Skillibeng breaks spell on Billboard’s Hot R and B/Hip-Hop chart

May 31, 2024

article reposted by Chelsea


For the first time in 12 years a Jamaican has entered the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart as a credited artiste.

Dancehall artiste Skillibeng is featured on Tyla’s hit single Jump with American rapper Gunna. The song debuts at #49.

Several Jamaicans have charted on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart through the years. Among those with multiple entries are Bob Marley and the Wailers (5), Elephant Man (10), Beenie Man (13), Sean Paul (16), Shabba Ranks (9), Diana King (6), Shaggy (8), and Patra (5).

The last Jamaican credited on an entry on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart was Popcaan.
Only Man She Want rose to #82 on April 7, 2012. It spent three weeks on the chart.

And speaking of Jump, the global hit rebounds on the UK Singles chart, slightly rising from #56 to #55 in its ninth week on the chart. It peaked at #38.

On the UK’s Official Afrobeats chart, Jump slips from #1 to #2, while on the US Afrobeats Songs chart it remains at #3, where it debuted several weeks ago.

Jump steps up from #8 to #6 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Songs chart, while on Rhythmic Top 40 it leaps from #38 to #32. On the Canadian Hot 100,
Jump re-enters at #95, having peaked at #87 three weeks earlier.

YG Marley’s Praise Jah in the Moonlight rises from #25 to #22 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip Hop Airplay chart, while on Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay the song bolts from #18 to #16.

American rapper Ice Spice debuts at #35 on Rhythmic Top 40 Airplay with
Gimmie A Light, which samples Sean Paul’s 2002 hit Gimmie The Light.

Santa by producer Rvssian, Rauw Alejandro, and Ayra Starr inches up from #25 to #24 on Billboard’s Global 200, but on Global 200 excluding US, it dips 17 to 24.

On Latin Streaming Songs, Santa steps up from #8 to #6, while on Hot Latin Songs it creeps up from #12 to #11.

Over on the Sweden Top 100, Honey Boy — by German producer Purple Disco Machine and Benjamin Ingrosso featuring the legendary Chic bassist Nile Rodgers and Jamaican dancehall artiste Shenseea — is back at #2. The song debuts at #39 in Poland.

Legend by Bob Marley and the Wailers clocks 228 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart. Meanwhile, Dutty Classics Collection by Sean Paul revisits the #2 spot and Shaggy’s Best of Shaggy: The Boombastic Collection slides down to #3.

World on Fire and Set in Stone by Stick Figure are #4 and #5, while
Greatest Hits by UB40 re-enters at #6.

Wisdom by Stick Figure remains at #7, while Ini Kamoze’s 1995 album
Here Comes the Hotstepper moves up from #10 to #8.

Bob Marley and the Wailers are #9 and #10 respectively with Rastaman Vibration and Kaya.

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