Mar­leys keep JA in Bill­board top five

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WHILE A num­ber of al­bums by Jamaican per­form­ers, among them Papa San’s Jour­ney and Jah9’s 9, have popped up in the Bill­board Reg­gae Al­bums Chart’s top 10 over the past two months, Mar­ley broth­ers Stephen and Ziggy have kept a con­sis­tent pres­ence. And on the list­ing for the week of Novem­ber 12, 2016, Stephen and Ziggy are the only solo Jamaican per­form­ers who have made the cut.

Stephen’s Rev­e­la­tion Part II: The Fruit of Life is at num­ber three, down a place from the num­ber two slot which it made its own for three weeks, while Ziggy’s Ziggy Mar­ley has clam­bered back into the up­per half of the chart at num­ber five, up two places from last week.

Rev­e­la­tion Part II: The Fruit of Life is in its 14th week on the chart and Ziggy Mar­ley is en­joy­ing its 23rd week on the list­ing. Both are for­mer chart top­pers.

Re­be­lu­tion’s Fall­ing Into Place re­tains its num­ber one rank­ing from last week, while Stick Fig­ure’s Set In Stone ex­changed places with Stephen Mar­ley’s set to be at num­ber two this week, up a place from last week’s num­ber three. Wan­der­ing Soul by HIRIE leap to num­ber four, up from last week’s bucket po­si­tion in the top 10.

In the list­ing’s lower half, Akae Deka’s Livi­cated makes its de­but at num­ber six, dis­plac­ing Noth­ing More to Say (The Frigt­nrs) a slot down to seven. Fire­flies by John Brown’s Body re­tains its num­ber eight po­si­tion, Livin Free (Roots of Cre­ation) re-en­ters the top 10 and is at num­ber nine in its third week on the chart, and the Var­i­ous Artistes com­pi­la­tion Stu­dio One Radio Show holds the num­ber 10 spot in its sec­ond week on the Bill­board list­ing.

On the iTunes list­ing of top reg­gae al­bums as of yes­ter­day morn­ing, it is back to Bob Mar­ley and the Wail­ers on top as usual, af­ter a hic­cup in the ac­cus­tomed hi­er­ar­chy last week at the same time. Leg­end oc­cu­pies the top two spots with the Re­mas­tered and Deluxe Edi­tion ver­sions, re­spec­tively, while Re­be­lu­tion’s Live at Red Rocks, which up­set the order by claim­ing the num­ber one spot, is at three.

How­ever, that puts Re­be­lu­tion into a back-to-back al­bums po­si­tion, as their Fall­ing Into Place is at num­ber four.

CLOSE CON­NEC­TION

Pres­sure Busspipe is not from Ja­maica, but the man from the US Vir­gin Is­lands en­joys a close con­nec­tion with ‘yard’. His new re­lease, Red Rose, is at num­ber five on the iTunes top 100.

Stick Fig­ure’s Set in Stone is the top iTunes set which also has a pres­ence on the Bill­board reg­gae chart, as it is at num­ber seven. Noth­ing More to Say (The Fright­nrs) is at num­ber 11 on the iTunes chart, while Stephen Mar­ley’s Rev­e­la­tion Pt II: The Fruit of Life is at num­ber 14.

Peter Tosh is en­joy­ing a resur­gence as, although it has not made the Bill­board list­ing, his Su­per Hits is num­ber 15 on iTunes, just ahead of Wel­come to Jam­rock (Damian Mar­ley) at 16 and Shaggy’s Hot Shot at num­ber 17. Tosh has an­other set, The Best of Peter Tosh, at num­ber 50.

Ziggy Mar­ley

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