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Tarrus Riley falls from Billboard Glory

Published:Saturday | November 14, 2015 | 11:01 AMCurtis Campbell
Tarrus Riley
Romain Virgo
Carlene Davis
Shaggy
Kranium
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OMI is once again the only Jamaican artiste on the Billboard Hot 100, this as Tarrus Riley who had his first Hot 100 success this year, has now fallen off the chart with the single Powerful, produced by Major Lazer.

OMI however, fell a few places again this week and now sits at No.31, down from No.25 last week. His album, Me 4 U, which debuted at No. 51 two weeks ago, has also fallen to No.109 this week on the Billboard Top 200 album chart.

Despite OMI's decline in sales, the artiste is still doing well when compared to his fellow Jamaican acts, since the only other Jamaican artistes holding a slot on the Billboard 200 albums chart is Bob Marley and the Wailers.

Shaggy's I Need Your Love, single, might have fallen from the Hot 100 chart over a month ago. However, the artiste is still benefiting from his previous work, as Billboard recently listed his successful album Hot Shot, as one of the Greatest 200 Albums of all time. Billboard ranks the album at No.83 in a chart led by Adele's successful effort titled 21.

 

reggae

 

On the reggae side of things, Kranium has fallen from the Billboard reggae top 10, while Carlene Davis remains the only gospel act on the chart, holding on with the album, Dripping Blood. As a matter of fact, the album moved up to No.8 this week ahead of Matisyahu and foreign reggae band SOJA.

The No.1 spot is still held by VP Records with their effort titled Reggae Gold 2015. Romain Virgo also ventured onto the chart this week with his EP titled Lifted - the effort sits at No.7.

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