Smiley (musician)

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Birth name Tavis Nedd
Also known as Smiley Musiq
Born (1980-12-18) December 18, 1980 (age 37)
Origin Aruba
Genres Reggae
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 2004–present
Labels Love and Unity Music
Associated acts Bishop Lamont, Anthony B, Junior Kelly, Ziggi Recado

Tavis Scoot, better known as Smiley, is a reggae artist. Smiley was born in Aruba in 1980. He has been making music since he was seventeen years old.[1] He moved to the Netherlands in 2000. For three years he toured with the popular Dutch reggae band Out of Many.[1]

Early years[edit]

Smiley has performed at several festivals and venues in Europe and Aruba. He has also been the support act of reggae artist Ziggi Recado on his Dutch and German In Transit tour.

In 2008 Smiley travelled to Jamaica to work with Barry ‘o Hare and Altafaan Records. Smiley also collaborated with Junior Kelly.[2] The video of the track called “Dem a Wonder” has been aired by Reggae Entertainment Television, Tempo TV and TMF Pure. It also enjoyed rotation on the reggae radio station Irie FM in Jamaica.

On November 20, 2009 Smiley’s song “Distance” was released on the Tek “a” Train riddim selection of the German reggae label Rootdown Records. The video reached the number 1 position in the Reggaefrance video charts.[3] The video also aired on Tempo TV and TMF Pure.

Lively Road EP[edit]

The Lively Road EP was released in May 2010 and had a good reception by the reggae fans.[4] The title song of the EP became a top ten charted song in the summer of 2010 in Curaçao and Bonaire. In the same year Smiley performed at the Reggaejam and Ruhr Reggae Summerfestival in Germany.

By the end of 2010 Smiley was featured on different riddim selections and collaborations. Smiley collaborated with Spanish rapper Abram (Rogando a Jah).[5] Smiley has songs on three of the five best German riddims of 2010, voted by the readers of Riddim Magazine. Kokoo Riddim (Lively Road) Everlasting Riddim by Powpow Movement (Bad Minds) and the Youth Riddim (State of emergency).[6]

The single State of Emergency was released on the same day as the single “Keep the Joy” featuring Anthony B.[7] Both songs were featured on the Riddim Magazine mix-cd in February 2011. The song “Keep the Joy” was also featured on the comic Dread & Alive Lost Tapes mixtape vol 6 in May 2011.

Current activities[edit]

At the end of 2011, Smiley collaborated on a track with former Aftermath-artist Bishop Lamont called “Golddiggy” [8] Smiley’s latest song and video What’s New was released on the Driver riddim selection by Lockdown Productions (Tippa Irie)


Year Artist Singles Album
February 2006 Smiley Tomorrow
2006 Smiley ft Ondrofeni Wailing Home
September 2007 Smiley “Take it Easy” Mixtape
2007 Smiley ft Kalibwoy Ancient War
September 2008 Smiley Wailing Home I believe in

Amsterdam (compilation-album )

November 2008 Smiley ft Junior Kelly Dem a Wonder
February 2009 Smiley Self titled mixtape
March 2009 Smiley Dem a Wonder download-single
May 2009 Smiley Mama download-single
August 2009 Smiley Dem a Wonder 7
October 2009 Smiley Dem a Wonder Roots Rockers compilation album
October 2009 Smiley There’s Nothing They Can Do Thriller G riddimselection (SX)
November 2009 Smiley Distance Train riddimselection + 7
May 2010 Smiley Lively Road EP
July 2010 Smiley Lively Road Lively Road EP
November 2010 Smiley ft Spanish rapper Abram Rogando the Jah
December 2010 Smiley Bad Mind Powpow “Everlasting” riddem selection (GE)
February 2011 Smiley ft Anthony B Keep the Joy
February 2011 Smiley State of Emergency Youth Riddim selection (GE)
May 2011 Smiley ft Anthony B Keep the Joy Lost Tapes v6/ Dread& Alive
September 2011 Smiley Big Money Bag Sensimillionaire riddim selection (AT)
September 2011 Smiley State of Emergency/Keep the Joy Reggae 4 Africa
October 2011 Smiley Rudebwoy Rootboy Riddim selection
November 2011 Smiley ft Bishop Lamont Golddiggy
January 2012 Smiley ft Blaxtar Big Money Bag remix
January 2012 Smiley What’s New Driver Riddim selection (UK)


Music videos[edit]

Year Artist Title Chart position
2006 Smiley Tomorrow number 3 position in The Box reggae charts
2008 Smiley ft Junior Kelly Dem a Wonder
2010 Smiley Distance number 1 position in videocharts + 12 weeks high rotation TMF Pure
2012 Smiley What's new

Chart position[edit]

Year Title Chart position
2009 Dem a Wonder Surinam highest position 3
2010 Lively Road Dolfijn FM radio Curaçao / Bonaire highest position 6 in the top 40 [2][permanent dead link]


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