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Jemere Morgan debuts at four on Billboard

Published:Saturday | January 21, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Jemere Morgan

There is only one new set of the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart for the week of January 28 and it is also a new name from a well-established family in Jamaican popular music. Jemere Morgan's Transition has started its Billboard chart journey at number four in a top five where there has been a shift in all but the top song.

That number one is Rebelution's Falling Into Place, which, remarkably, is in pole position after 32 weeks on the chart. J Boog's Wash House Ting is enjoying its second wind, jumping to number two from sixth position last week. There can't be a steady number one and a resurgent number two without an album in the chart's upper echelons losing ground, and that is Stick Figure's Set in Stone, which has slipped a place to be at number three currently.

The Frightnrs Nothing More to Say, stepped up from last week's eighth position to be at number five this week

Positions six to nine are all occupied by albums that have lost ground and that includes a Marley father and son, one after the other. It is the father, Bob, who is in eighth spot with The Legend Live: Santa Barbara - County Bowl, November 25 1979. Stephen's Rebelution Part II: the Fruit of Life, is in ninth place.

Another son, Ziggy, has re-entered the chart, with his self-titled set at number 15. It has spent 33 weeks on the listing.

At number six is, Live at Red Rocks (Rebelution), number seven is, A Dollar Short (London Mcnamara) and Brett Wilson's Get Ready!: Live in Colombus has re-entered the chart to be at number 10.

In the ranking's lower third is a remarkable long stayer, Joss Stone's Water For Your Soul, at number 14, clambering back into prominence after 73 weeks. From 11 to 13 are Hotting Up (Iration), Double Up (Iration), and Release the Bound (Matisyahu) in that order.