Internationally-acclaimed Reggae superstar, Gyptian will perform at the upcoming New Year’s Eve celebrations at Times Square in New York City.
The popular singjay is one of the headliners slated to perform on MTV’scoverage of the New Year’s celebrations on December 31. Regarded as one of the largest New Year’s celebrations worldwide, over 2 million viewers on average view the Billboard screen in Manhattan for all the performances and happening during the celebration preluding the traditional dropping of the ball at midnight.
After he was informed of the news, Gyptian expressed his gratitude for the honor during a radio interview; relaying the notion that a Reggae artiste’s ability to make it upon this kind of international stage shows how far Jamaica and the genre have come.
“For Reggae and for us as a little island to be far, it’s a good look. For one of your own to be doing it…how better can it get? It must be better and greater,” Gyptian said.
Additionally, Gyptian admitted that the international success of his award-winning and chart-topping single, Hold Yuh, far exceeded his expectations.
“To be honest, I didn’t even kno seh this song wudda be what it be. Wi haffi jus’ sit back and relax and enjoy the good outcome that come outta it. Is a blessing,” he said.
Gyptian will perform on Wednesday in New York at the VP Recordsorganized, Strictly The Best (Tribute to Joel Chin) concert before heading to the Bronx to perform at the Leave The Violence campaign on Friday.