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Queen of Dancehall Spice has re-entered the Billboard Reggae Albums chart with her new album, Emancipated, which was released independently via Stealth Music/Spice Official ENT on August 26.

The album opens at No. 7 on the chart dated September 10, with the equivalent of 1500 total units sold in the US during its first week of release.   

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Emancipated, in true queen like Fashion, had a plethora of album highlights, like that of the grammy nominated 10 album.

Top highlights of the Emancipated album thus far are as follow;

  • Peaked at #1 on the US, UK, Canada & Slovenia Reggae Albums Charts
  • Peaked at #14 Overall Albums (US)
  • Peaked at #1 in 11 different countries via Apple Music
  • Peaked #1 On The US Current Reggae Albums Chart
  • Debuted at No.7 on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart
  • Created history on Twitter amassing 4M views in 7 days with the Uncut version of Tape Measure.

The 9-track album’s total first-week consumption includes 700 copies in pure album sales, and 1,100,000 from audio and video streams in the US, according to data provided to various media outlets from Billboard’s sales tracker Luminate.

Emancipated had a slightly stronger opening week than Spice’s Grammy-nominated debut 10, which had peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard chart last year. 10, released via VP Records, had sold 1,447 total units of consumption from sales and streaming in the US, according to Luminate.

The weekly sales and streaming-driven Billboard Reggae Albums chart ranks the most popular Reggae albums in the US, based on consumption metrics that are measured in equivalent album units. 

Each of those units represents one album sale or 10 individual tracks sold from an album or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscriptions streams from an album via audio or video streams.

Reggae legends Bob Marley & The Wailers are No. 1 on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart this week for the 139th consecutive week, with Legend— a greatest hits collection first released in May 1984 by Island Records.   

Shaggy’s Best of Shaggy: The Boombastic Collection is at No. 2, followed by Sean Paul’s Dutty Classics Collection at No. 3.

UB40’s Greatest Hits compilation is at No. 4, followed by Stick Figure’s World On Fire and Set In Stone albums at No. 5 and 6, respectively.

Musical Youth’s Anthology album spends its fourth week on the chart at No. 8, following the death of a former member.

Koffee’s Gifted album spends its 22nd week on the chart at No. 9, while Burna Boy’s Outside album completes the Top 10.

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