Global Reggae Charts - Issue #14 / July 2018

GlobalReggaeCharts

Inside you can find the latest reggae album, single, and riddim charts based on votes by radio DJs and music directors from around the world.

issue # 14 | july 2018

CHARTS

INSIDE

artist of the month

Romain Virgo

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editorial

Another month and another new issue of the Global Reggae Charts Magazine. I’d like to welcome

you to an, admittedly slim, new issue of our chart magazine with the latest news on what’s hot in

the world of reggae. Since all people involved in the magazine have been extremely busy – you

can see, for example, the new address on the imprint – we’ve decided to release a rather slim edition

of the magazine rather than to delay the release even further.

As our “Artist of the Month”, we feature Romain Virgo this time. His new album “Lovesick” made

it directly to number three on last month’s Global Reggae Charts and climbed to number two this

month. He is an artist who has released only high-quality music ever since winning of the Digicel

Rising Stars competition in 2007. All good reasons to give him a feature spot in this month’s magazine.

When looking at the charts in total, we can find a lot of new entries. Most dominating this month is

Kabaka Pyramid who recently released his new album “Kontraband” on Ghetto Youths International

and went straight to the peak position on the album charts. Also, the last three upfront singles

of the album manifest themselves in the single charts. As the charts suggest in the name, they are

not just “global” when it comes to the voters – who have been coming from 25 different countries

over the past three months – but also in the releases. From Italy we can find releases from Mellow

Mood and Alborosie, from Spain there is Dactah Chando, from Benin and France you can find Joe

Pilgrim & the Ligerians; Dubmatix from Canada remixes Jamaican drum and bass legends Sly &

Robbie and you can find artists like Sting, Charlie P, and Alpheus representing the UK. Finally, there

is the truly international production of the Havana meets Kingston project that combines artists

from Jamaica, Cuba, and Australia. But of course, all these international names don’t mean that

Jamaican artists are not relevant on the charts. You can as well find all the big Jamaican names

on the charts that you would expect these days like Chronixx, Protoje, Capleton, Damian Marley,

Ziggy Marley, Beres Hammond, Tarrus Riley, Raging Fyah, Dre Island, I-Octane, Shaggy, Etana, and

many others.

Now, we wish you an interesting study of the charts and look forward to a bigger issue again next

month.

Best,

Felix

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Album single Charts | top 20

Period

Ending 31/05/2018

Contributing voters: 52

# LM 2M PK Mo Artist Single Label

+ 1 - - 1 1 Alborosie & Chronixx Contradiction VP

↑ 2 6 2 2 5 Koffee Raggamuffin Frankie Music

3 1 20 1 3 Raging Fyah Rebel Dub Rockers

+ 4 - - 4 1 Protoje & Chronixx No Guarantee Mr Bongo

5 5 14 5 3 Bryan Art Can‘t Cut Wi Vibes G-Block

+ 6 - - 6 1 Linval Thompson Fussing & Fighting Med Tone

7 4 1 1 4 Capleton Help the Weak feat. Chronixx ZincFence

8 7 4 4 4 Dre Island Yaad N Abraad Digi Killaz

9 3 3 3 4 Protoje Bout Noon Mr Bongo

+ 10 - - 10 1 Kabaka Pyramid & Damian Marley Kontraband Ghetto Youths International

11 9 - 9 2 Samory I Call on Jah Evidence

+ 12 - - 12 1 Beres Hammond I‘m Alive VP

↑13 15 - 4 3 Kabaka Pyramid Borders feat. Stonebwoy Ghetto Youths International

14 12 - 12 2 Kabaka Pyramid Kaught Up Ghetto Youths International

15 11 8 8 4 Micah Shemaiah Roots I Vision Evidence

+ 16 - - 16 1 Mellow Mood Sound of a War La Tempesta Dub

+ 17 - - 17 1 Keznamdi Ital Stew Twelve 9 - Loud City

18 18 17 17 4 Tarrus Riley Haunted Diwali

↑19 - 9 6 5 Lila Iké Gotti Gotti In.Digg.Nation

20 8 6 6 4 King Kong

Old School feat. Burro Banton

Pinchers

Irie Ites Records

Protoje Samory I Alborosie feat.

