Alaine Laughton

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Alaine
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Background information
Birth nameAlaine Laughton
Born (1978-09-21) 21 September 1978 (age 40)
New Jersey, United States
OriginKingston, Jamaica / New Jersey, United States
GenresDancehall, R&B, reggae / ska
Years active2003–present (singer)
WebsiteOfficial website

Alaine Laughton (born September 21, 1978), known by her first name, is a Jamaican American reggae singer and songwriter.[1] She was born in New Jersey

1998–2004[edit]

In 1988, Alaine appeared in movie Clara's Heart alongside Whoopi Goldberg.[2] Through the late 1990s and early 2000s, Alaine lived in the United States and did songwriting and singing back up for Rocafella artists such as Cam'ron and Freeway.

She moved back to Jamaica in the summer of 2004 to focus on her own music after working in investment banking at JPMorgan Chase.

2005–present[edit]

In 2005 "No Ordinary Love" was her breakthrough single .She has released several hits including "Deeper",'Dreaming of You' "Sacrifice', 'Rise In Love' 'Born To Win',and Bye, Bye,Bye and 'You are Me'.


Her debut album, titled Sacrifice, was released in early 2008. Her album, titled Luv A Dub, was released in Japan in August 2009. 'Ten of Hearts' was released in 2015.

She has performed all over the world garnering huge followings in many East African countries. She has had success collaborating with the who's who of Reggae Music including, Shaggy, Beres Hammond, Beenie Man and many others. She co-wrote the hit songs'Gimmie Likkle One Drop' and 'Wanty Wanty' with Tarrus Riley and wrote the hit song 'Tight Skirt' for Samantha J. She also wrote the hit song 'Automatic' for the queen of reggae music , Marcia Griffiths.

The first song she independently produced and released,"You Are Me", was inspired by the incursion that took place in Jamaica's Tivoli Gardens. Alaine draws attention to the fact that we are all one and if we treat each other the way we treat ourselves, a lot of the worlds ills could be healed.

Alaine recently released a new video for her hit song 'You Give Me Hope'. She is a resident judge on Jamaica's number one reality Talent search show 'Digicel Rising Stars'. Her upbeat personality and beautiful energy has cemented her in the hearts of Jamaicans and many fans worldwide. Her acting and comedic abilities have been getting increased exposure on her instagram page as she displays her creative abilities acting and singing as a variety of different characters.


Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Sacrifice (2007)[3]
No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Rise in Love"Donovan 'Vendetta' Bennett3:37
2."Sacrifice"Donovan 'Vendetta' Bennett3:43
3."Ride" (featuring Tony Matterhorn)Donovan 'Vendetta' Bennett, Tony Matterhorn3:03
4."Sincerely"Donovan 'Vendetta' Bennett3:49
5."Baby Love"Donovan 'Vendetta' Bennett4:16
6."Deeper"Donovan 'Vendetta' Bennett3:50
7."Wine"Donovan 'Vendetta' Bennett4:53
8."Make Me Weak"Donovan 'Vendetta' Bennett3:13
9."Obsessed"Donovan 'Vendetta' Bennett3:38
10."Heavenly"Donovan 'Vendetta' Bennett3:24
11."No Ordinary Love"Donovan 'Vendetta' Bennett4:26
12."Keep Lovin' You"Donovan 'Vendetta' Bennett3:25
13."Ya Ya (I Want It)"Donovan 'Vendetta' Bennett5:06
14."Give You"Donovan 'Vendetta' Bennett3:25
15."Anything"Donovan 'Vendetta' Bennett3:01
16."Earth Cry"Donovan 'Vendetta' Bennett3:53
17."Sacrifice" (TC Movements Remix) (featuring Beenie Man)Donovan 'Vendetta' Bennett3:52
  • Release on November 27, 2007, on Don Corleon Records
Luv a Dub (2009)[4]
No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Without You"Donovan 'Vendetta' Bennett3:27
2."Color Blind"Donovan 'Vendetta' Bennett3:22
3."Forever More" (featuring Tarrus Riley)Donovan 'Vendetta' Bennett3:55
4."Never Done"Donovan 'Vendetta' Bennett3:44
5."Over U"Donovan 'Vendetta' Bennett3:19
6."Love of a Lifetime"Donovan 'Vendetta' Bennett3:55
7."Flash Back to Dancehall" (featuring 8 Bars of Fame)Donovan 'Vendetta' Bennett3:42
8."Spin Me"Donovan 'Vendetta' Bennett3:29
9."Luv a Dub" (featuring Buju Banton)Donovan 'Vendetta' Bennett, Buju Banton3:08
10."No Ordinary Love" (Remix)Donovan 'Vendetta' Bennett4:26
11."Sincerely"Donovan 'Vendetta' Bennett3:49
12."Follow U"Donovan 'Vendetta' Bennett3:18
13."Shame on Both of Us"Donovan 'Vendetta' Bennett3:26
14."Mama"Donovan 'Vendetta' Bennett3:16
15."Speak Love"Donovan 'Vendetta' Bennett3:14

Release on August 6, 2009, on Koyashi Haikyu Records

Ten of Hearts (2015)[5]
No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Ten of Hearts (Intro)"  
2."Like a Drum (featuring Dre Island)"  
3."Favorite Boy"Chimney Records 
4."Sugar Love (featuring Tarrus Riley)"  
5."Loving Feeling"  
6."Don´t Walk Away (featuring J Boog)"James Brunt[6] 
7."Ain´t No Sunshine"  
8."T.H.I.S."  
9."Sidewalk Hotel"  
10."Number One (Dexta Daps)"  
11."Better Than This"  
12."Suzanna"  
13."Make It Home Again"  
14."Wafula (featuring Mwalim Churchill)"  

Release on May 26, 2015

Singles[edit]

Solo singles[edit]

  • "Sacrifice"
  • "Without you"
  • "No Ordinary Love"
  • "Forever More" (featuring Tarrus Riley)
  • "Flashback to Dancehall" (featuring 8 Bars)
  • "Color Blind"
  • "Luv a Dub" (featuring Buju Banton))
  • "Me & You (Secret)" (featuring Chino)
  • "Touch (On and On)"
  • "Jehovah"

Featured singles[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alaine breaks new ground". Jamaica Gleaner. 10 July 2010. Archived from the original on 24 August 2010. Retrieved 24 August 2010.
  2. ^ Smith, Stan Evan (30 December 2007). "Alaine, Music is all Me". Jamaicans.com. Archived from the original on 24 August 2010. Retrieved 24 August 2010.
  3. ^ http://unitedreggae.com/discographies/2007-11/alaine-sacrifice;1359/
  4. ^ http://unitedreggae.com/discographies/2009-08/alaine-luv-a-dub;2529/
  5. ^ http://urbanislandz.com/2015/06/12/alaine-drop-new-album-ten-of-hearts/
  6. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLJ4lshEZio

External links[edit]