Vybz Kartel Makes History, 1st Artist Ever To Have Whole Album On Top 100 Chart!
Jailed dancehall dancehall superstar Adidja Azim Palmer more popularly known to the masses as Vybz Kartel released his 14 track project titledKing of the Dancehall released this past Friday, June 10. Vybz’s album was instantly a hit, landing in the number one position on all Top Reggae albums chartsworldwide.
King of the Dancehall peaked at number 29 on the US mainsteam albumschart. This means that Vybz Kartel went up against all the big names in the music industry such as Adele, Beyonce and Drake. Vybz Kartel was ahead of Rihanna, Justin Beiber, Eminem, Tupac, Biggie andmany more top names. The only other reggae or dancehall artist which was featured onthe chart was Bob Marley.
Vybz also dominated the Top 100 Reggae Singles Chart Worldwide as well. Fever, Colour this life, Hey Addi, Western Union, Dont Know Someone, Cant Say No, Sorry Babe, Lipstick, Open up di Door, Which Friend, Every girl, Google feat.Demarco Having every song from his album and also his summer single “Summer” in the Top 100, Vybz Kartel became the 1st dancehall or reggae artist to ever do this.
Fever, the first single from the deejay’s King of the Dancehall album released just a month ago with the accompanying video has had more than 2 million views already. The raunchy video was directed by Jay Will and Game Over features a girl in heat because of her lust-induced dreams.
The album produced independently by one of dancehall and reggae’s leading producer Linton TJ White for his TJ Records label and distributed by Zojak World Wide, was ahead of Falling into Place by Rebelution at number 2 and Legend (Remastered) by Bob Marley & The Wailers and number 3.