Jamaican dancehall deejay Spice sets to release her debut album later this year.
The “So Mi Like It” feemale deejay told reporters that it’s timing will be perfect.
“I am at the highest peak in my career. My record company and I were in no hurry to put out a major project because we no want it flop. We see this year as fitting, so we are working on it,” she told media reporters.
Spice said her yet-to-named album will be distributed by VP Records.
In December, Spice, whose given name is Grace Hamilton, released her five-track EP, “So Me Like It.”
In addition to the title track, the listing includes “Wine Ina Di Dance,” “Go Go,” “Like a Man,” “All the Way” (feat Elephant Man) and “Conjugal Visit” (feat. Vybz Kartel).
Spice, along with Chronixx, leads the 2015 Youth View Awards (YVA) with eight nominations.
“Being nominated for eight awards means a lot. It doesn’t matter if I win or not, as just being recognised gives a fantastic feeling,” she said.
She received the nod in categories including Favourite Local Music Video, Hottest Summer Song, Fashion Icon — Female, Favourite Local Artiste of the Year, Young Hot & Hype Female of the Year, and twice in Favourite Musical Collab.
Of all the nominations, she is, however, most elated about the category Favourite Dancehall Artiste, according to Spice.
“I am the only female in that category which means that I am standing up inside the industry that is male dominated. I have put in a lot of hard work and now I am reaping what I sew,” she said.
She was voted as the Favourite Local Artiste Female and Vybz Kartel as the Favourite Local Artiste in the male category.
Spice’s hits include “Jim Screechie,” “Fight Ova Man” and “Slim Versus Fluffy” (a collaboration with Pamputae). However, her biggest single to date is “Ramping Shop,” a 2008 collaboration with Vybz Kartel.