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Global Reggae Charts - Issue #23 / April 2019

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.

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issue <strong>#23</strong> | april <strong>2019</strong><br />

artist of the month<br />

KING MAS<br />

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<strong>#23</strong><br />

global reggae charts | issue 4 / august 2017


editorial<br />

With one of the larger global celebrations of reggae, <strong>April</strong> 20, just past, here’s the latest issue of<br />

<strong>Global</strong> <strong>Reggae</strong> <strong>Charts</strong> magazine!<br />

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

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

blend, and watch out for the pair of live dubs from Wadadah II.<br />

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Beres Hammond, Manudigital, and last month’s cover feature Eesah.<br />

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

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

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

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

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

Signal, “Stronger” featuring Luciano by Jahcoustix, and “Every Nation” featuring Chino, Tarrus<br />

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

immediately by Protoje and Third World.<br />

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

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

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

reflect a solid shift.<br />

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

selecting it!<br />

Big ups from Colorado, USA,<br />

Anderson<br />

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Album single <strong>Charts</strong> | top 20<br />

Period<br />

Ending 31/03/<strong>2019</strong><br />

Contributing voters: 40<br />

# LM 2M PK Mo Artist Single Label<br />

1 1 - 1 2 Koffee Throne Columbia<br />

2 2 5 2 4 Koffee Toast Columbia<br />

3 3 3 1 5 Tarrus Riley Guess Who VP<br />

4 4 2 1 10 Alborosie Contradiction feat. Chronixx Greensleeves<br />

5 7 1 1 7 Lila Iké Second Chance In.Digg.Nation<br />

+ 6 - - 6 1 Emeterians Babylon Bridge with Ky-Mani Marley Stingray<br />

+ 7 - - 7 1 Marcus Gad River Baco<br />

↑ 8 12 - 8 6 Capital Letters The Roots Sugar Shack<br />

9 - 8 5 7 Groundation Fossil Fuels Baco<br />

↑ 10 19 - 10 2 Emeterians Justice Cosme Deyah<br />

+ 11 - - 11 1 Busy Signal Great Men Warriors Musick<br />

+ 11 - - 11 1 Jahcoustix Stronger feat. Luciano Oneness<br />

+ 11 - - 11 1 Sizzla<br />

Every Nation with Chino, Tarrus Riley, Dre<br />

Island<br />

XTM Nation<br />

14 6 - 6 2 Richie Spice Beautiful Life feat. Kathryn Aria VP<br />

15 15 9 3 10 Kabaka Pyramid Kontraband feat. Damian Marley Ghetto Youths International<br />

↑ 16 18 16 16 3 Jah9 Heaven (Ready Fi Di Feeling) VP<br />

↑ 17 - 14 11 5 Protoje Like This Mr Bongo<br />

↑ 18 - - 11 2 Third World Loving You Is Easy Ghetto Youths International<br />

19 8 4 1 10 Beres Hammond I‘m Alive VP<br />

↑ 20 13 - 13 2 King Mas<br />

Definition of a King feat. Randy Valentine,<br />

Kabaka Pyramid, Jahdan Blakkamoor &<br />

Hymphatic Thabs<br />

Bantu Nation<br />

Richie Spice Jahcoustix Third World<br />

Sizzla Protoje<br />

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

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

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Album <strong>Charts</strong> | top 20<br />

Period<br />

Ending 31/03/<strong>2019</strong><br />

Contributing voters: 31<br />

# LM 2M PK Mo Artist Album Label<br />

↑ 1 7 - 1 2 Gentleman‘s Dub Club Lost in Space Easy Star<br />

↑ 2 8 - 2 2 Julian Marley As I Am Ghetto Youths International<br />

+ 3 - - 3 1 Marcus Gad meets Tamal Enter a Space Baco<br />

4 3 2 1 6 Dennis Brown King Jammy Presents: Tracks Of Life VP<br />

↑ 5 - 11 5 3 Black Roots Take It Khanti<br />

↑ 6 - - 6 2 Taj Weekes To All My Relations with Adowa Jatta<br />

+ 7 - - 7 1 King Mas Crown Bantu Nation<br />

8 4 9 4 6 Groundation The Next Generation Baco<br />

9 1 1 1 9 Alborosie Meets The Wailers United Unbreakable Greensleeves<br />

↑ 10 2 - 2 2 Jah9 Feelings VP<br />

↑ 11 - - 8 4 Bitty McLean with Sly & Robbie Love Restart Tabou 1<br />

↑ 12 - - 12 2 Estelle Lovers Rock VP<br />

↑ 13 - - 5 5 Alpha Blondy Human Race Wagram<br />

+ 14 - - 14 1 Johnny Osbourne World in a Crisis <strong>Reggae</strong> Vibes<br />

+ 15 - - 15 1 Oku Onuora I‘ve Seen Evidence<br />

+ 15 - - 15 1 Mighty Mystic Enter the Mystic Mighty Mystic<br />

+ 15 - - 15 1 The Specials Encore UMC<br />

18 5 4 4 4 Beres Hammond Never Ending VP<br />

19 6 7 5 5 Manudigital Bass Attack X-Ray<br />

20 11 19 8 4 Eesah Masterpiece B.I.G.<br />

Estelle<br />

King Mas<br />

Mighty Mystic<br />

The Specials<br />

Groundation<br />

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

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

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Riddim <strong>Charts</strong> | top 5<br />

Period<br />

Ending 31/03/<strong>2019</strong><br />

Contributing voters: 16<br />

# LM 2M PK Mo Riddim Label<br />

1 1 1 1 6 Peng Peng Riddim Boomrush<br />

+ 2 - - 2 1 Lion Pride Riddim: Reloaded Upsetta<br />

3 3 3 3 5 Militant Step Riddim Green Lion<br />

+ 4 - - 4 1 Big Slap Riddim Baco<br />

+ 5 - . 5 1 Sweep It out Riddim 149<br />

Big Slap Rddim<br />

Sweep It Out Rddim<br />

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KING MAS<br />

With a particularly strong debut on the album charts by Crown, in at<br />

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

Steeped in a tradition of calypso, reggae, and r&b, the king pushes the<br />

vibes forward with some heavyweight riddims and some nice guests,<br />

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

argue he’s supreme reincarnate…<br />

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