Byron Messia gets love on Billboard
Byron Messia

No Love, the 16-track album by rising newcomer Byron Messia, makes its debut on this week's Billboard Reggae Albums chart at #8.

The album features the collaborations Devotion with Prince Swanny, Heart a Mi Yard with Rytikal, Believe featuring Jahshii, and Dream Team with Govana.

Zayah Dan, DJ Mac, Ztekk, Blackspyda Records, Waves x Mxssivh are among the producers who contributed to the project.

No Love was released in January via Ztekk Records and is distributed by Interscope Records, a subsidiary of Universal Music.

Don't Let Me Go by Etana clocks another week at the top of the New York Reggae chart.

Talibans, the hit single from No Love, debuted at #67 on the UK Singles chart last Friday. It also opened at #24 on the UK R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart.

Still on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart, Bob Marley and the Wailers are #1 for 176th non-consecutive weeks with Legend, while Shaggy's Best of Shaggy: The Boombastic Collection and Sean Paul's Dutty Classics Collection are #2 and #3.

Wisdom and World on Fire by Stick Figure are #4 and #5, while Greatest Hits by UB40 and Stick Figure's Set in Stone are #6 and #7.

California reggae band Rebelution occupies #9 and #10 with Live at Red Rocks and Count Me In.

Lipstick Lover, a song by American singer Janelle Monae which samples Jamaican dancehall deejay Mad Cobra's 1992 gold-selling single Flex, makes moves on two Billboard charts.

On Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, Lipstick Lover steps up from #48 to #39, while over on Adult R&B Airplay, the song improves from #15 to #13.

Lipstick Lover is the second single from Monae's fourth studio album The Age of Pleasure which is due for release on June 9 via Atlantic Records.

Singer Justine Skye, whose parents are both Jamaicans, debuts at #21 on Billboard's R&B Songs chart with Collide featuring rapper Tyga, who also has Jamaican parentage.

Over in Germany, Shenseea slips from #34 to #35 on the German Urban chart with Curious.

On the Nigeria Hot 100 Singles chart, BEAM, the son of Jamaican gospel deejay Papa San enters at #70 with Kilimanjaro featuring Nonso Amadi.

Single Girl Blues by Blk Orchid and Empress Divine remains at #1 on the Rebel Vibez Top Ten Canadian Reggae chart.

In the Cayman Islands, Hot 104.1 FM is reporting that its most requested song for the month of May is Drift by Teejay.

Don't Let Me Go by Etana clocks another week at the top of the New York Reggae chart. Smokin Kush by Linval Thompson, featuring Last Disciple and Meeka Nyota, enters at #29, while Satta Massa Gana by Magano is new at #30.

I'm Not That Guy by Ed Robinson takes over the #1 spot on the South Florida Reggae chart.

Sweet Talking Lady by Benaiah (#22), Nubian Woman by Sister Carol (#23) and Thank You by Causion (#25) are the new entries.

Kevin Jackson

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