Regend legends Peter Tosh and Jimmy Cliff have re-entered the Billboard Reggae album chart for the first time in years, fueled by vinyl reissues of their classic album Records Store Day (RSD).
In fact, the vinyl boost helped Peter Tosh sell more to Bob Marley in the pure album sales count last week, which is also the first for any reggae or dancehall artist in several years. However, the Bad card The singer remains king on the May 7 Reggae chart, where a la carte transmission is also considered.
In RSD, April 23, 2022, 6,700 copies of Tosh’s Complete Captured Live The album was first made available on vinyl in 2002. The album includes 15 songs that were performed live at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles in 1983, including fire versions. Equal rights / depressed man, Africani Get up and stand up.
Complete Captured Live has now debuted at Billboard Reggae Albums at number 2 this week, after selling 3,500 of the 6,700 vinyl copies in the United States last week, according to data provided in DancehallMag of the Billboard sales tracker, Luminate.
Peter Tosh’s last album to enter the list was Super Hitswhich reached number 7 in April 2002 and had spent 11 weeks on the list.
Bob Marley and The Wailers Legend remains at No. 1 for the 121st consecutive week on the May 7 Reggae Albums chart. Legend also remains on the Billboard 200 at number 92, for its week 728 in this chart. It was sold 11,400 equivalent album units in the United States last week, which includes 2,500 in pure album sales, 1,600 in digital song sales, 11,120,800 in on-demand audio playback and 707,100 in on-demand video playback.
Legenda record-breaking collection of Island Records, first released in May 1984, is also currently at number 39 on the UK’s May 5 official album chart.
Record Store Day 2022, 2,500 copies of Jimmy Cliff’s Follow my mind they were also reissued on vinyl. The album, first released in 1976, included 12 songs included If I follow my mind, Don’t give, don’t cry, look at the mountainsi The news.
Follow my mind has entered the Billboard Reggae Albums list for the first time at number 10, after being sold 1,300 copies in the United States last week, according to Luminate.
Jimmy Cliff’s last entry on the Billboard chart was his The best of Jimmy Cliff album, which reached number 7 in November 2017.
Vinyl record sales have been steadily rising over the last decade. In 2021, one in three albums sold in the United States was vinyl LPs, according to Billboard. During that year, revenue from vinyl sales increased 61% from 2020 to $ 1 billion, and accounted for 7% of all music revenue. The last time vinyl sales surpassed $ 1 billion was in 1986.
Elsewhere on the Billboard Reggae album list, Shaggy’s The best of Shaggy: The Boombastic Collection (2008) is number 3 during its week 162 on the graph. The collection, which featured hits from Shaggy’s eight previous studio albums, sold out. 2,900 units last week mainly from the transmission activity.
UB40’s Great successes the compilation is at number 4 on the Reggae list with 1,700 units sold, followed by Stick Figure’s The world on fire at number 5 with 1,600 units sold and their Embedded in stone album at number 6 with 1,500 units sold.
of Koffee Equipped debut, released on March 25 via Promised Land / RCA, has dropped one place to No. 7, after selling 1,500 units last week. That brings the five-week sales and total transmission of the Grammy Award winner to 10,033 units in the United States. The deluxe edition of Equipped has sold over 188,000 units in total in the US.
Sean Paul’s The Trinity i Dutty Rock The album returned to the charts at number 8 and number 9, after being sold 1,400 i 1,300 units each respectively.