Buju Banton back on Billboard Major Chart

June 10, 2020

Buju Banton earns an entry on one of Billboard’s major charts, for the first time in 13 years. “Memories”, featuring John Legend, moved from 23 to 21 in its fourth week on the Adult R&B Songs chart.

This collaboration between Banton and Legend is the second one. Banton was also featured on a reggae remix of Legend’s hit single Can’t Be My Lover, in 2008. It was produced by Dwayne “Supa Dups” Chin-Quee.

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The last time Banton charted was on a major Billboard tally in 2007, “Driver” peaked at number 72 and 75 on the Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts.

On the latest Adult R&B Songs chart, Skip Marley’s Slow Down featuring HER falls from number one to number three elsewhere. The song was there for three weeks at number one.

“Slow Down” slipped from the sixth to eighth position on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart and stalled at the number nine position on the Hot R&B Songs tally. It stayed put at number 23 on the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop chart.

Anuel AA the Puerto Rican rapper debuts at number 50 on the Billboard Latin Songs chart with his cover of Bob Marley’s No Woman No Cry, No Llores Mujer. The song is featured on his sophomore album, Emmanuel, that debuted at number one on both the Top Latin Albums and Latin Rhythm Albums charts. It entered the Billboard 200 at number eight, selling 39,000 equivalent album units.

 The 16-track album “Therapeutic” done by dancehall artiste Di Truth is now at number four with 196 copies, and “Local Motion” by Pepper rose from number seven to number five.

Dre Island debuts at number six with “Now I Rise” (Dubshot Records), while last week’s chart-topper Cali Roots Riddim 2020 by Collie Buddz falls to number nine.

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Former chart-topper done by Lila Iké’s “The Experience” is number 10. Since its release last month, it has sold 596 copies.

On the streaming-driven Billboard Reggae Albums chart, the sole new entry is the self-titled set by Long Beach Dub All Stars at number seven.

“Welcome to Jamrock” Damian Marley’s Grammy-winning 2005 album, re-entered the chart for the first time in over 13 years, at number nine position.

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While over on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart, Jamaican producer Tarik “Rvssian” Johnston’s “No me Ame”, featuring Anuel AA and Juice WRLD, slipped from the number 44 spot to the 47th spot. It inches up by one spot to 32 on the Latin Pop Airplay chart, and slipped from number 19 to 21 on Latin Rhythm Airplay recently.

On the Current Reggae Albums chart, which is available through subscription to Nielsen Music, Long Beach Dub All-Stars debuts at number one, selling 1,275 copies in its first week. The album features the collaboration Easy with Jamaican deejay Tippa Lee.

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Double Vision, a five-song EP by Boston, Massachusetts, the band The Elovaters, enters at number two.

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