A look back at the winners of the Digicel Rising Star contest through the years makes any Jamaican proud. Dalton Harris and Christopher Martin has perhaps gone the furthest with their wins impacting the international stage.
With only one year (2021) of showdown missing, the show technically can celebrate its 18th birthday while Jamaica as a nation celebrates 60 years of independence in 2022. The competition is one cause to celebrate as it gives to Jamaica an opportunity for showcasing talents and skills of Jamaicans and in the case of this year a Caribbean national of Jamaican descent.
The winners since its inception in 2004 are:-
2004 – Cavan
2005 – Christopher Martin
2006 – One Third
2007 – Romain Virgo
2008 – Cameal Davies
2009 – Brown Sugar
2010 – Dalton Harris
2011 – Chantel ‘Tash’ Lamont
2012 – Sharona Jones
2013 – Verlando Small
2014 – T Rizzy
2015 – Jody Kay
2016 – Elton Earlington
2017 – Short boss
2018 – Tasha-Gay Solomon
2019 – Sherlon Russell and Celice
2020 _ Donald Job
2021 – not held due to Covid
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