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Sean Paul Tops Billboard Reggae Chart With Weak Sales

 
 

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Sean Paul’s
new album Full Frequency is currently at the top of the Billboard reggae chart for a second weak straight.

The album debut at the top of the chart, dethroning Snoop Lion’s reggae debut album Reincarnated.

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Despite being at the top of the chart, Full Frequency, which was released on February 18, only sold 2,160 in its first week of release.

This highlight a major problem not only plaguing reggae music, but also other genres in the mainstream music market, album sales are at a all time low.

This is also one of Sean Paul’s lowest selling album. In contrast his 2002 Dutty Rock sold 65,000 copies in its opening week but went on to sell over six million copies worldwide.

The dancehall star’s 2005 release The Trinity sold 107,000 copies in its first week, but went on to move over 4 million copies worldwide. Sean Paul created history with the best opening week sales by a Jamaican musician.

 
 
 
 
 
 
  • TheRealSage

    As Barrington Levy said, new genration Jamaican artists have destroyed an invaluable legacy bequeathed to them by Bob Marley and his peers. Keep singing about wine, panties and sex mate riddims and watch the porn industry crush u to oblivion. No one wants to pay for that cheap, trashy content in audio format.

  • Tweley

    Look pan the idiot…

  • NYC one

    I tell people Sean Paul older songs was dope . Is new stuff is down right garbage . Sean Paul is not Shaggy .

    • NYC one

      The real sage I agree with u about Barrington Levy . By the way Rosie sell off .

    • Yardie

      I cosign that. Sean Paul new songs are garbage but older ones are dope real dope and was good for dancehall. These techno sound stuffs dont fit well with dancehall crowd

      • NYC one

        Yardie Shawn Paul forget his roots and he cannot do an interview he speaks very bad english . Stick to your roots it’s very important ..