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Vybz Kartel ousted by Ziggy Marley on Billboard

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell
Ziggy Marley
Sean Paul

Vybz Kartel's recently released album, King of The Dancehall, has fallen to number four on the Billboard reggae chart.

The album, which debuted at number two last week, has been replaced by Ziggy Marley's self-titled album, Ziggy Marley.

However, the number-one spot is still occupied by foreign reggae band Rebelution, with their effort, Falling Into Place.

Alkaline's album, New Level Unlocked, sits at number 10, falling from number nine last week.

Dancehall artiste Sean Paul continues to wave the banner for Jamaican artistes on the international scene with Cheap Thrills, moving up to number eight on the Billboard Hot 100. Sean Paul's top-10 spot on the Hot 100 is the first for a Jamaican artiste since OMI's Cheerleader, which peaked at number-one last year.

Nyla, former member of dancehall group Brick and Lace, is also enjoying her 15th week on the Billboard Hot 100 as she was a part of the single, Light It Up, produced by Major Lazer. Major Lazer also released the video, Night Rider, which features iconic dancehall artiste Mad Cobra, 2 Chainz, Pusha T and Travis Scott. However, that effort is yet to climb the Billboard chart.