Raised on the island of St. Vincent, Kevin Lyttle immersed himself in local music at a young age, and started writing his own songs at 14. Inspired by the traditional soca sound as well as American hits (especially Michael Jackson), he performed in various talent shows around the Caribbean, honing his skills and working on new material. In 2001, he teamed up with a local producer and recorded "Turn Me On," a super-slick party jam that blurred the lines between soca, dancehall, R&B and pop. The song was a huge success locally, and soon spread all over Europe, hitting the top of the charts in France, the U.K., Belgium, Denmark, Germany and several other countries. Lyttle's self-titled debut dropped in the summer of 2004.