Buju Bantons real name is Mark Anthony Myrie. He was born on July 15, 1973 and is a Jamaican dancehall and reggae composer and musician. He has also recorded Pop and Dance songs in the past as well as songs dealing with political topics. He is much politically outspoken and influenced Rastafari movement.
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Controversial reggae artist Buju Banton is nominated for a Grammy Award but will probably not be attending the January 31 ceremony because he is in jail. As Spinner previously reported, Mark Anthony Myrie was arrested on December 10 in Miami, charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than five kilos of cocaine.