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Rvssian on Billboard, Rihanna Climbs With Dancehall Single

Published:Saturday | February 13, 2016 | 2:00 AM
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Jamaican producer Tarik 'Rvssian' Johnston, is featured on the current number-two album in America, the debut from rapper Kevin Gates' Islah.

Johnson produced, The Truth, which was released as the third single from the album late last year.

The album - Islah - has debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 album chart, is number two on the R&B Hip Hop album chart, and number one on the Rap Album chart. The album posted first week sales of over 112, 000 copies.

"I take it as a great accomplishment. As a Jamaican and also as a music producer, because it is out of my box as far as the genre is concerned," Rvssian said.

Also doing well on the Billboard charts is Barbados-born recording artiste, Rihanna. Her recent album, Anti, is now at No.1, while her dancehall-inspired single, Work which features Drake, is already climbing up the Hot 100 chart and now sits at No.7 after only two weeks.

Jah Cure's album, The Cure, now sits at No.3 on the Billboard Reggae Chart ahead of the Grammy Award show, which will be held on Monday.

- Curtis Campbell