Harlan Bartley is a dancehall musician from Jamaica and is famous with the name of Alkaline. His publicist is Riccardo Shuzzr, who has played a crucial role in helping him to achieve great heights in his career. He has given several hits, and some of them are ‘ATM’, ‘Fleek’, ‘Champion Boy’, ‘Things take time, etc. His debut track was released in the year 2016, and he has achieved great success in a short time which is quite impressive. There are numerous incredible artists in the music industry, but the unique style and talent of Alkaline have helped him to make a separate place in the industry. He has a bright future ahead, and if he stays on the right track, he might be the next big thing in the music world.
Alkaline’s real name is Harlan Bartley, and he was born on 19th December 1993 in the Jamaican Victory Jubilee Hospital. His parents’ names are Earl Bartley and Sharmain Bartley. He completed his higher education from the Ardenne High School and completed his graduation from the University of the West Indie situated in the Mona Campus. He completed his graduation in the subject of Communication and media. He spent his childhood in Jamaica, and nothing more can be said about his early life as there is no more information available.
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He was always into music as he started writing songs and Deejaying when he was in high school. He started going to recording studios at the young age of 16. His stage name, Alkaline, was given to him by his sibling, Kimona. He released his first single track in 2011, and it was titled; ‘Walk with You’. He released several more songs in the next years, such as ‘Church Folks’, ‘More than a Friend’, ‘Ready’, etc.; in the year 2014, he was on fire as he released 15 brand new songs.
His songs were quite bold and included hardcore lyrics, which made him earn the award for a breakout at the 21stHapilos Award Ceremony held in the year 2014. In the year 2015, he joined hands with True Loyal Records and released the song, ‘Fleek, ‘ which is still one of the most popular songs. It has over 52 million views on YouTube. In March 2016, he released his first studio album with DJ Frass Records, and it ranked at the top spot in the Billboard Reggae Charts. It included several fantastic tracks such as ‘City’, ‘ATM’, ‘Champion boy’, etc. He was also selected from the MOBO award in 2016 for the best reggae act.
Alkaline’s ancestors belong from Jamaica which means he has Jamaican roots. His height is around 6 feet and 2 inches. He is highly inspired by Martin Luther King and looks at him as his idol. He has several tattoos all over his bleached skin with some dreadlocks. He calls him the ‘worst’ lyricist, which shows how outspoken, confident, and independent he is.
Alkaline is in the beginning stage of his career with a net worth of $750000.