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Date of Birth: 1981
Graduation: 1999

Maiko Watson

Maiko Watson is a talented musician whose radiant, sultry voice and fresh take on soul to the independent music scene set her apart from the rest. She was born in Winnipeg and attended Kelvin High School, graduating in 1999. Watson has been writing music since she was 12 years old and began her career in her teens as a member of the pop group Sugar Jones between 2001 and 2002. Sugar Jones' self-titled debut album was a major hit, going platinum. The single "Days Like That" reached #1 on the Canadian charts. Watson is known for her powerful, organic and nostalgic vocals, fusing elements of disco, du-wop, jazz and rock. Watson's voice has continued to spread steadily across the globe, recieving excellent reviews from North American, UK and French critics. She has been featured on BET's Soul Session, The Paul Miller Soul Show on BBC and CBC, as well as various hit TV series. Watson is a dynamic and gifted performer who continues to write and perform across Canada and is a member of the 88 Days of Fortune artist collective. Her first album as a solo artist, "Sweet Vibration", recently won the Best Urban Album award at the Breakout West Awards.


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