Spice also owes her unprecedented success to other songs such as “Fight Ova Man” “Back Bend” Jim Screechie, Needle Eye” and “Indicator”, which has 12 million views and an official remix with Soca giant Bunji Garlin. “Conjugal Visit” another hit collaboration with Vybz Kartel, and the mammoth 2014 hit “So Mi Like It” which housed 80 million views, Sheet a performance favorite with team spice, Gum, and Under Fire which are on the Mixtape. Spice has a popular collaboration with fellow female DJ Pamputtae, entitled Slim vs. Fluffy, the song climbed to number one on the Canadian dancehall charts.
Spice has carved out a space in the international dancehall arena for herself, Spice dominates social media and has launched a foundation The Grace Hamilton women Empowerment Foundation. The organization aims to enrich and empower women through unity, education and entrepreneurship.
With several tours, performing in over 50 countries Spice has stapled her name in the history books for entertainment. Her hardcore, sexy index of songs have secured great opportunities and attracted fans, sales, and joint ventures from all over the world all of which she has done independently.
However, it was not always glitter & gold, sipping champagne on first class flights…
Her parents knew that she would be amazing, so they christened her “Grace”.
Grace Hamilton loved music, born into humble beginnings Spice grew up in the crushing poverty of the Old Braeton community in Portmore, St. Catherine. The Hamilton family lived on small means in a one room house made out of board pieces without modern facilities. After the sudden death of her father Spice walked into the role as the breadwinner with her Mother. Spice would often sell food supplies and household items with her mother to make ends meet.
Spice shared a bed with her four siblings, the young Grace would walk to school because the family rarely had money for fare, she would pray away the hunger as many times there was not enough food. Spice and her mother made regular sacrifices from hunger to long working hours and absent days from school.
In the 90s the poverty stricken family became homeless after losing their home in a domestic fire. Spice’s determination fueled her passion to become successful, she made up her mind that she would take her family out of poverty. Spice completed Primary School and was regarded as a bright student by her teachers. The economic challenges the artist faced contributed to her writing skills and it was whilst attending St. Catherine High School she distinguished herself as talented in the annual Jamaica Culture Development Commission festival, Spice won numerous gold medals.
Young Grace graduated from school with eight CXC subjects, against the odds of poverty and having responsibilities at such a tender age, Grace immediately enrolled into the Edna Manley School for the Visual and Performing Arts to study voice and drama.
Grace was surrounded and inspired by social issues music and culture a young strong female with messages that were created into melodies, it was here the birth of Spice emerged.
Spice started writing songs that were bold in truth and taboo in reality, the young entertainer impressed audiences at community stage shows and college events. Spice began to gain a reputation for her blistering lyrics, and brave stage persona.
In 1999 at a local clash spot in Portmore, Spice invaded a clash between, Powerman and Bounty Killa, It was on this night Bounty Killa handed Spice the microphone to perform, Spice impressed the legendary artist with her assertive lyrics, from then on Bounty Killa became one of her greatest influencers.
In 2000 Dancehall business mogul Heavy D offered Spice her first major experience as an artist, Spice stormed into the world of Dancehall on the giant stage of Sting, receiving four encores and great interest from the sectors major players and secured her first international booking to the UK without recording a professional record, it was during her stay in London 2003 Spice met Babycham who introduced her to Dave Kelly who produced her first hit “Fight Ova Man”.
Spice made it clear that she wanted to be considered as a key figure in the male dominated industry and worked tirelessly to achieve just that. Each year has seen new accolades and Spice has set the bar high with statistics and delivery.
Spice was the first female dancehall artiste to score more than 120 million views collectively on YouTube's VEVO, the most for any female in the Dancehall. In 2014 her hit single, So Mi Like It, amassed a whopping 180 million views again placing her in a distinguished category as the first female act from Jamaica to gain that many hits on a solo song.
Grace “Spice” Hamilton is a real inspiration to others, Spice marked as a serious businesswoman with a clothing line talk show and record label.
Spice is a Mother, Philanthropist, Producer, Entrepreneur, Manager, and Icon.
Spice is The Queen of dancehall