Augustus Pablo thrills on Billboard
Augustus Pablo

THRILLER, a 1975 release by Augustus Pablo, enters the Billboard Reggae Albums chart for the first time at number seven. The album was re-released on November 25.

Produced by Enos McLeod for ORG Music, Thriller has 10 tracks and is the third entry on the chart for Augustus Pablo who died in 1999 at age 45. His previous 'charters' were East of The River Nile which peaked at number 13 in September 2002, and Born to Dub You which rose to seven in October 2014.

Still on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart, Bob Marley and The Wailers are on top for 151 non-consecutive weeks with Legend; Dutty Classics Collection by Sean Paul is firm at number two; while Best of Shaggy: The Boombastic Collection is at three.

Wisdom, a former chart-topper by Stick Figure, inches up to number four; Greatest Hits by UB40 is at five; and World on Fire by Stick Figure is six. Set in Stone, another Stick Figure album, rises to number eight; Live at Red Rocks by Rebelution is nine; and Outside by Burna Boy is at 10.

On the Afrobeats Songs chart, Slip N Slide by Wizkid, Skillibeng and Shenseea moves from number 32 to 28.

On the South Florida Reggae Chart, Guaranteed by Christopher Martin is number one for a third week. Original Culture DJ by Brigadier Jerry moves from number 11 to eight, while Let Them Say by Bitty McLean jumps from 17 to 11.

On the Foundation Radio Network (TFRN) New York Music Chart, Everyday of My Life by Robert Ffrench is on top for a third week. Si Mi Clean by Buju Banton and Busy Signal rises from number to 21, while I Need Your Love by Beres Hammond is at number 27.

Coldest Days of My Life by Kashief Lindo (number 29), and False Preacher by Derrick Scott (number 30) are new entries.

Christopher Martin
Bitty McLean
Kevin Jackson

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