Gyptian's album debuts at #1 on US Billboard Reggae Album Chart PDF Print E-mail

Reggae artiste Gyptian is celebrating another milestone in his music career after his latest studio album Sex, Love and Reggae edged out Shaggy's Out Of Many One Music and Snoop Lion's Reincarnation to hold the number one spot on the Billboard Reggae Album Chart.



According to Gyptian's manager Ivor Ruddock, the album which features American singer Estelle, soca artistes Bunji Garlin and Kes The Band, has achieved its success without a lead single.


"The interesting thing about this album is that it was able to achieve this feat without a lead single unlike the last album on which we had Hold Yuh. All the materials on this album are basically exclusive," Ruddock said.


Good feedback


The manager also revealed that songs like Overtime, One More Time and Be Alright are getting good feedback from fans overseas. Sex, Love and Reggae is currently being distributed by internationally recognised record label VP Records. Ruddock believes the album is a collector's item which holds content that all music lovers can relate to.


"Go out and purchase a copy of the original album; it's a definite collector's item. It's like a fruitcake. It has all the elements in it, a really good project by Gyptian," the manager concluded.


Gyptian who is also heavily booked for the festive season with performances set for Canada, Guyana and Earth's Greatest One Night Show - Sting, says his first week sales is testimony that reggae music is very much alive.


"I feel like one of the greatest out of Jamaica. Numbers don't lie. They say that reggae is dying and this is not so because we have a lot of reggae artistes that are putting in good work and Jamaicans need to support their music so that artistes can sell units," the reggae artiste said.


Earlier this year Gyptian's Hold Yuh single was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. The remix to the single features American rapper Nicki Minaj.


For this album, Gyptian teamed up with international writer Angela Hunte, who is credited as working with Jay Z and Alecia Keys for the smash hit record, Empire State Of Mind.



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