It seems as if 2019 might just be the best year of Popcaan’s 31 years.

The Unruly Boss’ 2015 collaboration, titled “I Know There’s Gonna Be Good Times” featuring Jamie xx, and Young Thug, was recently rated number 16 on Billboard’s 60 Greatest Dance Songs of the Decade, and one of ’60 quintessential bangers that delivered dance music to the masses in the United States’. Billboard describes the song as ‘one of the best dance records of the 2010s ‘but noted that it ‘wasn’t actually all that danceable’ but still ‘became the undisputed dance anthem to the summer of 2015’ and one of the songs which defined the decade of the 2010s.

Popcaan, whose real name is Andrae Sutherland, has already featured in a slew of decade end music charts by some of North America’s top entertainment publications including Vice Magazine’s 100 Best Albums of the Decade, as well as Pitchfork’s 200 Best Songs of the Decade, where he appeared on the list two times.

The St. Thomas native was also was crowned Entertainer Of The Year at the 37th annual International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston, in May this year, eclipsing artistes such as Busy Signal, Chronixx, Damion Marley and Shaggy.

Popcaan also won Album Of The Year for ‘Forever’, which beat out ‘Reggae Forever’ by Etana, ‘A Matter Of Time’ by Protoje, ’44/876′ by Shaggy and Sting and ‘Rebellion Rises’ by Ziggy Marley, which were among the nominated albums.
-Urban Islandz