Arguably one of the genre’s hardest working entertainers, International Grammy-Nominated dancehall artiste and Reality TV Star Spice has yet another achievement to be ecstatic about. “Go Down Deh”, the lead single off of her grammy nominated album “10”, which featured music icons Sean Paul, and Shaggy continue to have chart success one year after its release.
The single has now spent a total of 17 weeks on the Spotify Global chart, under the category Top Dance and Electronic Global and has peaked at #40. The chart, which updates weekly and debuts the most played EDM tracks globally, features dance tracks from Beyonce, The Weekend, Swedish House Mafia, Drake, J Balvin, Dua Lipa, Calvin Harris and Madonna.
When Spice tapped Shaggy and Sean Paul for a collaboration. She knew the song would be a success but didn’t anticipate the song becoming a global success. Since its release, the song has charted in 113 countries on apple music and has racked up 90 million streams on Spotify, equating to over 586, 000 units sold worldwide. The all-Jamaican collaboration was featured on South Korea’s TV Series “Street Woman Fighter”, which has a viewership of 1.4 million. The song ranked #8 on Amazon Music’s 50 Most Played: International songs. Updated every Friday also features Glass Animals “Heatwaves’, Harry Styles “As It Was”, Black Pink’s “Pink Venom”, and The Weekend’s “Blinding Lights, and Charlie Puth’s “Left And Right” feat. Jung Kook of BTS.
On youtube, the official music video has 126 million views and 1.4 billion short views. On social media platforms, the engagement numbers are through the roof as it has over 1.5 billion Tik Tok Views and nearly 1 million Instagram reels. Spice has been having a successful year. Back on August 26, the Queen of Dancehall dropped her sophomore album “Emancipated.” Released under her own label “Spice Official Ent.”
The project entered the all genres US Top album chart at no.14, charted in 89 countries on apple music, and was #1 in 13 countries on iTunes. A big deal is that the artiste is now independent and could outdo her debut album, which was released under her former label VP Records last year. The album has gotten positive reviews from scores of fans and is said to be one of her best works. “Pop Off”, “Crop Top”, and “Same Mouth” appears to be the favourites from the project and show the artiste’s versatility and ability to deliver a different sound.
The album came in at no.7 on the Billboard Reggae Album chart. Spice is one of only a handful of Jamaican female artistes to earn the #1 reggae album on Billboard. In 2018 Spice became the first in 25 years to top the chart since Diana King, when her Mixtape “Captured” entered the chart and moved Bob
Marley a spot down and spent for a total of 3 weeks. According to an article released by the Jamaica Observer on September 9th, 2022, Emancipated’s entry on the chart makes Spice the female dancehall artist with the most charted entries on the chart. Spice now has a total of 10 US billboard entries under her belt.
Earlier this month American fashion designer Laquan Smith who has designed for Beyonce, Lady Gaga, and Kim Kardashian. Booked Spice and American producer, and DJ Diplo to entertain his guest for one of New York Fashion Week’s most anticipated events. In attendance were Madonna, Babyface, La La Anthony, Karrueche Tran, Saucy Santana, and a host of other A-listers. For the experience, Essence Magazine tagged along and followed closely to capture the
Queen of Dancehall in her element as she attended a number of fashion shows and performed at the star-studded event. Her next performance will be on Oct. 1 in Guyana where she will be headlining the Cricket Festival at Guyana National Stadium.