Vanessa Bling scores her first debut on Billboard with her new EP Still Standing.
Vybz Kartel protege, Vanessa Bling, has a lot to celebrate this week when her new EP debut at number nine on the Billboard Reggae Chart this week, making it her first appearance on the chart. The project was released worldwide on September 18 with the lead single “10 Bags” getting strong feedback in dancehall. Another track that is also getting some attention is “Freedom.”
“This is an amazing feeling,” Vanessa Bling said. “I always believed that this was where I belonged, and I am thankful for my label, my management and my entire team for believing in me as well. The work my team and I have been putting in is no joke. Believe me when I tell you, this is just the beginning.”
Vanessa Bling became a household name as part of Vybz Kartel’s Portmore Empire crew. She then went on her own as a solo act when the dancehall start became incarcerated in 2011. But now she is signed to Atlanta-based Outtaspace Entertainment and managed by En-Treeg Records run by Akon’s ex-wife.
Bling is also now based in Atlanta where she is busy reinventing and pushing her career.