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Ooklah the Moc tops Billboard

BY KEVIN JACKSON
Observer writer

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

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Nine-member Hawaiian band Ooklah the Moc has taken over the number one spot on the Billboard Reggae album chart. The group's latest EP Every Posse sold 731 copies to debut in the pole position.

Released on August 22, Every Posse contains seven tracks. It is the first charting effort for the roots reggae band.

Back to My Roots by IamStylezMusic, which spent four consecutive weeks at number one, has fallen to two. It sold an additional 589 copies to bring its five-week tally to 4,411 copies.

Damian Marley's Stony Hill slips down to three with 419 copies for a grand total of 12,451 copies.

Sizzla is back inside the top ten as I'm Yours rebounds from 20 to four. The album sold an additional 231 copies for a total of 1,108 copies to date.

Morgan Heritage falls to five with Avrakedabra, while Rebelution's Falling into Place rises to six with 116 copies. The long-charting set has so far sold 39,453 copies since its release a year ago.

Chronology by Chronixx is down to seven with sales of 4,682 copies, while Major Lazer's Know No Better falls to eight with 107 copies sold over the past week. To date, it has sold 4,633.

Live at Red Rocks by Rebelution is up to nine with total sales of 7,337, while Reggae Gold 2017, released by VP Records, is at 10 with sales of 1,550.

Lost in Paradise by Common Kings moves up to 11 with total sales of 7,406 copies while The Legend Live: Santa Barbara Country Bowl November 25th, 1979 by Bob Marley & The Wailers is up to 12. Released last November, the set has moved 3,880 copies.

Revelation Part II: The Fruit of Life by Stephen Marley is at number 13 with 13,245 copies, while Soca Gold 2017 is at 14 with 1,348 copies sold to date.

Last week's number three album Fabric by The Black Seeds falls to 15 with 29 copies sold to bring its two-week tally to 246.

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