Junkanoo stylings, pop sensibilities, and Caribbean feels fuse in this Grammy Award-winning, multi-Platinum family of nine hailing from the Bahamas.
Approaching their 30th anniversary as a group, the Baha Men rode a massive wave of success in the early 2000s following the release of hit single, ‘Who Let the Dogs Out’. Featured in major motion pictures and chanted throughout sports stadiums around the globe, the Baha Men unleashed a revolutionary form of Caribbean pop that permeated American pop culture.
The hit single would go on to earn the band several awards including a 2000 Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording, as well as Billboard Music Awards for World Music Artist and Album of the Year. The group would also win a Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award for Favorite Song the same year, then follow it up with another Kids Choice Award for Favorite Band in 2002.
Their worldwide success also propelled them into the film industry, where they saw several of their songs featured in movies such as Miss Congeniality, Around the World in 80 Days, Garfield: The Movie, Men In Black II, and most notably, The Hangover. 2003 also saw their hit song ‘Best Years of Our Lives’ featured in the international hit, Shrek.
A relationship with Disney brought about several opportunities for the Baha Men, as well. In 2002, the group covered The Lion King classic, ‘Hakuna Matata’, for the debut DisneyMania album. The band would also go on to record ‘Bahama Roller Coaster Ride’, their take on ‘Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride’ from the movie Lilo & Stitch for DisneyMania 4.
Recognized by Rolling Stone as “Bahamian junkanoo pioneers”, the Baha Men continue to hit monumental milestones. With the support of Sony Music Entertainment, the group released ‘Night and Day’ in 2014. Soon after, the track was selected to be featured alongside Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, Santana, and others in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Official Album. In 2015, the band released Ride With Me, their first album in over ten years, following a performance at the halftime show of a New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys game. The album would mark the beginning of a relationship between the Baha Men and producer Troyton Rami (Sean Paul, Beenie Man, Wayne Wonder), who would go on to produce future releases including ‘Bumpa’, which was released on February 22nd, 2018. Surpassing 100 million cumulative streams worldwide, the group has also performed on Live with Kelly and Ryan, The Bachelorette, and collaborated with Our Last Night for a performance of ‘Who Let the Dogs Out’ that has since surpassed a million views on YouTube.
Through a partnership with Latin hitmaker Maffio, Baha Men make a triumphant return to the Latin pop scene with the May 6th, 2022 release of ‘Fire’; their first collaboration with the Dominican producer. The single, which was followed by several shows along the east coast, continues to prove Baha Men’s longevity and ability to craft high energy pop hooks while maintaining a close-knit and familial feel to their music.