November 30, 2022

Positive vibrations for Bob

article reposted by Chelsea


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.

Wisdom by Stick Figure is down to five, Greatest Hits by UB40 backtracks to six, while World on Fire and Set in Stone by Stick Figure are seven and nine, respectively.

Rebelution’s Live at Red Rocks dips to 10.

On the US Afrobeats Songs chart, Slip N Slide by Wizkid, featuring Shenseea and Skillibeng, tumbles from 19 to 32.

On the Rebel Vibez Top Ten Canadian Reggae chart Cyaan Tame by Whitey Don and Navi The North is the new number one.

On the South Florida Reggae chart Guaranteed by Christopher Martin spends a second week at number one. Grown Woman by Hopeton Lindo and Peter G moves from eight to five, while Brown Eyes by Leroy Sibbles darts from 11 to eight.

This week’s new entries are Coldest Days of My Life by Kashief Lindo (number 23), This is Your Day by Ed Robinson (number 24), and One Day Soon by Raging Fyah and Josey Wales (number 25).

On the Foundation Radio Network (New York) Reggae chart Everyday of My Life by Robert Ffrench spends a second week in the top spot.

Save the Children by Hezron bullets from eight to four while The Mood by Busy Signal steps up from nine to five.

In the Cayman Islands Hot 104.1 FM reports that Guaranteed by Christopher Martin is the number one most requested song of the past week. The reggae remix of Rihanna’s Lift Me Up is number two while Easy by Destra Garcia is three, and So Mi Stay by Sean Paul is four. Pack a Matches by Masicka is at number five.

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