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Chart watch - Billboard | Morgan’s Transition plummets, top debut for Common Kings

Published:Saturday | February 18, 2017 | 2:00 AM
Stephen Marley

Jemere Morgan's Transition has fallen dramatically on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart for the week of February 25, 2017, losing five places in a week. Transition has plummeted from last week's number four to ninth this week after peaking at number two in its five weeks on the listing.

This free-fall puts it a place above Stephen Marley's Revelation Part II: The Fruit of Life, which inched up a place from last week's No. 11 to be 10th this week.

They are the only two living Jamaican lead vocalists with full-length projects on the current Billboard Reggae Chart, Bob Marley and the Wailers' The Legend Live: Santa Barbara - County Bowl, November 25th, 1979, claiming the top 'yard' slot at number eight. The various artists set Soul Jazz Records Presents: Studio One Rocksteady, Volume 2, is at 13, moving up two places from last week.

 

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Hidden in Paradise (Common Kings) has debuted at No. 1, while last week's top album, A Dollar Short & a Minute Late (London McNamara), has fallen to fourth. This movement leaves last week's second- and third- place albums, Falling Into Place (Rebelution) and Set in Stone (Stick Figure, 65 weeks on the chart), respectively, in place. The fifth-placed album, J Boog's Wash House Ting, also holds firm from last week.

Moving up by a single place to be sixth is Live at Red Rocks (Rebelution), and Samu's My Soul debuts at number seven.

After Revelation: Part II, Iration's Hotting Up begins the chart's lowest third. Impressively, it is in its 73rd week on the listing. Unplugged (UB40 Featuring Ali, Astro & Mickey) has fallen from last week's peak eight position to be 12th. Nothing More to Say (The Frightners) and Double Up (Iration) complete the listing at 14th and 15th, respectively.

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