Jamaican born recording artist Cecil Wilson, more popularly known as Soné has emerged as one of the Caribbean’s more creative minds and a versatile artist. He was born on September 3, 1985 in the parish of Clarendon. Soné grew up surrounded by the constant presence of dancehall and reggae music. His family owned and operated a sound system known to this day as Turbo Sonic. Dancehall was a part of the lifestyle and even at a tender age, his grandmother Viola (Vie) would take him to events where the sound system was being played. This was a major contributor to his desire to be a musician and laid the foundation that has created the zeal that is now exuded whenever he puts pen to paper.
Soné was also greatly influenced by his other Grandmother (Glasmine) who was very instrumental in his early years. He would have to attend church on Sundays and just about every time the doors were opened. He became a believer in Jesus during his 1st year of high school in the summer of 1999. Soné was a young protégé playing football for his high school (Clarendon College) and for the Parish Clarendon. He then migrated to the US after completing high school.
Soné performs wherever he is called to! He has shared the stage with Capleton, DJ Nicholas, Stonebwoy, Tye Tribbett, Bridget Blucher-Simms, Sister Scully, Sandra Brooks, and that is just to name a few.
Soné was part of the duo PositivNRG during the earlier years of his musical career, winning the best new artist award in 2008 at the Hopeton Lewis Music awards. They were also featured on the album Next Level that featured Papa San, Shelly Thunder and Nigel Lewis. His single “Purpose” debuted last summer and is one of the most requested songs.
Soné is now working on his first studio album which will be released next summer.