Born in Stepney, Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica in 1990, reggae singer Romain Virgo found his star rising early in life as a 16-year-old contestant on the televised singing competition show All Together Sing.
He won the Digicel Rising Stars competition at the age of 17, scoring an enormous cash prize and a recording contract with Greensleeves Records
. Barely out of high school in 2007, Virgo began cutting singles, scoring hits with his style that relied heavily on classic lovers rock and roots reggae. His self-titled debut full-length came out in 2010 on VP Records
, with follow-up The System arriving in 2012 on the same label. In 2014, Virgo's reggae re-imagining of Sam Smith
's "Stay with Me" was a massive hit, racking up millions of online plays and climbing the charts. His third album, LoveSick, arrived in 2017. ~ Fred Thomas, Rovi