Griffiths formed the I-Threes with Rita Marley and Judy Mowatt in 1975, when the departure of Bunny Wailer and Peter Tosh from the Wailers left gaping holes in the band's strong vocal harmonies. After Bob Marley's death in 1981, Griffiths immediately returned to extensive solo recording and hasn't stopped since. When her 1982 recording of Bunny Wailer's "Electric Boogie" hit American fans in 1989, that annoying social ritual known as the Electric Slide came into being and creeped lots of people out (according to reports, the dance is still done at wedding receptions and in more remote areas of the countryside).
Now revered as the hardest working, most successful female vocalist in reggae's history, Griffiths has recorded songs in every style of Jamaican music, and her lilting, clear-as-a-bell voice is known the world over. She's been dubbed the undisputed Queen of Reggae and shows no signs of abdicating the throne anytime soon. All hail the Queen!