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King Yellowman Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Winston Foster
Place Of Birth
Kingston, Jamaica
67 years old
Birth Date
January 15 1956

King Yellowman Facts

Child Star?
Dancehall DJ, Reggae Artist
Education & Qualifications
Net Worth
Current Partner
Kamar, Kemo, Kareem

About King Yellowman

King Yellowman is a dancehall DJ and a reggae artist.

He catapulted to stardom in Jamaica after winning the Tastee Talent Contest. He also began working with the Ace Sound System and drew huge crowds at his dancehall performances.

in 1981, King Yellowman became the first dancehall artist who was signed by a major American label named Columbia Records. His ability to excite a crowd and ride rhythm made him an instant hit in Jamaica. His real name is Winston Foster, and his zodiac sign is Capricorn.

King Yellowman Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is King Yellowman's net worth?

King Yellowman has a net worth of around $500,000 which he has accumulated during his career as a dancehall deejay and a reggae artist.

How much does King Yellowman earn per year?

There are no details available about King Yellowman's yearly income.

Age & Physical Attributes

How old is King Yellowman?

King Yellowman was born on January 15, 1956, in Kingston, Jamaica. He was abandoned by his parents as he was born an albino. He was raised in various orphanages, such as the Maxfield Park Children's Home and Alpha Boy's Home in Kingston. Music, however, was his greatest strength. He was influenced by famous reggae DJs like U-Roy and started practiced rhyming. He got a job at Gemini Sound System as a substitute DJ. In 1979, Yellowman also won the Tastee Talent Contest. He chose Yellowman as his stage name and started drawing crowds to concerts because of his humorous lyrics with jokes about his skin color.

Childhood And Education

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is King Yellowman's partner?

King Yellowman married Rosie in 1986. The couple has three children Kamar, Kareema Foster, and Kemo. Following her father's footsteps, Kareema Foster also chose to be an artist.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

King Yellowman is a veteran dancehall DJ and Jamaican reggae singer. He rose to fame in 1983 with the most notable song, 'Zungguzungguguzungguzeng'. King Yellowman is known for his incredible lyrical strength on stage. In the late '70s, Yellowman gained wide attention after coming second to Nadine Sutherland in the Tastee Talent Contest. He honed his talents by performing with Aces International at outdoor sound-system dances. He worked as a recording artist with producer Henry Junjo Lawes. Yellowman's first album was released in 1982, and it was a huge hit. The album was named 'Mister Yellowman'. Yellowman appeared in Dancehall Volcano Hi-power 1983 with other major dancehall musicians like Josey Wales, Massive Dread, Eek-A-Mouse, and Burro Banton. Yellowman's lyrics in popular songs like 'Mad Over Me', boasting, like other deejays/reggae singers, of his casual personal relationships earned him criticism in the mid-80s.

In 1987, he achieved success with his version of 'Blueberry Hill'. The album topped the charts for weeks in Jamaica. By the mid-90s, King Yellowman released various socially conscious materials. This helped Yellowman gain international fame along with notable singers like Buju Banton. During the early 80s, King Yellowman had over 40 singles. He produced up to five musical albums per year.

He re-invented himself with his musical album' Prayer.' Some of his blockbuster albums are 'Round 1' (2005), 'New York' (2003), and 'No More War' (2019). King Yellowman also appeared as a guest vocalist on the track 'Roots Rap Reggae'. He has toured various destinations such as Nigeria, Peru, Sweden, Spain, Italy, Germany, France, Kenya, Britain, Canada, and the United States.

What awards has King Yellowman won?

It was announced in 2018 that King Yellowman would be awarded the Order of Distinction by the Jamaican government.

King Yellowman's Hobbies And Interests

King Yellowman loves traveling to new places. He also enjoys listening to songs.

Other Interesting King Yellowman Facts And Trivia

  • In 2016, King Yellowman and his daughter collaborated on the 'Father's Love Single', which was released on Father's Day and celebrated paternal bonds and fatherhood.
  • One of his most influential songs was 'Zungguzungguguzungguzeng'.
  • King Yellowman has worked in around 90 albums.
  • His album 'King Of The Dance Hall' contains tracks from his first album, 'Duppy Or Gunman', which was released 40 years ago.
  • He was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and was raised in an orphanage.
  • King Yellowman was diagnosed with skin cancer but recovered after many surgeries.

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