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DIAMONDS in the Sky — a recent collaboration with Tanya Stephens, Cedella Marley, and Diana King — is the new number one title on the South Florida Reggae chart compiled weekly by broadcaster and chart researcher Clinton Lindsay.

Diamonds in the Sky moves up to four on the Foundation Radio Network (New York) Reggae chart.

The trio is not new to occupying the number one position on the charts.

Stephens has had chart-toppers including Yuh Nuh Ready Fi Dis Yet, Goggle, These Streets, and Little White Lie.

Marley has been there as a collaborator in sibling group Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers on number one hits such as Tomorrow People, Tumblin Down, and Look Who’s Dancing.

King has scored success with Shy Guy, which was number one on local charts as well as in Finland and Sweden.

On the South Florida Reggae chart, Skip Marley’s Change moves from 11 to nine while Leave the Door Open, a cover of the Silk Sonic hit covered by singer Anthony Cruz, skips from 15 to 13.

On the Foundation Radio Network (New York) Reggae chart, Shaggy’s Mi Nuh Know spends a third week in pole position. Meanwhile, Queen by Nadine Sutherland skips from 23 to 20, I Care About You by veteran singer Zanadu dashes from 25 to 21, and De Rangling by Dean Fraser with Ernie Ranglin, featuring Big Youth steps from 15 to 10.

On the streaming- and sales-driven Billboard Reggae Albums chart, Bob Marley and the Wailers continue their dominance in the number one spot with Legend: The Best of Bob Marley and the Wailers, clocking 128 weeks.

Shaggy’s Best of Shaggy: The Boombastic Collection is firm in the number two spot, while UB40’s Greatest Hits inches up to three.

World on Fire and Set in Stone by Stick Figure are four and five, respectively, while Sean Paul is stuck at six and seven with Dutty Classics Collection and Dutty Rock, respectively.

Koffee’s Gifted is steady at eight while Time Bomb by Iration inches up to nine.

Count Me In by Rebelution re-enters the chart at 10.


Now this week’s flashback takes us to the year 1995 when Imani Duncan was crowned Miss Jamaica World at the National Arena, with Mezanne Grant and Nadine Thomas her runners-up.

That same year, the Jamaica Festival Song Competition winner was Eric Donaldson with Join De Line, while roots singer Luciano released the critically acclaimed album Where There is Life on Island Records.

Black Uhuru, Dennis Brown, Inner Circle and Aswad were among the Grammy nominees for Best Reggae Album that year, with Bunny Wailer winning the award for Crucial! Roots Classics.

In 1995 these were the top five songs on the RJR Top 40 chart, exactly 27 years ago this week:

1. Slam Bam by Gringo (Jahmento Records)

2. Done Wife by Mad Cobra (How Yuh Fi Say Dat label)

3. Defend Apache by Beenie Man (Shocking Vibes Productions)

4. No Way by Carlene Davis (EKO label)

5. Mi Heartbeat by Bounty Killer (Jammys)

Cedella Marley
Tanya Stephen
Kevin Jackson

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