Andre Duhaney tops Canadian Reggae chart with Swept Away
Growing up in Point Hill, St Catherine, singer Andre Duhaney aspired to achieve musical success.
Some 13 years ago he migrated to Canada, but he this did not derail his ambition in the continued pursuit of a career in music.
He currently has the number one song on the respected and influential Rebel Vibez Top Ten Canadian Reggae chart with Swept Away.
Released in February, the song is produced by Patrick “Dr Watson” Quine for Watson Unlimited Music which is based in Montreal.
According to Duhaney, the song is relatable.
“[I belive that] this song is very relatable. I’ve had many experiences where I have been away from my spouse for weeks, and I miss her so much that I have a deep yearning to return home to show her how much love I’m feeling for her. I’ll call her on the phone and let her know my plans and set the stage. I’m certain many people can relate too. Love is quite beautiful and powerful.”
He spoke of the story behind Swept Away:
“In terms of the words, my aim was to use a lot of imagery to paint a scenario in which a man loves his woman deeply and was yearning to show her how much he loved her. A man who was busy with work and other activities and had not spent a lot of time with his lover in a while. I also felt that reggae music nowadays was very limited when it comes to a man expressing his love for his woman. This was very popular back then. This is one area I seek to address in my music.”
Elsewhere on the chart, Fake Friends by JUNO nominee and former Calabar High school student Josemar moves into the #3 spot, while multi-JUNO nominee Ammoye (originally from Clarendon) and reggae artiste Turbulence team up on Stir this Thing, which moves up to #8.
Moving now to the streaming and sales-driven Billboard Reggae Albums chart, Bob Marley and the Wailers are on top for 201 non-consecutive weeks with Legend.
Best of Shaggy: The Boombastic Collection by Shaggy, Dutty Classics Collection and Dutty Rock by Sean Paul remain at #2, #3 and #4, respectively.
UB40’s Greatest Hits inches up to #5, while Set in Stone, Wisdom and World on Fire by Stick Figure are #6, #7 and #8.
No Love by Byron Messia moves back up to #9 and Catch A Fire by Bob Marley and the Wailers dips from #5 to #10.
Teejay’s Drift continues to make gains on three Billboard airplay charts, while Byron Messia’s Talibans is on its way out.
Drift spends a second week at #41 on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, while over on Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay it bolts from #37 to #33. On Rhythmic Airplay, Drift stays put at #33.
Talibans, on the other hand, backtracks from #10 to #17 on Rap Airplay, while on Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay it tumbles from #20 to #36.
Meanwhile, over on the US Afrobeats Songs chart, Talibans II by Burna Boy and Byron Messia holds again at #7.
On the South Florida Reggae chart, King Banton’s remake of Love Has Found Its Way spends a second week at #1.
Bad Boy Johnny by Tony Roy is again the top song on the New York Reggae chart, while She Said by G Cole (#28) and Freedom by Sly and the Taxi Gang with Cherine Anderson (#29) are the new entries.