Popcaan’s latest album, the FIXTAPE, has debuted at No. 2 on this week’s Billboard Reggae Albumssales chart. The chart, which was released today, combines streaming and sales.
The Dancehall album has also cracked the Top 100 on the Billboard 200, a notable feat for the St. Thomas native. FIXTAPE entered the global album chart at 94th, according to Billboard, and was the sixth-best debut of the week.
Released on August 7 by OVO Sound / Warner, FIXTAPE sold 686 copies in the first week and was second to Bob Marley’s Legend: The Best of Bob Marley and the Wailers on the reggae albums chart.
Legend has been in the No. 1 position for 32 straight weeks.
Best of Shaggy: The Boombastic Collection came in at No. 3, followed by World on Fire by Stick Figure at No. 4, while Greatest Hits by UB40 was positioned at No. 5 on the reggae chart.
The Jamaican artiste, who cemented his international fame with Controlla by Drake, sharedFIXTAPE’s debut on the Billboard 200 on Monday, August 17, to the acclaim of his Unruly fans on Instagram. “Respect to everyone who made this possible. Forever grateful. @billboard unruly fans up forever #fixtape,” he said.
FIXTAPE has also swept major digital streaming platform (DSP) charts following the mixtape’s release 11 days ago. A week after its release, Popcaan struck gold on the iTunes Top Reggae Albums chart for the first time in the No. 1 spot. The Unruly Boss, who is signed to Drake’s OVO label, also grabbed the top spot on multiple iTunes charts.
The 19-track project dethroned Bob Marley’s bestselling album, which has been in the coveted first place on the iTunes Top Reggae Album chart.
Twist & Turn featuring Drake and PartyNextDoor and Popcaan came in at the top of the leaderboard on the Top Reggae Songs chart. Even more so, Twist & Turn was featured on Barack Obama’s Summer Playlist. With such high praise, there is no surprise that FIXTAPE is Popcaan’s highest charted project.
Another collaboration with Drake- All I Need is also the No. 2 song on the chart pushing Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds to No. 3.
Bob Marley’s Gold album comes in at No. 7, followed by Sean Paul’s Dutty Rock at No. 8, Buju Banton’sUpside Down 2020 at No. 9, and Sean Paul’s Dutty Classics Collectionrounding off in the No. 10 position.
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