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Two straight for ‘Stony Hill’

Published:Wednesday | January 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Damian 'Jr Gong' Marley

Damian 'Jr Gong' Marley's Stony Hill album has made it two from two for 2018, again claiming the top spot on the Billboard Reggae Charts for this week, ending Saturday, January 13. It is also closing in on a half-year on the chart, having spent 24 weeks on the listing so far, with no signs of fading.

The top two is unchanged, as SOJA's Poetry in Motion, is again in the runner-up spot. But there is movement for the remainder of the top five, as Tribal Seeds' Roots Party has climbed two places to be at number three, earning the greatest gainer nod for this week in the process. It took the place of Marching Orders (The Green), which is now at number four. Closing off the top half of the chart is the Henricci EP, Sister Caro.

 

Mixed week

 

Chronology (Chronixx) has fallen a spot from last week to be at number six, but it has reached the half-year mark on the chart. The surprise of the week is how many albums have re-entered the listing all of four, as every album from positions seven to 10 has got a renewed burst of Billboard energy.

Tropidellic's 'Heavy is the Head tops the returnees at number seven, having peaked at three in its three weeks on the ranking. That time pales to what the number eight album, Revelation Part II: The Root of Life, has enjoyed on the chart, as the former number one is in its 56th week. The number nine set, Major Lazer's EP Know No Better, is ninth and closing off the listing is The Frightnrs' Nothing More to Say, which chalks up its 40th week on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart.

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