Outtaspace Entertainment and En-Treeg management are happy to announce theTop 10debut ofVanessa Bling’snew EP,Still Standing, at#9 on theBillboard“Reggae Albums” chart. Click To Listen to Still Standing Vanessaexclaims, “No one can fully understand how victorious I feel about my EP debuting “Top 10” onBillboard. They locked me up and tried to break me, but I can’t be broken, I amstill standing.” The perfect title for her EP,Still Standingfollows the release of the visual for “10 Bags” which displaysVanessa Blingas the boss she truly is. Early support for Vanessa and “10 Bags” was given by outlets such asFader,Bossip,Earmilk, Jamaica’s daily newspaper, theJamaican Star, and the MTV of Jamaica [name of outlet and clip please]. Click to Watch “10 Bags” Still Standingfollows a four-yearinvoluntaryhiatus from music forVanessa Bling. In 2010, she was signed to her mentor and reggae superstar, Vybz Karteland quickly began performing across the globe in support of his hit song “Clarks,” which features Bling andPopcaan. Bling was set to break into the U.S. market, when sadly, Vybz Kartel’s controversial 2011 arrest changed her trajectory. Soon thereafter, Vanessa found herself at the center of one of Jamaica’s most high-profile criminal cases and for the next three years, as she endured imprisonment, probation, travel and work restrictions, Vanessa fought to prove her innocence while never losing sight of her goals. Her debut EP,Still Standing’s is a true accomplishment and a testament toVanessa Bling’sfaith. In addition, it’s high debut, after her hiatus, proves that her fanbase has been loyally waiting for her return. Also, in addition to her fans, itstillpleasesBlingto know that her music touchedCardi B, who in 2017 played her song “Everything Fi Hold Him”as the background music for her engagement IG video. Click To Watch Cardi B IG video playing “song” In the coming months,Blingwill continue to promoteStill Standing, in the US but also internationally. She is set to go out on a Caribbean and European tour and will also make stops in Dubai and Israel.
En-Treeg Records and OuttaSpace Entertainment are proud to announce the release of Vanessa Bling‘s most intimate and personal project to date. Released today, Still Standing is a collection of six tracks that embodies every facet of who the artist formerly known as Gaza Slim has grown into: a determined business woman, a vulnerable lover and above all else, a survivor. Click here to listen to Still Standing. Along with the new EP, Vanessa Bling delivers the visual for the project’s first single, “10 Bags.” The high energy video showcases Vanessa as various interpretations of the tough talking boss chick whose diceptively sweet vocals flow over the “Bookshelf” riddim inspired track before demanding in no uncertain term that her opposition “run her check.” [Click here to watch “10 Bags.”] With songs like the melow, inspirational “Broken Heart” and the upbeat global vibes of “What To Do” standing in sharp contrast with the single, Still Standing paints a complete picture of who Vanessa Bling has become over the course for the last few years. In 2011, just months after her mentor Vybz Kartel‘s single “Clarks” catapulted Vanessa Bling and fellow newcomer Popcaan onto international airwaves, the Kingston native found herself embroiled in a high-profile legal ordeal that would take nearly three years to resolve. Standing accused of “perverting the court of justice” or interfering in Vybz Kartel’s murder trial, Vanessa would spend a total of six weeks between Kingston’s Central Village Police Station and the Fort Augusta Adult Correctional Facility before finally being granted bail. For the next three years, she found herself unable to travel and barely wanting to record music. Once the charges were released in 2014, Vanessa Bling set out her mind to do whatever it takes to regain her positionon the international stage. Still Standing makes that return official.
In 2014, Vanessa Bling was one of dancehall’s most promising young starlets, earning Jamaica Star’s People’s Choice Awards for “Female Artist Of The Year” and “Most Selling Female Artist.” Under the wing of reggae super star Vybz Kartel, Vanessa Bling also toured the world, appearing on stages from Germany to Israel and all across the Caribbean. It all came to a halt when she was arrested alongside her mentor in 2014.
Following the tumultous legal ordeal, Vanessa Bling took a break from the world of music to regroup. Cardi B’s use of Vanessa Bling’s “Everything Fi Hold Him” catapulted the singer back into the spotlight and she took that as a sign to give her fans what they had been asking for: new music.
After collaborating with Marcus Records and producer Marcus Myrie (son of dancehall legend Buju Banton) on a series of well received songs, Vanessa Bling is once again ready to fly on her own. “The song “Freedom” was my opportunity to tell my story,” she says. “Not just to get some closure on the situation for myself, but also to offer hope and encouragement to anyone else who might be going through a similar situation.”
Currently signed to Outtaspace Entertainment and managed by En-Treeg Records, Vanessa Bling is well on her way back to the top.