November 30, 2022
FOR the first time since its release in 1976, Rastaman Vibration, the eighth studio album by Bob Marley and the Wailers, has charted on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart.
It enters the chart at number four with 1,947 units in equivalent album units.
Upon its release 46 years ago Rastaman Vibration charted at eight on the Billboard 200, making it Bob Marley’s highest-charting album in the United States. The album contains Marley’s highest-ranking single in the US, Roots Rock Reggae, which peaked at 51 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Rastaman Vibration has been certified gold in the United States and gold in the United Kingdom.
Also new on the chart this week is Backyard Sessions: Malibu Edition, a live album by Santa Barbara, California, reggae rock band Iration, which charts at number eight.
This is the five-member act’s ninth-charted entry and it opened with 992 in equivalent album units.
Iration has to date scored three number one titles. Its latest project features collaborations with Eric Rachmany, Eli Mac, Common Kings, and Stick Figure.
Legend by Bob Marley and the Wailers continues its onslaught, registering 150 non-consecutive weeks in the number one spot.
Dutty Classics Collection by Sean Paul re-enters at two while Best of Shaggy: The Boombastic Collection by Shaggy dips to three.
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