Popcaan takes over the charts
Popcaan (Photo: Destinee Condison)

POPCAAN debuts on multiple Billboard charts this week. His fifth studio album — Great Is He (released January 27 via OVO Sound) — enters the Reggae Albums chart at number three.

The 17-track set opens at 14 on the Heatseekers Albums chart, his third entry on that tally. His previous entries are Where We Come From (21 in 2014) and Forever (six in 2018).

On the Billboard Reggae Albums chart, Great Is He is Popcaan's fifth entry. His previous albums, Fixtape (2020), Where We Come From (2014), Forever (2018) and Vanquish (2020) — all peaked at number two.

Great is He, which features collaborations with Drake, Chronic Law, Toni Ann Singh and Burna Boy, sold 3,200 units in sales and streaming during its first week in the United States.

Lead single We Caa Done, which features Drake, peaked at 37 on the UK Singles chart a few weeks ago, while rising to 36 on the Billboard Canadian Hot 100 chart where it falls to 87 this week.

We Caa Done debuts at number 37 on Billboard's Rhythmic Airplay Top 40 chart, giving the deejay his second entry on that chart. Twist and Turn featuring Drake and Partynextdoor spent seven weeks on that chart three years ago, eventually peaking at number 30.

Bob Marley and the Wailers' long-running hits compilation Legend clocks 160 weeks in the number one spot on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart. Legend also makes moves on other charts. It re-enters the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart at number 45 (it peaked at 10) while skipping from 93 to 89 on the Billboard 200 (where it is now clocking 768 weeks on that chart). On Top Album Sales, Legend dips from 23 to 26 in its 608th week.

Still on the reggae table, Shaggy's Best of Shaggy: The Boombastic Collection is steady at two, while Sean Paul pulls a double as The Trinity re-enters at four and Dutty Classics Collection dips to five.

Wisdom by Stick Figure is down to six, Greatest Hits by UB40 slides down to seven, and World on Fire and Set in Stone by Stick Figure are eight and nine, respectively.

Gifted by Koffee re-enters at 10.

On the Foundation Radio Network (New York) Reggae chart, I Need Your Love by Beres Hammond spends a second week at number one. New entries are Just a Number by Morgan Heritage (number 27), Highway to Heaven by Carlene Davis (number 28), and Roll by Julian Marley (number 30).

Coldest Days of My Life by Kashief Lindo is number one for the second week on the South Florida Reggae chart.

This is Your Day by Ed Robinson darts from six to three, while Love Uprising by JC Lodge bolts from 10 to five.

Desperate Lover by Tarrus Riley (number 22), and Mi Gungu Walk by Annette Brissett and Marcia Griffiths (number 24) are this week's new entries.

Kevin Jackson

Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at https://bit.ly/epaper-login


  1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper; email addresses will not be published.
  2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.
  3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.
  4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.
  5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.
  6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.
  7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy