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Grammy Compilation Charts on Billboard

Published:Saturday | February 6, 2016 | 2:00 AM
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The Grammy award show is set for tomorrow, and aside from recognising some of the acts who performed well on the charts in 2015, the Grammy Academy also released a compilation album comprising some of the acts who made the nomination list this year.

Titled the 2016 Grammy Nominees, the album features various artistes and made its debut at No. 9 this week on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

Part proceeds from album sales will benefit the year-round efforts of the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares Foundation - two Recording Academy-affiliated charitable organisations.

"The 2016 Grammy Nominees album represents some of the finest songs and talented artistes that make up this year's remarkable nominees," said Neil Portnow, president/CEO of The Recording Academy. "We thank Republic Records for collaborating with us on this project, which also provides much needed support for the invaluable programmes and initiatives our charities produce year-round. We look forward to another successful Grammy compilation."

No Jamaicans are featured on the project; however, artistes like Kendrick Lamar, Chris Stapleton, Taylor Swift, and The Weeknd made the final cut.

JAH CURE FALLS

Jah Cure, who is largely seen as the top contender for this year's Grammy win, fell to No. 3 this week on the Billboard Reggae Chart, perhaps due to the release of another Jah Cure album by producer Kemar Flava McGregor titled The Masterpiece.

The album did not break into the Billboard charts like Jah Cure's Grammy-nominated effort, The Cure; however, Masterpiece made an impact on iTunes last weekend.