Following his Grammy nod earlier this week, reggae artiste Jah Cure has moved up the Billboard reggae chart and now sits behind VP Records’ Reggae Gold and Soca Gold albums, which hold the No. 1 and No. 2 spots, respectively.
Jah Cure’s album titled The Cure is also the only Grammy-nominated project still on the Reggae Billboard chart and is now enjoying its 21st week on the chart.
Iconic reggae artiste Carlene Davis might have missed out on a Grammy nomination this year; however, her gospel album, Dripping Blood, continues to exceed expectations and has climbed to No. 6 this week, moving from the No. 10 spot.
The Billboard Hot 100 remains under Adele’s rule as her single Hello remains the No. 1 record in the world. However, Justin Bieber remains in contention for the No. 1 spot with his dancehall-inspired single Sorry. The effort now sits at No. 2. Sorry sees Justin Bieber utilising a dancehall instrumental to complement his soothing vocals. The accompanying music video also features Jamaican dance moves like the Gully Creature, created by slain street dancer Ice.
Also on the Hot 100 this week, OMI’s Cheerleader fell to No. 46. Interestingly, Cheerleader peaked at No. 1 and occupied that spot for over four weeks, selling Platinum in the process. However, the entertainer was not nominated in any category for a Grammy, though ironically, the song was also named among Spotify’s Top 5 Global tracks for 2015 and was also nominated for Song of The Year by the BBC Music Awards.