Soca Song ‘Turn Me On’ Ranked the Best Dancehall & Reggaeton Chorus of the 21st Century
It is a song that has been inspiring hip gyrations and slow wining since it burst on the scene in 2001 and it has not stopped haunting soca music lovers ever since. The hit, ‘Turn Me On’ recently topped the Billboard Chart of Best Dancehall & Reggaeton Choruses of the 21st Century. The list also included artistes such as Gyptian, Beenie Man, Pitbull and Ce’cile. Billboard is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries. It publishes pieces involving news, video, opinion, reviews, events and style. It is also known for its music charts, including the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard 200, tracking the most popular singles and albums in different genres.*
The song, Turn Me On, infiltrated the Caribbean music circuit in 2001, sang by the crooner from St. Vincent, Kevin Lyttle. In 2003, Lyttle signed with Atlantic Records and delivered a remixed version as a single with guest vocals by dancehall artiste , Spragga Benz. This version of the song became a worldwide hit, reaching number 2 in the UK, spending seven weeks in the Top 10 of the UK Singles Chart. It eventually became a worldwide hit in 2004, reaching number 4 in the United States, number 3 in Australia and placing within Top 5 in many European countries.** It is a certified multi-platinum hit.
Lyttle (born Lescott Kevin Lyttle Coombs), was a musical performer since his teenaged years. He began performing at the age of 14 as a dancer with his uncle’s band, as well as, performing in a vocal group with his high school friends. After completing an engineering course at college, Lyttle worked as a customs officer for a while but music always remained at the forefront of his mind. He found a home in the recording studio where he recorded numerous tracks with a local Vincentian producer named Adrian Bailey.
After the international success of Turn Me On, Lyttle went on to release albums such as, Kevin Lyttle (2004), Fyah (2008), I Love Carnival (2012) and Its On Ep (2012). Along with his wife Jacqueline, Lyttle also launched Tarakon Records in Miami in 2007 to represent Caribbean music.
You can find out more about him on social media (Facebook || Instagram || Twitter) as @KevinLyttle. His website is www.kevinlyttle.com.
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