Denyse Plummer

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Denyse Plummer is a calypso singer from Trinidad & Tobago. The 1953-born, blue-eyed daughter of a white Irish father and black mother, she initially faced significant prejudice in a genre traditionally seen as Afro-Caribbean, but was eventually recognized as a leading calypso performer.

Before entering the calypso world, Plummer was well known as a pop singer at intimate bars and hotels throughout Trinidad and Tobago.

Plummer made her debut in 1989 at Skinner Park, where she found herself at the end of an unappreciative audience who were not cheering her on [1] Plummer was enlisted by Phase II Pan Groove steelband arranger Len "Boogsie" Sharpe in 1990 to sing his band's Panorama entry. It was then that Plummer started making a name for herself as a calypsonian. In 1991, with yet another Len "Boogsie" Sharpe pan tune, "Woman Is Queen," she arrived at the National Calypso Monarch finals and also won the Calypso Queen crown. Since then she has taken the Calypso Queen crown a total of six times and has won 2nd place Crown three times.

Denyse Plummer is the 5th female calypsonian to ever win the "Young King" competition and has made it to Calypso Monarch finals in 1983, 1992, 1994 and was victorious in 2001, taking home the title for the first time.[citation needed]

In 2002 and 2003 released "Fire" and "Tempo" respectively. In 2001 the Calypso Monarch title was won with the songs "Heroes" and "Nah leaving" Currently Denyse has put aside her talents in the calypso world and has moved on to the genre of gospel.


  • 1986 Pan Rising/One Love
  • 1987 Pan Progress/This Feeling Nice
  • 1988 The Boss
  • 1989 Still The Boss
  • 1992 Carnival Killer
  • 2000 W.I. Posse 2000
  • 2001 Whole Trinidanian
  • 2001 Nah Leaving
  • 2001 Heroes
  • 2002 No Winners


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