Fun Facts: Lady Saw

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Lady Saw (Marion Hall)

Marion ‘Lady Saw’ Hall, born 12th of July in Saint Mary, Jamaica, is known primarily as “The Queen of the Dancehall.” She is the first female deejay to win a Grammy Award and to be certified a triple-platinum artist. She is also the first woman to headline dancehall shows outside her native Jamaica. Marion was born in the summer of 1972 in Galina, parish of Saint Mary.

  1. She is the first female deejay to win a Grammy Award and to be certified a triple-platinum artist. She is also the first woman to headline dancehall shows outside her native Jamaica.
  2. When she was younger, Saw sang in her church choir, a far cry from the sexually explicit lyrics and stage antics she is known and has been criticized for.
  3. As a child she was a tomboy, sold fruits, and raced wooden karts.

  1. Saw is mother to three adopted children, two sons and one daughter and her favorite activities include cooking, gardening, and taking care of her children.
  2. At the age of 15, she took the name Lady Saw after the famous Jamaican Deejay Tenor Saw, whose style she is said to emulate.
  3. She quit a sewing job at The Free Zone on the outskirts of Kingston to pursue music full time, Lady Saw started her career on local sound systems.
  4. She’s produced major dancehall artists Capleton, Spragga Benz, Sizzla, Bounty Killer, and Beenie Man. She’s a mentor to up-and-coming artists on her imprint as well as to Ce’Cile, her artistic progeny.

References:

Lady Saw – Heels On

Lady Saw – biography 2010
Biography: Marian Hall aka Lady Saw

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