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Known simply as "Ce'Cile" in the music industry, this Jamaican diva has consistently been making her unique style of reggae/dancehall music and has been considered an innovator since the beginning. Ce'Cile's signature sound - the combination of sultry singing, along with finely honed deejaying (Jamaican patois style of toasting similar to that of rapping), was immediately recognized as something new and fresh coming out of dancehall's typical ruggedness.
Affectionately known as "Bad Gyal" since 2002 CeCile has released a raft of popular singles, 8 albums released worldwide, and is now working on her 9th studio album.
Some of her most popular tracks include:
"Can You Do Di Wuk," a duet with Sean Paul featured on his Grammy winning multi - platinum selling album "Dutty Rock," and serves as a testament to her "Badgyal" demeanor. The track became a natural pick for DJs worldwide and made it possible for her to join Sean in Europe during his Dutty Rock tour for several shows including the Europe MTV Awards pre-party and performances at Wembly Stadium in the UK.
The catchy "Hot Like We" went to the top of the German Black Charts and cemented CeCile as one of the most popular Jamaicans on the touring circuit in Germany and other parts of Europe.
And her single "Gold Dust" with DJ Fresh peaked at # 24 on the UK singles chart, with a Shy EFX re-edit that reached #22 on the UK singles chart and #39 on the Irish Singles Charts. The sale of all versions of Gold Dust are combined together enabling it to have sold in excess of 400,000 copies, receiving a Gold certification, despite never reaching the top twenty of the UK Singles Charts.
However, Ce'Cile does not forget her roots. So, in addition to spitting on hardcore dancehall or cross genre bangers, she also delivers on a number of groovy, roots reggae tracks including hits such as the magical "Waiting," "When You're Gone," "African King," "If You," "Anything - (Cook Fi Yu)," and "Home Tonight."
Some may be surprised to know that CeCile is also a music producer, probably the first prolific female producer from Jamaica (if not the first female Producer in Jamaica), and has produced artistes such as Beenie Man, Sizzla, Mr. Vegas, Elephant Man and more. The Chiney Gal rhythm, which featured the song Changez and its subsequent counteractions by both Elephant Man and Beenie Man, was her first production alongside Cordel "Skatta" Burrell. CeCile also ran numerous productions for labels like the Kings of Kings and Danger Zone Records ("Jamdown & Wipeout Rhythms" and was instrumental in the final post productions of the Sticky Record By Jah Cure).
Ce'Cile is the granddaughter of Mandeville's former cherished mayor the late CeCil Charlton after whom she was named.
Ce'Cile consistently tours the Caribbean, Australia, N. America, Europe, and Asia & Africa bringing her fresh style to all audiences. She is as comfortable in front of an audience of 30,000 as she is in front of an audience of 3000. This groundwork has lead to crossover hits in Germany such as: "Rude Bwoy Thug Life," "Hot Like We," a collaboration with DJ Tomec and other genre-crossing collaborations with British breakbeat producers Stanton Warriors and the electronica wizard Amon Tobin. Ce'Cile has managed to secure collaborations and worked with elite artistes and producers including: Trina, Shaggy, Timberland, Flo Rida, Beenie Man, Elephant Man, Agent Sasco, Sean Paul, Gavin Rossdale, Chronixx & Nina Sky.
Ce'Cile has come this far by doing things her own way— in her eyes being true to herself and her music is why she is Jamaica's loving Bad Gyal. CeCile truly is an original.
In her spare time, CeCile likes to read, play scrabble and write poetry. Lately she has begun creating children's content based on ideas she gets from her 8-year-old daughter. She is working on the first black mermaid series based in the waters of the Caribbean and a coffee table book of poetry and songs.