Fifth Element Records Signs Reggae Sensation Richie Spice to Multi-Album Record Deal with VP Records
|October 12, 2006—Jamaica, NY– VP Records and Fifth Element Records have signed a multi-album recording agreement for reggae sensation Richie Spice. In early 2007, VP Records will release Richie Spice’s new album entitled ‘In The Streets To Africa’ which features a selection of new powerful anthems along with recent chart-toppers such as “Youths Dem So Cold” and “Brown Skin.”
Born Richell Bonner, the Kingston native was exposed to music at a young age from his brother Pliers, of the reggae duo Chaka Demus and Pliers (best known for their hit song “Murder She Wrote”). His breakthrough hit, “Earth A Run Red,” put the young singer on the reggae map in 2000, and he further solidified his presence internationally in 2004 with the smash album, ‘Spice In Your Life.’
Earlier this summer, VP Records reissued ‘Spice In Your Life,’ one of the best reggae releases of the year according to the Los Angeles Times and New York Times. “Earth A Run Red” (originally recorded in 2000) climbed the top of the charts as one of the year’s biggest tunes while other singles such as “Marijuana”, “Ghetto Girl” and “Folly Living” also received wide spread airplay.