44/876 is Billboard’s number 1
Shaggy and Sting’s 44/876 is Billboard’s number 1
Shaggy and Sting Grammy-nominated album 44/876 is in the number one spot on the Billboard Top Reggae Album Chart.
The combination album has been on the chart for 33 weeks and has held the number one position for 19 weeks.
Meanwhile, Beres Hammond’s Never Ending is number two.
Other Jamaicans on the chart are Damian Junior Gong Marley’s Grammy-winning album Stony Hill in the number 6 position, Vanessa Bling’s Still Standing is number 7, Captured by Spice is number 9, and Chronixx rounds out the top 10 with Chronology.
The Billboard Reggae Chart reflects the week’s top-selling albums ranked by sales.
From the Billboard top 10 Reggae Albums, only Shaggy and Stings’s 44/876 has been nominated for a Grammy.
Other entertainers vying for the Grammy for best Reggae Album are Etana who has created history being the fourth female to be nominated since 1997. Etana is nominated for the album Reggae Forever distributed by Tads Records. If she wins, she will be the first female to cop the Grammy for Best Reggae Album.
Judy Mowatt scored the first nomination in (1986), Rita Marley in (1992) and Sister Carol in (1997). They were all nominated but didn’t win.
Meanwhile, Protoje has secured his first Grammy nomination with A Matter Of Time. Black Uhuru who won the first ever Reggae Grammy in 1985, is nominated for As The World Turns; and Ziggy Marley who holds the record for the Reggae Album wins with a total of 7, is nominated for Rebellion Rises.
The 2019 Grammy Awards will be held on February 10 in Los Angeles.