Magnet Man

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Magnet Man
Also known as MagnetMan, TheMagnetMan
Origin Barbados
Genres RnB, Hip hop, Ragga, Soca, Soul, Latin, Rock and Pop
Occupation(s) Singer, Songwriter, Composer, Musician, Producer Actor
Years active 2000 – present
Labels Magnetic Image Records

Magnet Man (Sometimes referred to as "Magnetman" and "TheMagnetMan") is a singer, songwriter, composer, musician, producer and actor. Sometimes known as "The Man of Many voices" and "Musical Ambassador for Barbados", his music spans a broad range of genres,[1] fusing RnB, Hip-Hop, Ragga, Soca, Soul, Latin, Rock and Pop.

Early life[edit]

Magnet Man was born on the island of Barbados and raised in the Silver Hill Christ Church area, which is located in the south of the island. He started singing at a young age, with an early ambition to have a music career and travel around the globe.[2]

Music career[edit]

4 de People[edit]

From 2000 to 2003 he was a member of Bajan group 4 da People. He spent a lot of time touring the Caribbean as well as the United States, Canada and Venezuela.[2]

Solo career[edit]

In late 2003, Magnet Man went solo and his first performances were on an international stadium tour with Busta Rhymes.[2] Stadiums included on the tour were Wembley Arena, London Arena and Wettingen in Switzerland. Magnet Man has also performed in concert with Shaggy, Ja Rule, Ashanti, and Beres Hammond. At Edinburgh's Live 8 summit, He sang a song with Daniel Bedingfield to 220,000 people. Shortly after this, Magnet Man formed his own charity Make A Difference Foundation.[3][2]

In 2005 he performed in 14 Countries, including Germany's Popkomm Festival attended by 17,000 music industry executives. He also performed in a sponsored Official 2005 MIDEM showcase in Cannes, France where he was one of only eight acts in the world to be selected from thousands of submissions by worldwide record labels.

In 2006 he again performed all over the world including headlining concerts in Grenada, Barbados, The Bahamas, Scotland, Germany and all around England plus he headlined a Virgin Atlantic concert at Leeds and Readings Potter Newton Park Concert.

Magnet Man has had large sponsorships from Virgin Atlantic, Newmont Travel, Liat Airlines and BMI Airlines. He was appointed officially to represent UNICEF Bremen in 2006 as they have adopted his charity song "Make A Difference" as their official song for two UNICEF Bremen campaigns “Schools For Africa” and “Kids & Aids”.[3]

In December 2006 at the Bahamas International Film Festival, Magnet Man appeared in his first movie entitled “From Barbados With Love’ where he had a lead role. He also wrote, performed and produced the movie's soundtrack. The Bahamas International Film Festival was attended by Nicolas Cage and Sean Connery.[4]

In January 2007 Magnet Man was awarded BMA Platinum certification at the Barbados Music Awards for Debut Album Magnificent and is one of only two solo artist from Barbados to achieve this award (the other is Rihanna).[5] He performed in Moscow, Russia in May, as well as many other countries including Germany and the United Kingdom.

His song "Wanna Flex" was fully released in the UK and Germany in 2007 and the music video, filmed on the beach in Barbados at midnight has appeared on Channel U and Fizz TV.

Magnet Man's new 2nd album called Magnet Man - Many Sides of Me was released in October 2007 in the UK as a physical CD and worldwide digitally on numerous Internet sites including iTunes.

Magnet Man's 2 new singles were due to be released in Feb 2008, a rocked up version of Eskape to the Muzic which was very popular in USA, and a song entitled Bajan Bad Man, which is a 'tongue in cheek' title for a fun track. There will be 2 new music Videos out in December 2007 and Magnet Man will appear singing live and being interviewed in a half hour programme called "Unthugged" on Channel U TV (Sky channel 360).

Magnet Man is also featured on Channel Us 2nd Compilation out approximately January/February 2008.

Personal life[edit]

Magnet Man married Magnetic Records executive Image Allison on November 17th in Ireland,[2] followed by a second ceremony on November 24th 2005 in Barbados.[6] Magnet Man has many unpaid county court judgements and owes many people a lot of money along with his mother in law Enjuel Scheherazade. They are well known in the miniature horse showing world for their vile ways and awful treatment of horses.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Hip-Hop star gets "Barbadian" for independence". Caribbean360. 28 November 2006. Retrieved 17 April 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Hakim, Joe (27 May 2006). "An interview with Magnet Man by Joe Hakim". thisisull.com. Retrieved 17 April 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Bajan singer named UNICEF Rep". Caribbean360. 23 October 2006. Retrieved 17 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "Magnet Man makes movie debut". Nation News. 20 December 2006. Retrieved 17 April 2016. 
  5. ^ "Barbadian musician Magnet Man to perform in Cuba". Radio Rebelde. 12 August 2011. Retrieved 17 April 2016. 
  6. ^ "Barbados' Magnet Man says "I do"". Caribbean360. 8 December 2005. Retrieved 17 April 2016. 

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