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Kaya 40 60th earns Bob 60th Billboard entry

By Kevin Jackson
Observer writer

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

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In 1978, the album Kaya by Bob Marley and The Wailers reached number five in the United Kingdom and number 50 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart. Forty years later, the remixed edition enters the Billboard Reggae Album Chart at number two.

Kaya 40, remixed and reimagined by Stephen Marley, gives the reggae king and his legendary band their 60th title on the Billboard reggae table. Kaya 40 sold 503 copies in its opening week.

Released on August 24, it features classics such as Is This Love, Easy Skanking, Sun is Shining, and Time Will Tell.

Also new on this week's chart at number three is Easy to Love You by K Bong. The 12-song set, released via K Bong Records, is the Stick Figure member's second entry on the chart. He charted at number 11 in 2014 with Hopes and Dreams.

Easy to Love You features collaborations with The Movement, Stick Figure, Johnny Cosmic, and Raging Fyah. Easy to Love You started with 323 copies sold.

Sting and Shaggy's 44/876 remains number one, selling 707 additional copies, up from 567 the previous week. Its figure to date stands at 43,901.

Slipping one spot to number four is Everyday Life, Everyday People by Slightly Stoopid, which sold 295 copies to bring its haul to 12,642 copies.

American band Fortunate Youth earns its ninth entry as Sugar Shack Sessions Volume 2 (EP) enters at number five, selling 256 copies. The EP was released August 24 by Fortunate Entertainment. The six-member outfit topped the chart last year with its self-titled set.

Free Rein by Rebelution is down to number six after selling another 244 units, while I Don't Want: The Gold Fire Sessions by Santigold is down to number seven with 114 copies. To date the latter has moved 1,847.

Iration's self-titled set is number eight with an additional 111 copies sold for a total of 7,853, while Ziggy Marley's Rebellion Rises is down to number nine with 94 copies. The second has to date sold 7,341 copies.

Dancehall titan Popcaan closes out the top 10 with his sophomore set Forever, which has sold 2,302 copies since its release in July.

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