Music

Popcaan's Forever debuts at two

By Kevin Jackson
Observer writer

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

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Popcaan's second album, Forever , debuts at number two on the Billboard Reggae Album Chart. The set sold 1,484 copies in its opening week.

It is the second time the deejay has entered the chart at this position. His debut album, Where We Come From did so in 2014.

Released on July 20 by Mixpak Records, Forever contains 17 tracks.

Also new on the chart at number nine is the compilation, Reggae Gold 2018 which opens with 137 copies. The 19-track set, released by VP Records on July 20, features songs from Hood Celebrityy, Romain Virgo, Christopher Martin, Kemar Highcon, Busy Signal, and Chronixx.

For the second week, Everyday Life, Everyday People by veteran California band Slightly Stoopid is number one, selling an additional 2,573 copies for total sales of 10,767.

Free Rein by Rebelution, another “Cali” band, holds firm at number three, selling 661 copies to bring its total to 14,976. Shaggy and Sting's 44/876 slips to number four with another 615 copies sold for figures of 40,365.

Iration's self-titled album slips to number five with 215 copies. Etana, sole female in the Top 10, sees her Reggae Forever inch down to number six with an additional 163 copies sold.

Former number one, Rebellion Rises by Ziggy Marley, is down to number seven while Unbreakable: Alborosie Meets The Wailers United, is number eight.

Sister Caro EP by Henricci rises from 25 to number 10. It sold an additional 94 copies for sales of 3,593.

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