Keznamdi Kabaka Pyramid &

Chronnixx

Damian Marley

# = this month’s position on the chart LM = last month’s position on the chart 2M = position two months ago

PK = peak position MO = months on the chart ↑= signifies upward movement + = new entry

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Album Charts | top 20

Period

Ending 31/05/2018

Contributing voters: 39

europe

# LM 2M PK Mo Artist Album Label

+ 1 - - 1 1 Kabaka Pyramid Kontraband Ghetto Youths International

↑ 2 3 - 2 2 Romain Virgo Lovesick VP

↑ 3 7 - 3 2 Mellow Mood Large La Tempesta Dub

4 1 4 1 4 King Kong Repatriation Irie Ites Records

5 4 1 1 4 Micah Shemaiah Roots I Vision Evidence

6 2 3 2 3 Etana Reggae Forever Tad‘s

↑ 7 12 - 7 2 Shaggy & Sting 44/876 A&M

↑ 8 9 - 8 2 Alpheus Light Of Day Liquidator

+ 9 - - 9 1 Dactah Chando Global CityZen Achinech

10 13 - 10 2 Joe Pilgrim & The Ligerians Step Out Soul Nurse

+ 11 - - 11 1 Ziggy Marley Rebellion Rises V2

↑12 16 - 12 5 Alborosie Soul Pirate - Acoustic Geejam

+ 13 - - 13 1 Skarra Mucci The One Love Family Undisputed

+ 14 - - 14 1 Charlie P Ghetto Cycle Dubquake

15 14 7 2 11 Damian Marley Stony Hill Republic

16 15 10 10 5 Iba Mahr Get Up and Show Oneness

17 11 8 2 7 Mista Savona Havana meets Kingston Baco

18 17 - 17 2 I-Octane Love & Life Conquer The Globe

↑19 - 12 1 10 Samory I Black Gold Rorystonelove / Black Dub

20 5 2 1 5 Sly & Robbie and Dubmatix Overdubbed Echo Beach

Skarra Mucci

Dactah Chando

Etana

Romain Virgo

Ziggy Marley

# = this month’s position on the chart LM = last month’s position on the chart 2M = position two months ago

PK = peak position MO = months on the chart ↑= signifies upward movement + = new entry

