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Alaine Laughton, known by her first name, is a singer and songwriter. She was born in New Jersey, but moved to Jamaica at the age of three.

In 1988, Alaine appeared in movie Clara's Heart along side Whoopi Goldberg. Through the late 1990's and early 2000's, Alaine has lived in the United States and has been songwriting and singing back up for Rocafella artists such as Cam'ron and Freeway.

She moved back to Jamaica in the summer of 2004 to focus on her own music after working as an investment banker for JP Morgan and Chase. Alaine later met with Craig "DASECA" Marsh, and started working with him. Their immediate chemistry provided Alaine with her first song on the radio within days of her arrival back to Jamaica.

In 2005, the single "No Ordinary Love" on Don Corleon's Seasons Riddim was a breakthrough single in the Reggae scene, and Alaine was quickly praised for her special talents. The single topped the charts in Jamaica and also charts in the UK. The music video topped the charts on MTV Tempo's Cross Caribbean Countdown for several weeks and became the first video by a female reggae artist to be retired from the countdown on one of Jamaica's biggest video request shows, E-Strip.

Alaine has continued voicing tunes for the last few years for the likes of Don Corleone, dropping nice cuts such as "Heavenly" on the Heavenly Riddim and Sacrifice, her latest single. A music video for the single, directed by top Jamaican director Ras Kassa was recently released. Her other singles "Deeper", "Chaka Chaka Love", "Heavenly", "Wine" and "Love Sound", a duet with Beres Hammond have all done well. "Dreaming of You" (featuring Beenie Man), "Rise In Love" , "I Love You" (featuring Busy Signal) and Sacrifice, among others, are in current rotation across the world.

Alaine has performed at the Reggae Sumfest in Montego Bay, Jamaica in 2005 and 2006 to positive reviews. She has also performed in St. Vincent, Tortola, St. Maarten, Cayman, Nevis, St. Croix , St. Thomas (USVI), St. Lucia and the United States. She has been spreading the word about HIV and safe sex to high schools throughout Jamaica, and will be showcased as one of twenty artist in the movie "Made in Jamaica" which is being directed by Jerome Lapperrouzas.

Her upcoming album tentatively titled Sacrifice is slated for release in late January or early February of 2008.

Her voice coupled with her song writing skills perfectly combine to create and unforgettable sound that is all her own.

In the summer of 2012, while vending with Mamayashi at Veggie Meals on Wheels in Kingston, Tuff was first introduced to the members of the Jah Ova Evil Family including Hempress Sativa, The Gideon, DXL and Selah. The voice and current of Hempress Sativa singing “Jah Have Mi Back” touched her deeply, and there was something drawing Tuff to these twin brothers like a magnet to steel. Tuff developed a friendship with the recording artist Aijah (The Gideon) Nunes. A trip to Jah Ova Evil Records studio in Vineyard Town sealed the trinity in June of 2013 when the first song, “I’m Talking To You,” was recorded by the extremely talented Jahnoi (Selah) Nunes, well known for developing young talents into amazing artists. These gifted twins were brothers to the beloved Alty Nunes aka Lil J.O.E. Jah Ova Evil, and sons of acclaimed Jamaican dancer Patsy Ricketts.

In less than one year Tuff Like Iron music has already made quite the splash. Heavy hitting singles like “Talking To You” and “Keep Yuh Head Up” are already getting attention from DJs and music lovers from California, Canada, New York, Jamaica, Trinidad and even Kenya!

The growing Tuff Like Iron fan base has shown overwhelming support for her newly released video “Equal Rights” shot in Trinidad by the Jamaican-based film company, Nhurdz TV. Tuff’s first live performances were well received in Grass Valley, CA, at the Jah Ova Evil 3rd Annual Lil J.O.E. Memorial Concert, and most recently, at the all female showcase concert, Womanbition 2014.

Official Website: TuffLikeIron.org


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