Hezron rules South Florida

Singer Hezron takes control of the South Florida Reggae chart with the steamy love ballad Tik Tok (I’m Coming). The song removed You Make Me Feel Brand New by Marcia Griffiths and Leroy Sibbles from the top spot on the weekend.

Hezron, who is from Montego Bay in St James, is known for a handful of heartfelt songs, including Forever and Always, So in Love, Taxi Driver, and Take Your Clothes Off.

Self-produced by Hezron, Tik Tok (I’m Coming) is the first single from his forthcoming album, Man on a Mission, which will be distributed by Tads Records.

On the New York Reggae chart, Cornerstone by The Marley Brothers is the new number one title.

On the sales- and streaming-driven Billboard Reggae Albums chart Legend: The Best of Bob Marley and the Wailers is still number one for a 122nd week.

Best of Shaggy: The Boombastic Collection by Shaggy moves back into familiar territory at number two, while Greatest Hits by UB40 reaches a new peak at number three.

Stick Figure’s World on Fire is four, Dutty Classics Collection by Sean Paul re-enters at five, while Set in Stone by Stick Figure is steady at six.

Gifted by Koffee holds at seven, while Sean Paul inches up to eight with the Grammy-winning, multi-platinum selling Dutty Rock.

Shenseea’s Alpha gets a new lease on life as it re-enters at number nine, whileSean Paul’s Mad Love: The Prequel hops back onto the chart at 10.

Chart Trivia

Twenty-four years ago this week (chart dated May 9, 1998) Beenie Man had the number one album on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart with Many Moods of Moses. That was the first number one of six number one albums for the self-styled ‘King of the Dancehal’l.

Beenie Man’s first entry on the chart was 1996’s Blessed for Island Jamaica which peaked at 12 and spent 18 weeks on the chart. His last charting entry was 2016’s Unstoppable which topped out at number seven.

Other well known albums on the Billboard Reggae album chart 24 years ago included Inna Heights by Buju Banton (number two), Strictly the Best 19 by various artistes (number five), The Best of Bob Marley the Wailers (number six), Reggae Gold 1997 (number seven) and Midnight Lover by Shaggy (number 10).

Kevin Jackson

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