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Chart Watch Billboard | Little movement despite new No. 1

Published:Thursday | February 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Stony Hill (Damian Marley)
Chronixx
Capleton
Vybz Kartel
Ed Sheeran
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Although there is a new number one, there is precious little movement on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart, which holds for the rest of this week up to Saturday, February 17. That number one is also the greatest gainer, as the various artistes set Tropical House Cruises to Jamaica has moved up from number four last week. Still, 'various artistes' in this case is not the same as generally when slapped on a compilation, as the cast of vocalists includes Ed Sheeran (Real Life), Capleton (Pain), Sean Kingston (Paradise), Good Life (Chronixx), Lee Scratch Perry (Eazel), and Vybz Kartel (Chance).

Damian 'Jr Gong' Marley's Grammy winner Stony Hill again holds firm in the second slot, in the process extending its run on the chart to 29 weeks. The Green's Marching Orders is in the third position this week, stepping up from fifth, while Vessel of Love (Hollie Cook) has made a direct exchange with 'Tropical House Cruises to Jamaica', holding the number four position after falling from last week's top placing. Rounding out the top five is the Henrici EP Sister Caro, which was in seven on the previous listing.

The only new entry for this week is in the lower half of the top 10 - and, even then, it has been there before. The various artistes set The #1 Sound: From The Vaults, Vol. 1 is in the number nine spot - but it is a former chart topper. It is one of those sets that had a very brief chart run - at least, the first time around - as this return is only its second week on the Billboard ranking. In all the juggling around Outside (Burna Boy) is a loser, dropping from number three to six. Chronixx's Chronology has gone up a place to be at number seven in its 31st week on the listing and SOJA's Poetry in Motion has also improved a place to be in number eight.

Closing off the chart for this week is Tribal Seeds' Roots Party.

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