Burna Boy revisits reggae chart
Burna Boy on stage at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas in May. (Photo: Pagegoo.com)

WHILE his latest album Love, Damini debuted on multiple Billboard charts last week, Nigerian singer Burna Boy re-enters the publication's Reggae Albums chart with Outside, released four years ago.

Outside, a 13-track set, is at number nine. It peaked at number three in February 2018.

Burna Boy's collaboration with dancehall artiste Popcaan, titled Toni-Ann Singh (taken from the Love, Damini album), peaked at number 12 on the Billboard US Afrobeats Songs Chart last week. It falls to number 14 this week.

Still on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart, Courage to Grow, the debut album by Santa Barbara, California band Rebelution, re-enters at number 10. The album, which was released in 2008, peaked at number four on its first voyage.

Bob Marley and The Wailers clock 133 weeks at number one with Legend while Best of Shaggy: The Boombastic Collection by Shaggy inches up to number two.

Dutty Classics Collection by Sean Paul dips to number three, World on Fire by Stick Figure is steady at four, and Greatest Hits by UB40 re-enters at five.

Set in Stone by Stick Figure is number six while Koffee is firm at seven with Gifted. Time Bomb, a 2011 release by Iration, climbs two places to eight.

On the South Florida Reggae Chart, So I Can Love You by Novel-T spends a second week at number one.

Ain't No Love in The Heart of The City by Ambelique zips from number 23 to 19, while Baby Don't Do It (Now I Know) by Glen Washington steps up from 12 to nine.

This week's new entries are Julian Marley's cover of The Tide is High (number 25) and Naomi Cowan's Kingston Traffic (at number 22).

On the Foundation Radio Network (New York) Reggae Chart, Diamonds in The Sun by Tanya Stephens, Cedella Marley and Diana King spends another week in the number one spot.

When You Love by Lukie D jumps from number five to three, Collie Weed by The ATF Band rises from 12 to 10, Without Love by Ken Boothe moves up from 25 to 21, and Groovin by Winston Francis rebounds from 29 to 26.

Missing You by Sun Shade is at number 28 and Help Jah Jah by Linval Thompson, at 30, are this week's new entries.


This week we go back to the year when Maniac by Richie Stephens and Bounty Killer was a monster hit. Zac Henry and Donald White won the Jamaica Festival Song Competition with Meck We Go Spree.

Selena Delgado was crowned Miss Jamaica World, while Pulse model Trudi-Ann Ferguson walked away with the Miss Jamaica Universe title.

Bounty Killer's hit-laden album My Xperience was out on VP Records, and Damian Marley released his debut album Mr Marley.

The year was 1996, and exactly 26 years ago this week (July 27) the top five songs on the RJR Top 40 chart were:

1. Gal Dem Nature by Bounty Killer (Taxi Records)

2. Crime by Jimmy Cliff (Island Jamaica)

3. Hottie Hottie by Delly Ranks (Redman International)

4. Go Go Wine by Captain Barkey (Stone Love)

5. Living Dangerously by Barrington Levy and Bounty Killer (Time One Records)

Popcaan (left) and Toni-Ann Singh, Miss World 2020
Bob Marley
Kevin Jackson

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