CHARLY BLACK aka Desmond Mendize was born in Rio Bueno, Jamaica on April 6, 1980.He made his recorded debut in 2004 with the single "Woman It's You" under the alias TONY MENTOL. He eventually switched aliases to CHARLY BLACK and gained mainstream attention in 2014, when he recorded his most successful single: "Gyal You a Party Animal”. The song quickly became a worldwide hit, and made him the first Jamaican artist to get a DIAMOND CERTIFIED RECORD in Central America. The song was also CERTIFIED GOLD in the USA.Following the success, the song was remixed by some of the biggest artists in the latin music scene including LUIS FONSI, DADDY YANKEE and more, and has amassed over 500 MILLION VIEWS accumulative streams combining YouTube, Apple Music etc.Signed to Aftercluv Dancelab/Universal, CHARLY BLACK’s 2019 full-length promises to amplify his influence everywhere even more. However, according to him, he’s just keeping it real: “This is the sound of where I come from,” he smiles. “For me, it’s what I grew up on. It’s what I’ve been passionate about for as long as I can remember. I just went to share that feeling.”His energetic shows always have the crowds bouncing till the end and screaming for more! Make sure you check him out live in a city near you soon!