The new Global Reggae Charts magazine is out and brings a new special; the Annual Charts. As many other outlets, Global Reggae Charts present the best singles and albums in 2017, based on the voter data we collected throughout the year. Jesse Royal, who’s topped the album charts for three months straight, is this months featured artist.
Another novelty is the riddim charts section, we will release now every month as well. More background info on these changes can be found in the editorial of the magazine.
When looking at the single charts, we can find 25% new entries and some changes in the other positions. Alborosie’s “Living Dread” stays at #1, while Protoje and Mortimer had to make space for Jah9 with “Feel Good” at #2. On #5 we find Chezidek, who climbed up from #18, followed by Randy Valentine’s “Vigilant” on #6. #10 has the first new entry from Koffee. An upcoming female artist from Jamaica, who got a lot of attention lately. Further new entries coming from shooting star Jahmiel with “U Me Luv” at #13, Beres Hammond and Jigsy King at #14, Chronixx with Chronicle (his father) at #16 and Alborosie’s first single release from his new acoustic album on #18.
On the album charts, we have even eight new entries. On the top of the charts we find again Jesse Royal, Havana meets Kingston and Damian Marley. None of them are unexpected if you followed the charts over the last months. Randy Valentine climbed from #7 to #4 and Exco Levi enters the charts at #5 with his new album „Narrative.“ More new entries can be found in the positions 12-15 (Alborosie, Danakil meets Ondubground, Charly B, and The Green) and 18-20 (Junior Natural, The Frightnrs, and Keishera).
The charts are online and can be found at www.globalreggaecharts.com. Voter registration is now open as well. Visit the site for all the details.