- Saturday 22:25 - Mainstage
R&B/dancehall superstar Kranium is creating the future of dancehall music and culture in his own unique way. His 2015 single "Nobody Has To Know" reached gold in the US and made Kranium the first dancehall artist from New York to score an international mega hit since Shaggy. With remixes by the likes of Ty Dolla $ign and Major Lazer as a logical consequence.
In the years that followed, he scored one hit after the other, with a Canadian platinum certificate to put on his mantel and over 111 million streams of his song "Can't Believe". In 2019, he released his first full-length album: "Midnight Sparks". And his 2020 hit "Gal Policy" immediately went viral and set the dancehall culture on fire. His 2021 UK tour sold out almost immediately.
His clever wordplay, honesty and ability to turn life's experiences into flowing metaphors and bold melodies consistently set him apart as an outlier at the highest level. He shows no signs of stopping or slowing down.
He closed 2021 with 46 million streams in the U.S. alone and a total of 680 million worldwide. He scored two albums in the Billboard Top Reggae Albums Chart and emerged as the "2nd most streamed dancehall artist of the year."
After clocking nearly 1 billion streams and receiving praise from Pitchfork, The FADER, and many more, he ignites his next chapter and 2022 with a new project, tour, and a few other exciting and innovative steps.