Beres Hammond is a Jamaican reggae singer known in particular for his lovers rock music. While his career began in the 1970s, he reached his greatest success in the 1990s.
Hammond first rose to prominence in 1975 as the lead singer of the band, Zap Pow with their hit "The System" on the Aquarius Records label.
He released his debut solo album, Soul Reggae, in 1976 and left Zap Pow in 1979 to pursue his solo career.
He recorded two more albums Let's Make A Song in 1980 and Red Light 1981 before forming his own record label, Harmony Records in 1985. The release of his Make a Song album featured the dancehall influenced "What One Dance Can Do" produced by Willie Lindo. Further international success would follow after releasing a duet "How Can We Ease the Pain" with Maxi Priest.
he would then release the album "Putting Up Resistance" which was significantly harder than his typical ballads, produced by Tappa Zukie, which spawned the hit single of the same name "Putting Up Resistance".
He signed with Penthouse Records in 1990 and recorded the dancehall smash "Tempted To Touch", with producer Donovan Germain. This is perhaps his best known song in the United States and United Kingdom.
Hammond recorded five more albums in the 1990s as well as several compilations, establishing himself as one of the top lovers rock artists. His first album of the new millennium was 2001's Music Is Life, which featured an appearance by Wyclef Jean, and contributions from Earl "Chinna" Smith and Flourgon. The album spawned several hits, including "They Gonna Talk" and "Rock Away".
He performed at the Opening Ceremony for the Cricket World Cup 2007.