“It is an understanding that there is a need for this message in the bigger picture of the potential of mankind.”
Jesse Royal is an internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter, performer, and recording artist from Kingston Jamaica. Through vivid storytelling rooted in the belief of a universal truth, his music carries a message of hope, strength, love, and consciousness. Not just a musician, Royal is a father, a community activist, a thought leader, and a global citizen guided by his spirituality and sense of righteousness.
Born in the spring of 1989, Jesse spent his early years in the hills of Maroon Town and the District of Orange in St. James before moving in the late 90’s with his mother and brother to join his father in Kingston. As fate would have it, Royal developed a special relationship with Daniel ‘Bambaata’ Marley (son of Ziggy Marley) at school. His friendship with Marley proved to be fuel to the fire as they shared a deep passion for music and football. As these cubs became lions, so grew their devotion to music. With the help of longtime friend Curt ‘Qban’ White they began composing and creating their own music. And together they proceeded to fulfill what they knew was a predestined musical journey, designed to inspire, engage and unite people beyond all geographic borders.
Over the course of his career, Jesse Royal has been blessed to create with some of the world’s most respected artists, musicians and producers including Protoje, Chronixx, Vybz Kartel, Noise Cans, Steve Aoki, Damian Marley, Major Lazer and many others.
In 2017 Jesse Royal released his debut album called “Lily of da Valley” that he co-executive produced along with Lamar “Riff Raff” featuring legendary musicians Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare, Donald Dennis, Earl ‘Chinna’ Smith and Monty Savory. The album was received with critical acclaim and topped the Billboard Reggae Album charts.
In the spring of 2019, Jesse Royal released “LionOrder” featuring label mate and friend Protoje produced by Grammy nominated producer Sean Alaric as the lead single for his upcoming full length sophomore album. The project is slated for a summer 2020 release.