Kevin Lyttle

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Kevin Lyttle
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Kevin Lyttle on the cover of his 2003 single "Turn Me On"
Background information
Birth name Lescott Kevin Lyttle Coombs
Born (1976-09-14) 14 September 1976 (age 38)
Saint Vincent, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Origin Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Genres Soca, dancehall, R&B
Years active 2001–present
Labels Atlantic Records, Tarakon Records
Associated acts Spragga Benz, Kevin Rudolf, Alison Hinds, Flo Rida
Website www.KevinLyttleMusic.com

Kevin Lyttle (born Lescott Kevin Lyttle Coombs, 14 September 1976) is a Vincentian soca artist, who had a worldwide hit with "Turn Me On" in 2004, recorded with the dancehall artist Spragga Benz.

Career

Lyttle was encouraged by his family to pursue music at the young age and has been performing at local events in his teens.[1] Prior to his musical career, Lyttle had subsisted on day jobs, such as customs officer and radio disc jockey.[2] He recorded "Turn Me On" as a soca ballad in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in 2001 and the song subsequently became a minor hit throughout the Caribbean.

Lyttle signed with Atlantic Records in 2003 and a remixed version of "Turn Me On" was officially released as a single in the UK at the end of the year, with dancehall artist Spragga Benz's guest vocals.[3] The song reached number two in the UK, spending seven weeks in the Top 10 of the UK Singles Chart.[4] It eventually became a worldwide hit in 2004, reaching number 4 in the United States, number 3 in Australia and placing within Top 5 in many European countries.

The debut self-titled album followed in July 2004, charting within Top 10 in the USA, where it was certified Gold, and meeting with a minor success in Europe. The second single, "Last Drop", was released in markets outside the USA, but didn't manage to repeat the success of "Turn Me On", becoming only a minor hit in Europe. "Drive Me Crazy" was released as the third single in autumn 2004, followed by a promotional only single "I Got It". Both songs were commercial failures. In 2005, Lyttle released a new song in Jamaica only, "Jimmy Johnny".

In 2007, along with Byron Lee and Arrow, he performed at the Cricket World Cup opening ceremony in Greenfield Stadium, Jamaica. The same year Kevin Lyttle founded his own record label, Tarakon Records. Lyttle's second album, Fyah, was released by Tarakon and Universal Records in 2008, featuring a duet version of "Turn Me On" recorded with Alison Hinds and contributions from other artists. The title song was released as the first single and both the single and the album were unsuccessful in terms of commercial performance.

Lyttle released "Anywhere", a collaboration single with Flo Rida in 2011, followed by "Nobody Like U", accompanied by a remix contest.[5] His third studio album, I Love Carnival, was released in 2012, promoted by "Wine and Go Down" and the title song. 2013 saw the release of his new single, "Bounce".

Personal life

Lyttle lives in Miami, Florida and is married to Dr. Jacqueline James, with whom he has a son.[6]

Discography

Studio albums

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
AUT
[7]
FRA
[8]
GER
[9]
JAP
[10]
NLD
[11]
NOR
[12]
POR
[13]
SWI
[14]
UK
[15]
US
[16]
Kevin Lyttle 68 105 42 12 39 33 24 10 86 8
Fyah
  • Released: 27 August 2008 (JPN)[19]
  • Labels: Tarakon, Universal
  • Formats: CD, digital download
46
I Love Carnival
  • Released: 7 August 2012 (US)[20]
  • Label: Tarakon
  • Formats: CD, digital download
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Extended plays

List of extended plays
Title Album details
It's On
  • Released: 20 October 2012 (US)[21]
  • Label: RSQTHP
  • Format: Digital download

Singles

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
AUS
[22]
BEL
(FL)

