Vybz Kartel’s album, King of the Dancehall, yesterday climbed to the top of the reggae Billboard chart debuting at number two and selling a meagre 1,867 copies.While many fans of the deejay celebrated on the Internet for what they regarded as success, some music industry players are baffled by the poor sales Jamaican reggae and dancehall artistes continue get when compared to foreign acts. Sizzla Kalonji’s publicist, Olimatta Taal, took her grouse to social media, stating that the local music industry was experiencing a crisis.“With first-week sales of 1,867 copies (according to sales tracker Nielsen Music), King Of The Dancehall has the biggest first-week sales for a dancehall artiste since Beenie Man’s Undisputed in 2006. If this is called success, the industry is in trouble. We should be selling platinum, gold, silver in a week, not less than 2,000. We are in a crisis,” she wrote.
Source: Dancehall in crisis! …Industry players concerned about poor album sales | Entertainment | Jamaica Star
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