Foxy Brown (singer)

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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]



  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 on 1 February 2007.