Iconic reggae/dancehall artiste Buju Banton earns his first solo chart-topper on the Billboard Reggae Digital Song Sales chart with the Dave Kelly-produced Trust.
Trust, which was released last week, is the seventh charted entry bearing Banton’s name. Earlier this year, Holy Mountain by DJ Khaled and featuring Banton, Sizzla, Mavado and 070 Shake reached No. 1 on the chart. DJ Khaled’s other entry, Holy Ground, featuring Banton, went as high as No. 5.
Previously, Banton’s highest entry on the chart was Country For Sale, which peaked at No. 2. He also reached No. 6 with Wanna Be Loved (December 2018), while Champion, a 1990s release, charted at No. 8 in December 2018. Steppa reached No. 11 in August 2019.
Meanwhile, Koffee holds steady on the chart at No. 4 with Toast and the Dumplin (remix) by Stylo G featuring Sean Paul and Spice is at No. 10.
Over to the Billboard Reggae Albums chart, World On Fire by Stick Figure leads the pack for an 11th week.
There are three new entries, while three former top 10 entries have re-entered the chart. The newbies are Fight The Fight by Mortimer at No. 3, while Rub-a-Dub Revolution, a various artistes compilation, is at No. 8.
New at number seven is Special Edition Part 1, a six-song set by New Zealand band Fat Freddy’s Drop Band.
This week’s Billboard Reggae Albums chart top 10
1. World On Fire – Stick Figure (number one for 11th week)
2. Hybrid – Collie Buddz
3. Fight The Fight (EP) – Mortimer
4. Ways Of The World – The Movement
5. Dreamer – Hirie
6. Special Edition Part 1 – Fat Freddy’s Drop Band
7. Rebel With A Cause – Pressure Busspipe
8. Rub-A-Dub Revolution – Various Artistes
9. Reggae Gold 2019 – Various Artistes
10. Send I A Lion: A Nighthawk Reggae Joint – Various artistes