Gamal ‘Skinny Fabulous’ Doyle’s 23 track album, B.A.D (Beyond A Doubt), has been streamed over 1,081,374 times on Spotify since its release on January 13, 2023.
At one point it was at number one on Apple Music, iTunes and Spotify, replacing Bob Marley on Apple Music.
The album has several regional and international producers, but also includes home grown successes like Alex “Kubiyashi” Barnwell, Phillip “Wetty Beatz” Bastien, and Parry Jack.
Doyle has also collaborated with a number of regional and international superstars on the album including Jamaicans, Rodney “Bounty Killa” Price and Desmond “Charly Black” Mendez, Trinidadian Nailah Blackman, and Vincentian Shertz “Problem Child” James.
The album’s intro, a skit, has Machel Montano, Ian “Bunji Garlin” Alvarez, Destra Garcia, Maleeka Joseph and Kerra Denel.
“I was honestly surprised by its success…not that I doubted the quality of work but we live in a region where people prefer to acquire music in the free ways and not legitimately,” Doyle told SEARCHLIGHT on Tuesday.
He said to see so many people purchase and stream the album was, “a really good a refreshing surprise.”
“It is a milestone not just for me but even in the Soca industry, those numbers are not common,” Doyle stressed.
Doyle, known for his hits “Famalay” (featuring Trinidadian Soca artistes Bunji Garlin and Machel Montano), “Solid as a Rock”, and “This island is mine” is a six time winner of the Carnival Development Corporation’s (CDC) Soca Monarch competition.
In 2019, the local Soca giant created history when “Famalay” took Trinidad and Tobago’s (T&T) Road March title, making him the first outside artiste to do so.
Doyle said on Wednesday that the last time his work received attention similar to this was with “Famalay”.
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