The Green (band)

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The Green is a reggae band formed in 2009 on Oahu, Hawaii.[1] Their sound blends roots reggae with traditional Hawaiian vibes.

History[edit]

Their self titled debut album The Green was released in February 2010. The album's single "Love I" was the band's breakthrough single on Hawaiian radio. The album set a Billboard Reggae Chart record [2] by remaining on the chart for 69 straight weeks.[1] The album was named iTunes Best Reggae Album of 2010 and finished the year as the No. 9 album on the 2010 Billboard's Year End Reggae Chart [3] alongside artists Rebelution, Matisyahu and Bob Marley.

In May 2011, The Green's second album Ways & Means spent four weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Reggae Chart and won Best Reggae Album at Hawaii’s 2011 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards.[1][4]

Third album Hawaii 13 also topped the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart, selling 4,960 copies in its first week of release.[1]

Members[edit]

  • Caleb Keolanui – lead vocals
  • Ikaika Antone – keys, lead vocals
  • JP Kennedy – guitar, lead vocals
  • Zion Thompson – guitar, lead vocals
  • Brad “BW” Watanabe – bass
  • Jordan Espinoza – drums

Discography[edit]

  • The Green (2010)
  • Ways & Means (2011)
  • Hawai‘i '13 (2013)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Lucky 13 for The Green", Jamaica Observer, August 30, 2013. Retrieved August 31, 2013
  2. ^ "Billboard Reggae Chart record". Island-stage.net. 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2011-07-31. 
  3. ^ "2010 Billboard's Year End Reggae Chart". Billboard.com. 2010-12-31. Retrieved 2011-07-31. 
  4. ^ "2011 Na Hoku Hanohano Award Winners". K5thehometeam.com. 2011-05-30. Retrieved 2011-07-31. 

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