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Album Riddim Charts | top 5

Period

Ending 31/05/2018

Contributing voters: 25

# LM 2M PK Mo Riddim Label

↑ 1 - 1 1 4 Nice & Easy Riddim Oneness

+ 2 - - 2 1 Twilight Riddim Maximum Sound

3 1 2 1 4 Yaad N Abraad Riddim Digi Killaz

↑ 4 5 - 4 2 Mighty Roots Riddm Ambassador Musik

Twilight Riddim

Nice & Easy Riddim

5 3 - 3 2 Top Shelf Riddim Walshy Fire

ON Air

Argentina

Estación La De Dios

LDD SOUNDS PRESENTS

GLOBAL REGGAE CHARTS

with Santi Palazzo

Sundays 3:00 pm ART

global reggae charts

radio shows

Indonesia

UK

Bpost Radio

Black Country Radio

REGGAE TOP SINGLE CHART 20

RIDDIM SESSIONS

with Harry Ramadhan

with Kevin Moore

Mondays - 9:00 pm WITA

Fridays - 1:00 am GMT

Argentina

Radio Cantilo

FUNKY KINGSTON

with Georgia and Santi

Wednesdays 10:00 pm ART

Canada

Radio Regent

ItaL rOOts RaDio

with Sweet T & MAdCast-Fuji

Tuesdays - 3:00 pm EST

Canada

Rootz Reggae Radio

NEW MUSIC - TDIF

with DJ Klient

Fridays - 6:00 pm

Costa Rica

Urbano 106

DI DOCTA SHOW

with Docta Rythm Selecta

3. Tuesday - 8:00 pm CST

Germany

Antenne Münster

COOL & DEADLY

with Roots Operator Wolle

4. Saturday - 8:00 pm

Israel

Radio Kol Hanegev 106.4 FM

BA BA REGGAE

with Asaf “Baba G“ Nahmias

Mondays - 8:00 pm IST

Italy

Radio Popolare Network

REGGAE RADIO STATION

with Vitowar

Last Sunday - 11:45 pm CET

Italy

Atom Radio

GLOBAL REGGAE CHARTS

Sundays 5:00 pm CET

Norway

Radio Nova

OSLO REGGAE SHOW

with Dominic Reuben & Selecta Harmony

Last Tuesday 9:30 pm CET

UK

1BTN

VENUM SOUND SHOW

with DJ Kris Snakes

4. Sunday 4:00 pm GMT

UK

fuzionlive.com

REGGAE TAKEOVER

with Judge Knott

Sunday 6pm GMT

UK

Radio St. Austell Bay 105.6 FM

A-Z OF REGGAE

with Mark Norman

Last Sunday - 4:00 pm GMT

UK

Vibes FM

REGGAEMYLITIS

with Sarah C

Last Wednesday - 6:00 pm GMT

UK

World A Reggae

IRIE JAMMS SHOW

DJ 745

On Demand

Venezuela

Radio Nacional de Venezuela

DESDE EL GHETTO

with George Dread

2. & 4. Saturday - 11:00 am VET

Germany

Radio Regentrude

GLOBAL REGGAE CHARTS

with Brigitte Reinert

Last Friday - 8:00 pm CET

UK

99.8FM KCC Live

ELEMENTS OF REGGAE

with MJRuckus

3. Tuesday - 10:00 pm GMT

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ROMAIN VIRGO

Romain Virgo, born in 1990, was the youngest winner of

the Digicel Rising Stars competition in Jamaica in 2007

and has been building on his career ever since.

So, it is no surprise that his new album “Lovesick” topped

the Billboard charts at number one and also made

it to number two on this month’s Global Reggae Charts.

This certainly makes him deserving of our „Artist of the

Month“ honor.

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global

voters

Argentina

La De Dios

Music Director

Santi Palazzo

La De Dios

Brownie

Martin Quispe

Australia

2BOB Radio

Roots’n’Reggae Show

Bobbie Philp

89.7FM

Ital Galore

Ian Pillar

Radio Fremantle

I&I Sounds

Corby Howell

Belgium

Radio Centraal

Back 2 Bass

Tim Ianna & Kenneth Oyen

Bulgaria

Radio Bumerang 99.00 FM

Music Director

Canada

CFRU 93.3 FM

The Crooked Beat

Nicky Dread

Radio Regent

ItaL rOOts RaDio

Sweet T

Radio Regent

ItaL rOOts RaDio

MAdCast Fuji

Rootz Reggae Radio

Riddim UP - Fridays

Tonie Smith

Colombia

Remigio Antonio Cañarte

Estación Reggae Zion

Alejandro Muñoz

UPTC Radio 104.1 FM

Legado Africano

Charli Urrego

Costa Rica

Radio Urbano 105.9FM

Di Docta Show

Marco Villalobos

Croatia

Radio Makarska Rivijera

Zoran Spajic

Czech Republic

Radio 1

Reggae Klub

DJ Kaya

Denmark

Station Amager

Reggae Moods

France

La Grosse Radio

Reggae Program Director

Simon Chamfroy

Radio C2L

Pull It Up Show

Faya Gong

Sunalpes.com

Cassonade

Julien Guedz

World A Reggae

Editor

Fred Reggaelover

Germany

Antenne Münster 95.4

Cool & Deadly

Wolfgang Hickmann

ByteFM

Forward The Bass

Karsten Frehe

Radio Leinehertz 106.5

Wha Gwaan – Reggae & Dancehall

Thorben Noß

Radio Regentrude

Music Director

Brigitte Reinert

Radio StHörfunk

Sluggish Radio Show

Daniel Kielczewski

global reggae charts

voters

Radio Top 40

Host

Marius Finger (DJ Marious)

