Having already enjoyed a career filled with international hits and chart-topping duets with artists such as Sting and UB40, Pato Banton will undoubtedly continue to be the leading voice in reggae music for the coming decade.
Born and raised in Birmingham, England (where he still resides), Pato was introduced to music as an MC in his stepfather's traveling reggae disco sound-system act called V-Rocket. At a very young age, he was already mixing records and "toasting" fast Jamaican rapping to a heavy beat. While establishing a strong local following and reputation, he caught the ear of the English Beat's Ranking Roger, who took young Pato under his wing and pushed him into becoming a musical performer in his own right and expanding his sights beyond Birmingham. It paid off.
With the release of his first two albums entitled "Never Give In" and "Vision Of The World," respectively, Pato's status began to blossom around the world. Two subsequent studio records ("Universal Love" and "Wize Up") combined with constant touring firmly entrenched him as a musical force to be reckoned with. Although Pato has always had major success in the United States (album sales and touring), he has become a bona fide megastar in Europe and South America, selling over 3,000,000 albums and headlining stadium tours. The 1996 release of Banton's fifth studio album, "Stay Positive" spurred the Top 5 UK single, "Groovin'."
Life Is A Miracle is the culmination of a 4-year writing and recording process that will surely take Pato Banton to the next level in the United States and abroad. The new songs blend reggae, hip-hop, and dance, creating a sound that is truly unique to Pato Banton. From clubs to stadiums (and every point in between), Pato will continue to win over fans by the thousands and prove that the U.S. is ready to even more fully embrace this international superstar.