Just last week the king of dancehall, Vybz Kartel, kicked Ziggy Mamrley, the son of the king of reggae off the top of the billboard reggae chart. Ziggy, however, did not take it lying down. This week the “Love is my religion” singer has returned the favor and kick Vybz Kartel off the top of the chart.
Vybz Karrtel’s album King of the Danehall has been knocked all the way to number four by Ziggy Marley’s self-titled album.
Dancehall artiste Sean Paul continues to wave the banner for Jamaican artistes on the international scene with Cheap Thrills, moving up to number eight on the Billboard Hot 100. Sean Paul’s top-10 spot on the Hot 100 is the first for a Jamaican artiste since OMI’s Cheerleader, which peaked at number-one last year.
Nyla, former member of dancehall group Brick and Lace, is also enjoying her 15th week on the Billboard Hot 100 as she was a part of the single, Light It Up, produced by Major Lazer. Major Lazer also released the video, Night Rider, which features iconic dancehall artiste Mad Cobra, 2 Chainz, Pusha T and Travis Scott. However, that effort is yet to climb the Billboard chart.