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'The Cure' Tops Billboard Reggae Chart Again

Published:Saturday | March 19, 2016 | 3:00 AMCurtis Campbell
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CHART WATCH:

Reggae artiste Jah Cure is once again the highest selling reggae artiste this week, with his album, The Cure, reclaiming the No.1 spot on the Billboard Reggae Chart.

This is the fourth time that Jah Cure has peaked at No.1 since the album was released early last year. Ironically Morgan Heritage, who won the Grammy Award ahead of Jah Cure, for Best Reggae Album, failed to reclaim the No.1 spot, even with all the PR and fanfare associated with the Grammy win. Nevertheless, Morgan Heritage's Strictly Roots album, which had disappeared from the chart in late 2015, has seen some improvement in sales, and now sits at No.9, one place down from last week.

In the meantime, the ding dong battle between Assassin and Sizzla Kalonji continues. However, this week, the tables have turned. Sizzla's effort, 876, now sits in the No.8 position, falling one place below Assassin's Theory of Reggaetivity, which now sits at No.7.

Dancehall continues to hold down the No.1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with Rihanna's Work, while Sia and Sean Paul's Cheap Thrills, fell one place to No. 92 this week.