She began to pursue her musical career by writing songs and doing studio sessions and her first solo effort was released in 2004, titled ’Hottie Girls’ which was...
Michelle Downer, born and raised in Spanish Town and is now known to the world as D’Angel. Hails from St. Catherine High School, a businesswoman, an artiste and now a mother, D’ Angel is the epitome of a true Caribbean woman, focused on fulfilling her life’s dream of becoming one of the top dancehall artistes on the world stage.
She began to pursue her musical career by writing songs and doing studio sessions and her first solo effort was released in 2004, titled ’Hottie Girls’ which was produced by Kevin Blake. Subsequently followed by her break-out single ‘Downtown Girl…Livin Uptown’ in 2005, which danced its way to number one on several local charts under the banner of her label Champagne International Records.
In 2006, D’Angel dominated local and international media with her celebrity marriage to Dancehall Mogul Beenie Man and both collaborated on the hit single: One Man, which could be heard on all local radio stations, car stereos and dancehall sessions. She released several singles including; Woman Power that petitioned the strength of a woman and implored society to give women the respect and opportunities that they deserve. D’Angel then teamed up with dancehall lyricist Vybz Kartel on Baby Father, another major hit which became a huge dancehall anthem for the women.
In early 2008, with the propelling success from Blaze, D’Angel boosted her presence in the music fraternity locally and internationally as she was a performer at the 27th IRAWMA Awards in New York and a nominee for Best Female Deejay. In addition to a plethora of singles claiming heavy rotation on the local airwaves including the singles: Caan Stall featuring Vybz Kartel, Lucky Charm, Whisper, Good Day, High Intensity, Hustling Ladies, Real Gangsta, Talk is Cheap, Don’t Hate, Naw Go Nuh Weh and the mega hit single Stronger, which went Number One on all major charts in Jamaica and was steady as one of the Top Five songs on the New York and Florida Top 30 Singles Charts.
Armed with all the success from her single ‘Stronger’, D’Angel has added several accolades to her portfolio in latter parts of 2008 most of which includes; granted a Business Management scholarship from Caribbean Institute of Business; one of the most requested artiste on RE-TV’s School Tour; the STAR Featured Artiste for May; the recipient of the Digicel’s People’s Choice Award at the Style Observer Awards 2008; a guest appearance on Jamaica’s most watched soap opera: Royal Palm Estate; became the spokeswoman for Wray and Nephew’s product G-Force; motivational speaker at various Schools across Jamaica; a collaboration with international hip-hop artistes DJ Unk and Sean Kingston together; and awarded Stone Love’s Female Deejay of 2008. With all the multiple nominations at Youth View Awards, the proud recipient of the Singjay of the 2008 at the 2009 EME’s Awards, a performer and presenter at the 28th IRAWMA Awards in New York and was nominated for Best Female Deejay; she endorses many charity events and has appeared on several kids fashion pageants.
D’Angel continues to display that confidence and hard work will pay-off as she have been a member of the major schools and community tours namely; Coca-Cola, RE-TV and recently Irie FM Road Show. She represents Jamaica as an ambassador when she performs on major shows overseas and boasts proudly to be amongst the line up of other major shows here in Jamaica especially the prestigious Reggae Sumfest for two consecutive years now. The future looks bright for D’Angel because she’s one of the hottest Female Dancehall Artists and her growing demand as well.