28.05.2019 Views

Global Reggae Charts - Issue #24 / May 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.

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.

SHOW MORE
SHOW LESS

Create successful ePaper yourself

Turn your PDF publications into a flip-book with our unique Google optimized e-Paper software.

issue <strong>#24</strong> | may <strong>2019</strong><br />

artist of the month<br />

Rocky<br />

Dawuni<br />

global reggae charts | issue 24 / may <strong>2019</strong>


<strong>#24</strong><br />

global reggae charts | issue 4 / august 2017


editorial<br />

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

ready for the ideal irie vibes, here’s the latest issue of <strong>Global</strong> <strong>Reggae</strong> <strong>Charts</strong> magazine!<br />

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

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

nicely showcases the modern reality of international reggae.<br />

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

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

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

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

Dennis Brown and King Jammy collaboration right behind. Releases from King Mas, Eesah, Black<br />

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

including legend Cocoa Tea who sneaks in at #20 with his latest.<br />

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Old School” slides in at #19.<br />

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

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

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

and Baco’s Big Slap Riddim in the fourth.<br />

Hope all’s well wherever you find yourself in the world of reggae,<br />

Peace from Colorado, USA<br />

Anderson<br />

1<br />

global reggae charts | issue 24 / may <strong>2019</strong>


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

Period<br />

Ending 30/04/<strong>2019</strong><br />

Contributing voters: 47<br />

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

↑ 1 2 2 2 5 Koffee Toast Columbia<br />

2 1 1 1 3 Koffee Throne Columbia<br />

3 3 3 1 6 Tarrus Riley Guess Who VP<br />

↑ 4 16 18 4 4 Jah9 Heaven (Ready Fi Di Feeling) VP<br />

5 5 7 1 8 Lila Iké Second Chance In.Digg.Nation<br />

6 4 4 1 11 Alborosie & Chronixx Contradiction Greensleeves<br />

+ 7 - - 7 1 Koffee Rapture Columbia<br />

↑ 8 20 13 8 3 King Mas<br />

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

Kabaka Pyramid, Jahdan Blakkamoor &<br />

Hymphatic Thabs<br />

Bantu Nation<br />

↑ 9 11 - 9 2 Busy Signal Great Men Warriors Musick<br />

↑ 10 - 9 9 2 Cali P & Teka Baddest LowLow<br />

+ 11 - - 11 1 Kumar Dem Nuh Real Frankie<br />

+ 12 - - 12 1 Hempress Sativa Boom Shakalak Conquering Lion<br />

13 8 12 8 7 Capital Letters The Roots Sugar Shack<br />

↑ 14 - 11 11 3 Sevana Sometime Love In.Digg.Nation<br />

↑ 15 - 10 10 1 Kabaka Pyramid <strong>Reggae</strong> Music Ghetto Youths International<br />

16 11 - 11 2 Sizzla Think Wise Baco<br />

↑ 17 - 16 7 6 Bulby York<br />

Lots of Signs feat. Christopher Martin,<br />

Beenie Man<br />

Bulby York<br />

+ 18 - - 18 1 Tarrus Riley Jamaican Proverbs Chimney<br />

+ 19 - - 19 1 SumeRR Old School Bass Kulcha<br />

↑ 20 - 17 17 2 Rocky Dawuni Beats Of Zion Aquarian<br />

Koffee Lila Iké Hempress Sativa<br />

Tarrus Riley Jah 9<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 />

global reggae charts | issue 24 / may <strong>2019</strong> 2


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

Period<br />

Ending 30/04/<strong>2019</strong><br />

Contributing voters: 40<br />

europe<br />

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

+ 1 - - 1 1 Koffee Rapture Columbia<br />

2 2 8 2 3 Julian Marley As I Am Ghetto Youths<br />

↑ 3 - 19 1 9 Protoje A Matter of Time Mr Bongo<br />

↑ 4 9 1 1 10 Alborosie Meets The Wailers United Unbreakable Greensleeves<br />

+ 5 - - 5 1 Rocky Dawuni Beats Of Zion Aquarian<br />

6 1 7 1 3 Gentleman‘s Dub Club Lost in Space Easy Star<br />

↑ 7 18 5 4 5 Beres Hammond Never Ending VP<br />

↑ 8 19 6 5 6 Manudigital Bass Attack X-Ray<br />

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

↑ 10 15 - 10 1 Oku Onuora I‘ve Seen Evidence<br />

↑ 11 - 9 1 10 Kabaka Pyramid Kontraband Ghetto Youths<br />

+ 12 - - 12 1 Berlin Boom Orchestra <strong>Reggae</strong> Punks Springstoff<br />

