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Shaggy, Sting keep riding high

Published:Tuesday | June 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMMelville Cooke/Gleaner Writer
Sting (left) and Shaggy
Kabaka Pyramid

Shaggy and Sting sit on motorcycles for the cover art of their collaborative album 44/876 and they continue to be at full rev as once again, it tops the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart. Also holding firm is the number two self-titled set by Iration.

Those are rare shows of stability on the listing valid up to Saturday, June 23, where there is lots of movement. Despite that, though, there are three solo Jamaican artistes with albums on the chart, none of which have retained their positions from last week,

For the Marleys, that is good movement as both Ziggy's Rebellion Rises and Damian's Stony Hill have got a boost. The former is at number three, inching up a place in its fourth week on the chart, while the latter also gained a spot to now sit at number six. Stony Hill is in its 47th week on the Billboard listing, closing in on a year of unbroken chart presence. On the other hand, the movement is in the other direction for Kabaka Pyramid's Kontraband (which Damian Marley produced), as it has slipped a place to now be 10th in its third week on the chart. It peaked at number three.

Making its debut at number four is'2774 Waterford Parkway by Xyclone. It starts with Spragga Benz's Advice (featuring Spragga, naturally) and also includes Trensetta, Stay With Me and Meck it Clap, which features Epik Jones. Rounding out the top five is Henricci's EP Sister Caro, making its way back into the listing for a 23rd week of Billboard Reggae Albums chart presence.

After Stony Hill comes Katchafire's Legacy, down four places from last week's third spot to be at seven. The Dubplates' Box Full of Steel is eighth, three places adrift of where it was last week. And just before Kontraband is Collie Buddz' Good Life, a former number one making its way back into the chart for a 19th week of being listed.