The Dubplates returns to top 10

The Dubplates returns to top 10

By Kevin Jackson
Observer writer

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

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Sound system outfit The Dubplates re-enter the Billboard Reggae Album Chart's Top 10 this week with Box Full of Steel, which sold another 134 copies to place at number two.

Released in June 2017 by Chalicetown LLC, Box Full of Steel has to date sold 3,198 copies. It topped the chart in December.

For the 24th non-consecutive week, 44/876 by Sting and Shaggy is number one. The set moved an additional 705 copies to bring its tally to 47,761.

Reggae Gold 2018 re-enters the chart at number 10, up from 16 last week. It sold another 53 copies, a mild improvement on 41 the previous week, for total sales of 1,739.

Popcaan's much-touted Forever rises from number 12 to nine with an additional 53 copies, an increase over the 48 the prior week. Since its release, Forever has sold 2,599 copies.

At number eight is Iration's self-titled set which is the fourth best-selling reggae album released this year with 8,324 copies. It sold 66 copies this week, down from the 99 copies the week before.

Damian Marley's Stony Hill rebounds to number seven after selling another 67 copies, a slight increase over the 56 it registered the week prior. It has sold 22,026 copies to date.

Moving up one spot to number six is Lovers Rock by Estelle which peaked at number three a few weeks ago. South of 5th by Mayday is down to number five, while Slightly Stoopid's Everyday Life, Everyday People is at number four with total sales of 13,364 copies.

Rebelution's Free Rein slips a notch to number three with 117 copies.

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