Global Reggae Charts - Issue #24 / May 2019

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 #24 | may 2019

artist of the month

Rocky

Dawuni

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#24

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editorial

Summer’s definitely on its way, as is the reggae-laden festival season, so to help get everyone

ready for the ideal irie vibes, here’s the latest issue of Global Reggae Charts magazine!

Gracing our cover this month is Rocky Dawuni, based on the strong debut of his most recent

album, Beats Of Zion, which is #5 on the charts. A veteran artist from Ghana, his unique style

nicely showcases the modern reality of international reggae.

Koffee’s scorching EP Rapture – essentially compiling her hits thus far – sits at the top of the album

charts, with Julian Marley, Protoje, and Alborosie Meets The Wailers United filling out the top five.

Gentleman’s Dub Club drops six places to #7, while Bitty McLean’s release with Sly & Robbie takes

#9. Further down, Berlin Boom Orchestra’s Reggae Punks breaks into the charts at #12, with the

Dennis Brown and King Jammy collaboration right behind. Releases from King Mas, Eesah, Black

Uhuru, Forelock, and Agent Sasco show there’s a lot of great music towards the end of the charts,

including legend Cocoa Tea who sneaks in at #20 with his latest.

On the singles side, unsurprisingly it’s Koffee in control, although “Toast” has retaken the chart

by pushing “Throne” to #2; her latest single “Rapture” debuts at #7 as well. Tarrus Riley’s “Guess

Who” remains in third, followed by Jah9’s “Heaven (Ready Fi Di Feeling)” and Lila Iké’s “Second

Chance.” In its eleventh month on the charts, the Alborosie and Chronixx collaboration “Contradiction”

stands tall at #6. Also relevant: the King Mas and posse cut “Definition of a King” continues

to rise, the latest from Kumar and Hempress Sativa both make appearances, and SumeRR’s throwback

“Old School” slides in at #19.

The riddim charts finally show a solid shakeup, with the longstanding Peng Peng Riddim ousted to

the final position. The Chimney label is impressively represented, with the St Andrew Riddim at #1

and the Kingston Riddim at #3. In between, it’s the State of Emergency Riddim in the second spot

and Baco’s Big Slap Riddim in the fourth.

Hope all’s well wherever you find yourself in the world of reggae,

Peace from Colorado, USA

Anderson

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Album single Charts | top 20

