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Genre: early reggae

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Early reggae music emerged in Jamaica in the late 1960s and is characterized by its upbeat rhythms, soulful vocals, and socially conscious lyrics. It is a fusion of ska and rocksteady, with a focus on the bassline and drumbeat. The genre often deals with themes of love, unity, and social justice, and was popularized by a number of influential artists in the 1960s and 1970s.


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List of early reggae artists

Here is a list of early reggae artists on Spotify, ranked based on popularity, who exemplifies the early reggae genre. You can find out what early reggae genre sounds like where you can preview artists or sort them the way you want, just click the headers to sort.

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1 36 9901
2 35 19049
3 26 11286
4 37 31684
5 41 19250
6 38 38462
7 31 13888
8 31 37422
9 36 19838
10 28 6714
11 42 23444
12 29 26786
13 29 8470
14 26 11713
15 37 1493
16 21 4988
17 29 9653
18 35 4329
19 34 10574
20 30 17113
21 29 8186
22 19 5261
23 18 5077
24 32 6997
25 32 6605
26 19 3600
27 31 17397
28 31 5962
29 26 6344
30 24 8164
31 29 9094
32 29 15117
33 29 9752
34 24 6807
35 27 2640
36 26 4364
37 21 5782
38 25 5767
39 25 6608
40 24 2224
41 23 6608
42 23 4324
43 22 928
44 22 2671
45 22 1833
46 15 4021
47 21 2818
48 21 3486
49 21 4427
50 19 6570
51 20 5814
52 14 813
53 14 2456
54 19 4616
55 19 5179
56 19 6548
57 19 1430
58 19 4417
59 19 5669
60 13 2980
61 18 1312
62 17 1922
63 14 2105
64 13 975
65 13 785
66 13 1470
67 13 4350
68 12 901
69 11 2093
70 10 571
71 9 1594
72 8 766
73 7 650
74 32 3496
75 31 5215
76 27 3103
77 25 2104
78 18 3872
79 13 2294
80 16 1357
81 17 1839
82 12 666
83 10 2917
84 11 500
85 10 618
86 9 325
87 8 266
88 7 1466
89 6 209
90 6 192
91 6 713
92 6 466
93 6 366
94 6 461
95 6 771
96 4 874
97 4 380
98 4 371
99 4 509
100 3 322

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