Stephen Marley Top Jamaican on Billboard Reggae Chart 


The Jamaica Gleaner announced that Stephen ‘Ragga’ Marley’s Revelation Part II: The Fruit of Life is the highest placed album by a Jamaican on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart for the week of September 10, 2016.

He is two places above his brother Ziggy, whose self-titled set is at number five. Both albums are on a downswing, as Revelation Part II: The Fruit of Life has dipped from number two the previous week, so far peaking at number one in its five-week stint on the Billboard ranking. Ziggy Marley lost a place from number four the week before and also peaked at number one. It has spent 14 weeks on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart so far.

Overseas-based performers enjoy the top two places, with HIRIE’s Wandering Soul debuting at number one, earning a highest ranking debut notation in the process. It pushed Rebelution’s Falling Into Place into the second spot, that set spending 12 weeks on the chart so far.

At 41 weeks on the Billboard ranking, Stick Figure’s Set in Stone is the top five entry with the longest run. The former chart-topper was at number three last week.

Morgan Heritage has enjoyed a comeback of sorts with Full Circle, re-entering the chart at number six after not placing in the previous week’s listing. The family band’s former number one set is the only album in the top 10 for the week of September 10 which was not ranked by Billboard the previous week. [. . .]

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