Ali­son Hinds — The Undis­puted Queen of Soca


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Crowned the undis­puted “Queen of Soca” by fans world­wide, her pow­er­ful, emo­tional vocals and high-​energy live shows are leg­endary in Caribbean music. Alison’s musi­cal jour­ney has taken her through­out the Caribbean islands and the Dias­pora worldwide.

After 17 years with the band Square One, Ali­son branched out on her own. Alison’s first solo album enti­tled SOCA QUEEN was a diverse selec­tion of Soca tunes with hot pul­sat­ing rhythm ori­ented anthems with a stand­out song “Roll It Gal” that became an inter­na­tional hit between 20052006 and was released in North Amer­ica, Europe and the Far East tak­ing Alison’s music to new shores and mak­ing new fans all over the world enabling Ali­son to take her dynamic live show world­wide, tour­ing through­out the U.S., Europe, Canada and the Caribbean.

She has won numer­ous awards and receives rave reviews every­where she goes:

20092010 — (IRWMA — Inter­na­tional Reg­gae & World Music Awards) Win­ner of Best Female Vocal­ist (2009 & 2010) & Best Calypso /​Soca Enter­tainer (2009)

2010 –Female Enter­tainer of the Year & Best Col­lab­o­ra­tion for “King and Queen” with Richie Spice at the Bar­ba­dos Music Award’s.

201014th Annual Caribbean Amer­i­can Her­itage Award in Wash­ing­ton DC, she was awarded for her Out­stand­ing Con­tri­bu­tion to Soca Music as an icon of the ’girl’s power’ move­ment and the most rec­og­nized female in Soca music.


Faluma — Off­i­cal Music Video

Roll — Offi­cial Music Video

On Novem­ber 11, 2011 Ali­son Hinds made her first prime time TV appear­ances on, The Today Show’s, ‘Where in the World is Matt Lauer?’ Ali­son spoke about Calypso music, fes­ti­vals and even taught the host Matt a few dance moves.

2012 – On March 9, 2012, Ali­son was the recip­i­ent for ‘Out­stand­ing work in Calypso, Zouk, Chut­ney and Soca Art Form, by the Uni­ver­sity Of The West Indies in Bar­ba­dos. She was hon­ored as being one of the many Trail­blaz­ers in the community.

Ali­son is hon­ored by New York City for exem­plary ser­vice span­ning her 20-​year career on music stages across the Caribbean and as far as Stock­holm, Sweden.

2013 – Ali­son receives ‘Out­stand­ing Past Stu­dent’ at Christ Church Foun­da­tion School in Barbados.

 AlisonHindsPromoShotAlison’s lat­est album enti­tled Caribbean Queen deliv­ers her pos­i­tive mes­sage of love and uplift­ment for one and all and is a cel­e­bra­tion cre­ated for her fans all over the world. The love she received from Jamaica has spawned new com­bi­na­tions with Richie Spice “King and Queen”, Jah Cure “Call On Me” and Shaggy “Can’t Let My Love Go.” Her clas­sics “Roll It Gal,” “Togeth­er­ness,” and “Faluma,” are also included in the album with a mix of high energy to mid tempo as well as the clas­si­cally soul­ful bal­lad “Island Girl.”

Her lat­est songs to date include, ‘Brace And Wine’, ‘Explode,’ ‘Baddy’, ‘Gals want more Iron’, and col­lab­o­ra­tion with Hait­ian band, Har­monik called, ‘Let’s go’, which reached #1 on French Cre­ole Charts. Ali­son is also fea­tured on Mr.Vegas ‘Bruk It Down’ remix and in the video. The video has over 700,00K views on YouTube!

When Ali­son is not per­form­ing she takes out time to work as an advo­cate for causes such as AIDS aware­ness, Women’s rights, the Dia­betes foun­da­tion and has par­tic­i­pated with them wher­ever pos­si­ble as well as orga­ni­za­tions for dis­abled and phys­i­cally chal­lenged chil­dren. . Most recently, Ali­son was named a school ambas­sador at Christ Church Foun­da­tion School in Barbados.

Ali­son Hinds is a vital ele­ment on the Caribbean music scene and a major force in the erup­tion of inno­v­a­tive urban-​influenced Caribbean-​based music. Like artists such as fellow-​Bajan pop­star Rihanna, Sean Paul, and Shaggy, who are chang­ing the face of music world­wide, Ali­son con­tin­ues to leave an indeli­ble foot­print on the Caribbean music scene.

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Arti­cle and photo #2 orig­i­nally from alison​hinds​.com
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