There was a dramatic fall off in sales for the reigning King and Queen of Dancehall, Kartel and Spice, as their albums suffered plunging sales this week. 
After debuting new albums at No. 6 and No. 9 last week, the undisputed Queen of Dancehall Spice and the reputed King Of Dancehall Vybz Kartel have fallen out of the Top 10 on Billboard’s Reggae Albums chart this week.

Spice’s debut album, 10, which was released by VP Records on August 6, picked up 84 more copies from album sales and 649 units total consumption from sales and streaming in the United States during its second week of release, according to data provided to DancehallMag by Billboard’s sales tracker, MRC Data.   10’s streaming activity during the second week — which saw the release of new visuals for the single Send It Up — includes 624,620 audio streams and 138,489 video streams in the US.

Born Fi Dis album, which was jointly released by Aiko Pon Di Beat, Vybz Kartel Muzik, and Short Boss Muzik on August 6, picked up an additional 62 copies from album sales and 411 units in total consumption from sales and streaming in the US, during its second week of release.  Born Fi Dis’ streaming activity in the US during its second week, included 436,635 audio streams and 70,614 video streams.

Reggae legends Bob Marley & The Wailers are No. 1 on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart for the 85th consecutive week, with Legend — a greatest hits collection first released in May 1984 by Island Records.   The now 15x Multi-Platinum compilation moved 11,151 total units from sales and streaming in the US last week, including 2,478 copies in album sales.

Shaggy’s Best of Shaggy: The Boombastic Collection is at No. 2, followed by Jason Mraz’s Love For The Good at No. 3. American band Stick Figure is at No. 4 this week with their World On Fire album, while UB-40’s Greatest Hits is at No. 5.

Claude Mills

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