From Linstead's Streets to Global Beats: 1Point Finds his 'Purpose'
With a viral single, the rising talent, who hails from a humble background, aims to break boundaries and take center stage in the Jamaican music industry
1Point, rising with purpose
In the vibrant tapestry of Jamaican music, a young talent emerging from a humble background in Linstead, 1Point's journey into the world of music is a testament to resilience, determination, and an unyielding passion for his craft.
Growing up in a financially challenged family, 1Point never allowed his circumstances to dictate his aspirations. Linstead, the backdrop of his youth, provided a rich tapestry of experiences that would later find expression in his music. "I’m from a poor family background, but I never allowed that to limit me growing up. Being in and around Linstead, I experienced a lot of things, most of which you can hear in my songs – the good, the bad, and the ugly. So, I would say it has influenced my music in a positive way," he described.
Despite the financial challenges, 1Point credits his family for being a constant source of advice and encouragement. "I get loads of good advice and encouragement to keep pushing from my family members," the Linstead talent said. "Not many artists can say they even have that many people giving good advice, so to speak. And at the end of the day, good energy brings good outcomes," he further added.
1Point's breakout song, "Purpose," had an unconventional genesis. Originally an acapella composition, the song found its way to the world through an encounter with ShotBySaku Recordz. The collaboration resulted in a track that resonated with audiences, carrying a powerful message about finding one's purpose in life and the importance of timing.
The single not only struck a chord with listeners but also found its place on international charts. Spending two and a half days at #2 on the UK chart and reaching #1 in Germany and Brazil on Audiomack marked a significant milestone for 1Point. The success of his leading single so far has ignited a flame of enthusiasm in him, motivating him to continue creating music that resonates globally.
What distinguishes 1Point in the competitive Jamaican music industry is his commitment to musical diversity. "I'm filled with variations in my craft, not a one-flow artist who sings every song the same. I constantly try to make all of them sound different, that way people won’t be bored listening to them, and I think that’s the level of difference I possess as an artist. I have no limit; any and every riddim, 1Point has the ability to conquer them," he described his artistry.
Emerging from humble beginning
As we look ahead to 2024, 1Point envisions it as a breakthrough year in his career. With collaborations spanning from Jamaica to Ghana, Canada, and the US, he is set to elevate his status in the dancehall/reggae music scene. A promising catalog of high-quality songs is in the works, promising a musical journey that fans and listeners won't soon forget.
As 2024 unfolds, the world can expect to witness the rise of 1Point. "Set the name 1Point and the entire team on a different level in dancehall/reggae music, things to keep a close eye on, nothing fans and listeners will be disappointed about," he promised.