[23]
DEN
[24]
GER
[25]
NLD
[11]
NOR
[12]
SWE
[26]
SWI
[14]
UK
[27]
US
[28]
"Sexy Ways"
(featuring Trini Jacobs)
2003 Kevin Lyttle
"Turn Me On" 3 5 1 2 2 2 5 3 2 4
"Last Drop" 2004 39 37 58 23 36 20 22
"Drive Me Crazy"[35]
"I Got It"[36] 2005
"Jimmy Johnny" Non-album single
"Fyah" 2008 Fyah
"Only You"[37] 2009
"Anywhere"[38]
(featuring Flo Rida)
2011 Non-album single
"Nobody Like U"[39] Fyah
"Wine and Go Down" I Love Carnival
"Hot Girls & Alcohol" Non-album single
"I Love Carnival"[40]
(featuring Skinny Fabulous)
2012 I Love Carnival
"Paradise"[41]
(featuring Victoria Aitken)
Non-album singles
"Come a Little Closer"[42]
(Fucha Kid featuring Kevin Lyttle)
2013
"Bounce"[43]
"It's On" (Remix)[44]
(featuring Xyclone, Red Rat, Deva Bratt and Delly Branx)
It's On
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

References

  1. ^ "Interview: Kevin Lyttle turn". uk.askmen.com. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Kevin Lyttle Interview". www.thesituation.co.uk. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Soca star Kevin Lyttle has a new Summer song called 'Paradise' with Victoria Aitken". www.itzcaribbean.com. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  4. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 335. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  5. ^ "Soca Megastar Kevin Lyttle Launches Contest on Sony’s Social Network". WordPress.com. wordpress.com. 24 March 2011. Retrieved 18 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "Kevin Lyttle talks Marriage, Success and Obstacles". www.entertainmentmacco.com. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "Discographie Kevin Lyttle". austriancharts.at (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "Discographie Kevin Lyttle". lescharts.com (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "Chartverfolgung / Kevin Lyttle / Longplay". musicline.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  10. ^ "ケヴィン・リトルのCDアルバムランキング │オリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE". www.oricon.co.jp (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 12 April 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "Discografie Kevin Lyttle". dutchcharts.nl (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "Discography Kevin Lyttle". norwegiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  13. ^ "Discography Kevin Lyttle". portuguesecharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "Discography Kevin Lyttle". swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  15. ^ Zywietz, Tobias. "Chart Log UK: DJ Steve L. – LZ Love". zobbel.de. Tobias Zywietz. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  16. ^ "Kevin Lyttle – Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  17. ^ Jeffries, David. "Kevin Lyttle – Kevin Lyttle". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  18. ^ a b "Gold & Platinum: Lyttle, Kevin". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  19. ^ "ファイア by Kevin Lyttle". iTunes Store (in Japanese). Apple. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  20. ^ "I Love Carnival by Kevin Lyttle". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  21. ^ "It's On EP by Kevin Lyttle". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  22. ^ "Discography Kevin Lyttle". australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  23. ^ "Discografie Kevin Lyttle". ultratop.be (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  24. ^ "Discography Kevin Lyttle". danishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  25. ^ "Kevin Lyttle (Single)". charts.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  26. ^ "Discography Kevin Lyttle". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  27. ^ "Kevin Lyttle" (select "Singles" tab). Official Charts Company. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  28. ^ "Kevin Lyttle – Chart History: The Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  29. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2004 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  30. ^ "Certified Awards" (enter "Kevin Lyttle" into the "Keywords" box, then select "Search"). British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  31. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank: Kevin Lyttle" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  32. ^ "Guld og platin" (in Danish). IFPI Denmark. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  33. ^ "Trofeer". IFPI Norway. Archived from the original on 5 November 2012. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  34. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Kevin Lyttle)". swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  35. ^ "Drive Me Crazy – Single by Kevin Lyttle". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  36. ^ "I Got It – Kevin Lyttle". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  37. ^ "Only You – Single by Kevin Lyttle". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  38. ^ "Anywhere (feat. Flo Rida) – Single by Kevin Lyttle". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  39. ^ "Nobody Like U (Remixes) by Kevin Lyttle". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  40. ^ "I Love Carnival (feat. Skinny Fabulous) – Single by Kevin Lyttle". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  41. ^ "Paradise – Single by Kevin Lyttle & Victoria Aitken". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  42. ^ "Come a Little Closer (feat. Kevin Lyttle) – Single by Fucha Kid". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  43. ^ "Bounce – Single by Kevin Lyttle". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  44. ^ "It's On (Remix) – Single by Kevin Lyttle". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 

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