Romain Virgo (born c. 1988) is a singer from Jamaica, specializing in the lovers rock style of reggae music.
Virgo hails from Stepney in Saint Ann Parish. He rose to prominence in the television choir contest All Together Sing in 2006, going on to win the Digicel Rising Stars competition in 2007, two months before his graduation from high school in St. Ann, Jamaica. At 17 years old, he was the youngest contestant to ever win top prize at the competition, which included a JA$1,000,000 prize and a recording contract with Greensleeves Records. A few weeks after winning the competition, Virgo met Donovan Germain who produced his first hit record "Mi Caan Sleep" on the Penthouse label. Several hit singles followed, including "Wanna Go Home", "Live Mi Life", and "Alton's Medley". In June 2010, VP Records released his debut album, self-titled Romain Virgo.
After winning the Digicel competition, Virgo performed dances and stageshows, including Rebel Salute, Passa Passa, and Weddy Weddy. In the autumn of 2010, he joined fellow artists Capleton and Munga on a tour of the United States. In addition to his music career, Virgo is pursuing his bachelor's degree at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in Kingston, majoring in voice and minoring in keyboard.
In 2014 his cover version of Sam Smith's "Stay With Me" topped the charts in several Caribbean countries.
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