Irie Love (her birth-given name) is a Hawaiian R&B Reggae singer, songwriter and performer.
She was born and raised in Kailua, Honolulu County, Hawaii.
She first gained notice as one of the finalists on the “Brown Bags to Stardom” competition in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1999. She was signed by John Iervolino (one of the judges in the competition) onto his record label, Quiet Storm Records.
She was featured as the only new artist on his world music compilation entitled Roots Music Volume 2: Private Beach Party for which they used her likeness to promote the album.
In 2000 she moved to Los Angeles, California and in 2002 she booked a tour as a back-up singer for the artist Pink. She continued as a back-up singer for the next three years singing for such artists as Dave Hollister and Chaka Khan. In 2006 she moved to Kingston, Jamaica to pursue a solo career in reggae music.
Love was introduced to the reggae group Morgan Heritage in Jamaica in December 2006. In 2007, Morgan Heritage signed Irie Love to their production company Gedion Music. She immediately began touring the world as their opening act alongside their younger brother Laza. She also sang backup for Morgan Heritage touring the United States, the Caribbean, central and South America, Africa, Europe and the UK.
In October 2008, Love released her first EP entitled Ehiku. In January 2009, she released her 1st international album in Japan entitled “The Life of Love”. Irie Love has also been featured on several compilation albums such as The Biggest Reggae One-Drop Anthems 2008 and Coconut Island Vol.1 and Unseen Famili Compilation Vol.1, all of which are available on iTunes.
Love is currently living between Hawaii, Los Angeles and London performing and recording with her mentor Salaam Remi, Lee Francis, Fiji and several other producers. Her 2012 singles ʻIt Is Wut It Isʻ featuring Fiji, ʻMy Loveʻ and Let It Fly ft Peetah Morgan of Morgan Heritage all charted at #1 in the Hawaiian Reggae Charts. Her single ʻMy Loveʻ is also currently featured on Hawaiian Airlines in-flight entertainment.
Her album THIS IS IRIE LOVE was released worldwide on October 9th, 2012 and went straight to top 50 on iTunes USA.
She also currently has a 3 album deal with JVC Japan. Her first album with them was released on November 26th, 2012.