Described as the fresh Angelic essence with a unique sound like a nightingale, Dahlia Ashley was born to Una and Glen Ashley at the Spanish Town hospital in the beautiful island of Jamaica. At around the age of 3 Dahlia started to sing tunes which were up to 10 years beyond her age as well as using her imagination to find objects to mimic a microphone. This at times included even the crockery from her mother’s chest of drawers.
She attended local schools and churches on this island of rhythm where she participated and played memorable roles in the performing arts. As she grew older her voice certainly became more melodious as she advance from children’s choir, to youth choir, to lead singer, to Praise & Worship leader then to choir director.
Dahlia has also shared the stage with some of the greatest entertainers among these were Fred Hammond, Papa San, Chevelle Franklin, Carlene Davis, Judy Mo-watt, Joan Flemming’s, Glen Washington, Fab 5 band, Percy Sledge and the Persuaders just to name a few. Dahlia has written multiple hit songs for various artiste such as Jamaica’s dance hall Diva D’Angel which has been one of her biggest hits to date. Dahlia also wrote the tribute song for Jamaica’s Dance hall group “Voicemail” fallen member Oniel Edwards, sung by Nordia Witter titled “Hour Glass”
She also participated in the South Florida Star search where she was a finalist,and she further went on to Caribbean Idol where she was very victorious. Dahlia was also one of the top 180 contestants out of 200,000 people throughout America who made it to the America Idol finals in Hollywood where she was judged again by the great and cruel Simon Cowell who gave her great reviews and told her that she’s pretty. She has been featured in the Jamaica Gleaner, and has been interviewed on the well renown TV station TVJ on the “Smile Jamaica” programme, In 2012 Dahlia released her most recent single "Audience of One" which was accompanied with her smashing summer hit music video which has been taking the airwaves and radio stations from across the globe by storm, through these great achievements Dahlia stays humble and true to the one who sits high and looks low as she quotes ” I’m nothing without God.