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George Nooks debuts at Number four on Billboard

Published:Saturday | July 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMCurtis Campbell
George Nooks

Iconic reggae artiste George Nooks had some success on the reggae Billboard Chart this week, with his album Ride Out Your Storm making its debut at number four.

Nooks' debut is somewhat impressive, considering he faced competition from the likes of Ziggy Marley, Joss Stone and Vybz Kartel.

Freddie McGregor, on the other hand, fell from the top 10 after debuting at number 10 with his new album, True To My Roots. McGregor had told The Gleaner, in a recent interview, that the album was doing reasonably well in Japan and also expressed hopes of cementing the project in Jamaica.

"Jamaica usually gets left out when we release albums, and so when Grammy time, the people are always complaining that they don't know any of the songs that get nominated. So we have to put some emphasis on the country of its birth, and that is why with this project, I have immersed into the whole media thing. In 2016, being still relevant and having this strong album with a number-one single in South Florida, I am doing the right things to make it a success," he also told The Gleaner.

Vybz Kartel's King of The Dancehall fell to number eight this week, while Ziggy Marley fell to number three. Both number one and two slots are held by foreign acts.

In other charts, Sean Paul and Sia's dancehall effort dethroned Drake's One Dance this week on the Billboard Hot 100, while Charly Black held his own, clinging to number 24 on the Billboard Hot Dance Electronic songs chart.

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