Dancehall artiste Alkaline debuts at number one on the Billboard Reggae Album chart with his EP, New Level Unlocked.
Released by DJ Frass Records, it sold 741 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen Soundscan.
The sales figures cover the period March 25-31.
Alkaline took to Instagram to praise his fans and acknowledge his milestone.
“All because of you.nuff luv and respect #billboard#reggaechart @realdjfrass @leemillaproductions #newlevelunlocked” – Alkaline via Instagram.
‘New Level Unlocked’ consists of 15 tracks, including the collaboration Like One featuring American R&B singer Bobby V (formerly known as Bobby Valentino).
Other tracks are the chart-topping single Champion Boy, Side Chick, Direction, ATM, and Conquer The World.
This is the first time in five years that a Dancehall artiste has topped the Billboard Reggae Album chart.
The last person to achieve this feat was Shaggy with his 2011 EP Summer in Kingston.
[clickToTweet tweet=”Dancehall star @TheAlkaline Debuts At No.1 On The Billboard Reggae Album Chart” quote=”Dancehall star @TheAlkaline Debuts At No.1 On The Billboard Reggae Album Chart” theme=”style6″]