As if music is literally in his DNA, K’Coneil is a Jamaican-American male vocalist who draws inspiration from all facets of his life. The singer effortlessly stands firm at the intersection of multiple music genres including Pop, Reggae, R&B, Dancehall, Soul, Jazz and even Rock, which is why residing in the ever-cultural melting pop of New York City was only natural.
For as early as he can remember, K’Coneil always had an affection and aptitude for music. Taking inspiration from the likes of Usher, Bob Marley, Sean Paul, Michael Jackson, Diddy, Lionel Richie and so many others, his love for music continued to grow with each passing day. But like most musicians, his path to fully embracing his gifts would be one that only he could take. Born in Montego Bay Jamaica, K’Coneil was instilled with a work ethic that led him to working as an accountant for several years, but never being able to fully commit as his life had another calling. After a series of life-changing events, it was only then that destiny had finally broken through and in 2016 K’Coneil released his debut EP Love/Lust, which peaked at #10 on the iTunes Reggae Chart and #20 on the Billboard Reggae Charts.
Realizing that there wasn’t just a market for his music, but also an interest in his unique sound, K’Coneil wanted to showcase his versatility and grow his audience. As he continued to record new music and discover producers that would complement his style, it was in 2017 that K’Coneil would receive a JUNO award nomination for Best Reggae Song for his collaboration “Love How You Whine” featuring Canadian singer/actress Kreesha Turner. In that same year, he also received a nomination for “Best New Artist” at the International Reggae World Music Awards (IRWMA) in Chicago.
K’Coneil then followed up with a string of hit releases including three #1 videos on Tempo Caribbean Network (Hot Like You, Feel So Right and Loving You Right), as well as the 2018 hit song “Balance,” a collaboration with afrobeat star Stonebwoy, which accumulated over a million views on YouTube in the first month. Furthering his success, in 2019 K’Coneil premiered his latest single “BODI” on BET, but it would be his next single “Finesse n Style”, that would be his biggest song to date. The single debuted at #5 on the iTunes Reggae charts, eventually making its way all the way to #1, while also peaking at #14 on the Billboard Reggae charts catapulting K’Coneil to international status.
“As an artist, the most important thing for me is to create and share my music. I’ve always thought of myself as “genre fluid” and I will continue to make music that inspires me, hoping that it will also inspire someone else.”
In other words, K’Coneil is an artist that knows who he is and plans on making sure that the world knows who he is as well. From Reggae and Dancehall to R&B and even a healthy dash of modern Pop, anything goes! He’s carving out his own lane within the music industry and has no plans on slowing down anytime soon.