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QUEEN IFRICA CLIMBS BACK INTO BILLBOARD TOP 10!

By Kevin Jackson
Observer writer

Queen Ifrica rebounds on this week’s Billboard Reggae Album chart. Her Climb re-enters at number 10. Climb debuted at number one on March 25, making Ifrica the first Jamaican female artiste in three years to achieve the feat. The following week, the set tumbled to number 13.

There’s a new number one this week. Mystic Roots Band’s Change, which debuted at number two last week, takes over the top spot from Moment, an EP by the Expendables, which falls to number five.

The Mystic Roots Band comprises five members and is led by vocalist Katherine Ramirez. The Chico, California-based unit peaked at number 13 on the chart with their 2010 album Cali-Hi.

Elsewhere, Falling Into Place by Rebelution steps two rungs up to number two. Their Live at Red Rocks moves from six to three.

Fortunate Youth’s self-titled set is up five places to number four, while Lost in Paradise by Common Kings is up three places to number six.

Landon McNamara’s A Dollar Short & A Minute Late is number seven. Revelation Part II: The Fruit of Life by Stephen Marley is number eight.

The compilation Get Soca 2017 is down to number nine, while The Frightnrs re-enters at number 11 with Nothing More to Say.

Bob Marley & the Wailers’ The Legend Live: Santa Barbara Country Bowl November 25th 1979 occupies the number 12 spot, while Double Up by Iration is number 13.

The double disc Total Reggae: Trench Town Rock is new at number 14. The 40-song set features Mikey Spice, Freddie McGregor, Dennis Brown, The Mighty Diamonds, Black Uhuru, Etana, saxophonist Tony Greene, and guitarist Dwight Pinkney.

 

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