New Kingston's story continues

Observer writer

Thursday, February 01, 2018

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OVER a seven-year period, New York-based reggae band New Kingston has released four studio albums and two EPs. Their latest album, A Kingston Story: Come From Far , is their third title to make the Billboard Reggae Album chart.

Released in August 2017, the 10-track set initially peaked at number four in September. This week it returns to the chart at number 14, selling an additional 32 copies to bring its tally to 718.

A Kingston Story: Come From Far was released by Easy Star Records. It features the tracks Starlight (with Pressure Busspipe), Come from Far, and Solid as A Rock.

New Kingston's previous charters are Kingston City (number one in February 2015) and the EP Kingston Fyah (number 13 in November 2016).

Elsewhere, Marching Orders by The Green returns to top spot with 178 more copies sold for a total of 5,733. In the wake of his Grammy win, Damian Marley moves up four places to number two with Stony Hill which sold 149 copies to bring its tally to 17,188.

The number three position is held by last week's chart-topper, Good Life by Collie Buddz, which has to date sold 5,369 copies. Slipping one place to number four is Sister Caro, an EP by Henricci, with 128 copies sold for a total of 757.

The various artistes compilation, Tropical House Comes to Kingston, falls from number three to five with an additional 109 copies sold, while Roots Party by Tribal Seeds rises to number six.

Inching up to number seven is Poetry in Motion by SOJA with 91 copies. Chronology by Chronixx moves up to number eight with 83 copies for a total of 6,105.

At number nine is another former number one, Live at Red Rocks by Rebelution, which sold another 70 copies to bring its total to 8,152.

The Folklore rhythm compilation is number 10 with 51 copies, while Major Lazer's Know No Better (EP) continues to flip-flop, moving up to number 11 with 45 copies. Disappointingly, Know No Better has to date sold 5,632 copies, a far cry from the EDM kingpins' glory days when their productions ruled the pop charts.

Lily of Da Valley by Jesse Royal moves up two places to number 15, selling an additional 24 copies. It has to date sold 2,670 copies.




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