Protoje is one of the best precursors of new reggae artists’ generation. Well-known for his innovative spirit and his music which mixes reggae, hip-hop, reggae, R&B and soul, he has been a major strength in jamaican music these past years.
From his groundbreaking 2014 hit "Who Knows" with Chronixx (over 175 million views on YouTube), to his second Grammy Award nomination in 2023 for his album "THIRD TIME'S THE CHARM (following the nomination of the album "A MATTER OF TIME" in 2018), PROTOJE has quickly risen to become one of today's biggest headliners in this style, while continuing to break down barriers between styles and assert his vision. His latest projects have been praised by the media far beyond Jamaica and reggae channels: Vogue, Billboard, the BBC, Trace TV, Le Monde, Télérama, Rolling Stone, Nova, FIP, Le Mouv', RFI... He continues to tour the world's biggest festivals, including Coachella, Glastonbury, Lollapalooza, Reading & Leeds, Rototom Sunsplash, Reggae Sumfest, Summerjam, Dour, Les Eurockéennes, Cabaret Vert, Boomtown Festival, Couleur Café, No Logo, Nancy Jazz Pulsations.... They have played several hundred concerts in North and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia, including opening slots for LAURYN HILL. In the U.K., they made history with CHRONIXX, attracting over 10,000 people to the Alexandra Palace. At Summerjam in 2022, they closed the festival on the main stage with an anthology concert, and will be performing there again in 2023. In September 2022, PROTOJE released "THIRD TIME'S THE CHARM", its sixth studio album and second for RCA Records, recorded in its home studio The Habitat, located in the hills of Kingston. Along with "A MATTER OF TIME" and "IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME", "THIRD TIME'S THE CHARM" closes a trilogy revolving around the idea of time. Each of these albums reflects a new pivotal period in PROTOJE's life, prompting new reflections and visions of the world, and personal and professional introspection, as a man, a father and an artist. With this opus, PROTOJE has kept his reggae roots while integrating all the sounds he has grown to love, resulting in a strong, critically acclaimed album featuring featurings with JORJA SMITH, LILA IKÉ , JESSE ROYAL, SAMORY I. He also called on a range of musical visionaries from his native island, such as producers Iotosh, Ziah .Push and Zion I Kings, as well as the UK's Cadenza for the co-production of "Late At Night" feat LILA IKÉ. In November 2023, he released a new, rootsier version of this album, entitled "IN SEARCH OF ZION". 2023 also saw PROTOJE tour Europe twice: at summer festivals (Couleur Café, Summerjam, No Logo, Rototom Sunsplash, Nancy Jazz Pulsations...), and in venues during the autumn, including a date at the Olympia in Paris on October 21, accompanied by LILA IKÉ, a new rising reggae star supported by PROTOJE since her very beginning.