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Ziggy Marley replaced by Foreign reggae acts

Published:Thursday | June 16, 2016 | 12:16 PMCurtis Campbell
Ziggy Marley

Grammy Award-winning reggae artiste Ziggy Marley has fallen from the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Reggae chart, after spending only two weeks on top with his self-titled album.

Marley's reign on top was terminated by Falling Into Place, released by Rebelution.

Rebelution is a roots-reggae music band formed in Santa Barbara, California, comprising Eric Rachmany, Rory Carey, Wesley Finley, Marley D Williams and Khris Royal.

The prince of reggae, Dennis Brown, had to settle for the No.4 spot this week, with the debut of his tribute album, We Remember Dennis Brown. The album features Chronixx, Raging Fyah, Romain Virgo and Jah Cure, among others.

Alkaline's debut dancehall project, New Level Unlocked, remains the only effort from the genre still in the top 10 and currently sits at No. 7 moving up from No. 9 last week.

Sean Paul is the highest-charting Jamaican artiste this week on the Billboard Hot 100, as his collaboration with foreign artiste Sia, titled Cheap Thrills, climbed to the No. 13 spot. Billboard also noted that the single is this week's biggest gainer in airplay.

Drake's Controlla, which features a Beenie Man sample, now sits at No. 25 on the Hot 100. Interestingly, Vybz Kartel's highly publicised King of The Dancehall album is not on the Billboard chart this week, despite several discussions on social media about the album's supposed success.

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