Morgan Heritage's Strictly Roots #1 on iTunes
Sensational roots reggae quintet, Morgan Heritage's Strictly Roots has now landed the number-one spot on iTunes, after making an impressive iTunes debut at number two with the pre-order sales of their highly anticipated 10th studio album, Strictly Roots.
Strictly Roots, on their very own Cool To Be Conscious (CTBC) label, was released digitally on April 20, and physically on April 21. The album features a wide variety of guest performers including platinum selling pop/dancehall phenomenon, Shaggy; American reggae and R&B vocalist, J Boog; third generation ambassadors from the Morgan and Marley families, Jemere Morgan and Jo Mersa Marley; reggae sensation, Chronixx; lead singer Eric Rachmany from rock, world and reggae band, Rebelution; and Bumble Bee from the American Grammy-nominated pop reggae band, SOJA.
Throughout 2015, Morgan Heritage will be touring in support of Strictly Roots, and have already embarked on their month-long tour of the United States, which kicked off earlier this month and has seen the quintessential live reggae band enjoying near-capacity and totally sold-out venues. Among the sold-out concerts were Cactus Jacks in Phoenix, Arizona on April 17, and Los Angeles on April 18, and according to the group, "It has been sensational!"
Morgan Heritage is also pleased to announce the release of their new, free-to-download, fan community mobile application.The app is powered by TopFan, who is excited to partner with Morgan Heritage, which now has the distinction of being the first reggae band to have a next generation fan community with the company. Available on all Apple iOS and Android devices, Morgan Heritage's official mobile community enables fans to listen to their music, watch music videos, read their latest news, enter contests, buy tickets to their tour, and much more. Every member of their fan community is able to create his/her own profile, interact with other fans, and share their own Morgan Heritage-related content.
Members of the band's fan community will soon be able to upgrade to VIP status, where they will receive premium benefits through either a monthly or yearly subscription. VIP members will have exclusive access to new music, videos and pictures, contests, ticket pre-sales and even live chats directly with Morgan Heritage.
In regards to the new fan community app for Morgan Heritage fans, Mr Mojo Morgan shares, "To be able to have our fans from this galactic generation at our fingertips and interacting with each other is going to be a new experience that we are very enthusiastic about."
Morgan Heritage recently premiered, Wanna Be Loved (featuring Eric Rachmany of Rebelution) with ThePier.org. On working with Morgan Heritage, Eric Rachmany of Rebelution told ThePier.org, "It's an honor to collaborate with Morgan Heritage. In my eyes they are one of the best Reggae bands of all time. Their style is like none other out there, and their story is remarkable. They sent me Wanna Be Loved and I immediately connected with the concept that each and everyone simply wants to be loved for who they are."
In addition, they previously partnered with Billboard.com to premiere the video for their first single, Perform And Done, as well as working with Yahoo! Music to premiere So Amazing, the second single off the album.