Samantha J

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Samantha J
Birth nameSamantha Gonsalves[1]
Born (1996-10-10) 10 October 1996 (age 24)
Kingston, Jamaica[1][2][3]
OriginSaint Ann, Jamaica - Quarter Cast
GenresDancehall, pop, reggae, reggae fusion
Occupation(s)Model, singer, songwriter
Years active2013–present
LabelsColumbia Records
Oceanic Tradewinds Music
Washroom Entertainment

Samantha Gonsalves (born 10 October 1996), better known by her stage name Samantha J, is a Jamaican model, singer and songwriter signed to Columbia Records. She is known for her 2013 hit, "Tight Skirt", which has topped international charts.[2] She released an international single in 2015 called "League of My Own" featuring Dej Loaf.[4]

Samantha Gonsalves was born in Kingston, Jamaica to parents of Portuguese and Jewish descent.[1][5] She resides in Saint Ann Parish and attended the Heinz Simonitsch School in Saint James Parish.[1] She was discovered by the Si Mi Yah Agency, while attending a model & talent casting in Ocho Rios.[2]

In 2016, she was featured in the single "Light It Up", a song by Norwegian duo Marcus & Martinus. The song charted both in Norway and Sweden peaking at #9 on the Norwegian VG-lista chart[6] and number 23 on the Swedish Sverigetopplistan chart.[7]



  • 2013: "Tight Skirt"
  • 2015: "Bad Like Yuh"
  • 2015: "League of My Own" (Samantha J featuring Dej Loaf)
  • 2017: "Baby Love" (Samantha J featuring R. City)
  • 2017: "Rockets"
  • 2017: "Your Body"
  • 2018: "Picture" (Samantha J featuring Gyptian)
Featured in
Year Title Peak chart positions
2016 "Light It Up"
(Marcus & Martinus feat. Samantha J)
9[8] 24[9]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Organisation Award Result
2013 Youth View Awards Favorite Breakout Celebrity Won
Young, Hot & Hype Female of the Year Nominated
2017 M&K Sexiest Model WON
2017 W's Closet Sexiest Model WON


  1. ^ a b c d "Tight Skirt heats up the 'Park'". Jamaica Observer. Retrieved 28 October 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b c "Bio – Samantha J". Official Website. Archived from the original on 12 December 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ [1]
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  5. ^ "Samantha J". MTV. Retrieved 12 December 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ VG-lista: Marcus & Martinus feat. Samantha J.
  8. ^ Marcus & Martinus feat. Samantha J. discography
  9. ^ Marcus & Martinus feat. Samantha J. discography

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