Joss Stone named reggae artist of the year

Singer worked with Damian Marley for reggae-inspired album 'Water For Your Soul'

Joss Stone has been named as the top reggae artist of the year, according to Billboard magazine.

The publication has revealed that the British singer’s latest album, and first reggae-inspired effort, ‘Water For Your Soul’ has topped the year-end reggae albums chart and reggae artists chart. It sold 29,000 copies in the US.

‘Water For Your Soul’ was released in July and is Stone’s seventh record to date and first offering since 2011. It featured collaborations with reggae artists such as Damian Marley and Dennis Bovell.


Listen to Stone’s Marley collaboration ‘Wake Up’ beneath.

Earlier this year saw the singer team up with the Stone Temple Pilots to form one-off supergroup Joss Stone Temple Pilots, as part of US TV host Jimmy Kimmel’s ‘Mash-Up Mondays’ series on talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live!.

‘Mash Up Mondays’ brings together two acts each week to form a one-off supergroup. The Joss Stone Temple Pilots performed together during November for a rendition of the US band’s 1994 track ‘Interstate Love Song’.

Previous one-off supergroups to perform together for ‘Mash-Up Mondays’ include ‘Wee-Z Top’ (Weezer and ZZ Top), ‘Morris Day and the HAIM’ (Morris Day & The Time and Haim) and ‘Aloe Blaccstreet’ (Aloe Blacc and Blackstreet).