Minor bump for Grammy nominees

Observer writer

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

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THE latest Grammy-nominated albums have seen minor increase in sales, one week after nominees for the 60th Grammy Awards were announced.

Naturally, the sales have resulted in movement on this week's Billboard Reggae Album chart.

Holding firm at number 30, Hawaiian-based J Boog's Wash House Ting sold an additional 18 copies, compared to nine copies the previous week. To date, the set has sold 6,400 copies.

Avrakedabra by Morgan Heritage falls from 24 to 26. It sold eight copies more than the 22 it sold the week before for total sales of 1,952 copies.

Lost in Paradise by Common Kings moves up eight spots to number 14. The previous week it sold 31 copies. Since the Grammy nominations were announced, it sold an additional 54 copies to bring its tally to 7,909 copies.

Chronology by Chronixx moves up from nine to seven with 112 copies sold. The week before, it sold 101 copies. The album has to date sold 5,620.

Stony Hill by two-time Best Reggae Album winner Damian Marley has sold 15,735 copies. Two weeks ago, it moved 218 copies; over the past week, it sold 226 copies.

The Grammy Awards take place on January 29 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

The number one spot on the Billboard Reggae Album chart is occupied by a compilation, From The Vaults 1, which sold 338 copies in its first week of release.

Last week's chart-topper Box Full of Steel, by The Dubplates, falls to number two. It sold an additional 263 copies for a total of 829.

Poetry in Motion by SOJA falls to number four with 209 copies, while Marching Orders by The Green moves up to number five, selling 187 copies.

Sizzla's I'm Yours makes a dramatic return to the Top 10. It zooms from 27 to six with 127 copies sold to bring its total figures to 2,332, while falling from five to eight is Strictly The Best Vol 57 with 93 copies.

Slipping from seven to nine is Havana Meets Kingston by Mista Savona (92 copies). Strictly The Best Vol 56 completes the Top 10 with 74 copies.




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