Group of the Year - Voice Mail takes over Japan



Dancehall/reggae trio Voice Mail is currently in Japan conducting a photo shoot for their sophomore album, Hello. The group which recently won Group of the Year awards for 2006 from Richie B's Excellence in Music and Entertainment and the Irie FM Awards, worked with a heavy lineup of producers on the forthcoming album.

'We feel really blessed to have won the awards, and we just want to thank the print media, the electronic media, the fans, and our family and friends for all the support that they have given to Voice Mail', group member O'neil Edwards commented.

Voice Mail's debut album Hey was released last year via VP Records. The album spent three weeks at number one on local charts, and spawned the hit singles Bring Yu Body Come, Jamaican Jiggas, and Get Crazy. The set also contained previously released hit singles Get On Up, Ready to Party, Weh Di Time and Wacky Dip.

The group members have indicated that their new album will showcase their growth and maturity. 'Its going to be a step up from our first album. We have a variety of subject matters and the whole concept will be refreshing', said Edwards.

Voice Mail emerged on the entertainment scene in 1999. The current lineup of member are Edwards, Craig Jackson and Kevin Blair.