&B artists as well fellow reggae artists. Like Beenie Man, can’t forget the live stream sound clash they did together to bring some joy to the world quarantined by COVID.
Multiple decades of hits and classics means he’s in the Top 5 of all time.

Bounty killer is the best hands down;
talent wise none can actually DJ like him. He has never used auto tune. none can perform like him. None can have the impact he does. Dominating, impressive he is the deejay that brought prestige, class, professionalism and self worth to this game. What an artiste. 99.9% of the other artiste a sell out - run gone live America, care only about money, gone on tour everyday and don't get paid.
Real boss artiste

Bounty Killa is the reason we have most of the top dancehall artist! Bounty created the Greats..which makes him the Greatest

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

5 Stonebwoy

Stonebwoy have revived reggae dancehall in not only Ghana but Africa and today every youth is loving up to him as role model, he has brought reggae dancehall 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 # Run Go and # Mama. He possibly has the most successful reggae dancehall career within Ghana and Africa. He has hit after hit and has the biggest influence over Ghana than any of these artists ever had, he is the best reggae dancehall artist in Africa. I think he deserves to be the best and I thank all those who voted for him

Stonebwoy is the best dancehall artiste in the world. He is a talented person as well In Ghana's history, he is the 1st artiste in Ghana and the whole wide world who won of the year the reggae dancehall artiste of the year! He also a sensible and wise person than shatta wale but people like foolish people like shatta wale!. Shout out to stonebwoy and all those who are looking up to stonebwoy.And another big shout out to Samini who is stonebwoy's god father and his good work he is doing!

stonebwoy is the baddest in africa and the only reggae and dancehall artist outside Ghana who rocks shoulders with jamaican greats and brought the term afropop. no dancehall artist can compare himself to stonebwoy in africa not even patoranking

Stonebwoy is simply the best. Crossing borders with reggae and dancehall music...lyrical melody he brings to the listeners. Rain down brimstone and fire upon evil.No wonder Morgan Heritage had him on their European tour...and also featured by the originals...I mean Jamaicans...bhim to the world...watch out. More to come from him. He is the musical piece of a human being.

6 Alkaline

Consistently creating music watch out for 2016 which will be his year- hits include - moving mountains, things me love, more than happy, how it feel, champion boy many more etc...- Alkaline is believed to be the heir to the throne of dancehall after vybz Kartel

Very talented and educated youth, As for tge disrespect and fight he got I've seen him ignore a lot of diss from other artist abd see ge entertained 2015 and 16. A mean if u see a way to get the bus tek it.. Quick rise Alka... #Gullydetta...

He is the only young and talented dance hall artiste. And he will soon become the king of dance hall. More success ALKALINE.

Alkaline the youngest and top make me lean more about the sound. Alka is the best always

7 Buju Banton

Hands down the best. Incredible, undeniable vocal delivery. He is versatile in his delivery showing massive range, and coupled that range of vocal with range of message and type of song. His album catalogue is one of the largest and has tops hits, club bangers, etc. in ample supply. Oh don’t forget an amazing stage performer who always knows how to own/control the crowd.

Buju Banton is the greatest dancehall artiste of all time. His dancehall album Mr. Mention has the most hits of any dancehall albums. Check it out. And in reggae he is only second to Bob Marley.

Buju is the most talented Dj, the only thing that has pulled him back is his stand against homosexuality.

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

8 Beenie Man

Hits, hits, hits... decades of hits. Diverse sounds and messages and honors the industry. He is also one of the best performers. Had worked with a huge list of some of the biggest names in rap and R&B and Reggae industry and one of the most respected by his fellow artists. Let’s not forget how incredible the live COVID sound clash with Bounty Killer was... and he even sent the police packing and never cut feed. One of the 5 best ever.

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

Ah ah who ranked this uncompleted list without adding busy signal and movado,even beenie man must top this list because he is the god father of dancehall.he is just the superb and can't compare shatta wale to sean paul so please revive this list

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

He is the best

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

Shaggy you v got d killer lyrics n motivation big up

Shaggy u are the best

#best_love_songs

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

Tommy lee sparta is the best dancehall artist in the world

For me the most experienced artist in the whole world

12 Rudebwoy Ranking

Rudebwoy ranking you are the best of all...infact you are the real dancehall artist the world is looking for I love you as well as your music too not only me but shukura too we all love you all what shatta wale is doing is just asorpko...this is ruddest lakra Hero speaking...wale is not a dancehall artist...just keep on trying you best and you will one day win this battle much love...

RM you do al dancehall is yours handle it with care and you shall receive your success in just on day... much love...this is lakra hero from SK CITY

Rudebwoy ranking is the best because lisa bwoy does not have many funds than him

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

13 Winky D

Winky D is a very talented dancehall artist try listening to disappear it will become a disease

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

Winky d is the man...and the best of all times #extraterrestrial

Winky is the best even in terms of live performance

14 Popcaan

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

Unruly boss best of the best shall he be

The best dancehall artist ever

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

15 Soul Jah Love

The VYBZ KARTEL of Zimbabwe.Very controversial yet very talented artist.The fact that he freestyles almost all his songs yet he has the most hits in zimbabwe is just incredible.Plagued by Diabetes yet he soldiers on and always delivers for his fans.I have never seen such an artist like him. He is the G.O.A.T

He is a rhyme master and good with shona words he fresstyles most of his songs

The best of all time in zim

The king of dancehall big up makuruwani

16 Mavado

Mavado is the Greatest Dancehall Artist of all times top 1

Mavado music make me feel comfortable with my baby

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

In mavado we trust... Dancehall wise.

17 Spice

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

Really great female artist!

Very nice
- TheDuttyGyal

Stonebwoy is more than shatta wale

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.

My favorite artist right now...Fusing the old with the new... Bringing back the real reggae dancehall
vibes...Second to none...Busy signal is the artist Jamaica desperately need right now at this time... Unique style n voice make him stand above the rest

Best Dancehall artist of all time

Best dance hall artist to me

19 Masicka

Well done Masicka you deserve it my brother

Masicka is an artist in his own league

Haadest dancehall hardcore artist on the road right now

Masicka is the number one

20 Shabba Ranks

The original breakthrough artist that brought a new reggae dancehall sound outside of the Caribbean to get radio play in the USA. Before that most of the USA only knew of Bob Marley and UB40. Shabba is the reason all of the artists on this list are here. He’s the reason BET dedicated time to Reggae music and videos and how money finally found lots of other artists. The USA became one of the biggest consumers of Reggae music soon after, and all due to the great Shabba. Hundreds of artists blew up because of him.

Should be WAY higher on this list. Seriously people?

Shabba is a legend yet to be equalled!

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21 Konshens

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

His perfomances in Kenya have never failed

Gyal ting riddim and pull to mi bumper set di dancefloor ablaze

My nickname in Kahoot

22 Samini

Godfather of dnaceHall in Ghana

23 Anthony B

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

He is truly a good singer

24 Dsherif PmBoss

He is the best of all

Allah big man

Pm boss is the best

He is the best Artits in ghaha PM Boss

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

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