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No Reggae Acts On Billboard Hot 100 This Week

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell
Carlene Davis
A Peter Simon picture of Bob Marley performing with an image of Emperor Haile Selassie I in the background.

Reggae artiste Jah Cure has dropped from the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Reggae Chart to No. 2 this week after regaining the top slot last week.

His Grammy-nominated album The Cure is now spending its 27th week on the Reggae Top Ten Billboard chart.

There are no reggae artistes on the Billboard Hot 100 this week; however, OMI continues to reap success in Canada with his effort, Cheerleader. The record, which became his breakout hit in 2015, currently sits at No. 26 on the Canadian Billboard chart, one place below R. City's dancehall-inspired record Locked Away, which features Adam Levine.

OMI also holds the No. 49 spot on the Canadian Billboard Chart with his follow-up single Hula Hoop.

Veteran reggae and gospel artiste Carlene Davis still remains the only gospel act on the chart with her effort, Dripping Blood. The album that peaked at No. 2 now sits at No. 9 after 21 weeks on the chart.

Noticeably, there are no Marley albums on the Billboard Reggae Chart this week, which is an extremely rare occasion. However, the late great King of Reggae is still the only reggae act with an album on the Billboard 200 albums chart with Legend: The Best of Bob Marley and the Wailers sitting at No. 99, ahead of several recently released albums by United States-based artistes.