With a slew of albums under his belt, and in attaining international popularity in the 1980s, Barrington Levy has become a cult figure in what is now known termed as reggae and dancehall music.
With albums not necessarily that important in Jamaica, the country he hails from, his performances at an early stage in his career started in the Jamaican dancehalls. But that did not deter him as he released four albums before he truly went international such as Shaolin Temple, Shine Eye Gal, Bounty Hunter and a masterpiece known as Englishman, and by the time his 1980 album (known as Robin Hood was released), Barrington Levy had become one of the biggest stars in reggae and dancehall music at the time, particularly in the United Kingdom.
The 1990s saw a slew of singles being released, and an unsuccessful attempt to penetrate the US market with his album known as ‘Barrington’ apart, although he continued to record several hits which were well accepted by music lovers in his own country, Jamaica.
The release of the album ‘Living Dangerously’, which found him collaborating with Bounty Killer (one of Jamaica’s most popular DJs) and Snoop Dogg, and which earned him the favorable attention in the United States as well.
Some of the successful singles that Barrington Levy released during his career are “Reggae Music”, “Never tear my love apart”, “Jah”, “You made me so happy”, “Disco Music” and so on and so forth.
In the last few years, a single of his known as ‘Here I Come’ has found him hit the charts in the UK along with a couple of collaborations with artists such as Shyne, Jadakiss and so on and so forth.