One of the most successful Caribbean American pop stars in history, he was dubbed the "King of Calypso" for popularizing the Caribbean musical style with an international audience in the 1950s. His breakthrough album Calypso (1956) is the first million selling album by a single artist. Belafonte is perhaps best known for singing "The Banana Boat Song", with its signature lyric "Day-O". He has recorded in many genres, including blues, folk, gospel, show tunes, and American standards.
1957 An Evening with Belafonte
1958 Belafonte Sings the Blues
1959 Belafonte at Carnegie Hall
1960 Swing Dat Hammer
1961 Jump Up Calypso
1962 Midnight Special
1962 The Many Moods of Belafonte