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Foreigners take lead on Reggae Billboard chart

Published:Saturday | September 12, 2015 | 9:00 AMCurtis Campbell
Joss Stone

United States-based alternative rockers band IRATION is now number one on the Reggae Billboard Chart, ousting United Kingdo-based singer Joss Stone, who held the top spot for the last three weeks.

Stone's effort, Water From Soul, now sits at number two, Carlene Davis' gospel song, Dripping Blood, has fallen out of the top 10 after last week's article, which saw her manager and husband Tommy Cowan, praising the piece.

Also making the top 10 this week is The-Frightnrs band, with the single, Inna Lovers Quarrel. This sits at the number-four position.

Meanwhile, on the Billboard Hot 100, OMI has fallen to number five. Frequent reggae/dancehall producer Major Lazer is the only other reggae-affiliated act in the Hot 100 top 10 with Lean On, featuring DJ Snake.

Despite OMI's fall from the number-one spot on the Billboard Hot 100, he is atop the Billboard Songs of the Summer chart, leading out international acts such as Wiz Khalifa, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd and Fetty Wap among others.

In the world of R&B, The Weeknd is certainly on top of things with 11 songs from his recently released album making it on the Hot 100 chart.

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