One of the most successful Jamaican-American pop stars dubbed as the 'King of Calypso'.
March 1, 1927
New York, New York
Harry Belafonte is a remarkable Jamaican-American singer popularly known as the ‘King of Calypso.’ He broke a new ground by popularizing Caribbean musical style which brought him worldwide recognition. His breakthrough album, ‘Calypso’ (1956), became an instant hit as the ‘first million-selling LP by a single artist.’
The ‘Hava Nagila’ (1959) crooner has developed a deep friendship with Martin Luther King Jr. being both staunch supporters of the Civil Rights Movement.