Radio Z 95.8

Rastashock

Philipp Kause

Radio Z 95.8

Rastashock

Crystal van de Rastashock

ReggaeSpace

Ruffneck-Smille

Reggaestory.de

Peter Joachim

Reggaeville

Author

Gardy Stein

Visador-Radio

ReggaeRoundUp

Karsten Zick

Greece

Radio Xanthi One

Music Director

Nick Giannakopoulos

Israel

Kol Hanegev 106.4 FM

Ba Ba Reggae

Asaf Nahmias

Italy

Atom Radio

Host

Giuseppe Bellobuono

Jammonite Radio

Reggae New Releases

Marco Fregnan

Radio Magenta FM 92.2

Reggae Corner

Teo Riccardi

Radio Popolare Network

Reggae Radio Station

Vitowar Fiorentino

Radio Web-Base

Reggae Music

Louis Knight

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Reggaeradio.it

Presenter

Christopher Messina

Mexico

Cabina420 Radio

Music Director

Misachael Solis

MundoREGGAE Show

Lulu Solares

Netherlands

Impact AM

Music Director

Henk van Ulden

NPO FunX

Music Director

Eric van Holland

NPO Soul & Jazz

Andrew

Andrew Makkinga

RTV-Arnhem

Sound Armada Radio

Wilfman Sound Armada

World A Reggae

CEO

Danny Creatah

Norway

Radio Nova

Oslo Reggae Show

Dominic Reuben

Poland

Positive Thursdays

Rafal Konert

Radio Kampus

Dancehall Masak-Rah

Pawel Szawczukiewicz

Romania

Do The Reggae Romania

Editor

Nedelcu Sebastian

Portugal

Geice FM

Music Director

Agostinho Cruz

Russia

Daily Vibes

Editor

Vladimir Zavialov

South Africa

MzansiReggae

Editor

Lee Phiri

United Kingdom

1BTN

Venum Sound Show

Kris Lewis

fuzionlive.com

Reggae Takeover

Judge Knott

RastFM

#LoveReggaeMusic Show

Paul Rootsical

Swindon 105.5

Andy V’s Random Reggae Show

Andy Vater

World A Reggae

Irie Jamms Show

DJ 745

USA

Caribbean Dance Radio

Owner

DJ PhG

California

Reggae Music Forward

Host

Tomas Palermo

Colorado

KDUR FM

Heart Beat of Zion

Rasta Stevie

KGNU

Dub Palace / Reggae Transfusion

Thomas Behler

KGNU

Dub Palace / Reggae Transfusion

The Groove Thief

Florida

Reggae King Radio

Reggae Rhapsody

Keith Rowe

Georgia

The Reggae Lover Podcast

Kahlil Wonda

global reggae charts

voters

Illinois

The TikiPod

Program Director

Eric Przybylski

Massachusetts

WZBC Boston College Radio 90.3FM

Raggamuffin International

Robin Walther

Nevada

KTHX-FM

Reggae Shack

Tracy Moore

New Jersey

WBZC 88.9 FM

Sounds of the Caribbean

Selecta Jerry

New York

Reggae King Radio

Dub Rockers Show

Ted Ganung

Reggae Roots

Owner

Esteban Rod

Oregon

KPOV 88.9 FM

The Coop / High Desert Co-op

Tristan Reisfar

Tennessee

90.3 The Rock Volunteer Radio WUTK

Simmer Down

Mason Mulkey

Texas

KAZI 88.7 FM

Reggae Evolution

RJ Johnson

Virginia

Caribbean Radio Show

Reggae Wednesdayz

Hopeton Brown

Wisconsin

WORT 89.9 FM

Tropical Riddims

Tropical Riddims Sound System

DJ -F.R.P.

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Romain Virgo

Imprint

Publisher:

Boomrush Productions

Kalandstr. 15

38118 Braunschweig

Germany

Editor-in-Chief:

Felix Rühling

info@globalreggaecharts.com

Author:

Thomas Euler

whagwaan-magazine.de

Art Director:

Solvey Schönknecht

Advertising:

Felix Rühling

info@globalreggaecharts.com

Photo credits – Romain Virgo:

Will Twort

© Boomrush Productions 2018

Editor:

Anderson Muth

thegroovethief.com

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