13 4 3 1 7 Dennis Brown King Jammy Presents: Tracks Of Life VP<br />

14 7 - 7 2 King Mas Crown Bantu Nation<br />

↑ 15 20 11 8 5 Eesah Masterpiece B.I.G.<br />

↑ 16 - 12 6 4 Black Uhuru As The World Turns Black Uhuru<br />

17 3 - 3 2 Marcus Gad meets Tamal Enter a Space Baco<br />

↑ 18 - 13 13 2<br />

Forelock with Arawak &<br />

Paolo Baldini DubFiles<br />

To the Foundation<br />

La Tempesta Dub<br />

↑ 19 - 10 2 6 Agent Sasco Hope River Diamond Studios<br />

+ 20 - - 20 1 Cocoa Tea Music Is Our Business VP<br />

Cocoa Tea<br />

Julian Marley<br />

Agent Sasco<br />

Berlin Boom Orchestra<br />

Rocky Dawuni<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 />

3<br />

global reggae charts | issue 24 / may <strong>2019</strong>


global reggae charts | issue 24 / may <strong>2019</strong> 8


Rocky<br />

Dawuni<br />

Hailing from Ghana, Rocky Dawuni has long been<br />

creating a unique musical blend of reggae mixed<br />

with afrobeat, highlife, and other genres; now his<br />

most recent album, Beats of Zion, takes the fifth<br />

spot on the charts! Worth noting is how – especially<br />

with the eponymous single at #20 – it’s the release<br />

that’s resonating with a global audience rather than<br />

just one hit tune. The future’s definitely still bright<br />

for this veteran artist, who is also well respected<br />

for his activist role as a Regional UN Goodwill<br />

Ambassador!<br />

global reggae charts | issue 24 / may <strong>2019</strong>


ON Air<br />

Argentina<br />

Estación La De Dios<br />

LDD SOUNDS PRESENTS<br />

GLOBAL REGGAE CHARTS<br />

with Santi Palazzo<br />

Sundays 3:00 pm ART<br />

Argentina<br />

Radio Cantilo<br />

FUNKY KINGSTON<br />

with Georgia and Santi<br />

Wednesdays 10:00 pm ART<br />

Canada<br />

Radio Regent<br />

ItaL rOOts RaDio<br />

with Sweet T & MAdCast-Fuji<br />

Tuesdays - 3:00 pm EST<br />

Canada<br />

Rootz <strong>Reggae</strong> Radio<br />

NEW MUSIC - TDIF<br />

with DJ Klient<br />

Fridays - 6:00 pm<br />

Costa Rica<br />

Urbano 106<br />

DI DOCTA SHOW<br />

with Docta Rythm Selecta<br />

3. Tuesday - 8:00 pm CST<br />

Germany<br />

Antenne Münster<br />

COOL & DEADLY<br />

with Roots Operator Wolle<br />

4. Saturday - 8:00 pm<br />

Germany<br />

Radio Regentrude<br />

GLOBAL REGGAE CHARTS<br />

with Brigitte Reinert<br />

1. Friday - 8:00 pm CET<br />

Germany<br />

Visador Radio<br />

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

Wednesdays - 5:00 pm CET<br />

Israel<br />

Radio Kol Hanegev 106.4 FM<br />

BA BA REGGAE<br />

with Asaf “Baba G“ Nahmias<br />

Mondays - 8:00 pm IST<br />

Italy<br />

Radio Popolare Network<br />

REGGAE RADIO STATION<br />

with Vitowar<br />

Last Sunday - 11:45 pm CET<br />

Italy<br />

Atom Radio<br />

GLOBAL REGGAE CHARTS<br />

Sundays 5:00 pm CET<br />

Norway<br />

Radio Nova<br />

OSLO REGGAE SHOW<br />

with Dominic Reuben & Selecta Harmony<br />

Last Tuesday 9:30 pm CET<br />

UK<br />

1BTN<br />

VENUM SOUND SHOW<br />

with DJ Kris Snakes<br />

4. Sunday 4:00 pm GMT<br />

UK<br />

99.8FM KCC Live<br />

ELEMENTS OF REGGAE<br />

with MJRuckus<br />

3. Tuesday - 10:00 pm GMT<br />

global reggae charts<br />

radio shows<br />

UK<br />

Black Country Radio<br />

RIDDIM SESSIONS<br />

with Kevin Moore<br />

Fridays - 1:00 am GMT<br />

UK<br />

fuzionlive.com<br />

REGGAE TAKEOVER<br />

with Judge Knott<br />

Sunday 6pm GMT<br />

UK<br />

Radio St. Austell Bay 105.6 FM<br />

A-Z OF REGGAE<br />

with Mark Norman<br />

Last Sunday - 4:00 pm GMT<br />

UK<br />

Vibes FM<br />

REGGAEMYLITIS<br />

with Sarah C<br />

Last Wednesday - 6:00 pm GMT<br />

UK<br />

World A <strong>Reggae</strong><br />

IRIE JAMMS SHOW<br />

DJ 745<br />

On Demand<br />

Venezuela<br />

Radio Nacional de Venezuela<br />

DESDE EL GHETTO<br />

with George Dread<br />

2. & 4. Saturday - 11:00 am VET<br />

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

Period<br />

Ending 30/04/<strong>2019</strong><br />

Contributing voters: 21<br />

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

+ 1 - - 1 1 St Andrew Riddim Chimney<br />

↑ 2 - 2 2 4 State of Emergency Riddim Maximum Sound<br />

+ 3 - - 3 1 Kingston Riddim Chimney<br />

4 4 - 4 2 Big Slap Riddim Baco<br />

5 1 1 1 7 Peng Peng Riddim Boomrush<br />

St Andrew<br />

Riddim<br />

Kingston<br />

Riddim


media partners<br />

Imprint<br />

Publisher:<br />

Boomrush Productions<br />

Kalandstr. 15<br />

38118 Braunschweig<br />

Germany<br />

Editor-in-Chief:<br />

Felix Rühling<br />

info@globalreggaecharts.com<br />

Author/Editor:<br />

Anderson Muth<br />

thegroovethief.com<br />

Art Director:<br />

Solvey Schönknecht<br />

Photo Credits:<br />

Robert Kozek<br />

Advertising:<br />

Felix Rühling<br />

info@globalreggaecharts.com<br />

Website:<br />

https://globalreggaecharts.com<br />

© Boomrush Productions <strong>2019</strong><br />

All rights reserved. Reproduction in part or<br />

whole is strictly prohibited without prior<br />

consent or authorization from the publisher.<br />

global reggae charts | issue 24 / may <strong>2019</strong>


global reggae charts | issue 24 / may <strong>2019</strong>

Hooray! Your file is uploaded and ready to be published.

Saved successfully!

Ooh no, something went wrong!