Dancehall Group Voice Mail's Album Mines Gold


Voice Mail Signs With bmobile, Album Goes Gold in Japan

voicemailperforming1.jpgJamaica's hottest male vocal group Voice Mail has mined gold in Japan with shipments of over 100,000 copies of its debut album Hey. The album which features production work from a plethora of Jamaica's top music producers including Robert Livingston, Christopher Birch, and Donovan Bennett, has been visible on the major music charts in Japan over the past few months.

The success of the album comes as good news for the group, which has been making strides within the past two years with a handful of dance oriented hits on the Jamaican and international reggae charts.

'We are happy the way things have been moving and we are just thankful for the support from our fans, the media and our friends', group member O'Neil said.

Voice Mail will see the US and international release of the album Hey on July 18, via VP Records. After taking the stage at Red Stripe Reggae Sumfest, Voice Mail will head to the US for a week to kick off the promotional machine for the album.

voicemailperforming5.jpgAdditionally, Voice Mail's gold certification comes on the heels of the group’s signing with mobile provider bmobile. The group has been working with the mobile brand for a while, and recently sealed the deal officially to promote the brand via billboards, print and radio advertisements.

'Voicemail and bmobile have worked very closely together over the last year. Their commitment, support, drive and positive energy is amazing and that alone made it very clear that we wanted them to be a part of the bmobile family of entertainers. As you know Beenie Man, Bounty Killer and Wayne Marshall have been bmobile entertainers for almost three years and Voice Mail is a welcome addition', commented bmobile's marketing guru, Tara Playfair-Scott.

Voice Mail member O'Neil commented 'We are excited about working with bmobile. This is long overdue. Words cannot express the way we feel right now'. He added 'We Voice Mail represents as vocalists and there is also the voice mail which is a telephone feature. So I guess the collaboration with bmobile was inevitable'.

voicemailperforming2.jpgApart from their upcoming performances at Red Stripe Reggae Sumfest and bmobile Reggae Sunsplash, Voice Mail is also booked for the ATI weekend in Negril. There are also forthcoming performance dates in Bermuda, Canada and the US over the next few weeks.

About Voice Mail

Known for a string of hits including Wacky Dip, Weh Di Time, Do What You Feel Like and the recent chart topper Get Crazy, Voice Mail emerged on the scene some five years ago. The group currently consists of Craig Jackson, Kevin Blair and O’Neil Edwards. They began as a quintet, but after losing two of the original members they were able to regroup and consolidate their efforts into the collective unit known as Voicemail. They bring their vanguard fashion sense, energetic dance performances; R&B/Hip-Hop infused melodies and chemistry to the stage and forefront of Jamaican pop culture.