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Dancehall scarce on Billboard charts

Friday, August 29, 2014    

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Canadian pop band MAGIC! holds the top positions on Billboard's Digital Reggae Singles chart, based on latest figures from SoundScan.

Their big hit, Rude, is still number one after several weeks. Let Your Hair Down occupies the number two position.

Rude has sold over 2.4 million copies, while Let Your Hair Down (which entered the chart eight weeks ago) has sold over 48,000 copies.

New York-based singjay Kranium and singer Jah Cure are the only Jamaicans with songs in the Top 50. Most of the songs by Jamaicans in the Top 100 were released over two years ago.

Kranium's Nobody Has to Know was produced by Lamar Reynolds, another New York-based Jamaican. To date, it has sold over 17,835 copies and is number 32 on the chart. It is on Billboard's Next Big Sound and Twitter Emerging Artistes charts.

Jah Cure is at number 45 with his cover of John Legend's All of Me which has sold 1,029 copies. Chronixx is number 60 with Here Comes Trouble which has sold over 15,462 copies. Trinidadian soca star Bunji Garlin is number 74 with Differentology, which has sold over 32,000 copies.

— Kevin Jackson

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