Monday, June 22, 2015

Chart Wise - Popcaan edge Billboard Reggae #1 spot; Omi looks to enter US Top 10 with Major Lazer on his heels

For a second time around, Dancehall artiste Popcaan eyes Billboard Reggae Top 10 #1 spot as this week his debut album "Where We Come From' (WWCF) holds down the #2 spot on that chart a little over a year after it's release, unseating Rebelution's 'Count Me In.' 

The Mixpak Records/Anju Blaxx and Dubbel Dutch produced album on its official release June 10, 2014, held that same #2 spot on the Billboard Reggae chart but failed at making it to #1. Hopefully this time around, 'Where We Come From' will pierce through to hit the big #1 spot #KICKOUT! Popcaan also joins a growing list of Jamaican artistes on Billboard Reggae's Top 10 which includes Chronixx, Etana, Morgan Heritage and the king, Bob Marley and the Wailers whose Easy Skanking in Boston 1978 still hold #1 after 3 weeks.


Omi perched atop the Top 10 of the US Top 40 charts with Major Lazer on his heels

Top 40: Swift Ties Mark For Quickest Run To #1; Walk The Moon Runner Up; Major Lazer
Top 15; Weeknd Top 20; Flo Rida, Jidenna Debut

*TAYLOR SWIFT soars 4*-1* with "Bad Blood" - topping the chart in five weeks - which matches KATY PERRY's "ROAR" and NELLY and TIM MCGRAW's "Over And Over" for the fastest run to the top
* WALK THE MOON is now in the runner up spot, moving 3*-2* with "Shut Up And Dance" - up over 600 spins
*OMI is closing in on the top 10, moving 13* - 11* with "Cheerleader," and climbing 1941 spins
*MAJOR LAZER is top 15 this week, up 17* - 14* with "Lean On" - up a stellar 1929 spins
*THE WEEKND is top 20 in his second on the chart with "Can't Feel My Face," up 21*-17* and rising 2056 spins
*FLO RIDA and JIDENNA both debut this week

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