Grace's back on Billboard
Grace Jones

ICONIC Jamaican singer, model, and actress Grace Jones scores her first entry on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 35 years. Move, a collaboration with Beyoncé and Nigerian singer Tems, which is featured on Beyoncé's current number one album Renaissance, debuts at 55.

Jones, who charted several entries on the Billboard Dance Music Club Songs chart in the 1970s and 1980s, earned three prior entries on the Hot 100 chart. Her last entry before the debut of Move was I'm Not Perfect (But I'm Perfect for You), which rose to 69 in early 1987.

On the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, Move debuts at 22. Jones notched two prior entries on that tally, Pull Up to the Bumper (number 5 in 1981) and I'm Not Perfect (number nine in 1987).

Interestingly, Move debuts on multiple Billboard charts this week. The song is 179 on Billboard's Global Excluding US chart; 53 on Global 200; 15 on Hot R&B Songs; 36 on Streaming Songs; 19 on R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs; 18 on R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales; 15 on R&B Streaming Songs; and 15 on R&B Digital Song Sales.

Another Jamaican is enjoying traction from his participation on Beyoncé's album. Rapper BEAM, son of Jamaican gospel artiste Papa San, is featured on the track Energy. BEAM was born in Kingston but resides in Florida.

Energy debuts at 27 on the Billboard Hot 100, giving BEAM his highest entry on that chart to date. He previously collaborated with Justin Bieber on Love You Different which rose to 89 in March 2021.

Energy also enters multiple Billboard charts this week including Global Excluding US, Global 200, Hot R&B Songs, Streaming Songs, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, R&B Digital Song Sales and R&B Streaming Songs.

Beyoncé's Renaissance opened with 332,000 equivalent album units, the second-largest weekly total for an album this year.

On the Billboard US Afrobeat Songs chart, Toni-Ann Singh by Burna Boy featuring Popcaan dips from 17 to 22 while Nigerian singer Tems' cover of Bob Marley's No Woman No Cry slips from seven to eight. No Woman No Cry is the number one title for a second week running on Billboard's World Digital Song Sales chart.

On the streaming and sales-driven Billboard Reggae Albums chart, South Carolina reggae band The Movement scores its fifth entry as Always with Me debuts at seven.

The Movement's previous entries are 2012's One More Night (number one), Side by Side (number two in 2013), Golden (number one in 2016), and Ways of the World (number one in 2019).

Bob Marley and the Wailers clock 135 weeks at number one with Legend while Shaggy continues to hold down the second spot with Best of Shaggy: The Boombastic Collection.

Sean Paul's Dutty Classics Collection inches up to three while World on Fire by Stick Figure dips to four.

UB40's Greatest Hits slides down to five while Set in Stone by Stick Figure is steady at six.

Koffee's Gifted re-enters at eight, Bob Marley and The Chineke! Orchestra tumbles from five to nine, and Outside by Burna Boy is at 10.

Kevin Jackson

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