Billboard Chart Watch | Morgan Heritage debuts at No. 3
The name of Morgan Heritage’s most recent album, Avrakedabra, sounds close to the standard magic word abracadabra. The family band’s most recent full-length project has not cast a spell over the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart for the week of June 10, 2017, but it has done well enough to start its chart run at the number three spot.
It is another newcomer, Good Life (Collie Buddz) which has topped the listing. It is a case of the seasoned alternating with the new, as Rebelution’s Falling Into You, is in the second slot. At 51 weeks on the listing, it is closing in on a year of Billboard Reggae Chart presence.
At fourth is another long-standing chart presence in The Legend Live – Santa Barbara County Bowl, November 25, 1970. Last week it was number 12 and is in its 22nd week on the chart.
The top five is closed out by another stamina set, Rebelution’s Live at Red Rocks, down from number two last week, but going strong in its 30th week on the listing.
With one exception, all the albums from six to 10 have lost ground. The only gainer in the chart’s second third is an out of season, Get Soca, which has moved up one place from number nine to eight. Change (Mystic Roots) has tumbled to six from number one, Lost in Paradise (Common Kings) has slipped a place to seven and Stephen Marley’s Revelation Pt II: The Fruit of Life, has also lost a place to be ninth.
In 10 is, A Dollar Short & A Minute Late (London McNamara), down three places.
J Boog’s Wash House Ting, has progressed from number 15 to 11 this week. Falling are, Moment EP (The Expendables), free-falling from number seven last week to 12th this week, and The Frightnrs', Nothing More to Say.
Two re-entries wrap up the chart, Ziggy Marley’s set at number 14 and the various artistes compilation, Reggae Gold 2016 at number 15.