Rvssian, Valiant, Tommy Lee on top in the Cayman Islands
Desperate Lover by Tarrus Riley is number one in South Florida and over on the New York Reggae chart.

Prior to making a name for himself in the lucrative Latin/reggaeton market, producing hit songs for some of the genre's biggest names, Jamaican producer Tarik "Rvssian" Johnston rode high in dancehall music circles.

Rvssian makes a grand return to the top of dancehall playlists with Tic Tac Toe, a song which also features red-hot Valiant and Tommy Lee Sparta.

Tic Tac Toe is the new number one song on the Cayman Islands' Hot 104.1 FM Most Requested Songs chart. The song, on which Rvssian also serves as producer, is accompanied by a music video which has ranked at number one for multiple days on local YouTube Trending chart. Up to Tuesday it ranked at number three. It has, to date, racked up more than 2.4 million views since its release three weeks ago.

This is not the first time that Rvssian has been featured on a chart-topping single. Straight Jeans and Fitted with Vybz Kartel, Look Pon We with Kartel, and New Jordans, have all climbed the charts.

Rvssian, who attended Ardenne High and later Edna Manley College for the Visual and Performing Arts, also produced the hit singles Wine and Kotch by J Capri and Charly Black, Pull Up to Mi Bumper by J Capri and Konshens, Boom and Ben Ova by J Capri, and his breakthrough hit Life Sweet by Vybz Kartel.

On the international scene, Rvssian produced songs for Rauw Alejandro (Nostalgico, certified 5x platinum Latin by the Recording Industry Association of America [RIAA]); Privado by Nicky Jam, Farruko, Arcangel and Konshens (3x platinum Latin); and Passion Whine by Farruko (certified platinum for sales exceeding one million copies by the RIAA).

Last year he produced Shenseea's début album Alpha which was released by Rich Immigrants/Interscope.

Moving over to the streaming and sales-driven Billboard Reggae Albums chart, Bob Marley and the Wailers register 171 non-consecutive weeks in pole position with Legend, while Shaggy's Best of Shaggy: The Boombastic Collection is firm at number two.

Dutty Classics Collection by Sean Paul is three, while Greatest Hits by UB40 is at four.

World on Fire, Wisdom and Set in Stone by Stick Figure are six, seven and eight, while Backyard Sessions: Malibu Edition by Iration inches up to number nine.

Tumbling four places down to nine is Live at Red Rocks by Rebelution and Damian "Jr Gong" Marley's Grammy-winning album Welcome to Jamrock is a non-mover at #10.

On the US Afrobeats Songs chart, Beautiful Day by Jermaine Edwards x Prinz and Rushawn backtracks from 47 to 49. The song fares better on Hot Gospel Songs chart inching up from 19 to 18, while stepping up from eight to seven on Gospel Digital Songs Sales chart.

In South Florida, Desperate Lover by Tarrus Riley is number one for a third week.

Don't Let Me Go by Etana improves moving from five to three while Driver by Romain Virgo skips from 20 to 17.

New entries are Going Home by Mikey Spice (#22), There's a Kind of Rush by Joanna Marie (#23), and Strike a Pose by former Digicel Rising Stars winner Shuga (#25).

Over to the New York Reggae chart, Desperate Lover by Tarrus Riley is also the number one song, while Black is a Colour by Robert Ffrench moves up from nine to six.

If it Wasn't For Rasta by Macka B (#28), Pray That Away by Richie Stephens and Kukudoo (#29), and In These Times by Richie Spice (#30) are this week's new entries.

And, finally, over on the Rebel Vibez Top Ten Canadian Reggae chart the JUNO Award-winning song Reggae Party by Kirk Diamond and Finn featuring Kairo McLean, is the top song.

Kevin Jackson

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