Lady Saw performing in 2007
|Birth name||Marion Hall|
|Born||12 July 1972|
Galina, Saint Mary, Jamaica
|Labels||Divas Records/Toasting Music|
|Associated acts||No Doubt, Vitamin C, Beenie Man, Eve, Trina, Flo Rida, Shaggy|
Marion Hall (born 12 July 1972), better known as Lady Saw, is a Grammy Award-winning Jamaican reggae singer. Hall was born in Galina, Saint Mary, Jamaica on 12 July 1972 and began performing with local sound systems at the age of fifteen. She went on to work with the "Stereo One system" in Kingston. Her performances brought her to the attention of record producers. She recorded her first single for producer Piper, and "Love Me or Lef Me", produced by Olive Shaw received significant airplay. She had her first hit with "If Him Lef" and she topped the Jamaican record charts with "Good Man".
Awards[change | change source]
- Lady Saw received a gold certification from the R.I.A.A. for "Smile" with Vitamin C.
- Lady Saw received a triple-platinum certification from the R.I.A.A. for "Underneath It All", her 2003 collaboration with No Doubt.
- In 2004, Lady Saw earned a Grammy Award for Best Performance by a Duo or Group for her featured performance on No Doubt's single "Underneath It All".
References[change | change source]
- "Lady Saw does it My Way". Jamaica Observer. 6 August 2010. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
- Larkin, Colin (1998) The Virgin Encyclopedia of Reggae, Virgin Books, ISBN 0-7535-0242-9, p. 162-3
- Jackson, Kevin (2012) "LADY SAW - Came, saw... still conquering", Jamaica Observer, 18 May 2012, retrieved 2012-06-01