Nadine Sutherland, is a Jamaican reggae and dancehall artiste whose early career was nurtured by Bob Marley.
The former ‘child-star’ made her stage debut, in 1979, at the age of eleven, as the first winner of Jamaica’s popular “Tastee Talent Contest”. International Reggae superstar Bob Marley signed her to his Tuff Gong label. Nadine was then described as Reggae’s “Teen Queen”, with hits including “Starvation” and “Until”.
The ‘Teen Queen’, while a student at St Andrew High School for girls, was hand - picked by another Reggae Icon Peter Tosh, to provide background
vocals on his Grammy awarded album ‘No Nuclear War’. Subsequently she became one of the top requested studio background vocalists in the late eighties and early nineties; Providing support vocals for Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, Shabba Ranks, Buju Banton and the soundtrack of Disney’s Sebastian the Crab.
Throughout the 90’s, she was dominant in the dancehall with solo hits including “Rainbow/ I’m in Love” , “Babyface” and “Wicked & Wild”. She also collaborated with top deejays including Buju Banton, Mad Cobra, and Spragga Benz. Her hit ballad “Pair of Wings” highlighted Nadine’s songwriting abilities. Released near the time of the shocking death of Reggae Revolutionist Garnet Silk, her earnest and moving performance became the