Leslie Tucker, known as Junior Tucker, is a Jamaican reggae singer who started his career in secular music, but who now sings Christian reggae.
His first hit was Happy, was released aged 7, and was a number 1 hit in Jamaica, where he was known as the Jamaican Michael Jackson. He had hits with Some Guys Have All The Luck, and in 1983 recorded the first version of Mr. Telephone Man, a 1984 top 20 Billboard hit for New Edition. He then studied audio engineering at the Institute of Audio Research in New York, and following his study began to write his own songs. Don't Test one of his first compositions, became an international hit earning him a contract with Virgin in 1989. He was released from his Virgin contract in 1991, returning to Jamaica, where he became a dancehall act.
After the death of his father and birth of his daughter, Tucker went in search of the meaning of life. After asking God to 'let him sleep', he became a born again Christian, and was baptised. He said that God had led him to move to Florida, where he initially sung at a mostly West Indian church in Broward. He subsequently moved to New Harvest Church in Clewiston, Florida and enrolled on a correspondence course degree in Ministry.
He has recorded four Christian reggae albums, Brand New, Ready for the Rapture, Sold Out – Worship from the Islands and Victory – Worship from the Islands II