Alkaline ‘Ocean Wave’ single Hits 10 Million and still trending.
Despite the debates about streaming numbers, relevance, and dominance to date, undoubtedly, Alkaline is and remains the only Jamaican artiste in the last decade to consistently embody all three. Since his debut, Alkaline has continuously delivered hits, rival his peers, and raised the bar.
Based on streaming data, Alkaline single “Ocean Waves” which is produced by renowned producer Jahvy has amassed over 10 million views between audio and video streams.
“Vendetta team is all about fun and entertainment while uplifting the generation” Alkaline states.
The single currently stands at #11 in Jamaica via Youtube data; and also is positioned at #23 on Apple Top 100 Antigua and Barbuda Top 100; #63 on Apple Top 100 St. Kitts and Nevis; #79 Apple Top 100 Trinidad and Tobago; #92 Apple Top 100 British Virgin Islands; #55 Apple Top 100 Grenada and #46 Apple Top 100 in Dominica just to name a few.
The ‘New Level Unlocked’ artiste rise to fame has been confronted with opposition, doubt, betrayal, and criticism. However, just as how Moses a man of humble beginnings led the Israelite’s out of Egypt, from a Pharaoh who served a false god. The Vendetta Boss remains focused on defying the odds, as the Almighty guides his steps.
With a huge following outside Jamaica in markets that yield great benefits, Alkaline rival his peers yet again. With no gang affiliation, distribution deal, management contract or major label support attributed to his success. The Vendetta boss has paved the way for other acts to follow.
While the artiste style and lyrics remains cause for controversy in Jamaica, it has only made him a ‘counterculture icon’ amongst youths. Releases such as ‘Monopoly’, ‘Ocean Wave’, ‘Juggernaut’ and ‘Move Mountains’ are just few examples of his artistry yet again.