Thursday, May 14, 2015

Trinidadian reggae/gospel artiste makes Billboard Top 10 with new album

Gospel/Reggae artiste Joel "Positive" Murray debuts on Billboard with his new hit album 'Stand And Be Counted.' The album made its debut entry at #9 on Billboard Reggae Albums chart, the first ever Billboard chart entry for the inspirational artiste. 

Hailing from the twin island nation of Trinidad and Tobago, Positive garners international spotlight for the niche Gospel/Reggae genre and reinforces his reign at its forefront. Embodying a triple threat - an extraordinary singer, prolific songwriter and genre-bending producer - Stand And Be Counted showcases his seasoned vocals, lyrics and production skills as his divine talents shine on its 15 glorious tracks.

"It is absolutely remarkable to be charting on Billboard and I'm ecstatic because of what this means for Gospel Reggae and for the music of Trinidad and Tobago on a whole" states Positive.  "It isn't just for me but also for everyone who supports the Gospel and good music we are in the top 10 of Billboard's Reggae Albums chart. The entire globe is listening so we will keep sending inspiring messages as we seek to make a positive difference in the world. This is a call to Stand Up and Be Counted!"

The album also debut at #1 on iTunes Trinidad and Tobago national top Albums chart and peaked at #21 on iTunes US Reggae Top Albums chart. Stand And Be Counted sees collaboration with American Gospel star Jonathan McReynolds on its lead track "All Over The World," co-produced by Dwayne "Supa dups" Chin-Quee, American Christian pop singer V. Rose on "Scars" and boasts production from stellar names in pop, gospel, reggae and soca music such as Jason "J-Vibe" Farmer, soca heavy-hitter Precision Productions along with JLab Pro and Deer Panteth Productions from Trinidad and Barbwiya Music from Jamaica joining forces with Positive's independent label Bricksvale Records

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