Grace Latoya Hamilton popularly known as Spice is an award winning Jamaican dancehall singer, songwriter, DJ and business woman born on in St. Catherine Parish.
Hamilton was raised in the town of Portmore Jamaica and had attended St. Catherine high school.
Her father died when she was barely 9 years of age and had completed part of her schooling before returning to Jamaica.
- Real Name: Grace Latoya Hamilton
- Date of Birth: August 6, 1982
- Place of birth: Portmore, Jamaica
- Nationality: Jamaica
- Occupation: Singer, DJ, business woman
- Music genre: Dance-hall
She’s a versatile singer with music genres of Rap to Latin Reggae.
Queen of dancehall as fondly called, is Known for her amazing vocals and solid lyrics in her songs.
Spice is also known for her grand entrances and had performed on stages such as Jamaica’s Reggae Sumfest, London’s Notting Hill Carnival and several others.
She is simply a trendsetter who has got the height of being a role model to other aspiring singers.
Grace Hamilton started her career as a member of the church choir.
She had wanted to be a chartered accountant before she opted for a career in music where she joined the ‘Edna Manley College of the visual and Performing Arts in Kingston, Jamaica. She also did a course in music and drama at the college.
She began to appear at DJ events and playing at local shows before her major breakthrough in year 2000 where she got the opportunity to perform at the annual dance-hall music festival named “Sting”.
Spice came to limelight in 2018 after her single ‘Black Hypocrisy’ became number 1 on iTunes reggae charts and Google Play.
The video to ‘Black Hypocrisy’ also received more than one million views withing 24 hours. It also gained attention from some of the major league in media houses which include the likes of TMZ, The Source, Fader Magazine, The Wendy Williams Show, BET, The Daily Mail and so on.
She also released a mixtape titled “Captured” which comprises of 19 tracks.
Spice has worked with top artistes such as Mya, Missy Elliot, Sean Kingston, Asap Ferg, Jeremiah, Busta Rhymes, Kid Ink, Lady Leeshur, l-octane, Vybz Cartel and many others.
She made her debut as a movie action on the film “Destiny” in 2014 and had also lent her voice to the song ‘No Push Over’ for the film’s soundtrack.
Aside music, Grace Hamilton is an entrepreneur with lots of business venture. She has a boutique chain ‘Spicey Couture’, a beauty salon named “Spicey Salon” and a sports lounge and bar in her hometown.
She aso has a foundation ‘Grace Hamilton Empowerment Foundation” which aims at enriching women through business and entrepreneurship.
Grace Hamilton ‘Spice’ is a mother of two. She has a daughter and a son for her baby daddy, Nicholas.
Awards & Nominations
Spice is one of the most celebrated Jamaican singer with accolades to her credit.
She won YVAS for 5 consecutive years for Female DJ of the Year. She also won 3 Youth view awards and the ‘EME Award’ for the Female DJ of the Year.
She also got nomination for UK MOBO award.
Spice signed lots of endorsement deals with top brands including the Italian winemaker ‘Sperone Moscato’ in 2017 and a multi album deal with ‘VP Records’
Grace Hamilton ‘Spice’ is one of the most influential Jamaican dance-hall singer with an estimated net worth of $3 million.
Social Media Profile
- Instagram @spiceofficial
- Twitter @spiceofficial
- Facebook – Spice Grace Hamilton