Koffee’s latest EP, ‘Rapture’ has made it to the Billboard Reggae Albums chart. The EP is making it to the chart, at Number 1, just a few weeks and some days after its release.
At 1 9 years old, singer Koffee is the youngest Jamaican to reach number one on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart.
Rapture, an EP released by Promised Land Recordings/Columbia Records on March 14, enters the chart in that slot. The five-track mini-set sold 444 copies.
Rapture features the chart-topping single Toast, as well as the title track. Earlier this month, Koffee won the Jamaica Reggae Industry a$$ociation (JaRIA) Award for Song of the Year ( Toast).
Previously, the youngest person to top the Billboard Reggae Albums chart was Brooklyn-born Jamaican rapper Lil Vicious. He was 15 years old when his debut album for Epic Records, Destination hit the number one spot in 1994.
Tonga singer Analea Brown debuts at number two with Queendom which sold 218 copies. Queendom was released March 22 by Mensch House Records.
Naples, Florida, rock/reggae band Sowflo is number three with New Shoes. This is the quintet’s second entry, having peaked at number five in 2016 with Such is Life.
Sting and Shaggy’s 44/876 holds firm at number four, while Free Rein by Rebelution is steady at five.
The various artistes compilation Get Soca 2019 falls from number two to six, while last week’s chart-topper In Our America, by Aaron Nigel Smith, drops to seven.
Veteran British reggae band UB40 earns it’s 13th entry with For The Many, which debuts at number eight. This 10-track set features collaborations with Kabaka Pyramid and Pablo Rider among others; it was released February 8 by Shoestring Music Productions Limited.
Everyday Life, Everyday People by Slightly Stoopid inches up to number nine, while Iration rounds out the top 10 with its self-titled set.