Rhapsody App for
Rhapsody International, Inc.

Rhapsody Radar 2012 #8: Romain Virgo

by Marley Lovell  |  July 17, 2012


Since winning Television Jamaica's Rising Stars talent competition at 17, Romain Virgo has been on the fast track to international stardom; with a soulful and powerful voice to compliment his stellar songwriting, the teenage sensation has transformed into a burgeoning heavyweight.

His prize was the opportunity to record with Penthouse Records' Donovan Germain, the man behind classics from Beres Hammond, Buju Banton, Wayne Wonder, Tony Rebel and others; with that type of legacy behind him, Romain's future was extremely bright. He delivered. His 2010 self-titled debut got him off and running with tracks like "Love Doctor" and the breakout single "Mi Caan Sleep"; now, fears of a sophomore slump have been obliterated by The System, a full breakout album. His flawless vocals have matured, and here they complement Jamaica's best and most seasoned producers on songs that all have the potential to become timeless classics: For anyone stuck in a dead-end job, "Another Day Another Dollar" is an absolute anthem. The album has completely shifted the focus of his body of work from R&B-inspired lover's rock to a sound that transcends race and culture. Follow him wherever he goes next.

Rhapsody app on your desktop or mobile device.

Listen to the songs you love. Anytime, anywhere.

14 day free trial, then just $9.99/month for Rhapsody Premier. View all plans