caught a second wind in his eponymous set’s 18th week on the Billboard listing, clawing his way back from being on the brink of slipping out of the top 10 last week.
Revelation Part II: The Fruit of Life holds the number 12 position on the iTunes chart, while Ziggy Marley is at number 29.
There is a new Billboard Reggae Albums chart-topper in Make It Better, by Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, which is making its debut. That set is at number 16 on the iTunes list.
Rebelution’s Falling into Place has risen to number two from being fourth last week. It is in its 16th week on the chart. It is at number six on the iTunes chart.
The Frightnrs (Nothing More to Say) and John Brown’s Body (Fireflies) have both lost ground with their former number one albums to be at numbers three and four, respectively.
Set in Stone by Stick Figure takes the top 10’s longevity title this week. After 45 weeks on the Billboard Reggae Albums ranking it is at number six, up a spot from last week. Its staying power carries over to iTunes, where it holds the number seven slot.
After the Marley brothers, Keep it Together by Bumpin Uglies (ninth) and Wandering Soul by HIRIE (10th) complete the chart’s top tier. Keep It Together tumbled from third last week, while Wandering Soul dipped by a place from number nine.
Soja’s concert album, Live in Virginia, topped the iTunes reggae albums listing on the day it was released. There were two other new releases in the top five, namely The Orange Album by Seedless at number three and Bounce by The New English Beat and Ranking Roger.
Two versions of the same album by Bob Marley and the Wailers are at numbers two and five. Legend (Remastered) is at number two, while Legend (Deluxe Edition) is at number five. Both have a release date of of May 8, 1984.
Bob Marley and the Wailers have yet another set in the iTunes top 10 with Gold (number eight). Rebelution has a top10 triple with Peace of Mind (Deluxe) at number nine and Courage to Grow at 10.
Stephen Marley’s previous album, Revelation Part I: The Root of Life, is number 27 on iTunes; Vybz Kartel’s King of the Dancehall is at number 30; Alkaline’s New Level Unlocked holds number 31; Ward 21’s Power Surge is at number 35 a week after being released; Dread and Terrible by Chronixx occupies the 48th position; Popocaan’s Where We Come From is at number 51; and Buju Banton’s Til Shiloh is 24th. Ziggy Marley