Gospel singer Jermaine Edwards has started 2023 on a high note after signing a deal with Sony Music UK last Thursday. The deal was signed at the 100 restaurant on Hope Road in St Andrew with representatives of Sony Music UK.
The agreement came about after his 2014 track Beautiful Day earned a new lease on life. In 2017, 1 0 – y e a r – o l d Rushawn Ewears was recorded by a teacher at the Top Hill Primary School in St. Elizabeth giving his best version of Jermaine Edwards’ Beautiful Day.
Little did he know, six years later both he and the track would go viral. The pinnacle of this success story is now that Edwards has inked a monumental deal with Sony Music UK and is looking towards a fruitful future together.
Alongside Edwards, 16-year-old Ewears — whose version of Beautiful Day went viral on social media — inked a deal with Sony which will ensure he earns royalties.
Ewears, who was 10 years old at the time he did the video, recorded the song while attending Top Hill Primary School in St Elizabeth. Beautiful Day debuted in 2014, and has since seen multiple covers and remixes.
A singer who goes by the name The Kiffness added his own Reggae twist to Rushawn’s recording which made it skyrocket even more.
His YouTube video is on its way to six million views in only four weeks. Edwards, a former student of Jonathan Grant and later St Catherine high schools in St Catherine, is also known for songs including Peace In My Soul, Don’t Count Me Out, I Will Follow, and My Champion.