ALL ARTIST INFO IS PULLED FROM PUBLICLY AVAILABLE DATA.
IF YOU REPRESENT THIS ARTIST AND WOULD LIKE TO VERIFY YOUR PAGE OR UPDATE THE INFO, Click Here

Popcaan

Jamaican dancehall artist, singer, and actor

Popcaan

Jamaican dancehall artist, singer, and actor
ALL ARTIST INFO IS PULLED FROM PUBLICLY AVAILABLE DATA.
IF YOU REPRESENT THIS ARTIST AND WOULD LIKE TO VERIFY YOUR PAGE OR UPDATE THE INFO, Click Here
birthday
19th
July, 1988
Birth Place
St. Thomas, Jamaica
Birth Sign
cancer
Biography

Popcaan is Andre Hugh Sutherland, a dancehall DJ from Portmore Jamaica. One of the most successful artists from Jamaica, Popcaan has been making music since 2007. He’s collaborated with Drake, Jamie xx, Pusha T, Giggs, Gorillaz, Wale, Matoma, Davido, and many others, adding to his high-profile status. 

Fast Facts About Popcaan

  • Andre was born on July 19th, 1988 in Saint Thomas Parish, Jamaica, making him 32 years old and a Cancer. Popcaan’s net worth is estimated to be approximately $2 million. 
  • Popcaan started performing in 2007 in his homeland of Jamaica. He worked hard to get his first gigs as a DJ in the local reggae and dancehall scene, eventually getting taken under the wing of Vybz Kartel, a notable Jamaican producer. Kartel helped get Popcaan involved in his Portmore Empire artist collective and gave the young artist assistance with production. He also added Popcaan to the bills for local shows, helping Popcaan gain traction in the country.
  • In 2010, Popcaan was featured on Vybz Kartel’s track “Clarks,” which served as his breakthrough into the mainstream. Soon, Popcaan had been awarded the Excellence in Music and Entertainment Award for Best New Artist, which he won in 2011. That year, he also received awards for Collaboration of the Year and Song of the Year for “Clarks.”
  • After the release and subsequent success of “Clarks,” one of Popcaan’s next big breaks was the song “The Only Man She Want,” a track that got the artist a high-profile interview with The New York Times.
  • While touring in Canada, Popcaan linked up with Drake, who had shared that he was a fan of the Jamaican artist. Thanks to their connection, Popcaan is currently signed to OVO Sound, Drake’s label. His labelmates include PartyNextDoor, Majid Jordan, Dvsn, Plaza, Wyte Knight, and others. 
instruments played
Vocalist
Also Known As

popcaan

Associated Acts

Vybz Kartel
Young Thug
Jetic
Jamie xx
Tommy Lee Sparta
Zeekylee
Melissa Steel
AlunaGeorge
Drake
Naughty Boy
Tajwayne Shakespeare
Davido
PartyNextDoor
Matoma
Wale
Dave East

Birth Name

Andrae Hugh Sutherland

Genres

Dancehall
reggae fusion

Labels

Mixpak
OVO Sound
Warner

Occupations

Deejay
singer
songwriter

Origin

Portmore, Jamaica

Years Active

2007apresent

Popcaan: The Music

Popcaan has had some high-profile collaborations since his career got started. He provided vocals for the song “I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times),” a track from Jamie xx’s debut solo album In Colour. The song became a massive hit, Going gold in the US and silver in the UK. Popcaan was also featured on “Saturnz Barz,” a song from the 2017 Gorillaz record Humanz. Popcaan provides the majority of the vocals on the track, which has a bitcrushed beat that is both intense and supremely cool and collected.  His other collaborations include “Nobody’s Love (Remix),” a 2020 track from Maroon 5, “I’m in Control” by British duo AlunaGeorge, “Should’ve Been Me” by Naughty Boy, and “Lighters Up” by Snoop Lion. The Jamaican artist has also released four albums, as well as the mixtape Bay Badness in 2012. His most recent record is Fixtape, released in August 2020. The album was released via OVO Sound and features production work by a wide array of DJs and beatmakers. Drake, Partynextdoor, French Montana, and several other artists.  The record was met with positive reviews from numerous outlets, including Pitchfork and Allmusic. The former put the album in their “Best New Music'' category, giving it an exceptional 8.3/10, which is incredibly high for the often-stingy music outlet. Pitchfork described the album as “the best of every facet of his work.”

Follow-Up Albums​

Forever, Popcaan’s sophomore album, also received positive reviews from critics and was met with praise from fans as well. The LP was released in 2018 via Mixpak records and is a blend of dancehall, reggae fusion, and pop. Popcaan recorded the 17 tracks on the album at Brooklyn’s MixPak Studios and Unruly Entertainment in Kingston Jamaica. The album features only one guest artist, Davido. It was included on several “Best of 2018” lists, including those from Noisey, Complex, and Esquire. Popcaan’s debut studio album, Where We Come From, was released in June 2014 and distributed via Mixpak. The album features production work by Dre Skull, Dubbel Dutch, and several other beatmakers, and it was met with rave reviews upon its release. Considered an incredibly strong debut, the album received praise from outlets like NPR, The Guardian, The Washington Post, Billboard, Complex, and several others. The album features a cameo from Pusha T and peaked at No. 2 on the US Reggae Albums charts. As a live performer, Popcaan has opened for Drake and several other high-profile rappers. He also won the Red Bull Culture Clash, a competition that included Wiz Khalifa, UKG, Eskimo Dance, and other hip-hop artists from multiple continents. 

Wrapping It Up

Popcaan’s most recent multi-track release is his Gyalentine’s EP, which came out in 2021. He has also put out multiple singles throughout 2021, as well as a re-release EP that features “Only Man She Want” and other tracks. The EP, titled Block Traffic, also features the titular track and two other songs. 

Upcoming NOCAP SHOWS