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Major Lazer's 'Peace is The Mission' goes one up on Billboard

Published:Saturday | September 19, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Members of Major Lazer (from left): Diplo, Walshy Fire and Jillionaire.

Major Lazer's Peace is The Mission has climbed one place to No. 31 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart.

Known to be prolific producers of reggae and dancehall music, the Major Lazer album features Tarrus Riley, Chronixx and Machel Montano, among other international acts.

The album, which peaked at No. 12, has apparently benefited from popularity of the EDM single Lean On, which features DJ Snake and currently sits at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100, one place below recording artiste OMI's Cheerleader effort. Lean On is also No.1 on the Billboard EDM chart.

St Thomas, USVI, dancehall anthem Locked Away by R City and Adam Levine currently sits at No. 9, and is the only other dancehall/reggae inspired music in the Billboard Hot 100 top 10.

Meanwhile, on the Reggae Billboard Chart, UK-based reggae singer Joss Stone has reclaimed the No. 1 spot after a slight dip last week.

American-Bermudian reggae artiste Collie Budz returns to the Billboard reggae chart this week with his new EP called Blue Dreamz. The effort made its debut at No. 3 and is the only new entry.

Collie Buddz's last relatively successful album was released in 2007. It peaked at number 68 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart, selling more than 10,000 copies in its first week.