Rebelution at Billboard’s top

Jamaica Observer:

With only 100 copies sold last week, Free Rein by Rebelution takes over the number one spot on the Billboard Reggae Album Chart this week. Released in June, the set initially spent two weeks at number one and has to date sold 19,567 copies.

The Grammy-nominated 44/876 by Sting and Shaggy inches up to number two, selling another 94 copies for a total of 52,112, while Beres Hammond’s Never Ending is at number three with sales of 3,486 copies. It sold 72 copies last week.

Iration’s self-titled set moves to number four with 57 copies. Its sales to date stands at 9,346 copies.

Slightly Stoopid’s Everyday Life, Everyday People falls to number five after registering another 56 copies. This is the band’s biggest selling set, selling 14,988 copies.

Released on October 20, 2017, Marching Orders by The Green leaps from 36 to number six. It topped the chart in November of that year, giving the group its third chart-topper. Busy Signal and J Boog are featured on Marching Orders.

Rising from number 19 to seven is Unbreakable: Alborosie Meets The Wailers United. It sold an additional 39 copies for a total of 1,644. It was released on June 18 last year and has a peak position of number six.

Producer Linton “TJ” White’s Toco Loco Riddim compilation is up from number 10 to eight, selling 34 copies to bring its tally to 364.

Lovers Rock by Estelle jumps from number 15 to nine, selling 30 copies. The 14-track set peaked at number three in September last year. Tarrus Riley, Konshens, Kranium and Hood Celebrityy are some of the artistes on Lovers Rock.

Popcaan’s Forever rounds out the Top 10. The deejay’s second album sold 29 copies last week, a slight dip from the 34 it returned the previous week. It has sold 3,117 copies since its release last July.