Joseph Bonne was born on 6 February 1959 in Rock Hall, St Andrew. He is one of four siblings who all entered the music industry . His brother Pliers recorded in 1987 with Chaka Demus the famous track “Tease Me”. The other brother Richie Spice debuted in the U.S during the summer of 2000 with Universal. Bonne’s music interest began at an early age to the extent that in the late 80s, he was already working on the single “Life Goes On” with Winston Riley. He began being noticed by producers including Bobby Digital and Philip Burrell. In 1993 Island Jamaica offered him a recording contract. In 1994, Bonne released “Now & Forever”. In 1996, the company also released “Chill” which was inputted by the experienced producers Sly & Robbie and this album won the Best Produced Album in the Jamaican Music Award. A series of singles came after this album including “Universal Love”, “Cheater”, “What We Need Is Love”, “Michelle” and “You Gotta Be”. Bonne toured the US, Europe, Africa and Great Britain. In 1997 he released the album “Clean Up Your Action” and in that same year he established his own label dubbed Sweet Angel. In 1998 his new label issued “Lover’s Story” album and this was followed by the hit single “Ladies Man”. Bonne then established a professional association with Blend Dem Productions.