Both artists were established musicians when they teamed up and earned international recognition during the early 1990s. This musical duo was the first Jamaican act to have three consecutive Top 5 hits on the UK Singles Chart; a record unsurpassed until Shaggy scored four consecutive Top 5 hits in 2001. Their first UK chart hit, "Tease Me", stayed in the Top 5 of the UK Singles Chart, for three months in 1993, reaching number three in July. After releasing a cover of the Isley Brothers' "Twist and Shout", the song reached number one on the UK Singles Chart, in early 1994. The duo's other Top 20 placements were "She Don't Let Nobody" (UK #4), "I Wanna Be Your Man" (UK #19), and "Gal Wine" (UK #20), with six hit singles in all taken from their debut album, Tease Me. The re-release of Tease Me also charted at number one on the UK Albums Chart, in 1994; The album went on receive gold certification, selling more than 500,000 copies. Pliers is one of the Bonner brothers, all of whom are reggae artists, including Richie Spice and Spanner Banner.
In 2007, Chaka Demus & Pliers reunited to record a track called "Need Your Lovin" which was released on vinyl, on Explorer Records. This song remained high on the Jamaican chart.
On 18 November 2007, Chaka Demus & Pliers performed "Murder She Wrote" alongside Alicia Keys at the 2007 American Music Awards. In the summer of 2008, they performed at the annual Detroit Caribbean Festival. Their latest album So Proud was released on 6 October 2008.
In 2012, Pliers released the album Billion Dollar Latte.
In July 2013 Chaka Demus & Pliers performed at the B.E.T awards show in the reggae segment alongside Dawn Penn, Beenie Man and Elephant Man. Chaka Demus & Pliers are working on a new album soon to be released.
Now its 2016 and CHAKA DEMUS & PLIERS are back to bring their brand of REGGAE MUSIC back to the worldwide stage.
Spring 2016 the duo performed at Radio City Music Hall, and overseas performances in London and Birmingham England.
The award winning and best selling artists are ready to embark on an American and European Tour beginning Fall 2016