Born and raised in the St. Mary area of Jamaica by her (self-employed) mother, Jhenell ‘JQueen’ Bailey, a.k.a. ‘J.Q.’ is a naturally gifted, conscious, talented singer and songwriter. At 16 years of age, she hopes of changing lives and influencing her generation through the message included in her music.
“A dream written down becomes a goal. A goal broken down into steps becomes a plan. A plan backed by action becomes reality,” says J.Q. quoting Dr. Greg S. Reid.
Like many of her favorite artists, she discovered her voice and mission while entering the Jamaica Children’s Gospel Song Competitions and singing in the church choir (Jacks River community) when she was only eight years old.
J.Q. has launched her career in Reggae music with Calibud Music Label, under Sheldon ‘Calibud’ Stewart’s outstanding musical production.
J.Q. | Ghetto Morals
Her debut single, ‘Ghetto Morals’, released on March 12th of 2021. The song values the morals of ghetto life and tries to inspire youths to unify and not to allow themselves to be labeled or belittled for their roots. – “Most of the time it is hard to get a job when you are from the ghetto… isn’t fair, that doesn’t define our morals”.
Cooked in the well-known and legendary Digital B Studio, we will soon be able to enjoy her lyrical skills, bold energy, and cultural heritage. J.Q.’s upcoming Debut E.P. is programmed to release Spring of 2021, including Reggae styles such as New Roots, Foundation, and Fresh Dancehall.
J.Q. on Spotify | J.Q. on Spotify
J.Q. on Apple Music | J.Q. on Apple Music
IRIE Releases – March 2021 Playlist
IRIE’s March 2021 edition of RELEASES:
Costa Rebel + Gabriel Raíces
David Cairol + Brinsley Forde + VAR
DJ Rasfimillia + Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
IRIE on Spotify | IRIE on SPOTIFY – March 2021
IRIE on Pandora | IRIE on Pandora – March 2021