Bob Marley has the top-selling Reggae album of 2020.
The late King of Reggae’s “Legend: The Best of Bob Marley and The Wailers” album, spent an astounding 47 weeks at number one on the weekly reggae chart, was the best selling for this year, Billboard magazine reports.
The album was also featured on other charts including; the Catalog Albums Chart where it came in at number three, on the Vinyl Albums Chart it placed number six, while on the Top R&B Albums Chart it was number eight and it came in at number 36 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart.
Legend is a compilation album by Bob Marley and the Wailers. It was released in May 1984 by Island Records. It is a greatest hits collection of singles in its original vinyl format and is the best-selling reggae album of all-time, with over 11 million sold in the US, over 3.3 million in the UK (where it is the seventeenth best-selling album and an estimated 33 million copies sold globally.
In 2003, the album was ranked number 46 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, maintaining the rating in a 2012 revised list. The list was revised again in 2020 with the album now placing at 48.
As of January 2020, it has spent a total of 609 nonconsecutive weeks on the Billboard 200 album chart—the second longest run in history. As of July 2020, it has spent 932 weeks in the top 100 of the UK Albums Chart—the third longest run in the chart’s history.
Top 10 selling reggae albums for 2020:
- “Legend: The Best Of Bob Marley And The Wailers” – Bob Marley And The Wailers
- “Best Of Shaggy: The Boombastic Collection” – Shaggy
- “World On Fire” – Stick Figure
- “Set In Stone” – Stick Figure
- “Greatest Hits” – UB406 “Dutty Classics Collection” – Sean Paul
- “Gold” – Bob Marley And The Wailers
- “Fixtape” – Popcaan
- “Dutty Rock” -Sean Paul
- “Rapture (EP)” – Koffee