Global Reggae Charts - Issue #23 / April 2019

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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 #23 | april 2019

artist of the month

KING MAS

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#23

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editorial

With one of the larger global celebrations of reggae, April 20, just past, here’s the latest issue of

Global Reggae Charts magazine!

Gentleman’s Dub Club has risen to the top of the album charts with Lost In Space, but it’s King Mas

at #7 for the debut of Crown who has deservedly received the cover! The release is a strong stylistic

blend, and watch out for the pair of live dubs from Wadadah II.

Otherwise, Julian Marley sits at #2 for As I Am, and Marcus Gad meets Tamal makes its initial mark

all the way at #3. There’s movement amongst the top ten: Black Roots climbs up to #5, Groundation

dips slightly to #8, and in its ninth month Alborosie Meets The Wailers United slips eight spots to

#9. The second half of the charts find Bitty McLean with Sly & Robbie holding strong at #11; likewise

for Alpha Blondy at #13 for Human Race. But more noteworthy are the four debuts: Johnny

Osbourne at #14 for World In A Crisis, and then #15 finds a rare three-way tie between Oku Onuora,

Mighty Mystic, and The Specials. The final three places belong to chart regulars, at least of late,

Beres Hammond, Manudigital, and last month’s cover feature Eesah.

Once again, Koffee dominates the single charts as “Throne” sits at #1 and Toast at #2! Of note are

the three tracks still on the charts after ten months: Alborosie featuring Chronixx at #4, Kabaka

Pyramid featuring Damian Marley at #15, and Beres Hammand at #19. The Emeterians come in

with a respectable first showing at #6 for “Babylon Bridge” featuring Ky_Mani Marley; likewise,

Marcus Gad is right behind with “River.” Other new tracks come in at #11: “Great Men” by Busy

Signal, “Stronger” featuring Luciano by Jahcoustix, and “Every Nation” featuring Chino, Tarrus

Riley, and Dre Island by Sizzla. Jah9’s “Heaven (Ready Fi Di Feeling)” stays relevant at #17, following

immediately by Protoje and Third World.

A quick look at the riddim charts reveals some freshness as well, with three of the five releases in

their first month. “Peng Peng Riddim” still reigns in its sixth month, but Upsetta’s “Lion Pride

Riddim: Reloaded” (#2), Baco’s “Big Slap Riddim” (#4), and 149’s “Sweep It Out Riddim” (#5)

reflect a solid shift.

Thanks as always to all voters and readers, keep listening to great reggae no matter how you’re

selecting it!

Big ups from Colorado, USA,

Anderson

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Album single Charts | top 20

Period

Ending 31/03/2019

Contributing voters: 40

# LM 2M PK Mo Artist Single Label

1 1 - 1 2 Koffee Throne Columbia

2 2 5 2 4 Koffee Toast Columbia

3 3 3 1 5 Tarrus Riley Guess Who VP

4 4 2 1 10 Alborosie Contradiction feat. Chronixx Greensleeves

5 7 1 1 7 Lila Iké Second Chance In.Digg.Nation

+ 6 - - 6 1 Emeterians Babylon Bridge with Ky-Mani Marley Stingray

+ 7 - - 7 1 Marcus Gad River Baco

↑ 8 12 - 8 6 Capital Letters The Roots Sugar Shack

9 - 8 5 7 Groundation Fossil Fuels Baco

↑ 10 19 - 10 2 Emeterians Justice Cosme Deyah

+ 11 - - 11 1 Busy Signal Great Men Warriors Musick

+ 11 - - 11 1 Jahcoustix Stronger feat. Luciano Oneness

+ 11 - - 11 1 Sizzla

Every Nation with Chino, Tarrus Riley, Dre

Island

XTM Nation

14 6 - 6 2 Richie Spice Beautiful Life feat. Kathryn Aria VP

15 15 9 3 10 Kabaka Pyramid Kontraband feat. Damian Marley Ghetto Youths International

↑ 16 18 16 16 3 Jah9 Heaven (Ready Fi Di Feeling) VP

↑ 17 - 14 11 5 Protoje Like This Mr Bongo

↑ 18 - - 11 2 Third World Loving You Is Easy Ghetto Youths International

19 8 4 1 10 Beres Hammond I‘m Alive VP

↑ 20 13 - 13 2 King Mas

Definition of a King feat. Randy Valentine,

Kabaka Pyramid, Jahdan Blakkamoor &

Hymphatic Thabs

Bantu Nation

Richie Spice Jahcoustix Third World

Sizzla Protoje

# = 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 31/03/2019

Contributing voters: 31

# LM 2M PK Mo Artist Album Label

↑ 1 7 - 1 2 Gentleman‘s Dub Club Lost in Space Easy Star

↑ 2 8 - 2 2 Julian Marley As I Am Ghetto Youths International

+ 3 - - 3 1 Marcus Gad meets Tamal Enter a Space Baco

4 3 2 1 6 Dennis Brown King Jammy Presents: Tracks Of Life VP

↑ 5 - 11 5 3 Black Roots Take It Khanti

↑ 6 - - 6 2 Taj Weekes To All My Relations with Adowa Jatta

+ 7 - - 7 1 King Mas Crown Bantu Nation

8 4 9 4 6 Groundation The Next Generation Baco

9 1 1 1 9 Alborosie Meets The Wailers United Unbreakable Greensleeves

↑ 10 2 - 2 2 Jah9 Feelings VP

↑ 11 - - 8 4 Bitty McLean with Sly & Robbie Love Restart Tabou 1

↑ 12 - - 12 2 Estelle Lovers Rock VP

↑ 13 - - 5 5 Alpha Blondy Human Race Wagram

+ 14 - - 14 1 Johnny Osbourne World in a Crisis Reggae Vibes

+ 15 - - 15 1 Oku Onuora I‘ve Seen Evidence

+ 15 - - 15 1 Mighty Mystic Enter the Mystic Mighty Mystic

+ 15 - - 15 1 The Specials Encore UMC

18 5 4 4 4 Beres Hammond Never Ending VP

19 6 7 5 5 Manudigital Bass Attack X-Ray

20 11 19 8 4 Eesah Masterpiece B.I.G.

Estelle

King Mas

Mighty Mystic

The Specials

Groundation

# = 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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Riddim Charts | top 5

Period

Ending 31/03/2019

Contributing voters: 16

# LM 2M PK Mo Riddim Label

1 1 1 1 6 Peng Peng Riddim Boomrush

+ 2 - - 2 1 Lion Pride Riddim: Reloaded Upsetta

3 3 3 3 5 Militant Step Riddim Green Lion

+ 4 - - 4 1 Big Slap Riddim Baco

+ 5 - . 5 1 Sweep It out Riddim 149

Big Slap Rddim

Sweep It Out Rddim

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KING MAS

With a particularly strong debut on the album charts by Crown, in at

#7, King Mas is a fine selection for our artist of the month feature!

Steeped in a tradition of calypso, reggae, and r&b, the king pushes the

vibes forward with some heavyweight riddims and some nice guests,

particularly on the #20 single “Definition of a King!” Some might even

argue he’s supreme reincarnate…

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