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Soca set tops reggae chart - Twin of Twins Stir it Up at number seven

Published:Friday | July 7, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The lumping together of music originating from Trinidad and Tobago with music from Jamaica has resulted in a soca set topping the Billboard Reggae Chart for week 15, 2017.

Soca Gold 2017, a various artistes compilation, has debuted at the top of the 15-album listing, knocking Xyclone's From the Basement to the Big Leagues from the prized perch. It is now at number four, one place ahead of Queen Ifrica's Climb, a former number one which has re-entered the chart.

Another new entry direct from Jamaica is Stir it Up Volume 11: Family, by Twin of Twins. In its first week on the listing, it is just behind Climb at number seven. It is a good week for the more unusual set, making the top 10 as Box Full of Steel (The Dubplates) is at number nine.

With all the new albums and a re-entry, the Major Lazer EP Know No Better has maintained its number-two position from last week. Rebelution's Falling Into Place has also held steady at number three in its 56th week on the chart.

Collie Buddz's Good Life has lost two places and is now at number six. Rebelution's second set in the top 10, Live at Red Rocks, has also lost two places from last week and is at number eight. Closing out the top 10 is Lost in Paradise (Common Kings).

Brothers Ziggy and Stephen Marley are close, Ziggy's self-titled Grammy winning set at number 11 and his sibling's Revelation Part II: the Fruit of Life, a place behind. J. Boog's Wash House Ting and Morgan Heritage's Avrakedabra have each gained a place to be 13th and 14th, respectively. And wrapping up the listing is Landon McNamara's A Dollar Short & A Minute Late.