Koffee, Shenseea and Stick Figure light up 2022 Billboard Reggae Albums chart

Albums by Koffee, Shenseea and Stick Figure that were released in 2022 have made the year-end Billboard Reggae Albums chart. The remaining albums on the Top 15 list are older titles.

‘Gifted’ by Koffee, which was released in March and which peaked at number two on the weekly chart, is the eighth best-selling reggae album in America for the year.

Shenseea’s ‘Alpha’, her major label debut for Rich Immigrants/Interscope Records, was released March 11 and soared to number two. It rests at number 12 on the year-end tally.

‘Wisdom’ by Stick Figure, which topped the chart for one week, dislodging Bob Marley and the Wailers from their extended reign with ‘Legend’, is the ninth best-selling album of the year.

The Billboard Year-End charts were released Thursday and the final positions are culled from the weekly charts, based on streaming equivalent album units and sales in the United States, as reported by Luminate.

Bob Marley and the Wailers are number one for a third year running with ‘Legend’.

Other albums that made the Top 15 best-selling reggae album chart for 2022 include ‘Best of Shaggy: The Boombastic Collection’ by Shaggy; ‘Dutty Classics Collection’ by Sean Paul; ‘World on Fire’ by Stick Figure; ‘Greatest Hits’ by UB40; ‘Set in Stone’ by Stick Figure; ‘Dutty Rock’ by Sean Paul; ‘Mad Love: The Prequel’ by Sean Paul; ‘Look for the Good’ by Jason Mraz; ‘Live at Red Rocks’ by Rebelution; ‘The Trinity’ by Sean Paul and ‘Time Bomb’ by Iration.

The year-end chart tracks sales of albums for the period November 20, 2021 to November 12, 2022.

KEVIN JACKSON , Observer writer

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