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Billboard Chart Watch | Four new entries on listing

Published:Saturday | April 22, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Almost one-third of the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart for the week of April 29, 2017 are new to the listing. Four of the 15 albums listed are being ranked for the first time and there are two re-entries. All this results in major movement - mainly downwards - for the other albums.

Top of the heap is Hearts of Fire (Christafari), which has debuted at number one. The other new albums are Jahsayado by Akae Beka (number six), Dubtopia by Gentleman's Dub Club (number eight) and Harmonies by Lord Echo (number 13). At number 11, A Dollar Short and a Minute Late (Landon McNamara) is one of the albums which have re-enterd the chart. The other is The Legend Live: Santa Barbara County Bowl, November 25th, 1979, by Bob Marley and The Wailers. It is at number 15 in the 17th week it has been named on the listing.

Only two of the albums which were on the previous chart have improved their standing in the current listing. Set in Stone (Stick Figure) is at number three, up from five last week, and Live at Red Rocks (Rebelution) has moved from 12th to ninth. It is Set in Stone's 74th week on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart.

Losing ground are last week's number one album, Chalice Row or Dig a Hole - an EP by Young Shorty - which has slipped a place to second. In its 45th week on the listing, Rebelution's Falling Into Place is now fourth, down from third. Fortunate Youth's self-titled set has also gone down a place and is now fifth.

Holding firm at number seven is Lost in Paradise (Common Kings) and Get Soca 2017 is at 10, down two places.

The Frightnrs' Nothing More to Say is the biggest loser, plummeting from sixth to 12. And Stephen Marley's Revelation Part II: The Fruit of Life is now 14th, after being 11th last week. So far it has spent 38 weeks on the listing.