While dancehall acts dominate Jamaican airwaves and local charts, it is quite the opposite on the latest Billboard Reggae Digital Singles Chart.
The chart tracks the best-selling digital singles in the United States as monitored by Nielsen Music.
It is dominated by songs from Shaggy, Sean Paul, Bob Marley and The Wailers, Stephen, Ziggy and Damian Marley, Sister Nancy, Chaka Demus and Pliers, Shabba Ranks, American reggae bands like SOJA, Rebelution and Iration as well as Canadian band Magic!
The number one spot is held by OMI’s Cheerleader, a global summer hit in 2015.
The only current hit in the top 10 is Gyal Yuh A Party Animal by Charly Black, which has been on the chart for the past 23 weeks. It is at number four after selling 1,836 copies over the past week. To date, it has sold 17,662 copies.
Gyal Yuh A Party Animal is also number 17 on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Songs Chart.
At number 23 (moving up one spot) is Fever by Vybz Kartel, which has sold 5,191 copies. Approximately 583 copies were sold last week.
The number 26 position sees a 1997 song making a return to Billboard. Tanto Metro and Devonte’s Everyone Falls In Love sold 516 copies compared to 497 the previous week. To date, it has sold 72,573.
Renewed interest in Everyone Falls In Love has been spurred by the success of Canadian singer Tory Lanez’s hit song Luv, which samples it.
After 18 weeks, Lay You Down Easy by Magic! falls to number 38. The song, which features Sean Paul, sold 339 copies over the tracking week to bring its total to 32,709. The group also holds the number 10 spot with Red Dress, which moved 1,182 copies for total sales of 24,258.
Shaggy’s new single I Got You, featuring singer Jovi Rockwell, is at number 39 after six weeks. It sold 337 last week and has total figures of 4,044.
Bruk Off Yuh Back by Konshens moves up to number 52, selling 262 copies last week for a tally of 3,014.
Mad Cobra’s 1992 hit, Flex , is at number 70, selling 117 over the past week. To date it has sold 22,988 digitally.
Popcaan has one song on the chart. Ova Dweet is currently number 92 after 10 weeks. It has, to date, sold 2,579 copies.
Source: Slow going on Billboard chart – Entertainment – JamaicaObserver.com
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