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'Dread & Terrible' at number 18

Published:Saturday | March 25, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Chronixx is currently on tour in the USA and has added an Adidas clothing (including sneakers) deal to his range of interests. And his Dread & Terrible set (which has a cover art of Africa, rather than the North American continent he is now going through) is at number 18 on the iTunes reggae albums listing for just before 10 a.m. yesterday.

This makes him the highest-placed living solo Jamaican performer on the chart as (can we say almost as usual?) the Bob Marley and the Wailers sets Legend (Remastered) and Legend (Deluxe Edition) are at one and two, respectively. For good measure, they also have Gold at number 10.

Buju Banton is also in the USA, though not on tour, and his Til Shiloh set is in the number 26 spot, just ahead of Best of Shaggy: The Boombastic collection. Popcaan cannot go to the USA at this time, but his Where We Come From album is at number 29 on the iTunes ranking.

Lutan Fyah's Music Never Dies, which has a March 17, 2017 release date, is at number 33.




Two spots behind is a collection with an intriguing name, Soul Jazz Records Presents Hustle! Reggae Disco - Kingston, London, New York. With a March 24, 2017 release date, it has tracks by Sharon Forrester, Charmaine Burnette, Ernest Ranglin, Black Harmony, Blood Sisters, and more.

Alkaline's performance at the National Stadium car park tonight is the dancehall highlight of the weekend, as he comes face to face with fans who have not seen him for a very long time. On this listing, his New Level Unlocked is at position number 46.

Another interesting title on the iTunes listing is Steel Drum Beach Party by The Island Caribbean Steel Drum Band, which is at number 72. It is not a new set, as there is a release date of December 15, 2010.

Alborosie has had a physical Jamaican presence and his one-year-old album Freedom & Fyah is at number 83. Christopher Martin's Big Deal, released last month, is at number 89, just ahead of the Rorystonelove production Songs From Zion (featuring Kristine Alicia). Not to be left out is X-Rated and Raw Dancehall at number 95. Some of the songs on it are Beach a Night (Busy Signal), Chop Chop (Tommy Lee Sparta) and Force Up (Beenie Man).