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Biography

  • Born

    15 April 1987 (age 30)

Keidran Jones (born 1987, in Tortola, British Virgin Islands), better known by the stage name Iyaz, is a Caribbean / singer and rapper signed to Beluga Heights Records. He was first contacted by Sean Kingston on MySpace, and, after initially ignoring Kingston's emails, he finally replied, and he was then signed a week later to Kingston's Time Is Money Entertainment. Iyaz released his debut single "Replay", which was co-written by Jason Derülo, in July 2009. It reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became certified multi-platinum by the RIAA, reaching the top 10 of multiple countries.

His debut album, 'Replay', came out on 4 June 2010. Although follow-up singles "Solo" and "So Big" couldn't quite reach the same success, bringing up fan concerns that Iyaz had peaked too early, they also received extensive radio airplay. After performing and collaborating with other artists such as Big Time Rush and Mann, a second album release was expected in late 2013 but has unfortunately been delayed.

Iyaz is known for making lilting reggae-infused R&B melodies inspired by island shorties, wireless romance, and the anguish of unrequited love. The 26-year-old singer, songwriter, and rapper has aimed to strike a balance between radio-friendliness and finding his own voice. His fans eagerly anticipate his sophomore work.

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