September 27, 2023

Stephen Marley earns 5th title on Billboard Reggae Albums chart

article reposted by Chelsea


Old Soul, the fourth studio album by Stephen Marley, has become his fifth charted title on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart.

The 15-track set which was released September 15 via Ghetto Youths/Tuff Gong Worldwide/UMe, débuts at #10 on the latest chart.

Old Soul features the collaborations Cast the First Stone (with Damian Marley), Thanks We Get (Do Fi Dem) with Buju Banton, There’s a Reward with Ziggy Marley, a remake of I Shot the Sheriff with Eric Clapton, and Standing in Love with Slightly Stoopid.

Stephen’s has four #1 titles to date. Mind Control spent 14 weeks on top beginning in April 2007 (it spent 78 weeks on the chart), Revelation Part 1: The Root of Life was #1 for four weeks in 2011 (spent 78 week on the tally), Revelation Part 2: The Fruit of Life clocked two weeks at #1 in 2016, while Mind Control: Acoustic logged a single week on top in 2008.

Still on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart, Stephen’s dad Bob and the Wailers continue their dominance in the #1 spot, spending 193 non-consecutive weeks.

Shaggy’s The Best of Shaggy: The Boombastic Collection logs another week at #2, while Dutty Classics Collection by Sean Paul is steady at #3.

No Love by Byron Messia rebounds to #4, while Sean Paul’s Dutty Rock dips to #5.

Greatest Hits by UB40 inches up to #6, with Set in Stone, Wisdom, and World on Fire by Stick Figure holding positions #7, #8 and #9.

Byron Messia’s Talibans II with Burna Boy continues to lose steam on the Billboard US Afrobeats Songs chart, sliding down from #5 to #6. The song spends its 8th week on the chart, having peaked at #3.

The original version of Talibans is firm at #24 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart, while inching up one spot from #14 to #13 on Rap Airplay.

On the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart, Talibans holds firm at #21, but fares better making an upward tick from #21 to #20 on Rhythmic Airplay Top 40.

Wind Me Up, the collaboration between American inspirational singer Dante Bowe and Jamaican reggae artiste Anthony B, re-enters Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart at #50, while remaining at #15 on Adult R&B Airplay.

Singer D’Yani makes his presence felt on the Nigeria Hot 100 Singles chart, as We Up, a collaboration with Nigerian singer Balloranking, débuts at #53.

Moving now to the New York Reggae chart, Althea Hewitt’s remake of Lulu’s To Sir With Love spends a second week at #1.

He Lives by Sanchez and Busy Signal rises from #22 to #17, while Queen of the Arena by Chardel Rhoden steps up from #25 to #21.

Sustenance by Carl Ivermore debuts at #30.

On the South Florida Reggae chart, Hopeton Lindon and Novel-T’s remake of Don’t Know Much is #1 for a third week.

This week’s new entries are Celebration Time by 1980s deejay Screwdriver (#21). Screwdriver is the uncle of singer Kranium, best known for the platinum-certified and Billboard charting single Nobody Has to Know.

Rasta Man by Richie Spice debuts at #25.

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