Snoop Lion’s ‘Reincarnated’ album tops Billboard Reggae chart
Gangster-rap legend turned Reggae crooner, Snoop Lion has seen his change of genre merit rewards as his debut Reggae album, Reincarnated has topped Billboard’s Reggae albums chart.
Released April 23rd, Reincarnated sold over 21,000 copies during its first week and is currently number 16 on the Billboard Hot 200. The album features a number of hits including “Lighters Up,” (feat. Mavado and Popcaan, La La La and his anti-gun anthem “No Guns Allowed,” (feat. Drake and Cori B).
The album also features Dancehall/Reggae stars, Mr. Vegas and Collie Buddz as well as Miley Cyrus, Rita Ora and Akon. Producers on the album include Major Lazer’s Diplo, Dre Skull and Supa Dups from Black Chiney.
Snoop Lion’s last hip-hop album, Doggumentary (2011) sold more than twice the figure Reincarnated sold in its opening week, selling over 50,000 copies.
Reincarnated is one of five albums by American artists on this week's edition of the Billboard charts, with Jimmy Cliff’s Rebirth hailing as the only solo album by a Jamaican artist on the list (number 10). The Marley movie soundtrack and Reggae Gold 2012 are the other Jamaican Reggae albums on the list at sixth and ninth respectively.