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Chart Watch - Billboard | Four albums move up in top five - Ifrica's 'Climb' re-enters chart at number 10

Published:Saturday | May 27, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Queen Ifrica

The top four albums in the Billboard Reggae Charts' top five for the week of June 3, 2017, have moved up from lower slots. This, of course, means that there have been casualties, and the biggest one is last week's number one, the Moment EP by The Expendables, which is now at number five.

Top of the heap is Change by Mystic Roots Band, up from number two last week. Remarkably, in its 40th week on the listing, Rebelution's Falling Into Place is now second, moving up from number four. The band is on a roll as their Live at Red Rocks set is in third position, stepping up from number six. It is also an experienced campaigner as it has been on the ranking for 29 weeks. Fortunate Youth's self-titled set is at four, inching up a place from last week's fifth slot.

Queen Ifrica's Climb, a former number one, has re-entered the ranking, anchoring the listing's middle third at number 10. It is now in its fourth week on the chart. Further up in this section of the chart is Common Kings' Lost in Paradise (sixth), Landon McNamara's A Dollar Short and A Minute Late (seventh), Revelation Part II: The Fruit of Life (eighth), and Get Soca 2017 (ninth).

Climb is just above another re-entry, The Frightnrs' Nothing More to Say, which is at 11 in its 30th week on the chart. The Legend Live: Santa Barbara County Bowl, November 25, 1979 (Bob Marley and the Wailers) is 12th, up from 13 last week. Slipping into the slot left vacant by the Gong's upward movement is yet another re-entry, Iration's Double Up, which, so far, has peaked at number two and is in its 13th week on the ranking.

A new set, the various artistes compilation, Total Reggae: Trench Town Rock, is 14th, and J Boog's Wash House Ting closes out the Billboard Reggae Chart for the week of June 3, 2017.

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