Dancehall’s top artiste, Popcaan, always makes great albums but the former Vybz Kartel’s protégé just can’t seems to land in the top spot on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart. The St. Thomas deejay just released his debut album, Vanquish, on rapper Drake’s OVO label.
Despite Popcaan’s third album being distributed by a major label in Warner Records Inc., he was not able to grab the number on spot on the chart. Instead the unruly one had to settle for number two behind Stick Figure who holds the number one position with their album, World on fire.
Landing number two on the chart seems to be a recurring act for Popcaan as his freshman album; where we come from, also debuted at number two in 2014. In 2018, he released his sophomore album, Forever, and it also experienced the same fate debuting at number two.
Living reggae legend, Lee “Scratch” Perry, is holding down the trinity as his former chart topping album, Heavy Rain, sit at the number three position on the chart. If holding the trinity is not enough, Scratch proves that he is the man in command as he also owns the number ten (Ten Commandments) position with his album, Rainford.
Perry is the first Jamaican to have two albums simultaneously in the top 10 since Shaggy accomplished this feat on May 24 this year. Shaggy’s Wah Gwaan debuted at number two while the Grammy-winning 44/876 with Sting, was number four.
Also this week, Local Motion by Pepper is down one spot to number five. Firm at number six is the compilation album, Strictly The Best Vol 60, from VP Records.
Everyday Life, Everyday People by Slightly Stoopid went number one in the summer of 2018. It returns to the top 10 at number seven.
Ways of The World by The Movement tumbles from number two to eight, while Grammy-nominated Mass Manipulation by Steel Pulse slips from seven to nine.