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Vybz Kartel latest album 'Viking' now sits in Billboard Reggae Top Ten

Although incarcerated, Vybz Kartel continues to reign as leading Dancehall artist in the industry. Just recently, Boomshots website reported that the controversial deejay's latest album 'Viking' (Vybz Is King), made a grand debut at #3 on Billboard's Reggae Album Chart. Now sitting comfortably at #6, Vikings is the only album by a dancehall artist, impacting the chart's Top Ten. This marks the highest debut of Vybz Kartel's career, adding to his string of successful musical feats since he has been incarcerated.  Against all odd, he has remained at the forefront of the dancehall music scene ----regularly releasing new songs, dominating radio airwaves and winning awards...

Released early last month, 'Viking' is collectively produced by TJ Records, Kartel's Adidjaheim Records and his common-law wife Shorty's imprint label Short Boss Muzik. Whilst this is Kartel's best Billboard showing yet, he has had previous top ranking entries on this chart such as 'Kingston Story' (2011), "Vybz Kartel Roots and Culture: The Voice of the Jamaican Ghetto' (2013; 'Kartel Forever; Trilogy' and last year's 'Reggae Love Songs and; Other Things.