Monday, July 20, 2015

Chart Wise - The Reggae/pop hit rules again

The reggae/pop hit rules again, while The Weeknd rises to No. 2 with 'Can't Feel My Face.' The Weeknd also adds a new top 10 with 'The hills' and Major Lazer and DJ Snake also slither into the top 10.

OMI's "Cheerleader" leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week. The reggae/pop song fends off The Weeknd's "Can't Feel My Face," which pushes to No. 2 Hot 100 Music Festival headliner The Weeknd additionally reaches the top 10 with his other current single, "The Hills." Major Lazer and DJ Snake hit the top 10 with "Lean On," featuring MO more

Top 40: Swift Holds #1 Spot; OMI Runner Up; Weeknd Charging; Lazer; Skrillex/Diplo Top10; Selena, Demi Top 15; Fall Out Boy, Tori Kelly Top 20

*TAYLOR SWIFT spends another week atop the Top 40 chart "Bad Blood"
*Newcomer OMI moves into the runner up spot, rising 3*-2* with "Cheerleader" and is up 1762 spins
*THE WEEKND is now top 5 in his sixth week on the chart with "Can't Feel My Face," rising 6*-4* and climbing 2329 spins (he is 900 or so behind OMI)
*A big week for DIPLO as he goes top ten twice
*He is part of MAJOR LAZER, which rises 12*-9* with "Lean On" and is up 905 spins
*Meanwhile, he teams with SKRILLEX on "Where Are U Now," with JUSTIN BIEBER and moves 11*-10*
*Two stars who had great career with DISNEY go top 15 this week
*SELENA GOMEZ moves 16*-13* with "Cool For The Summer" - up 21*-17* and up nearly 800 spins
*TORI KELLY moves on to the top 20 as well with "Should've Been Us" up 26*-20* and up 778 spins
*5 SECONDS OF SUMMER and R. CITY featuring ADAM LEVINE land the two debut this week

Rhythmic: Weeknd New Chart Topper; OMI, Kid Ink Top 5; Fetty Wap Top 15; La Rose Top 20; Meek Mill Surges; Trey, Flo Debut

*OMI is now top 5 at Rhythmic and Top 40 as "Cheerleader" rises 7*-4* and is up 853 spins

Congratulations Omi
Hitting the top spot of the Billboard Hot 100 chart is big news and every artiste dream. Last week OMI (whom many had expected to reach #1) met the expectation of many Jamaicans and music enthusiasts and so congratulations were in order. "Cheerleader" continues to set historic trends (personal and other), surpassing 20 million streams in the UK. This comes just around the same time American rapper Kid Ink who landed a major hit on his Show Me remix featuring Chris Brown steps in on the Felix Jaehn vs. Salaam Remi Remix.

Meanwhile, several artistes/DJ, members of the Jamaican music industry and other congratulated Omi for this major accomplishment including Bounty Killer, ZJ Liquid who took to social media. We copied a few tweets to share with you.



Billboard Reggae Albums To 10
Meanwhile on Billboard's Reggae albums chart new entry and 'Greatest Gainer" 'Maestro' by Kymani Marley; SOJA's 'Amid The Noise and Haste' moves back into top 5 
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*Kymani Marley enters at #1 with "Maestro" 
*Soca Gold by Various artiste enters at #2
*Bob Marley and the Wailers "Easy Skankin in Boston 78" moves down *1-3*
*Rebulution moves down *2-4* with "Count Me In"
*SOJA* moves into top 5 *6-5* with "Amid The Noise and Haste"
*Byron Lee and the Dragonaires out of Top 10 up from *5-*6 with "Uptown Top Ranking" 
*Gov't Mule both albums moves down *3-7* and 6*-*8 with "Dub Side of the Mule" + the Deluxe respectively
*The Expanders down 4*-9* with "Hustling Culture"
*Morgan Heritage down *9-*10 with "Strictly Roots"

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