Foxy Brown (singer)

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This article is about the reggae singer. For the rapper, see Foxy Brown (rapper).
Foxy Brown
Birth name Jennifer Esmerelda Hylton
Origin Jamaica
Genres Reggae
Occupation(s) Singer–songwriter, musician
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active Early 1980s–present
Labels RAS, VP

Foxy Brown is a reggae singer born in Jamaica as Jennifer Esmerelda Hylton. Her first introduction to the reggae charts was via the Steely & Clevie-produced versions of Tracy Chapman's "(Sorry) Baby, Can I Hold You Tonight" and "Fast Car," the former even entering Billboard's Black Singles Chart.[1] These led to her being regarded as Jamaica's Tracy Chapman.[1] She released her debut album Foxy, in 1989, which showcased her original songwriting.[1] In 1990 she had a hit with the dancehall single "Always For Me", and a second album, My Kind of Girl, followed in the same year. She also had a hit with Johnny P called "If you Love Me".[2]

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  1. ^ a b c Larkin, Colin (1998) The Virgin Encyclopedia of Reggae, Virgin Books, ISBN 0-7535-0242-9, p. 42
  2. ^ "Foxy Brown." Retrieved from Mywire.com on 1 February 2007.