Referred to as the "Queen of Dancehall", Spice is recognised as one of the most prominent dancehall artists in the world. It was documented that spice was the first dancehall artist to hit number 1 on both the single and album iTunes reggae charts simultaneously. Dubbed as the fashion forward “Queen of dancehall” by Vogue magazine, Spice created history as the first artist alive in her genre to peak one million instagram followers. It is no longer debatable whether Spice is officially the queen of dancehall for this era.
Born in Spanish Town, St. Catherine, Jamaica and raised in Portmore. Grace Latoya Hamilton known professionally as Spice, is a Jamaican dancehall recording artist, singer, songwriter and businesswoman. As a child, she used to attend her church regularly and lead the choir. She spent part of her childhood living with her grandparents in Finsbury Park, London, where she also attended school before returning to Jamaica. While a student in St. Catherine High School, she frequently participated in the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) festival in the music category and earned several medals throughout the years. Although she wanted to become a chartered accountant, she decided to pursue a music career. Following that, she enrolled at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts to study music and drama.She then began experimenting with dancehall music and soon after generated interest in her community and its environs with her deejaying abilities at local stage shows. Over ten years in music Spice has attained her spot with global media as the Queen of the popular genre dancehall.The billboard artist has a large and loyal fan base worldwide who gave her the title “Queen of dancehall” long before the socialite magazines had featured her.
Dubbed as the fashion forward “Queen of dancehall” by Vogue magazine, Spice created history as the first artist alive in her genre to peak one million instagram followers. It is no longer debatable whether Spice is officially the queen of dancehall for this era. In 2017 the VH1 popular TV series Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta welcomed Spice as a cast member on the show, her bold personality and unique patios accent won the hearts and attention of millions of viewers. Spice captivated a new audience and is often highlighted in the mass media for her wardrobe and hairstyles. The mother of two is a hard worker, a consistent award winner and industry trendsetter. In the fall of 2018 Spice broke the Internet. She entered the iTunes reggae charts at number 1with her single Black Hypocrisy in the UK and USA. The Mixtape labeled Captured debut at number 1 on the iTunes reggae charts both in the UK and USA. The single was also number 1 on Google Play and number 3 on Amazon and received features with retailers such as PANDORA. Over the years the talented entertainer has collaborated with other high profile artists such as Vybz Kartel, Missy Elliot, Kid Ink, Jeremiah, Busta Rhymes, I-octane, Lady Leeshur, Sean Kingston, Asap Ferg, Mya and many more.
SPICE - "LOVE & HIP HOP: ATLANTA"
Spice first appears as a guest star in season six of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, when she performs for the cast during their trip to Jamaica. She joins the supporting cast in season seven, after moving to Atlanta to kickstart her international career. She briefly dates Tabius, sparking a violent feud with his ex girlfriend Tokyo Vanity, which intensifies after she makes derogatory comments about Tokyo's weight. The two later reconcile and become friends.
Spice is promoted to the main cast in season eight. The season chronicles her struggles with colourism as a dark-skinned woman. She begins considering skin bleaching to prove a point on "black hypocrisy", putting her in conflict with the other cast members.
SPICE IN THE BEAUTY AND FASHION INDUSTRY
Dancehall deejay Spice has added a new line of eyelashes to her Faces and Laces entrepreneurial beauty brand. On Tuesday, Spice revealed her new product, the ‘Air Cassette Lashes’ which are eyelash extensions, packaged in a unique case in the form of a cassette, a testament to Spice’s aim to still represent for the music. Spice’s Air Cassette Lashes are now available for purchase via her facesandlaces.com online beauty store, retailing at the price of USD$25.99.
In 2019, Spice entered the beauty and fashion industry after fans kept enquiring about her hair pieces with a wig line, and later a makeup palette and brush set line. To date, her online beauty store also features sunglasses, lace wear inclusive of lingerie, and the Spice branded merchandise.
The Queen of Dancehall, Spice has finally dropped her Graci Noir collection! The official website went live at immediately 12:01, October 1st, 2020 which showcased a wide variety of women’s apparel ranging from swimwear to bed wear and of course a small section for the ‘man dem.’ In true Jamaican fashion, Spice categorized the various styles of clothing with very descriptive ‘patois’ terms such as; the ‘Wifey’ section,‘Nice Like Rice’ & ‘Come Look Yah’.
SPICE RELEASE HER SECOND ALBUM "EMANCIPATED"
Queen of Dancehall Spice‘s sophomore album Emancipated may make its debut on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart when it is released tomorrow (September 7). The chart is delayed by one day, due to the Labour Day holiday in the US. "Emancipated" which was independently released on August 26, 2022, under Stealth Music/Spice Official ENT, has sold 1,500 total units of consumption from sales and streaming in the United States in its first week of release.The 9-track album’s total first-week consumption includes 700 copies in pure album sales, and 1,100,000 from audio and video streams in the US, according to data provided to DancehallMag from Billboard’s sales tracker Luminate. "Emancipated" had a slightly stronger opening week than Spice’s Grammy-nominated debut 10, which had peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard chart last year. 10, released via VP Records, had sold 1,447 total units of consumption from sales and streaming in the US during its first week of release.