Popcaan has rather a lot to rejoice after his new album FIXTAPE emerged on the Billboard 200 and Reggae Albums chart this week.
The dancehall star must be having fun with the raving success that’s his new album along with his second entry on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart this yr alone. Popcaan’s FIXTAPE debuted at No. 2 on the tally for the week ending August 22, 2020.
Although Popcaan didn’t efficiently dethrone Bob Marley from the No. 1 spot on the chart, he did outperform the late icon on the iTunes High Reggae Albums chart, incomes the No. 1 rank on the platform when the challenge first got here out. The title additionally premiered at No. 94 on the Billboard 200 chart, which ranks the preferred albums and EPs throughout all genres.
FIXTAPE is replete with bangers and has some particular visitor stars, together with Drake, PARTYNEXTDOOR, and extra. One of many titles from the album that options the aforementioned Canadian artists known as “Twist & Flip” topped the iTunes High Reggae Songs chart as nicely. That monitor even made it onto former president of the US, Barack Obama’s 2020 summer time playlist.
Popcaan’s chart efficiency is because of the extreme streaming numbers plus his album promoting 686 equal items in its first week. Some followers have identified the truth that the OVO-signed dancehall artist had a greater debut than his former mentor Vybz Kartel when the incarcerated deejay dropped his final album in June. To be honest, Kartel peaked at No. 2 on the tally earlier than in 2016. This yr each he and Buju Banton launched their albums on the identical date and debuted on the Billboard chart within the sixth and second positions, respectively.
In the meantime, Bob Marley’s album Legend: The Better of Bob Marley and The Wailers has been at No. 1 on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart for all of 2020, marking its thirty second consecutive week on the chart this body. Generally it appears that evidently incomes a No. 2 report on the coveted chart is the very best any artist may hope for with Marley’s towering dominance over the rating. That is Popcaan’s fourth No. 2 on the chart.
FIXTAPE follows 2019’s Vanquish, which was Popcaan’s first official launch underneath OVO Sound. It has already outperformed the entire deejay’s earlier albums by debuting within the high 100 of the distinguished High Albums chart.