Janet Kay began her music career in 1977, following a chance meeting with Aswad’s, Tony “Gad” Robinson. So impressed with the sweetness of Janet’s voice, he introduced her to rocksteady legend, Alton Ellis who asked Janet to record a cover version of Minnie Ripperton’s ‘Loving You’ (produced by Ellis). A smash hit - the track spent many weeks at No. 1 in the reggae charts and was the start of a long and successful career.
In 1979, Janet made history by becoming the first British born black female to have a reggae song at the top of the British charts. The song ‘Silly Games’ (produced by Dennis Bovell) was a smash hit throughout Europe. Janet’s history making has been recorded in the Music Guinness Book of Records.
With a string of acclaimed records selling millions throughout the world and a regular touring schedule, the Queen of Lovers Rock has certainly earned her crown.