Sizzla Kalonji, or simply Sizzla (born Miguel Orlando Collins, 1977 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a reggae musician. He is one of the most commercially and critically successful contemporary reggae artists and is well-known for his unusual productivity.
Homer Harris, introduced Sizzla to top Jamaican saxophonist Dean Fraser, the musical director for Philip "Fatis" Burrell's Xterminator Family. 1996 marked an important turning point for Sizzla when he began working with Fatis. This union led to a run of successful singles and the release of Sizzla's debut album, "Burning Up. "
The two allied again a year later with the follow-up, "Praise Ye Jah" (JetStar). "Praise Ye Jah" was quickly trumped by his release of the Dixon-produced "Black Woman & Child" that same year. The title track was a smash hit and became something of a cultural reggae anthem.