Admiral T

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Admiral T
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Concert of Admiral T in Paris
Background information
Birth name Christy Campbell
Also known as Admiral T
Born (1981-03-29) 29 March 1981 (age 33)
Origin France (Guadeloupe)
Genres Reggae-Dancehall
Occupations Singer-songwriter, DJ, Actor, Designer, Fashion design, Record producer
Years active 1993–present
Labels Universal Music Group (AZ)
Don S Music Entertainment
Mozaik Kreyol (MK)
Associated acts Karukera Sound System • Wyclef JeanRohffKassav'Diam'sT.O.K. • Nèg'Marrons • Wyckyd J • Bost & Bim
Website Official site of Admiral T
Notable instruments
Gwo Ka, Guitar

Admiral T, whose real name is Christy Campbell, is a French singer of reggae-dancehall music. Besides Francky Vincent, he is one of the most popular and successful Guadeloupean singers. He is also a designer and the creator of the clothing trademark WOK LINE.

Biography[edit]

Born in 1981 on the French island of Guadeloupe, he was one of two children. At the age of 6, he joined the dancehall group Karukera Sound System; he left the group in 1982 to start a solo career; releasing his first album Mozaïk Kréyòl. During the sneak preview of Sean Paul at Bercy Stadium in 2004, Admiral T outperformed himself and drew much attention.[1] Universal Music Group's delegates who attended this concert decided to sign Admiral T and re-released his album on Universal Records, featuring artists like Wyclef Jean or French rapper Rohff. Admiral T's album became a hit throughout the West Indies, France and Europe.

In 2005, Admiral T starred in Guadeloupean director Jean-Claude Barny's the film Nèg Maron. The following year, he released his second album, Toucher L'Horizon, which also gained popular and commercial success and got awarded a Césaire of Music Award in October 2006. Admiral T spent much of 2007 in France, London and the Caribbean on his "Fòs A Péyi La" Tour (from his title song duet with Kassav'). Admiral T also wan a Skyrock Music Award in December 2007 and a Virgin music Award in February 2008. He launched his own clothing line WOK LINE and made a new tour in Africa during 2008. The following year, Admiral T performed in Germany at Summerjam, Europe's biggest reggae festival and at Dominica's World Creole Music Festival. On 19 April 2010, he released his 3rd album : Instinct Admiral, comprising featurings of Machel Montano, Busy Signal, La Fouine, Médine, Young Chang MC, Lieutenant, Patrick Saint-Éloi, Fanny J and Awa Imani. Besides his solo career, Admiral T is also the producer of the newcomer reggae-dancehall singer Wyckyd J.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Admiral T in Stade de France
Year Album Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
FRA
[2]
2003 Mosaik Kreyol 30
2006 Toucher l'horizon 9
2010 Instinct Admiral 15
2012 Face B 36

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certification Album
FRA
[2]
SUI
2002 "Gwadada" - -
2004 "Dancehall X-Plosion"
(feat. Pearl)
56 -
2006 "Les mains en l'air"
(feat. Diam's)
29 76
2007 "Fos a péyi la"
(feat. Kassav')
- -
2010 "Viser la victoire"
(feat. La Fouine and Médine)
- -
Featured in
Year Single Peak chart positions Certification Album
FRA
[2]
2012 "Ma reine"
(Axel Tony feat. Admiral T)
76

Mixtapes[edit]

  • Mek It Happen (2002)
  • Killa Session (2002)
  • Ti Moun Ghetto (2004)
  • Determiné Dèpi Piti (2005)
  • Flagada Smokey (2006)
  • Dancehall Festival (2006)
  • Good To Mixx vol.2 (2006)
  • The Big Champion (2006)
  • Reyel Champion Soti Gwada (2007)
  • Ti Moun Ghetto 2 (2007)
  • The King Of The Dancefloor (2007)

Compilations[edit]

  • Ragga Kolor (2002)
  • Dancehall Clash (2002)
  • Ragga Dancehall N°1 (2003)
  • Groovin Attitude (2004)
  • Ragga Masters (2004)
  • Génération Rap RnB vol. 2 (2004)
  • Exclusif Admiral T (2005)
  • Ninety Seven K-Ribbean (2005)
  • Unis-Sons (2005)
  • Reggae Bashement (2006)
  • Total Reggaeton 2 (2006)
  • Generation Dancehall (2007)
  • Rap & R'n'B Non Stop (2007)
  • Coupé Décalé Mania (2007)
  • BexXx Cluzif (2008)
  • Too Much Gangsta (2008)
  • Good Times (2008)
  • Mesrine (2008)
  • Don's Collector Saison 3 (2008)
  • Soprano Riddim (2008) (produced by Bost & Bim)

Contributions[edit]

  • 1848 of Karukera Sound System (1998)
  • Special Request of Karukera Sound System (2000)
  • Welcome to Haiti of Wyclef Jean (2004)
  • La Fierté Des Notres of Rohff (2004)
  • Caribbean Sessions of Karukera Sound System (2005)
  • Ma vision of Saël (2005)
  • Émancipé of Vibe (2005)
  • Dans Tes Rêves of Disiz La Peste (2005)
  • Ah Shwe Bah of Dr. Lefty (2005)
  • Soné Ka-La of Jacques Schwarz-Bart (2006)
  • Face A La Réalité of Saik (2007)
  • Les Liens Sacrés of Nèg'Marrons (2008)
  • In Transit of Ziggi (2008)

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Concerts[edit]

  • Le Grand Méchant Zouk (2006)
  • Fos a Péyi La Tour (2007)

Reportages[edit]

  • Mozaïk Kréyòl (2004)
  • Toucher L'Horizon (2006)
  • Dancehall Story (2008)

Clips[edit]

  • Rapide (1998)
  • Pas Comme Les Autres, featuring Saël (2000)
  • Rendez-Vous, featuring Curtis (2000)
  • Youth Attack, featuring Curtis (2001)
  • So Strong, Savage Riddim (2002)
  • Otantik, Hum Riddim (2002)
  • Le Bien Et Le Mal, featuring Tiwony & Curtis (2002)
  • Gwadada (2002)
  • Lov', featuring Little Espion (2003)
  • Rèv An Mwen (2003)
  • Move Together, featuring Square One (2003)
  • Dancehall X-Plosion, featuring Pearl (2004)
  • Ok, featuring Saik (2004)
  • Mets Nous A L'Aise, featuring Saël (2005)
  • Lanmou Épi Respè (2006)
  • Fos A Péyi La, featuring Kassav' (2006)
  • Les Mains En L'Air, featuring Diam's (2006)
  • Ti Moun Ghetto (2007)
  • Pé La, featuring Jacques Schwarz-Bart (2008)

Webography[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]