Welcome to Jamrock re-enters Billboard
Damian “Junior Gong” Marley

DAMIAN "Junior Gong" Marley's Grammy-winning set Welcome to Jamrock revisits the Billboard Reggae Albums chart in 10th spot.

Released in September 2005, Welcome to Jamrock roared in at number one on the reggae table, number four on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, and at seven on the Billboard 200 Albums chart.

In its first week of release Welcome to Jamrock sold 86,000 units. It has to date been certified gold in the United States for sales exceeding 539,000 units, gold in Canada for sales of 50,000, and gold in the United Kingdom for sales of 100,000.

Welcome to Jamrock also charted on the Dutch Top 100 Albums and French Albums charts.


Still on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart, Bob Marley and the Wailers continue their hot streak with Legend holding at number one for 148 non-consecutive weeks.

Sean Paul's Dutty Classics Collection moves into new territory, rising to number two, while Best of Shaggy: The Boombastic Collection by Shaggy dips to three.

Stick Figure's Wisdom remains at four, Greatest Hits by UB40 also holds at five, and Stick Figure again appears at six and seven with World on Fire and Set in Stone, respectively.

Koffee's Gifted rises to eight, and Outside by Burna Boy re-enters at nine.


Over on the Billboard Top Thriller Global chart Blessed by KiDi and Mavado spends a third week at number one.

On the South Florida Reggae chart, Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City by Ambelique is still on top while Grown Woman by Hopeton Lindo with Peter G moves from 11 to nine.

The sole new entry is Faded Away by Kabaka Pyramid, Buju Banton and Junior Byles.

On the Foundation Radio Network (New York) Top 30 Music chart, Fifty by Tanya Stephens and Patra is the number one song.

Christopher Martin's Guaranteed bolts from seven to four while The Mood by Busy Signal steps up from 13 to 10.

New entries are Love Uprising by JC Lodge (number 27), Higher by Kenya Eugene (number 29), and I Believe in You by Kevin Hyll (number 30).

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer

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