Music

Stony Hill sales climb

By Kevin Jackson
Observer Writer

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

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The big news on this week's Billboard Reggae Album chart is the uptick in sales for Damian Marley's Grammy-winning album Stony Hill.

The week leading into the Grammy Awards (January 28), Stony Hill sold 149 copies. Since the awards, it sold 426 copies.

Stony Hill remains at number two spot with 17,617 copies sold in the United States.

There is a new number one. British singer Hollie Cook debuts on top with Vessel of Love, a 10-song set that sold 485 copies in its opening week. This is the second 'charter' for Cook who peaked at number six with Twice in 2014.

Chronology by Chronixx, another Grammy-nominated set, is at number eight. The week prior to the Grammys, it sold 83 copies; following the ceremony, Chronology sold 118 copies to bring its tally to 6,529 copies.

There are three other new entries in the Top 15. At number three is Outside by Nigerian Afro-beat artiste Burner Boy. Released on January 26 by Spaceship, LLC, Burner Boy sold 333 copies in its first week.

Coming in at number six is the EP, Smoke & Mirrors, by Maui reggae band Redmelo, with 172 copies.

The fourth debutant, at number 14, is Get Up And Show by Iba Mahr with 45 copies. This is Iba Mahr's second entry on the chart, having stalled at number nine in December 2015 with Diamond Sox.

Moving up one spot to number four is the compilation Tropical House Cruises Jamaica which sold an additional 310 copies to bring its tally to 854.

Last week's number one, Marching Orders by The Green, falls to number five with 246 copies, while Sister Caro by Henricci slips from number four to seven.

Poetry in Motion by SOJA drops from seven to nine with 89 copies, while Roots Party, a former chart-topper for Tribal Seeds, is down from six to 10 with 81 copies.

Lily of Da Valley by Jesse Royal moves up to number 13, after selling 47 copies. Its total sales stands at 2,717.

Mista Savona's Havana Meets Kingston falls to number 15 with an additional 43 copies sold for a tally of 1,192.

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