Period

Ending 30/04/2019

Contributing voters: 47

# LM 2M PK Mo Artist Single Label

↑ 1 2 2 2 5 Koffee Toast Columbia

2 1 1 1 3 Koffee Throne Columbia

3 3 3 1 6 Tarrus Riley Guess Who VP

↑ 4 16 18 4 4 Jah9 Heaven (Ready Fi Di Feeling) VP

5 5 7 1 8 Lila Iké Second Chance In.Digg.Nation

6 4 4 1 11 Alborosie & Chronixx Contradiction Greensleeves

+ 7 - - 7 1 Koffee Rapture Columbia

↑ 8 20 13 8 3 King Mas

Definition of a King feat. Randy Valentine,

Kabaka Pyramid, Jahdan Blakkamoor &

Hymphatic Thabs

Bantu Nation

↑ 9 11 - 9 2 Busy Signal Great Men Warriors Musick

↑ 10 - 9 9 2 Cali P & Teka Baddest LowLow

+ 11 - - 11 1 Kumar Dem Nuh Real Frankie

+ 12 - - 12 1 Hempress Sativa Boom Shakalak Conquering Lion

13 8 12 8 7 Capital Letters The Roots Sugar Shack

↑ 14 - 11 11 3 Sevana Sometime Love In.Digg.Nation

↑ 15 - 10 10 1 Kabaka Pyramid Reggae Music Ghetto Youths International

16 11 - 11 2 Sizzla Think Wise Baco

↑ 17 - 16 7 6 Bulby York

Lots of Signs feat. Christopher Martin,

Beenie Man

Bulby York

+ 18 - - 18 1 Tarrus Riley Jamaican Proverbs Chimney

+ 19 - - 19 1 SumeRR Old School Bass Kulcha

↑ 20 - 17 17 2 Rocky Dawuni Beats Of Zion Aquarian

Koffee Lila Iké Hempress Sativa

Tarrus Riley Jah 9

# = 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 30/04/2019

Contributing voters: 40

europe

# LM 2M PK Mo Artist Album Label

+ 1 - - 1 1 Koffee Rapture Columbia

2 2 8 2 3 Julian Marley As I Am Ghetto Youths

↑ 3 - 19 1 9 Protoje A Matter of Time Mr Bongo

↑ 4 9 1 1 10 Alborosie Meets The Wailers United Unbreakable Greensleeves

+ 5 - - 5 1 Rocky Dawuni Beats Of Zion Aquarian

6 1 7 1 3 Gentleman‘s Dub Club Lost in Space Easy Star

↑ 7 18 5 4 5 Beres Hammond Never Ending VP

↑ 8 19 6 5 6 Manudigital Bass Attack X-Ray

↑ 9 11 - 8 5 Bitty McLean with Sly & Robbie Love Restart Tabou 1

↑ 10 15 - 10 1 Oku Onuora I‘ve Seen Evidence

↑ 11 - 9 1 10 Kabaka Pyramid Kontraband Ghetto Youths

+ 12 - - 12 1 Berlin Boom Orchestra Reggae Punks Springstoff

13 4 3 1 7 Dennis Brown King Jammy Presents: Tracks Of Life VP

14 7 - 7 2 King Mas Crown Bantu Nation

↑ 15 20 11 8 5 Eesah Masterpiece B.I.G.

↑ 16 - 12 6 4 Black Uhuru As The World Turns Black Uhuru

17 3 - 3 2 Marcus Gad meets Tamal Enter a Space Baco

↑ 18 - 13 13 2

Forelock with Arawak &

Paolo Baldini DubFiles

To the Foundation

La Tempesta Dub

↑ 19 - 10 2 6 Agent Sasco Hope River Diamond Studios

+ 20 - - 20 1 Cocoa Tea Music Is Our Business VP

Cocoa Tea

Julian Marley

Agent Sasco

Berlin Boom Orchestra

Rocky Dawuni

# = 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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Rocky

Dawuni

Hailing from Ghana, Rocky Dawuni has long been

creating a unique musical blend of reggae mixed

with afrobeat, highlife, and other genres; now his

most recent album, Beats of Zion, takes the fifth

spot on the charts! Worth noting is how – especially

with the eponymous single at #20 – it’s the release

that’s resonating with a global audience rather than

just one hit tune. The future’s definitely still bright

for this veteran artist, who is also well respected

for his activist role as a Regional UN Goodwill

Ambassador!

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ON Air

Argentina

Estación La De Dios

LDD SOUNDS PRESENTS

GLOBAL REGGAE CHARTS

with Santi Palazzo

Sundays 3:00 pm ART

Argentina

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Canada

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with Sweet T & MAdCast-Fuji

Tuesdays - 3:00 pm EST

Canada

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NEW MUSIC - TDIF

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Fridays - 6:00 pm

Costa Rica

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COOL & DEADLY

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Germany

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Italy

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Last Sunday - 11:45 pm CET

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Norway

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Last Tuesday 9:30 pm CET

UK

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UK

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ELEMENTS OF REGGAE

with MJRuckus

3. Tuesday - 10:00 pm GMT

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radio shows

UK

Black Country Radio

RIDDIM SESSIONS

with Kevin Moore

Fridays - 1:00 am 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

Riddim Charts | top 5

Period

Ending 30/04/2019

Contributing voters: 21

# LM 2M PK Mo Riddim Label

+ 1 - - 1 1 St Andrew Riddim Chimney

↑ 2 - 2 2 4 State of Emergency Riddim Maximum Sound

+ 3 - - 3 1 Kingston Riddim Chimney

4 4 - 4 2 Big Slap Riddim Baco

5 1 1 1 7 Peng Peng Riddim Boomrush

St Andrew

Riddim

Kingston

Riddim


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