Edwin Yearwood-Lead singer of Soca Band Krosfya release solo album on VP records

Edwin Yearwood pioneers the VP Waistline Muzik Soca sound with his new album, “Next To You”, the 17 track set will be available in stores September 13. The lead singer of the Caribbean Soca supergroup Krosfya releases his first album on VP Records. The Soca icon, hailing from Barbados, has had a string of hits throughout the Caribbean with songs like “Pump Me Up” and “Wet Me” which will be included on this new album.

Another song on the release will be the Latino infused “Keep Rollin It”, which will introduce the world to the genre of Socaton, a mix of Soca and Reggaeton.

Yearwood is one of the Eastern Caribbean’s hottest vocalist and songwriters. His career started at the tender age of 14, when he won a talent show on his first try. He had the audience spellbound and in tears as he rendered Billy Preston’s “You Are Everything To Me”. Since then, Edwin has international attention and collecting awards all too numerous to mention.

In 1995, again on his first try, he won all three titles on the Barbados carnival scene, 1995 Calypso Monarch, 1995 and 1996 Party Monarch and 1995 and 1997 Tune of the Crop Monarch. In 1996 he was honored by the City of Boston when he was awarded The Keys to the City by the Mayor’s office. In 1997, Trinidad bestowed on him one of the highest music honors, giving him the award of Best Song for the smash hit, “All Aboard”, performed by a Trinidadian band. This time around he enlisted the help of Bunji Garlin to make “All Aboard 2K5”.

One of the most major international achievements has been winning the “World Soca Monarch Title” in 1998 from a field of the best soca artistes worldwide. At the 2001 Kadooment festival in Barbados, Edwin doubled with Khiomal Nurse also of Krosfyah and made history in Barbados by winning the Road March title with a slow jam entitled “Sak Pase”.

Edwin is loved both at home and aboard, and continues to propel his career with extreme love, passion and vigor.

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