Shenseea earns 2nd Billboard Reggae albums entry

June 5, 2024

article reposted by Chelsea


Since the Billboard Reggae Albums chart was established in February 1994 only 12 Jamaican female artistes have debuted on the chart.

The latest is dancehall artiste Shenseea. Her sophomore album Never Gets Late Here enters at #4, two rungs lower than her debut album Alpha, which opened at #2 in March 2022.

Never Gets Late Here starts at #18 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart.

Released May 24 via Rich Immigrants/Interscope, Never Gets Late Here has 14 tracks, including the collaborations Red Flag with Anitta, Work Me Out with Wizkid, the chart-topping Hit and Run featuring Masicka, and Flava featuring Coi Leray.

Among the producers who contributed to the set are London On Da Track, C “Tricky” Stewart, Supa Mario, Dwayne “Supa Dups” Chin-Quee, Stephen “Di Genius” McGregor, Chimney Records, Banx and Ranx, and Rvssian.

Among Jamaican female artistes Etana has the most entries — a total of six, including two #1s. Spice follows with four, while Tanya Stephens, Patra, Marcia Griffiths, Queen Ifrica, Diana King, and Koffee all have two. Rita Marley, Vanessa Bling, and Chevelle Franklyn each have one entry.

Still on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart, Bob Marley and the Wailers log 229 non-consecutive weeks at #1 with Legend, while Sean Paul and Shaggy are #2 and #3 with Dutty Classics Collection and Best of Shaggy: The Boombastic Collection.

World on Fire and Set in Stone by Stick Figure are #5 and #6, while Greatest Hits by UB40 slips to #7. Also on their way down are Wisdom by Stick Figure (#8) and Here Comes the Hotstepper by Ini Kamoze (#9).

Kaya by Bob Marley and The Wailers remains at #10.

On global charts, Honey Boy by German producer Purple Disco Machine and Benjamin Ingrosso featuring veteran bassist Nile Rodgers and Shenseea, remains at #2 in Sweden, while in Poland it sits at #27.

Santa by Jamaican producer Rvssian, Rauw Alejandro, and Ayra Starr dips from #24 to #30 on Billboard’s Global Excluding US chart. But on Global 200 it falls from #25 to #32.

Over on Hot Latin Songs chart, Santa takes a sleigh ride from #11 to #12, and on the Latin Streaming Songs it backtracks from #6 to #10.

Praise Jah in the Moonlight by YG Marley inches up from #22 to #21 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip Hop Airplay chart but takes a backward step falling from #16 to #18 on Mainstream R&B/Hip Hop Airplay.

Ice Spice’s Gimmie a Light, which samples Sean Paul’s Gimmie The Light, steps up from #35 to #31 on Billboard’s Rhythmic Top 40.

Tyla’s Jump, which features Gunna and Skillibeng, remains at #3 on the US Afrobeats Songs chart. It debuts at #37 on Mainstream R&B/Hip Hop Airplay, but it slips from #6 to #7 on Hot R&B Songs. On the Canadian Hot 100 the song falls from #95 to #97, but it remains at #49 on Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs. The song debuts at #43 on Hot R&B/Hip Hop Airplay and climbs from #32 to #30 on Rhythmic Top 40.

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