Columbia signs Samantha J

Columbia signs Samantha J

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer

Monday, May 26, 2014

Print this page Email A Friend!

JUST one year after the release of her breakout hit Tight Skirt, singer Samantha J has signed a record deal with major American label Columbia Records.

The 17-year-old, who is currently on a promotional trip in North America, is upbeat about the Columbia agreement.

"I cannot express how happy I am to be a part of the Columbia Records family. The label has a rich history of developing great artistes and music. As soon as I have my exams under my belt, I can't wait to get back to producing music and most of all making Jamaica proud," Samantha J said in a media release.

The Ocho Rios-based singer won the 2014 Youth View Award for Favourite Breakout Celebrity with Tight Skirt. Her follow-up single is Hot Gal Anthem.

Columbia Records, a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment, has had a number of Jamaican acts on its roster over the years.

Previously signed to Columbia Records were Ini Kamoze, Mad Cobra, Tony Rebel and Tiger (through label affiliate Chaos Records), Super Cat and recorded for Columbia Peter Tosh, whose landmark albums Legalize it and Equal Rights were distributed by the label.

Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at




1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed:

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email:

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy

comments powered by Disqus



Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon