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Jamaican sports icon Chris Gayle has stepped into the music scene with his debut album under Contractor Music/Triple Century Records
— Ed Bartlett, Jamaica’s Tourism Minister
NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, July 27, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Jamaican cricketer Chris Gayle has made a name for himself in the music industry with countless features and is now set to headline the Billboard-charting compilation album series “Tropical House Cruises to Jamaica – The Asian Edition,” set for release at the end of October 2022. Gayle will be featured on the album alongside artist Shav-A with a pop-reggae track entitled “Gimmi Your Love.”
Gayle’s music career began in November 2020 with his dancehall music video, We Come Out To Party. Recently, Gayle accumulated 54 million views for his single with Indian rapper Emiway Bantai on YouTube called “From India to Jamaica.”
“A huge asset to Jamaica and a central figure, I think, in the engagement of Asians, particularly India. When you call his name in India, it’s magic… he is an icon in the cricket space in that beautiful country.” – Ed Bartlett, Jamaica’s Tourism Minister
The album “Tropical House Cruises to Jamaica – The Asian Edition” will also feature notable artists such as two-time Grammy winner Lauryn Hill, Jason Derulo, Morgan Heritage, Capleton, the American rapper Redman as well as newer artists such as Kali Ranks, King Tiger, Lady Marga Mc, Camar, Inoah, Belee Kaur and many others. The album will be executive produced by Contractor Music/Triple Century Records from Jamaica.
ABOUT CHRIS GAYLE
Christopher Henry Gayle is a Jamaican cricketer who has been playing international cricket for the West Indies since 1999. A destructive batter, Gayle is widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen to have played Twenty20 cricket and by some of the best. He played a crucial role in the West Indies teams that won the 2004 ICC Champions Trophy, 2012 ICC World Twenty20, and 2016 ICC World Twenty20. He has set numerous records across all three formats of the game. He is the most capped player for the West Indies in international cricket and is the only player to score a triple hundred – a triple hundred in Tests, double hundred in ODIs, and a hundred in T20Is. Gayle is the only player to score more than 14000 runs and hit more than 1000 sixes in T20 cricket. He is also the leading run-scorer for West Indies in both ODI’s and T20I’s and, along with Brian Lara, the only player to score more than 10,000 runs for West Indies in ODI Cricket. In addition to his batting, He has picked up over 200 International Wickets with his Right-arm off break spin bowling. He was awarded the Most Valuable Player in the 2011 Indian Premier League and held the Orange Cap in 2012. On 23 April 2013, He broke the record for the fastest ever T20 hundred in his landmark knock of 175 runs from 66 balls for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Pune Warriors India in the IPL, which is also the highest score ever by a batsman in T20 history. He also equaled the record for the fastest 50 in T20 cricket while playing for Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League. Playing Tests, he scored over 7000 runs at an average of over 42 and captained the West Indian Test side from 2007 to 2010. He last played in a Test match in September 2014 against Bangladesh. After initially expressing his desire to retire from ODI’s after the 2019 Cricket World Cup, He nonetheless played in the ODI series against India after the World Cup playing his final and 301st ODI match wearing the special jersey number 301 in August 2019, against India. In December 2020, Gayle was included in the ICC T20I Team of the Decade.
In September 2021, He was included in the West Indies squad for the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.
Tene Nicole, Marketing and Public Relations
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EMIWAY BANTAI X CHRIS GAYLE (UNIVERSEBOSS) – JAMAICA TO INDIA (PROD BY TONY JAMES) (OFFICIAL VIDEO)