For reggae singer Windel Edwards, more popularly known as Gyptian, the past few months have been extremely hectic and currently show no signs of slowing down.
Cristy Barber, vice-president of marketing and promotions at VP Records, yesterday told THE WEEKEND STAR that the singer would begin touring with Nas and Damian ‘Junior Gong’ Marley come the end of the August on their Distant Relatives Tour.
The news broke yesterday while on set of his video for his second single Nah Let You Go, but the STAR of the month is not at all daunted by his growing schedule. Instead, the singer said he was happy for his success despite everything that has happened.
“Well you know it’s all good. I’m giving thanks and praises for life. Very happy about the tour coming up, naturally it’s all about music, so we haffi endorse it,” he said, adding that his focus right now was to get the album out.
On June 7, Gyptian was involved in a motorbike accident along Molynes Road in St Andrew, in which he sustained minor head and shoulder injuries. He released his fourth studio album Hold You a little over two weeks ago.
The album’s lead single of the same name entered the Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip Hop charts on March 27 at No 78 and has risen steadily. According to Billboard.com, the single currently sits at No 41, and has the greatest airplay and sales gain this week. So far, the song has peaked at number Four on Billboard’s ‘Heatseekers songs’ chart which maps this week’s most popular songs across all formats by new or developing artistes.